DISC CAMERAS


Disc cameras, introduced by Kodak in 1982, have not been sold since 1989.   The image size on disc cameras was 8.2mm x 10.6mm -- similar to the Minox format.  Although the image size was large enough to produce a good 4x6 inch print, this could only be achieved with a good quality lens and good camera-holding technique -- two things often lacking. As a result, most consumers were not pleased with their results.  In addition, the cameras were inordinately large for the film size.  This was a result of the circular disc fan, as well as the various bells and whistles that the manufacturers decided to build in, such as electronic flash and motor drives. If, instead, they had put a better quality lens in a smaller package, the disc camera may have actually succeeded.

This list is inaccurate and incomplete. Typically, these cameras were very simple and specifics were never listed by the manufacturer. Since so many styles and types were made, it is impossible to list them all. If you are able to provide more accurate information than is listed here, please contact us.


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