Iconic 110 Cameras: Kodak Pocket Instamatic

2012-05-24 4

With the recent release of Lomography’s first ever black and white 110 film, we know you must be itching to try them out with some notable 110 cameras. We come to your rescue with a mini-series which features some of these classic compact shooters!

Photos via camerapedia and apphotnum

Brand: Kodak Pocket Instamatic Series (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60)
Years: 1972 – 1976

Why it’s iconic: Kodak invented the 110 format in 1972 and their Pocket Instamatic series was their response to the popular Japanese and German 16mm cameras of the 1960’s, destroying the 16mm market with the 110 release.

The range extended through evolving designs, features, and add-on accessories. The Pocket Instamatic 10 was the cheapest of the lot with its 25mm (f11.0), (1/1) fixed-focus lens, mechanical shutter with speed of 1/90, basic flash-cube compatibility, and no exposure control, while the Pocket Instamatic 50 was often described as frighteningly sharp with its 26mm (f2.7-17.0), (4/3) scale-focusing lens and automatic exposure control.

Availability: Discontinued

Kodak Pocket Instamatic sample photos via michaelraso and photonet

Have this or other 110 cameras? Share your photos and reviews, or try it out with the new Lomography Orca 110 Black & White Film! :-)

The Iconic 110 Cameras mini-series is your guide to finding the perfect compact camera to use the new Orca B&W Film with!

We’re bringing back the 110 format from the grave with Lomography Orca 110 B&W Film! Take your pocket cameras from the dusty shelves and celebrate because 110 is here again! Get it from the shop today!

written by denisesanjose on 2012-05-24 #people #lifestyle #iconic-110-cameras


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    My uncle owned like 3 versions of this camera. He gave me one at some point around 1983. It had these disposable flash sticks. It was lost in all our moves.

  2. beblo
    beblo ·

    I learned how to take a beautiful family photograph with a Kodak pocket instamatic 10 camera and loaded with a Kodak ASA60 colored negative film.

  3. johnnie-110
    johnnie-110 ·

    I still have a Kodak Pocket Instamatic 30 that belonged to my late mother. I tested it out with some Lomography Color Tiger 200 ISO 110 last spring. It seemed to do just fine, despite the fact it was designed to work with 100 & 125 ISO films. You can see the results at my LomoHome. I have more plans for this little camera in the future.

  4. beblo
    beblo ·

    One more thing about the Kodak pocket instamatic 10 camera (loaded with a Kodak ASA60 colored negative film): When outdoors, you can take a photograph from sunrise to sunset, and be happy with the image quality.

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