World's Oldest Camera Sells for Almost $800,000
If you know what a "daguerreotype" is then you know more about cameras than most of us. A daguerreotype is an early type of photograph -- the first kind to be made commercially available. Along with daguerreotype photos came the first commercially available daguerreotype cameras, one of which was recently found in somebody's attic in Germany.
Built in 1839 and touted as "the world's oldest camera" (commercially produced), it went up for auction last week and sold for a whopping $792,333 to an anonymous online bidder. That sale price earned it the additional title of "world's most expensive camera."
Really? There's no "$1 million camera" anywhere? I doubt that.