Cine-Kodak Eight-20 camera, 1932.
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With the launch of 8mm film in 1932 the home movie 'snapshot' finally became a reality. This camera was designed to revolutionise amateur cinematography by reducing costs and making the cameras easier to use. At the same time it influenced other manufacturers to follow suit, increasing the use of the new type of Kodak film which was introduced with it. Despite the small frame size the image quality was very good.