Point and Shoot Cameras: Instamatic, Olympus Stylus Epic, Ami 66, Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, Canon Elph, Minolta Tc-1, Digital Q1 Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157688808

Published: June 5th 2010

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40 pages


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Point and Shoot Cameras: Instamatic, Olympus Stylus Epic, Ami 66, Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, Canon Elph, Minolta Tc-1, Digital Q1  by  Books LLC

Point and Shoot Cameras: Instamatic, Olympus Stylus Epic, Ami 66, Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, Canon Elph, Minolta Tc-1, Digital Q1 by Books LLC
June 5th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781157688808 | 10.16 Mb

Chapters: Instamatic, Olympus Stylus Epic, Ami 66, Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, Canon Elph, Minolta Tc-1, Digital Q1, Olympus Superzoom 120tc, Canon Elph 490z, Canon Elph 10 Af, Konica C35 Af. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updatesMoreChapters: Instamatic, Olympus Stylus Epic, Ami 66, Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, Canon Elph, Minolta Tc-1, Digital Q1, Olympus Superzoom 120tc, Canon Elph 490z, Canon Elph 10 Af, Konica C35 Af.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Instamatic was a series of inexpensive, easy-to-load 126 and 110 cameras made by Kodak beginning in 1963. The Instamatic was immensely successful, introducing a generation to low-cost photography and spawning numerous imitators. During its heyday, the range was so ubiquitous that the Instamatic name is still frequently used (erroneously) to refer to any inexpensive point and shoot camera.

(It is also frequently used incorrectly to describe Kodaks line of instant-picture cameras.) The Instamatic name was also used by Kodak on some Super 8-based home-cine cameras. The first Instamatics went on sale early in 1963. They were the first cameras to utilize Kodaks new 126 format.

The easy-load film cartridge made the cameras very inexpensive to produce, as it provided the film backing plate and exposure counter itself and thus saved considerable design complexity and manufacturing cost for the cameras. A wide variety of print and slide film was sold by Kodak in the 126 format. The lead designer for the Instamatic program was Dean M. Peterson, also later known for most of the innovations in the point-and-shoot camera revolution of the 1980s.

The first Instamatic to be released was the Instamatic 50, which appeared in the UK in February 1963, about a month before the 100. The first model released in the US was the basic Instamatic 100. With fixed shutter speed, aperture and focus, it continued in the tradition of Kodaks earlier Brownie cameras, providing a simple snapshot camera anyone could use. It also featured a built-in flashgun...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=19722



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