From elaborate DSLRs, to point-and-shoots, to that crappy thing in my iPhone 3G, all cameras can trace back their lineage back to this simple wooden box.

It's the world's oldest camera, and it's on display at the "The Invention of Photography and the Earliest Photographs" exhibition in Macau.


On display alongside this great great granddaddy of photography are 250 additional pieces of photography history, as well as 180 photos from the same era. It was a simpler, more innocent time, completely free of the megapixel pissing matches that grip the industry today. [Xinhuanet via Engadget]

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