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No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak, Model B-2

Item is a 3A Folding Pocket Kodak, Model B-2?, one of Eastman Kodak's first postcard format camera. Made for use with rolls of 122 film it created 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch postcard format images. It had an automatic shutter that was equipped with a pneumatic release (no longer attached). It could also be adapted to take photographs on glass plates. It is a large sized folding camera with black leather casing and black leather bellows, metal clasps and metal/wooden slide.

Eastman Kodak Company

No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak, Model B-3

Item is a 3A Folding Pocket Kodak, model B-3?, one of Eastman Kodak's first postcard format camera. Made for use with rolls of 122 film it created 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch postcard format images. It had an automatic shutter that was equipped with a pneumatic release (no longer attached). It could also be adapted to take photographs on glass plates. It is a large sized folding camera with black leather casing and black leather bellows, metal clasps and metal/wooden slide.

Eastman Kodak Company

No. 3 Folding Pocket Kodak, Model H

Item is a 3A Folding Pocket Kodak, model H, one of Eastman Kodak's first postcard format cameras. Made for use with rolls of 122 film it created 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch postcard format images. It has an automatic shutter equipped with a pneumatic release (no longer attached). It could also be adapted to take photographs on glass plates. It is a medium sized folding camera with black leather casing and red leather bellows, metal clasps and metal/wooden slide.Heritage Collection: Medium sized camera, black leather casing and red leather bellows, metal clasps and slide.

Eastman Kodak Company

Vest Pocket Kodak Autographic camera

Item is a Vest Pocket Autographic made for use with 127 film. It is a small camera with black casing and black leather bellows. A continuation of the Vest Pocket camera, it features an "Autographic" feature that allowed photographers to sign a note on the top of the film which became visible after the film was developed.

Eastman Kodak Company

No. 1A Kodak Junior

Item is a No. 1A Kodak Junior camera, made for use with type 116 film. It was later updated to the No. 1A Autographic Kodak Jr., that allowed the use of type 116 Autographic film. The No. 1A Junior is a medium sized camerawith black leather casing and bellows, metal clasps and slide.

Eastman Kodak Company

No. 3A Autographic Kodak, Model C

Item is a No. 3A Autographic Kodak, Model C. It was manufactured from 1903-1912 with red bellows and 1912-1915 with black bellows, this item features black. Made for use with rolls of 122 film it created 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch postcard format images. It has black leather casing, metal clasps and slides.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

No. 2 Brownie Camera, Model E

Item is a box camera capable of making 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" exposures on 120 rollfilm. It features a metal film carrier and cardboard body covered in black leatherette. Features two brilliant view-finders and 10cm meniscus lens. Heritage Collection: Small brownie camera in black leather casing.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Petite camera (blue)

Item is a promotional model of the Kodak Vest Pocket Model B, manufactured in 5 colours: blue, green, grey, lavender and pink. This version also includes an art deco pattern on the camera body, a particularly rare model. Marketed to young women, it was promoted as easy to use and small enough to fit in a lady's hand. Some models included a vanity carrying case, lined with sating and housign a lipstick, powder, rouge, clutch and mirror. Produced 4.5 x 6 cm exposures on 127 film.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Advantix 4100ix Zoom

Item is a small camera in black plastic casing equipped with aspheric zoom lens. Made for use with the APS film system, it has a programmed electronic shutter, active autofocus, and flash with on, off or automatic settings. Manufactured in Indonesia.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Stereo Camera

Item is a camera with brown bakelite and metal case with two lenses for producing stereo views from 35mm film. Each is a Kodak Anaston lens with f3.5 (35mm). A single periscopic viewfinder is used, with a spirit level below to help keep the camera level in order to acheive good results. Light brown leather carrying case included.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak gifts say open me first!

