Kodak Bantam Colorsnap camera, 1955-1959.

Kodak Bantam Colorsnap camera, 1955-1959.
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

Description

This was one of a series of cameras introduced in the 1950s to simplify colour photography so that even those with little experience could take succesful colour slides. Nicknamed 'Auntie's camera' it had a simple 'dial-the-weather' exposure calculator on the back, where the photographer found an Exposure Value (EV) to set on the aperture scale. The Bantam Colorsnap used 828 rollfilm, which produced a larger format image than 35mm film, albeit in a camera that was virtually as compact as a 35mm model. The film was discontinued in the mid 1980s however, making the cameras obsolete. Front view of camera.

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