When was the first Kodak camera sold? August 2, 2020September 10, 2011 by Pamela Landy George Eastman, a New York bank clerk, developed the first hand-held roll-film camera in 1888. The cost was $25. Related Answers What does the name Kodak stand for? Who were the chief adversaries in the “Bank War” of 1833? How many copies of Gone with the Wind have been sold? What was the first product sold by Sears and Roebuck? How many Model Ts were sold in America? What book by Dr. Seuss has sold the most copies?