Counterclockwise: Sony Ericsson T68i, Nokia 7650 and the rise of the cameraphone

The first portable digital camera was likely the Fuji DS-1P from 1988, that’s the predecessor of modern DSLRs. But we’ll turn your attention to the Game Boy Camera instead – a 1998 accessory for the Game Boy that was credited as the “world’s smallest digital camera” by Guinness World Records.

It plugged into the cartridge slot and took photos with 256 x 224px resolution and 4 black levels (it couldn’t capture color). The camera came with a built-in image editor (presaging Snapchat’s filters) and animation (HTC Zoe, the early days). You could even buy a printer, similar to the ZINK…