Item consists of a portrait format poster that reads "Kodak Gifts Say / Open me first! / When you open your Kodak camera outfit first, you can save all the fun of Christmas-and the years to come-in pictures" Beneath the text are images, prices, and brief descriptions of the Brownie Starflash Outfit camera, the Brownie Hawkeye Flash Outfit camera, the Kodak Pony IV Camera Outfit, and the Brownie Movie Camera Kit.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection

  • SC 2005.001
  • Fonds
  • 1895-2006

The Kodak Canada collection contains records and artifacts from the Kodak Heights manufacturing facility in Toronto, as well as the historical collection belonging to the Kodak Heritage Collection Museum. The collection consists of photographs, negatives, advertising records, magazines, pamphlets, daily record books, recipe books, cameras and other photographic equipment produced by Kodak Canada Inc., or other Kodak plants around the world. The collection includes a small selection of financial records, blueprints for Kodak facilities in Canada, and other corporate ephemera, as well as photographs of events, buildings and individual employees that illustrate the social life of the company.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Trimprint 940

Item is a Kodak Trimprint 940. It is an instant camera that used film format HS 144-10 and cost $44.95 when released. Anyone who owned this camera was offered a rebate if the camera's nameplate was returned to Kodak, when Kodak lost a case against Polaroid and was forced to withdraw its instant cameras from the market for infringement of Polaroid's patent. Hence, many of this model of camera will be found without the 940 Kodak Trimprint nameplate. It was the successor to the Kodamatic 940.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Pleaser

Item is a Kodak Pleaser. It is an instant camera with a 100mm f/12.7 lens, a shutter with speeds of 1/15-1/300s, and electronic exposure. It used film type PR 10 (PR144) for a picture size of 67 x 91mm. Picture ejection is by the crank on the right hand of the camera. The concept behind this unique-looking camera was to make instant photography as inexpensive and accessible as possible so that consumers might switch from Polaroid to Kodak.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Ricoh XF-30

Item is an automatic, battery operated, 35mm camera with Rikenon 1:4, F35 lens and pop-up flash.

Pentax Espio 115M

Item is a Pentax Espio 115M with remote control and operating manual. It is a 35mm compact zoom camera with autofocus. Grey in colour. Fully automatic lens-shutter with auto flash. Pentax electronic power zoom 35-115mm f/3.9-10.5 lens. Standard/panorama viewfinder, real image with lines for parallax correction, diopter adjustment. Focus lock and flash readiness indicators. Built-in flash with red-eye reduction. Self-timer. Auto-loading, winding and rewinding.

Asahi Optical Co., Ltd.

Kodak Advantix T550

Item consists of a Kodak Advantix T550. It is an advanced photo system camera that is fully automatic, with self timer and date printing settings. It has an Ektanar All Glass Lens f3.5/28mm lens and a flip-up lens cover that also reveals the flash It is silver in colour.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Advantix 5800 MRX

Item consists of a Kodak Advantix 5800 MRX. It is an advanced photo system camera that is fully automatic, with self timer and date printing settings. It has a Kodak Aspheric Glass 26-130 Zoom lens.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Cameo Zoom camera outfit

Item consists of a Kodak Cameo Zoom camera outfit, including camera, wristband, instruction manual and a roll of 12 exposure Kodak Gold Ultra 400 ISO 35 mm film for colour prints. The camera itself has a slim black body with rounded edges and a flip-up automatic flash that covers the viewfinder when closed. Other features include automatic film advance, self-timer, film speed selection, the option for panoramic format, a 25-50 mm power zoom lens. Gold text on the centre recto of the camera reads: CAMEO ZOOM. Made in Taiwan.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak KE 40 EasyLoad

Item consists of a Kodak KE40 EasyLoad 35 mm film camera. It features a 29 mm f/5.6 ektanar lens, a fixed shutter shutter speed of 1/200 sec., and a built-in flash unit. Uses 2 AAA alkaline batteries.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Cameo Motor Ex

Item consists of a Kodak Cameo Motor Ex camera for use with 35 mm film. The camera itself has a slim black body with rounded edges and a flip-up automatic flash that covers the viewfinder when closed. Gold text on the centre recto of the camera reads: CAMEO MOTOR EX. Other features include automatic film advance, self-timer and film speed selection. This particular model was made in Mexico.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Cameo Motor Ex

Item consists of a Kodak Cameo Motor Ex camera for use with 35 mm film. The camera itself has a slim black body with rounded edges and a flip-up automatic flash that covers the viewfinder when closed. Green and white text on the centre recto of the camera reads: Cameo MOTOR EX. Other features include automatic film advance, self-timer and film speed selection. This particular model was made in China.

