The world's most expensive camera has been found - British Journal of Photography
One of the first Daguerreotypes has become the world's most expensive camera after it fetched for more than £615,000 at a WestLicht Photographica Auction last week.
On Saturday 29 May, WestLicht Photographica Auction auctioned one of the first Daguerreotype cameras ever produced. The wooden sliding-box camera was made in Paris in September 1839 by Alphonse Giroux, a few weeks after the first public announcement of photography.
It was discovered recently after having spent decades in private ownership in northern Germany. 'The outstanding original condition of the 170-year-old apparatus is remarkable,' said the auction house, which believed the device would fetch in excess of its previous record of €576,000