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Lomopedia: Kodak Instamatic 100

The Kodak Instamatic 100 was introduced in March 1963 and was produced until 1966. A fairly basic camera, it uses the 126 film cartridge developed by Eastman Kodak as an answer to consumer complaints about the difficulties of loading film.

While not the first Instamatic camera to be introduced, the basic Instamatic 100 was the first model released in the United States in 1963. Similar to the Kodak Brownie, the Instamatic had a fixed shutter speed, aperture and focus, making it a simple, fool-proof camera that anyone can use.

Technical Specifications:

  • Film: 126 film cartridge
  • Lens: 43mm f/11 acrylic lens
  • Shutter speed: 1/90, 1/40 (with flash)
  • Flash: AG-1 peanut flashbulb; 2x AAA
  • Tripod mount: None

Read more about the Kodak Instamatic 100 over at shutterbug,com, Camerapedia and the George Eastman House Technological Archive.

written by geegraphy

1 comment

  1. deff1


    great article! love 126 camera's. just uploaded a 126 album today. i have a Kodak 56x. Thanks for posting. http://www.lomograph(…)x-2012-2013

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