The OVI Camera Quiz

The OVI Camera Quiz

How much do you know about cameras and the photography industry? Test your knowledge here! Send us you score to and you could win a prize!

published on December 14, 20160 responses 0

The world’s oldest surviving commercially produced camera, a Daguerreotype, was found in a German attic recently, but what year was it built in?


The same Daguerreotype was later sold at auction in Vienna. How much did it go for?


Speaking of auctions, when a 1923 Leica O-Series was sold in Vienna, it broke the world record for the most expensive camera ever sold. What was the final selling price?


Fun fact: the new Nikon D5 weighs 1405g. How many can you fit in a Boeing 747 jumbo jet?


In 2006, a wealthy Qatari prince commissioned Leica to build a huge 1600mm f/5.6 telephoto lens for his camera. It is still the world’s most expensive camera lens. How much did he pay for it?


If the average tripod is 170cm tall, how many would you need to stack on top of each other to take a picture level with the top of the Eiffel Tower? (We do not recommend doing that you try this!)


The first ever disposable camera came to market in 1949, and was sold by an American company called Photo-Pac. It was made largely from cardboard and shot just 8 exposures. How much did it cost?


The first pinhole camera (or camera obscura) was invented by Alhazen (Ibn Al-Haytham) in which century?

11th century
14th century
18th century

The first 35mm still camera was developed by a German optical engineer Oskar Barnack in 1913. When the camera went to market, what was it called?


The world’s first digital electronic camera was brought to market in 1981, and was named the ‘Mavica’. Which company sold it?


At the turn of the millennium, the world’s first camera phone was introduced with just 0.11 MP resolution. What was it called?

Apple iPhone
Sharp J-Phone
Sony Ericsson P800

Cameras on mobile phones have come a long way since then, with many having a resolution of 12MP or higher. Earlier this year one company boasted that their new product has “The highest rated smartphone camera. Ever.” Who was it?

Apple (iPhone 7)
Samsung (Galaxy S7)
Google (Pixel)

Which company has, for 13 years running, held the largest market share of digital SLR cameras?


What is the average amount that British couples spend on their wedding photography?