Eastman Kodak Company

Minolta Hi-Matic AF2

Item is an automatic, auto-focus 35mm camera with built-in flash and electronic shutter. The Hi-Matic AF2 was the first 35mm rangefinder camera with active infrared auto-focus, which uses an infrared beam to determine the distance of objects in the viewfinder. It was launched in 1981 as the successor of Minolta's Hi-Matic AF. The lens is a Minolta 38mm f/2.8 4-element with a 46mm filter thread, and angle of view of 58°. The focus of the camera is 1 meter to infinity and is auto-focus is activated when the shutter is slightly pressed. The viewfinder is bright and features parallax-correction marks. A 10-second self-timer is mounted beside the lens. The camera has a built-in "warning system" that automatically beeps to notify the user of low light, so they might turn on the flash. The camera's warning system also beeps at the user should the image be out of the focus or flash range. This was one of the last of the high-quality Hi-Matic series manufactured by Minolta. Dimensions are 53.5 x 76 x 129mm.

Kodak FunSaver Panoramic 35

Item is a one-time-use, 35mm, 15 exposure camera. No flash, for exterior use only, produces wide, panoramic prints. New in box, film expiration date, October 1999.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak FunSaver Weekend 35 outdoor only

Item consists of a disposable camera for all weather and underwater use loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Gold 400 ISO 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is March 1997.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Max HQ with flash

Item consists of a one-time use camera loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Max 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is May 2004.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Max waterproof

Item consists of a one-time use waterproof camera for outdoor use loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is June 2000.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Max sport

Item consists of a one-time use camera loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is May 2003.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Max waterproof

Item consists of a one-time use waterproof camera for outdoor use loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is June 2000.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Max outdoor camera

Item consists of a disposable camera for use in bright light loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak 800 ISO 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is February 2004.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Max waterproof

Item consists of a one-time use waterproof camera for outdoor use loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is April 2002. 19 unexposed pictures remaining.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Fling camera

Item consists of a one-time use camera loaded with a 12 exposure roll of 200 ISO 110 film for colour prints. Develop before date is August 1989. Slogan on box reads: The Camera and Film All in One!

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Max HQ with flash

Item consists of a one-time use camera loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Max 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is January 2005. 15 unexposed pictures remaining.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Max sport

Item consists of a one-time use camera loaded with a 27 exposure roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO 35mm film for colour prints. Develop before date is May 2003.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Digital and pre-digital cameras

Series contains cameras that are designed to capture images using sensors and digital storage media instead of film, as well as pre-digital cameras that combined digital technology with film.
The digital camera replaced the traditional film camera in all but a few niche markets very quickly; as of the beginning of the 21st century, all amateur and most professional photogrpahy now takes place in the digital format. These early cameras track the rapid increase of image quality and camera optinos avilable to the consumer.

To browse the individual items in this series, click on the "View the list" link under the "File and item records are available for this series" title (to the right of the page).

Kodak DC265 Zoom Camera

Item consists of a Kodak DC265 Zoom Camera. It is a digital camera, released as an upgrade to the DC260. It has a maximum resolution of 1.6 megapixels and 2x digital zoom. The camera has a 100ISO rating, an aperture range of F3.0-F14.0 / F4.7/F22 and a shutter range of 1/4-1/400 second. It has a built in flash with auto, fill-in, anti-red-eye and off modes, as well as the option for external flash. It has an optical viewfinder, a 10 second self-timer and came included with a 16MB CompactFlash for storage.

