Instamatic camera

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Instamatic camera

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Pocket Instamatic 60 camera outfit

Item is a small silver and black compact camera with flash cubes (magi-cubes). Includes a tripod mount and cable release. Automatic shutter and coupled rangefinder. Uses 110 cartridge film. In orginal box, with flash cube, leather case and black wrist strap.

Eastman Kodak Company

Instamatic 714

Item is a small 126 cartridge rangefinder camera with a black plastic and metal body, equipped with Kodak Ektar f/2.8 38mm lens containing thorium oxide, a radioactive material. One of the least common Instamatic models, it is similar the the Kodak Instamatic 814 in that it is heavy and features the same lens and shutter.

Eastman Kodak Company

Pocket Instamatic 300

Item is a small rectangular camera with a black and silver plastic body, built for use fith no. 110 16mm film cartridges. It has an f5.6 lens, and a shifter on the top to select aperture, indicated by weather images of clouds and suns. It features a magicubes flash connector.

Tele-Instamatic 608

Item is a small rectangular camera with a black plastic body. It features a silver name plate. Made for use with 110 film, it features a fixed focus 25mm lensand conveniently fits into your pocket, with no batteries required.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Pocket Instamatic 50

Item is a long and flat camera with black plastic, and metal casing with magicube flash attached. It is a pocket model of the first Instamatic released, the Instamatic 50. It features automatic exposure control, focusing lens, tripod bush, and allows for cable release. Two LEDs in the viewfinder indicate low light and used bulb. Made for use with 110 cartridge film, it has a 26mm f/2.7 lens and 10-1/250 shutter speeds. Made an impressively sharp image.

Eastman Kodak Company

Instamatic X-25

Item is a small hand held camera with black plastic and metal casing. It features a large winding knob on the top left, a brightline viewfinder and a blue plate on the front above lens reading "INSTAMATIC X-25". Used Kodak 126 cartridge film. Magicubes can be attached for flash.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Instamatic X-35F

Similar to the Instamatic X-35, this small hand held camera has black moulded plastic casing meant to look like leatherette, and two brown faux leather panel details on the front on either side of lens. A bright red plate above lens reads "KODAK / INSTAMATIC X-35F". A switch at the top indicates the two Kodar lens focus settings for "beyond 6 feet" or "2 to 6 feet". Fitted with a Flipflash socket. Kodak wrist strap attached. Manufactured for the Canadian market, 'camera' is written on the nameplate in English and in French. Made for use with 126 cartridge film.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Instamatic 314

Item is a small automatic exposure camera with leatherette and metal case and a Kodar lens. Lens can be adjusted at the top with a switch that indicates to the user "beyond 6 feet" or "2 to 6 feet", allowing for relatively close-up photography. Wrist strap attached. Made for use with 126 cartridge film and flashcubes.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Instamatic 174

Item is a small, fixed-focus, snapshot camera with metal and black leatherette casing and tan bakelite accent around the front panel. It features a large winding knob on top left. that when would would automatically load the film to the first frame. Made for use with 126 cartridge film, this camera has a facility for flashcubes.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Instamatic 804

Item is a coupled-rangefinder auto-exposure hand-held camera, somewhat heavier than other Instamatics due to the use of aluminum die-castings in the camera body. It has black leatherette details and a flash cube facility above its Kodak Ektanar f2.8 38mm lens. It fits any "Series V" accessory lens or filter without adaptors.

Eastman Kodak Company

Instamatic 133-X

Item is a small hand held camera with black plastic body and metal fittings (the black is moulded to look like leatherette). Pictograms above the lens indicate settings for flash or no flash and there is a facility for the use of Magicubes. It offers sunny and cloudy exposure settings. Made for use with 126 cartridge film it features an f/11 43mm lens and shutter speeds of 1/40, 1/80 sec.

Kodak A.G.

