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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Item is a small sized brownie camera. It features angular edges that were later switched to curved in 1917, and has black leather casing and bellows. Made for use with 120 film. Metal clasps and slide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Item consists of a Brownie Target Six-16 box roll film camera that used film sized 616 to make pictures sized 6.35 x 10.8 cm. It was made in Canada, and has a simple meniscus lens and a rotary shutter. The body is a metal box covered in black leatherette with two brilliant finders, and a vertical art-deco line design on the front panel.
Item is a plastic box style camera for use with 127 roll film film. It is a simple, fixed focus, point and shoot camera with beige and brown body and plastic lens. Includes a hot shoe for AG-1 flash bulbs.
Item is a small strapless box camera with a single viewfinder that uses 127 film for 4x6.5cm exposures. Some versions are identified "Ansco Dollar Camera" on the front but this specific one only has "Ansco" on the front. This model also came in black, green, and red. The red version with a strap is known as the "Kiddie Camera".
Item is a box camera that uses No. 101 rollfilm for twelve 3.5 x 3.5 inch exposures. This camera has the unique feature where the sides and back come off completely for loading. It has an achromatic lens and rotary shutter. It was marketed as the "Plico" in Europe.
Item consists of a box camera that uses 130 film for 2 7/8 x 4 7/8 inch exposures. The camera has a meniscus achromatic lens and rotary shutter. The camera has a leatherette covering in a grained pattern, a metal film carrier, two reflecting viewfinders, one tripod socket, and a trigger guard.
Item is a metal box camera with a tan-coloured reptile grained paper covering with a faint imprint of where a gold seal was. This camera was a special edition of the No. 2 Hawk-Eye Camera Model C meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary if the Eastman Kodak Co. In 1930, Kodak gave away approximately 550,000 to children 12 and under. The camera itself is used for 2.25" x 3.25" exposures on rollfilm with a single finder only.
Item consists of a box camera, for 5 x 7.5 cm exposures on 127 film. Model has two finder lenses placed horizontally across the top front side of the camera. The camera also has an extended hexagonal front plate around the lens with stops and closeup settings around it. There is a black enamel trim around the front end of the camera and a diamond shaped winding knob at the top right side.
Item is a subminiature camera from the Minolta series, with detachable dedicated electronic flash, carrying case, presentation case, strap. Many accessories were aviailable for this model, including a slide projector, enlarger, and laboratory equipment.
Item is version of the 17/5 mm "Hit" style miniature film cameras originally produced by the Tougodo camera company in the 1940's to 1960's. This model, the Colly, has a fixed focus, 30 mm, F11 lens with a set shutter speed of 1/30th of a second. This model also includes a compass, to the right hand side of the viewfinder. The company also manufactured panchromatic film designed to fit the camera. Item is accompanied by a leather carrying case.
Item is a compact Instamatic camera for 13 x 17mm negatives with 110 film cartridges. Features a 25mm (normal setting) and 43mm (tele setting), f11 lumized lens and flash attachment. Shutter speeds of 1/125 for dayli1/45 for flash. Original sales price, $35.95.
Item is a 35mm Leica camera. This pre-war model, produced from 1925 to 1930 was the first commercially produced Leica and the first mass produced 35mm camera of high quality. The non-interchangeable Leitz Elmar lens is f. 3.5 50mm with a focal plan shutter. The Leica company (a combination of the last name Leitz and the word Camera), had an unexpected role in WWII Germany; Ernst Leitz II, director of the Leica company from 1920 to 1956, began hiring young Jewish workers in his Wetzlar lens factory shortly after Adolf Hitler took control of Germany. The interns, an estimated 50 overall, were trained and sent to work in the company's New York offices, saving them from the Nazi regime's Anti-Jewish Legislation.
Item is a black plastic and metal point and shoot 35 mm camera with in-lens, solar powered selenium light meter. Camera has a Prontor-Compur synch connector and a hot shoe. For use with 25-400 asa film.
Item consists of a Kodak Pony II camera. It uses 35mm film, has a single speed shutter, and features a Kodak Anastar Lens 44m f/3.9. Rather than traditional f/stops, the lens is marked with exposure values.
