TWO-OUNCE CAMERA TAKES EIGHT PHOTOS (Aug, 1933)

That’s actually very impressive. I wonder how well it worked.

TWO-OUNCE CAMERA TAKES EIGHT PHOTOS
A pygmy camera, hardly larger than a golf ball, has been put upon the market in New York City. It weighs less than two ounces, and carries sufficient sixteen-millimeter film, the size used in amateur moving picture cameras, to take eight exposures. The camera’s size can be noted in the picture above.

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  1. jayessell says: July 15, 20073:35 pm

    Charlie,

    I eyeballed a frame from my 16mm computer animation in comparison to some Instamatic 110 negatives and it looks like 16mm is 1/4 the surface area of 110.

    And mathematically, 1/4 the surface area of 35mm.

    Probably equivalent to a 1.3megapixel digital camera.
    640 x480?

    DANG!
    Where is my mini digital camera!?!

    http://www.the-gadgetee…

  2. Toronto says: April 15, 201210:49 am

    16mm film, shot movie style (sprockets on the sides of the image) uses only 7.5mm of film per frame, so 8 shots means 60mm (less than 2.5″) of film. Shooting like a 35mm camera (sprocket on top an bottom, a 10.25mm height means about 13.7mm, or 110mm per 8 frames – call it 4.5″ of film.

    I’d go with the smaller size, and a black-bag loader with a built in cutter. That would be easier to deal with than the Minox’s oddball film (but then again that was loaded into cartridges.)

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