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On this site you will find a comparison of ultra small cameras for film smaller than 135 film I own(ed) like
APS, 21mm, 16mm, 110 and 8mm. It's a personal choice, not a complete selection. It will be a kind of on-going project, whenever I come across an inexpensive really small one, I will try to test it.

A remark about my view of photography: There is nothing worse than missing a photo. A non-optimal one is still better than none. So I always carry a tiny camera in my pocket. I started with a Minox 35 in 1975 which was replaced by an Olympus XA in 1979. The XA stayed in my pocket for 30 years. I tried small digital ones in the 2000's, but it was only in 2009 when I came across the Canon S90 that I found one that was at least as good as the Olympus XA in my eyes. So it's digital now, I am at my fifth, a Canon G9X.

And still there is mostly a film camera in my jacket, pochet or coat, either a 120 film folder or a really small compact.

So here are some of the smallest film cameras.

APS




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Canon Ixus II.
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Fujifilm 1000ix Tiara.
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Fujifilm Nexia Q1 APS.
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Kodak Advantix F600
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Kodak Advantix F350
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Nikon Nuvis S





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Ajax F21
8x11



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Minox C
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Minox B
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Minox EC
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Yashica Atoron Electro
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Acmel / Revue MD









Minox Accessories  and Film
110



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Agfamatic 6008
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Agfamatic 508
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Canon 110ED
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Minolta Autopak 50
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Minolta Autopak 70
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Minolta Pocket Pak 401
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Minolta Autopak 430Ex
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Minolta Autopak 470
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Minolta 110 Zoom SLR
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Minolta 110 Zoom Mark II
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Minox 110S
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Pentax Auto 110 (Super)
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Rollei A110
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Vivitar 742
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Voigtländer Vitoret 110EL





110 film camera size comparison page
How to make a new Kodak K 7R31 battery
How to make a 110 or 16mm Jobo film developing reel or
How to use a 16mm Kiev reel in a daylight tank
16mm



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 Edixa 16
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Kiev 30 (M)
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Mec 16 SB
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Mamiya Super 16
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Mamiya 16 Automatic
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Mamiya 16 EE de luxe
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Minolta 16 P
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Minolta MG
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Minolta MG-S
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Minolta QT
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Minolta EE II
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Pentacon K 16


How to make a 110 or 16mm Jobo film developing reel or
How to use a 16mm Kiev reel in a daylight tank

16mm cartridges and loading + expired film


Most compacts have a metering system, but if you are into historic cameras, here is a comparison between tiny accessory shoe light meters and some hand held ones. And a little page about the rangefinders WataMeter and WataCombiMeter, just in case... Both links lead to my 120 film page and open in a new window. So do the links to my other projects.

Here you will find the mandatory contact page. There are more of my projects if you are interested, about 135 film cameras, about 120 film folders, about using manual lenses on a Sony A7, about plastic(k) cameras, about instant photography and some odd camera models. All links will open in a new window.