Kodak Instamatic 50 camera

Made:
1963 in Harrow
maker:
Kodak Limited

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Kodak Instamatic 50 Kodak Instamatic 50, made by Kodak Limited in the United Kingdom, from 1963
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Solid body camera for 126 cartridge film 26x26mm. Meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Two speed shutter bright/hazy sun-flash. Direct vision optical finder. Lever wind. Shoe flash contacts. Overall: 62 mm x 105 mm x 50 mm.

Kodak Instamatic 50, made by Kodak Limited in the United Kingdom, from 1963.

Meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Two speed shutter bright/hazy sun-flash. Direct vision optical finder. Lever wind. Shoe flash contacts.

The Instamatic series of pocket cameras was first launched in 1963 with the Instamatic 50 being the first to appear in the UK. The Instamatic 100 was the first to be released in the US. Instamatics were inexpensive and easy to load, using 126 and 110 film cartridges, their ease of use made them an immediate success. The Instamatic 50 had very simple exposure controls - just a 'sunny' and 'cloudy/flash' setting.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/4563
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (standing): 62 mm x 105 mm x 50 mm, .24 kg
type:
pocket camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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