Item consists of a Kodak Motormatic 35. It was the first of Kodak's automatic exposure cameras, and the last of their American-made 35mm cameras. It has a 44mm f/2.8 Kodak Ektanar Lens, a Kodak Automatic Flash shutter, and is a fixed-lens viewfinder camera that focused by scale or estimate. The Motormatic was part of the same series as the Kodak Automatic, but the Motormatics had a 4 speed user selectable shutter and a spring driven power film advance, as opposed to the Automatics, which had a 2 speed shutter and manual lever film advance. The Motormatic 35 has a Bakelite body with metal plates and inserts.
Item consists of an early model of the Agfa Karat 36 35mm camera, also known as the Karomat 36. It has a Compur-Rapid 1-500 shutter, a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:2/50mm lens, and an optical viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder. It was the first of the Agfa series of Karat cameras to move from Rapid cassettes to 35mm cartridge film. It strongly resembles the Karat 12, but features an accessory shoe, a rotating time exposure lock, and a film rewind knob instead of a depth of field dial.
Item consists of a Kodak Motormatic 35. It was the first of Kodak's automatic exposure cameras, and the last of their American-made 35mm cameras. It has a 44mm f/2.8 Kodak Ektanar Lens, a Kodak Automatic Flash shutter, and is a fixed-lens viewfinder camera that focused by scale or estimate. The Motormatic was part of the same series as the Kodak Automatic, but the Motormatics had a 4 speed user selectable shutter and a spring driven power film advance, as opposed to the Automatics, which had a 2 speed shutter and manual lever film advance. The Motormatic 35 has a metal body with leatherette covering. Item includes a Kodalite Midget flasholder and leather case.
Item is an Argus A2 35mm camera with manual exposure control, with a 50mm f/4.5 lens, a rotary shutter w T, B, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200 and an eye level direct viewfinder. Has a leather carrying case and strap. Designed for amateur photographers and marketed to the masses, it was introduced to the market for the price of $12.50. It was similar to the previous Argus A and AF with an additional integral extinction meter and exposure calculator added. As a result of these changes, the user didn’t need specialized knowledge of photography to take a decent picture.
Item is the first Mercury model camera created by the Universal Camera Corp. It takes 18 x 24 mm vertical exposures on Universal No. 200 film, a special 35 mm wide film. The camera has a Wollensak Tricor Anastigmat f3.5/35mm and a rotating focal-plane 1/20-1/1000 shutter.
Item is a folding, rangefinder snapshot camera for instant photographs using Polaroid proprietary 100-series Packfilm. Includes leather strap, instruction manual and other brochures, cold clip, and soft plastic cover. This camera Is still loaded with film.
Item is a variant of the Polaroid Land Camera model 95, and features a 3 element, 135mm f/11 lens, a 4 speed rotary-leaf shutter system with speeds 1/8 to 1/60 seconds. Used black & white 40 series 100 ISO instant roll film with a sepia tone.
Item is a small, folding strut camera for making 4 x 6.5cm exposures on 127 film. Unlike folding bed cameras, the lens remains exposed (on the outside of the camera) when the camera is collapsed. Lens is an Ansco Anastigmat f6.3.
Item is a folding camera that uses trellis struts and no bed. Similar to the Vest Pocket Kodak but has an Autographic feature. The Kodak Ball Bearing Shutter offers settings for Clouds, Marine View, Distant View, Average View, and Portrait.
Item is an early model of the subminiature Micro 16 camera. It uses 16 mm film in special cassettes and a cartridge to cartridge fed. The camera uses a Achromatic doublet f8 lens and a single-speed shutter. The early model was produced from late 1946 to mid-1947 and uses an aperture selector level with a raised metal arrow with a checked background. The aperture selector switches between "Bright", "Dull", and "Color".
Item is a stereo camera produced in the early 1950's when the format became widely popular with amateur photographers. The camera uses 35mm film, has 2 anastigmat lenses, 3.5/35mm with a shutter speed of 1-1/150. The camera has a flash synch on the top.
Item is a four-lens, three-dimensional camera, originally developed by the Nimslo company, the Nishika copies were created after Nimslo was taken over by Nishika in 1989. The camera has a plastic body and 4 identical lenses, a fixed 1/60th shutter that exposes the four square images in synch. When exposed, the 35mm film had to be sent to specialty labs equipped for autostereo (lenticular) colour printing, which produced a true stereo image without the use of glasses. This process was also developed by Nims and Lo, of the original company.
Item is a 35 mm camera with a split image rangefinder and automatic exposure camera. A signal appears in the viewfinder if the film will be overexposed and the shutter cannot be released. Lens is a Yashinon - DX, f1.7, 45 mm.