Hawkeye Instamatic X

Item is a small hand held camera with a dark green plastic body and metal fittings (the green is mottled to look like leatherette). Made for use with 126 cartridge film, the camera is fitted with a tripod socket and features a fixed focus lens and two speed shutter. Flash facility is available for use of Magicubes.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Instamatic X-15F

Item is a basic, hand held snapshot camera with black and brown plastic casing (some areas mottled to look like leatherette). It made exposures on 126 cartridge film. It features a brightline viewer and lever film wind. The original X-15 used Magicubes for flash photos. The F designation is for the updated model, which uses "FlipFlash". This model was one of the last Instamatics to use 126 film.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Instamatic 124

Item is a small hand held snapshot camera with metal fittings and black bakelite plasric that gives a leatherette impression. Made for use with PX-825 batteries and 126 cartridge film. It features a facility for flashcubes and a lever for film advance.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Instamatic 300

Item is a black plastic compact camera with metal fittings, featuring a pop up flash, selenium meter for automatic exposure and a Kodar lens. Flash bulb left in pop up flash.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Instamatic 400

Item is a small hand held camera similar to the Instamatic 300, with black plastic body and metal fittings. It has a large winding knob on top left for the clockwork film advance motor. Pop-up facility for flashcubes on right, Kodar lens f/8, 41mm, and wrist strap attached. Used AAA batteries and 126 cartridge film. Serial no. 091073.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Hawkeye Instamatic II

Small snapshot camera with black and tan plastic body (mottled in places to look like leatherette) similar to the Instamatic 44. Large winding mechanism on top left for film advance, and a flashcube attachment on the top right. Made for use with 126 cartridge film, this camera featured an f/11 meniscus lens and a 1/50 sec. shutter.

Eastman Kodak Company

Instamatic S-20

Item is a small automatic exposure camera with a soft grey plastic body, metal fittings, and a winding mechanism on right side to advance film.Designed for use with 126 cartridge film, it features a Kodak f/9.5 35mm lens and shutter speeds of 1/40 and 1/90 sec. Facility for flashcubes and retractable shutter release, as well as a retractable housing for the lens, similar to Instamatic S-10. Wrist strap attached. Serial no. 105820.

Eastman Kodak Company

Instamatic 134

Item is a simple snapshot camera with a black plastic imitation leather body, metal fittings and a light tan plastic accent border around faceplate. Made for use with 126 cartridge film, the Instamatic 134 features an electronic exposure control and a flashcube facility. It has an f/11, 43mm lens and a shutter speed of 1/50 sec. Wrist strap attached.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Instamatic 304

Item is a small auto-exposure camera with a plastic black leatherette body and metal fittings. It features a Kodar f/8 41mm lens, central viewfinder, and a long rectangular flashcube with facility. It has a selenium meter-controlled automatic aperture system and was made for use with 126 cartridge film. Serial no. 841933.

Eastman Kodak Company

Hawkeye Pocket Instamatic

Item is a small snapshot camera with narrow and horizontal body design. It has an orange coloured release button on top and is built of black and tan plastic (the tan colour mottled to look like leatherette). Made for use with 110 film, this camera resembles the Kodak Pocket Instamatic 110 in its f/11 25mm Meniscus lens, 2 speed shutter, Magicube facility and use of 110 cartridge film.

Eastman Kodak Company

Pocket Instamatic 20

Item consists of a Kodak Instamatic 20, a small hand held camera with thin, horizontal design, made for use with 110 film. Red coloured release button on top above viewfinder. Metal and black plastic design with black leatherette bottom and strap attached. It is fitted with a 25mm f/9.5 triplet lens in a two speed shutter, and features a brightline viewfinder, Magicube socket and tripod socket.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Instamatic X-15F

Item is a basic, hand held snapshot camera with black and brown plastic casing (some areas mottled to look like leatherette). It made exposures on 126 cartridge film. It features a brightline viewer and lever film wind. The original X-15 used Magicubes for flash photos. The F designation is for the updated model, which uses "FlipFlash". This model was one of the last Instamatics to use 126 film. In original plastic packaging (unopened). Includes strap and manual. Camera did not require batteries.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Instamatic 154 outfit

Item is a black and silver camera, similar to the Instamatic 104 but with a clockwork motor wind. The "cocked" shutter button is a feature of the design. Has option for flash (hot shoe). Use 126 film. Camera with strap in box (opened) with manual, batteries and flashbulb. Box top has diamond pattern design and the drawing of a roll film cartridge. Box # A154R.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Instamatic X-35

Item is a small hand held camera has black moulded plastic casing meant to look like leatherette, and two black faux leather panel details on the front on either side of lens. A blue plate above lens reads "KODAK / INSTAMATIC X-35". A switch at the top indicates the two Kodar lens focus settings for "beyond 6 feet" or "2 to 6 feet". Fitted with a Flipflash socket. Made for use with 126 cartridge film.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Instamatic 44

Styled similarly to the Hawkeye Instamatic II, this basic snapshot camera has a flashcube socket. This all-black model was the lowest-price Instamatic produced by Kodak, and the first Kodak to be "carded" for self-service sales. A similar camera, with no flashcube socket, was produced in Brazil as the Instamatic 11. It features an f/11 lens and 1/50 shutter. Made for use with 126 cartridge film. Raised metal text on front reads "MADE IN CANADA".