Eastman Kodak Company

Canon RC-760

Item consists of a Canon RC-760 digital single lens reflex camera. It has a 2/3" CCD Image Sensor, records in still video format, and uses a still video floppy disk. It has the original Canon Zoom SV 11-66mm 1:1.2 lens and comes equipped with a lens hood, but also allows for interchangeable lenses.

Canon Inc.

Kodak Digital Science DC20 Camera

Item consists of an early digital camera, a simple design with a plastic body and without an image preview screen. In its original box, kit includes Kodak Picture Easy Software package, Kodak Photo CD, The Adventure Disc Photo CD, Kodak Digital Science DC20 Camera Software CD, Kodak Inkjet Snapshot Paper, and users guides and manuals.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Advantix 3700ix

Item consists of a Kodak Advantix 3700ix. It is an advanced photo system camera that is fully automatic. It features an auto-focusing f3.6/24 mm ekton lens with a flip-up lens cover that reveals the built-in flash.. Dark grey in colour, self-timer. Uses 1 3-volt lithium battery.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak mc3 portable media device

Item consists of a Kodak mc3 portable media device outfit. The device featured an MP3 player, a digital camera, and a digital video recorder. Included in the outfit are the device, headphones, a CD-ROM with required software, users guide, etc., a USB cable, 3 AAA batteries and a documentation kit. For use with Kodak Picture Cards, which were available in sizes ranging from 16 MB to 96 MB.

Eastman Kodak Company

Nikon Coolpix P60

The Nikon Coolpix P60 is a digital camera with automatic and manual settings to satisfy beginner to intermediate camera users. It features a 2.5-inch LCD, a 5x Nikkor lens, an 8.1 megapixel sensor, sensor-shift image stabilization, and an electronic viewfinder. It has a black, semi-compact plastic body with silver accents and a classic shape; the Nikon website press release about it described the design as "orthodox" for the sake of "reliability and familiarity."

Nikon Coolpix model DSC-W220

Item consists of a compact, digital camera with a pink metal body. Lens is a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar with 4x optical and 10x digital zoom, a shutter speed of 2 second to 1/16000 of a second, and an aperture range of F3.3 - F5.2. The CCD optical sensor has a resolution of 12.1 mega pixels and the ISO range is 80 to 3200. The camera includes a built-in TTL flash and internal memory of up to 15 megabytes. Features like Smile Detection Sensitivity and Face Detection automatically detects faces in a scene and controls settings to optimize portraits. The original selling price was about $180.

PowerShot A2000 IS

Item consists of a compact, digital camera with a black metal body. Lens is a Canon zoom lens with 6 x optical and 2 x digital zoom, a shutter speed of 15 seconds to 1/1600 of a second, an aperture range of F3.2-F5.9, and an effective focal range of 6.4 x 38.4 mm. The CCD optical sensor has a resolution of 10.0 mega pixels and the ISO range is 80 to 1600. The camera includes a built-in TTL flash, requires two AA batteries. The camera originally sold for about $200.

Samsung TL100 12.2 Megapixel Digital Camera

Item consists of a compact, digital camera with a black metal body. Lens is a Samsung zoom lens with 3 x optical zoom, an aperture range of F6.3-F18.9, and a focal range of 6.3 x 18.9 mm. The CCD optical sensor has a resolution of 12.2 megapixels and the ISO range is 80 - 1,600. The camera includes a built-in TTL flash, internal 31-megabyte storage, and 2.7-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. The camera originally sold for about $200.

Ronald McDonald Camera

Item is a red plastic 35mm camera branded with the McDonald's logo. The camera includes a photofinishing offer, and is marked as one of 500 35 mm Ronald McDonald Cameras.

Filius-Kamera

Item is a black plastic camera, for 3 x 4 cm exposures on Bantam or Juka film and was a novelty camera marketed towards young amateur photographers. The actual image size is 32 x 40 mm. The camera includes a Meniscus f11/50mm lens.

