The first photo finish is dated 1912. The first time it was used was at the Olympic Games. And today not a single competition in track and field athletics, motorcycle cycling, as well as sports disciplines with a massive finish do not pass without it. The digital photo finish appeared almost a century later, in the early 90s. The first digital photo finishes had a small memory capacity and a low transfer rate, but now all the system's shortcomings have been corrected, and the photo finish has been brought to maximum accuracy and data transfer speed.