A photographic film producer develops the world’s first fully digital camera

Did you know that Fujifilm developed the world’s first digital camera? In 1988 at the Photokina trade fair in Germany, Fujifilm announced the FUJIX DS-1P, the world’s first camera to save data to a semiconductor memory card. Taken for granted today, this method of storage was revolutionary for its time and was a Fujifilm original. With its then-impressive 2 megabytes of SRAM, the semiconductor memory card could hold 5 to 10 photographs’ worth of data..

So how did a company known for its photographic film come to develop an advanced digital camera, including all of the original technologies that made it possible? This article explores the background of this amazing world’s-first achievement.