Point-and-shoot analog cameras?


#1

Hello there!

I’d like to get a point-and-shoot analog camera but don’t really know where to start… I’ve seen that the Contax T2 or T3 are very great and popular but also very expensive.
So I was wondering if you’d have great point-and-shoot analog cameras to recommend?

Thanks! :slight_smile:


#2

My favourites are the Olympus Mju 2 for a fully automated camera and the Olympus XA1 for aperture priority and manual focus contorl.


#3

Thanks! I’ll look at those two cameras.


#4

Kodak Instamatic. It worked great for millions of people. Film may be hard to find :grin:


#5

Thanks! :slightly_smiling_face:
What film do you put in this camera?


#6

126 or 110 film depending on the model… hard to find, only lomography produces that format still and it’s a bit hit and miss with getting it developed. Also keep in mind that it is a very small film so it will be quite grainy.


#7

What is an “analog camera”?


#8

It is used here as shorthand for 35mm, 120, 4x5 and 8x10 B&W or C41/E6 film photography.


#9

126 traditionally. This is ~ 26x26mm, not too small

110 came much later and was really aimed at little travel cameras (Pocket Instamatics). It’s 13x17mm, much smaller than 126 and 135.

My dad had a cool waterproof 110 camera.


#10

If you need analog film the FPP store has pretty much everything on the market today - and sometimes stuff that isn’t. I have never been dissatisfied with their products or service.

PS. When you’re done shooting and need development/prints, try The Darkroom. Again, I can highly recommend these guys.

NB. I have no afiliation with either of the two companies. They are just good at what they’re doing and I can recommend them.


#11

I’ve heard great things about these. Ironically, I gave a mint one to a charity shop a couple of years ago before shooting film had any interest for me. I’m now scouring charity shops and eBay to buy one!