Bell & Howell 240 Electric Eye camera outfit

Item consists of a Bell & Howell 240 motion picture camera. It is in a hard leather case also containing the manual and the case key. The camera uses 16mm film, has automatic exposure control, a 20mm lens, a self threading mechanism, has 32-fott film run and rapid winding crank, a reserve power indicator, and accepts a cable release.

Bauer C2-A Super

Item consists of a Bauer C2-A Super motion picture camera. It used super 8mm film, which was one of the most popular home movie format for around 20 years. It has a Bauer Vario 1:1.8/7.5-60mm zoom lens, a built-in type-A filter, and a pistol grip. It runs at 12, 18 or 24 fps. It has a through-the-lens focusing system.

Bell & Howell Two Fifty Two

Item consists of a Bell & Howell Two Fifty Two motion picture camera. It takes 8mm film, and has a Bell & Howell Super-Comat 10mm f/2.3 lens. There is a dial on the front of the camera to select aperture, light settings, and black & white or colour. It has a two-toned brown body and a winding knob on the side.

Cine-Kodak Eight Model 60

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Eight Model 60. One of the first movie cameras made by Kodak for 8mm film, it provided a cheap and portable option for home-movie makers compared to 16mm film.

Kodak Instamatic M14

Item consists of a Kodak Instamatic M14 compact motion picture camera. It was used with silent Super 8 film cartridges and has a 14mm f/2.7 Kodak Ektanar Lens. There is the option to attach a pistol grip for easier hand-held filming.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Kodak Instamatic M26

Item consists of a Kodak Instamatic M26. It is a motion picture camera that uses a silent super 8 film cartridge and has a Kodak Ektanar 13mm f/1.8 lens. It has a 28.5mm filter, fixed focus, an under-exposure warning signal that shows in the viewfinder, auto exposure control, 18 frames per second film speed, and a cable release socket. It is the same as the Kodak Instamatic M24, but features a different lens.

Hawkeye 8 Movie Camera

Item is a hand-held motion picture camera for filming motion pictures on 8mm film. Includes a 13mm f/2.:3 Kodak Ektanar Lens with aperture selector wheel.

Heritage Camera Collection

  • 2005.006
  • Collection
  • [between ca. 1860 and 2010]

The Heritage Camera Collection is comprised of cameras, mainly from the Wilhem E. Nassau Camera Collection, the Irving G. Rumney fonds, and several other small, individual donations.

This collection traces the evolution of the tools of popular photography from the turn of the nineteenth century to the current digital age. Many of the cameras were manufactured by Kodak Canada or Eastman Kodak, but there are also examples from many other manufacturers, such as: Ernst Leitz, Minox, Polaroid, Nikon, Rollei, Mamiya, Olympus, Contax, and several companies that pre-date, and were eventually amalgamated into Kodak, including the Rochester Optical Company.

Items in the collection are arranged in series according on their form and function; the categories are based on the research and publications of Michel Auer and Todd Gustavson, and often overlap chronologically.

Series are as follows:

Early cameras
Dry plate cameras
Field cameras
Folding (bellows) cameras
Box and snapsot roll film cameras
Detective cameras
Panoramic cameras
Miniature and sub-miniature cameras
Single lens reflex cameras
Twin lens reflex cameras
35mm cameras
In-camera processing (instant) cameras
Point and shoot caemras
One-time-use cameras
Digital and pre-digital cameras
Toy and promotional cameras
Motion-picture cameras
Video cameras

To browse the series, click on the "View the list" link under the "See the sous-fonds, series or sub-series lists for this collection" title (to the right of the page).

Seneca View Camera

Item is a wooden, tailboard folding field view camera, for use with 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inch) dry plates. Field cameras are view cameras that produce studio quality images but are designed to fold down to a more compact, portable size. The camera includes a Universal Rapid Lens, series E and glass plate holder.

Brownie Target SIX-20

For 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. exposure on 620 film Acromatic lens, 2 aperture settings, rotary shutter. Metal and leatherette case. Case will not separate to open camera.

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