First consumer 35 mm underwater camera
Last updated: August 31, 2017 at 3:43 am
1960 – The Calypsophot was the first waterproof 35 mm camera. It was developed by Belgian Jean de Wouters and Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1957-58). It was manufactured by Atoms in France until Nikon further developed the camera and produced the Nikonos I in 1963. Spirotechnique began distribution in 1960. Its maximum operating depth was 60 m (200 ft).
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