Point and shoot film and instant cameras are the mainstay of everyday photography. generally they fit in your pocket, just work, and are simple to pull out and get a quick shot. If you want that “retro” look, especially those annoying flash highlights … these cameras are the way to get it. Click here for a guide to film formats.
Sorted by Type and Release Year.
Minolta AF Tele Auto Focus
The Minolta AF Tele was one of the better auto focus point and shoot cameras released in the mid 1980s. It has acquired the nicknames “secret-Leica” or “other-Leica” because of it’s features, durability, and quality. This was a popular family and daily carry camera in the 1980s for those that didn’t want to carry a bag of gear to get their shots.
- Full automatic film transport
- Supports film speeds up to 1600
- 46mm filter mounts
- Minolta branded lens
- Automatic exposure modes
- Auto DX film sensing
- Self timer
- Powered by either a DL223 battery or two AA batteries
- Release Year: 1985
- Added to collection: 1986
- Click here for more info – filmography.eu – manual pdf
Kodak Cameo Motor EX 1996 Olympics Edition
The Cameo Motor EX is a very basic, fixed focus, motor advanced point and shoot film camera from the mid 90s. It feels fairly well built, and is easy to carry etc.
FujiFilm Instax Mini 7s
I acquired this mainly for my step-daughter to use on outings when she was younger. It was great to see a resurgence at the time of instant Polaroid style photography in the younger generation. Stores like Urban Outfitters were highlighting the cameras that took instant photos close to the format smart phones did. The unit does your basic instant photography, and still gives that retro-70s instant pic look, although the film has a slightly higher resolution. I love using this for B&W photography to scan in for classic vintage looking photos.
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