Hewlett-Packard (HP) are a large electronics and computing equipment company, founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in Palo Alto, California in 1939[1]. The company began by making electronic instruments, starting with a laboratory oscillator. Early on, they made cameras to record images from their instruments, such as oscilloscopes. January 13, 2011 - February 17, 2016

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HP were among the first companies to produce mass-market laser- and inkjet-printers - both in c.1984[2].

In 1997, HP introduced the Photosmart system - a combination of digital camera, scanner for existing photos and negatives and photo printer. The firmware of the early HP camera models was based on the Digita operating system.

  1. HP's web site History page says 1939, although the prototype oscillator is dated 1938
  2. HP Imaging products history on HP's web site

Alphabetical List of Hewlett-Packard Cameras[]


  • HP 196B oscilloscope camera, 1962
  • HP 197A oscilloscope camera , 1965