Would you pay €732,000 for a camera? Well, someone did – at the 17th WestLicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, Austria. The Daguerreotype Giroux is now the reigning most expensive camera in the world. Check it out here!
The starting price was €200,000. Then it was sold at €732,000.
We’re talking about the Daguerreotype Giroux, which was auctioned off at the 17th WestLicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, Austria. Designed by Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre and launched in 1839, it is known as the first commercially manufactured camera. Focusing is achieved by moving the smaller inner box from the front-mounted lens, and it could take half an hour for an image to be exposed.
The camera was said to be in mint condition, with the original instruction manual written in German.