Kodak Canada Inc.

Works all week. Plays on the weekend

Item consists of a poster board advertising the Kodak Trimlite Instamatic 48 camera. The main slogan on the poster reads "Works all week. Plays on the weekend." and in smaller font is a more detailed description of the features of the camera, including Flip Flash. The poster features an image of the camera resting upon blueprints and an architectural photograph, overlapped by a photograph of a family on a sail boat.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Miniature and sub-miniature cameras

This series contains cameras designed to take photographs on flexible film sized smaller than 135 format film (24mm x 36mm). The size of the camera also tended to be very small, and often simply designed. While several companies manufactured high quality miniature cameras (including Minox and Rollei), many others were cheaply made and did not produce relatively poor results.

Film formats for miniature cameras were often priority, created by manufactures for their cameras specifically, and included the following sizes: 10mm x 14xx (16mm film), 13mm x 17mm film (110 film cartridges), 14mm x 14mm (used by "Hit" type cameras), 8mm x 11mm cartridge roll film (Minox), 11mm x 8mm disc film (Kodak).

Miniature cameras gained a reputation as "spy" cameras, and while some of the higher quality ones (including the Minox) were used by government agencies, most were simply for surreptitious, amateur use.

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).

Agfamatic camera kit

Item is a camera box set, complete with accessories. Orange and white cardboard box is printed with "AGFAMATIC 1a FULLY AUTOMATIC 35 mm CAMERA", a b&w illustration of the camera, and a contents list of "...camera, leather case, Tully flash with case, Agfachrome film, with processing." The camera is metal, plastic and glass. Around the lens is printed "AGFA COLOR - AGNAR 1 : 2.8 / 45" The leather case is printed with "MADE IN GERMANY" and comes with 2 straps. There is a paper box of Agfa ISU 135-36 Isopan Ultra film (exp. Feb 69), an Agfa metal film canister with exposed film inside, a box of 12 Sylvania flashbulbs, a leather and plastic-cased flash assembly, and 2 instruction pamphlets.

Kodak Instamatic X-15F

Item is an Instamatic X-15F camera outfit for exposures on 126 cartridge film. This Canadian model had both French and English notations. The original X-15 used Magicubes for flash photos. The F designation is for the updated model, which uses "Fliflash". Outfit includes wristband and manual.

Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608

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.

Kodak Pocket Instamatic 60 Camera

Item is an Instamatic film camera for 13 x 17mm negatives with 110 film cartridges. Features a 26mm, f2.7 Ektar lens and magicube flash shoe. Shutter is an electronic leaf with speeds of 10 seconds to 1/250. This model has a silver body. Original sales price, $28.00.

Kodak Instamatic M4

Item consists of a Kodak Instamatic M4. It is a super 8 film cartridge camera that was released at the same time as the Instamatic M2, and M6, as well as the projectors Instamatic M50, M70, M80, M90 and M100 when Kodak first launched the Super 8 mm film format. Super 8mm film was the same as standard 8mm film, but was loaded into a plastic cartridge that could contain 50 feet of film. The image area of Super 8 film was 50% larger than standard 8mm because of a new design of picture vs. sprocket hole, and the cartridge format allowed for movie cameras to become easy enough for anyone to use.

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.

Kodak Instamatic M2

Item consists of a Kodak Instamatic M2 super 8 film motion picture camera. It was one of the first Instamatic movie cameras and was released the same year that Kodak launched the super 8 format and cartridge-loading Kodachrome II Film. The Instamatic M2 had a fixed movie speed of 18 exposures per second, featured a Kodak Ektanar lens with f-stops 2.2 to 23 and was made of grey and black plastic and metal parts. On the battery slot cover, Kodak added five illustrations of how to choose the correct aperture based on the weather for Kodachrome II 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

Man and women on beach with Kodak camera

Item consists of a poster featuring an image of a man taking a photograph of two women on a beach in 1923, using an electric-eye instamatic camera. Beneath the image reads: In 1923, you had to fiddle around and set exposure for sun or shade. / Now any electric-eye KODAK INSTAMATIC Camera measures the / light and sets the exposure for you automatically -- for black-and-white / and color pictures, and color slides.

Kodak Canada Inc.