Kodak cameras

Kodak, as well as being the largest film producer in the world, has played a key role in the production of cameras, often innovative and always aimed at the spread of photography in the areas most extensive, with many of them, especially in the late nineteenth century and the first thirty years of the twentieth century, were accompanied by the introduction of a new form of photographic film: it has almost always worked, except in some cases where the low market penetration of the camera has limited the spread of the format , or vice versa.

I have often seen requests lists of Kodak cameras and we would like to raise here a summary list broken down by format film. The sources to which it refers are texts and publications that cover essentially the Kodak American production, except for a few European models of the Retina and some of the cameras produced on the Nagel Stuttgart design basis.

101 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.2 Bullet

1895-1900

since 1896 could also use single plate

Kodak No.2 Bullet

1900-1902

could also use double plate

No. 2 Bullet Special

1898-1905

could also use double plate

No.2 Bulls Eye

1895-1913

Produced in 5 different models

No.2 Bulls Eye Special

1898-1904

Version with bright viewfinder, produced in 3 different models

Kodak No.2 Falcon

1897-1899

No.2 Kodak Flexo

1899-1914

No.2 Folding Bulls Eye

1899-1901

Version with bellows

No.2 Folding Pocket

1899-1910

Stereo Kodak Model 1

1917-1925

Version with bellows

No.2 Kodak Stereo

1901-1905

102 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

Pocket Kodak Camera

1895-1901

could use either the roll-film holder 102. Updated every year for a total of 6 models

103 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No.4 Bullet

1896-1900

could also use single plate holder. The special version with double plate

No.4 Bulls Eye

1896-1904

Produced in 5 different models

No.4 Bulls Eye Special

1898-1904

Improved version, produced in 3 models

No.4 Panoram

1899-1924

Version with viewing angle of 142° produced in 5 different models

104 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.4 Kodak Cartridge

1897-1900

could also use glass plates

No.4 Cartridge Kodak LB

1900-1907

Version with stretched bellows . Even for glass sheets

105 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

Folding Pocket Camera A and B 1897-1899
No.1 Folding Pocket 1905-1915 Produced in 4 different models
No.1 Panoram 1900-1926 With panoramic lens in 4 different models

106 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.2 Eureka

1898-1901

Adapted to the format with Roll Holders

107 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.3 Kodet

1894-1896

With double plate or Roll Holders

108 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No.3 Folding Kodet

1894-1896

With Roll Holders

109 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No.4 Eureka

1899-1901

Adapted to the format with Roll Holders

No.4 Kodet

1897-1899

for double plate holder or Roll Holders

Flat Folding Kodak

1894

First attempt at rehabilitation with Roll Holders

110 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No.4 Folding Kodet

1894-1897

With Roll Holders

110 Pocket Format Cameras 

This is one of the most successful amateur formats in terms of cameras produced, for which a complete list is useless while we try to list here the following family of cameras produced by Kodak over the years.

Model

Period production

Notes

Ektralite Series 1978-1995
EKTRA Series 1978-1984 Basic Series of cameras
Fling 1987-1989
Hawkeye Pocket Instamatic Series 1973-1979 Reissue of Hawkeye 126 format ;  different models with normal or telephoto lenses
Pocket Instamatic Series 1973-1975 One of the most popular series in different versions and features
Tele Series 1975-1982
Trimlite Series 1975-1979
Pazzazz 1988-1994 Series Special colored

111 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

Current research

112 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.5 Folding Kodet

1895-1897

On glass plate or with Roll Holder

113 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

Current research

114 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

Current research

115 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No.5 Cartridge

1898-1907

Produced in different models with improvements to the materials. It could also use adapters for glass plates

116 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No. 1A Autographic

1917-1924

Film A116

No. 1A Autographic Junior

1914-1927

Film A116

No. 1A Autographic Special

1914-1926

From 1917 onwards, with coupled rangefinder. Film A116

No. 2A Beau Brownie

1930-1933

Camera special edition produced in five different colors

No. 2A Brownie

1907-1933

In the course of its history, produced in bakelite and metal with different colors

No. 2A Folding Autographic Brownie

1915-1926

Film A116

No. 2A Folding Pocket Brownie

1910-1915

No. 1A Folding Pocket Kodak

1899-1915

The camera that introduced the format. Variations of materials and configuration during production

No. 1A Gift Kodak

1930-1931

Limited Edition

No. 1A Kodak Junior

1914

Limited Edition

No. 1A Kodak Series III

1924-1931

Part of a series of cameras produced also for other formats

No. 1A Pocket Kodak

1926-1932

Since 1929 also produced in bakelite and colored in the Junior version

No. 1A Pocket Kodak Series II

1923-1931

From 1928 also produced in colored bakelite

No. 1A Pocket Kodak Special

1926-1934

Film A116

Six-Three Kodak No. 1A

1913-1915

No. 1A Special

1912-1914

No. 1A Speed ​​

1909-1913

117 Format Cameras

The format, encoded before 1913 as No.1, is especially important because it marks the introduction of the first Brownie, a camera truly dedicated to the masses thanks to its launch price of just 1 dollar. 

Model

Period production

Notes

Brownie

1900-1901

The original Brownie (1 Dollar)

No.1 Brownie

1901-1916

118 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No. 3 Autographic

1914-1926

No.3 Autographic Special

1914-1926

No.3 Folding Pocket

1900-1915

Produced in 21 different models

No.3 Folding Pocket Deluxe

1901-1903

Special version made of precious materials

No.3 Special kodak

1911-1914

No.3 Series III

1926-1934

Part of a series of cameras produced also for other formats

Three Six No.3

1913-1915

No.3 Pocket

1926-1928

119 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.3 Cartridge

1900-1907

Produced in different models with improvements to the materials. It could also use adapters for glass plates

120 Format Cameras

Despite being the longest-serving size and the most loved by amateurs, semi-professionals and professionals, Kodak has never been aimed in a particular way on the 120, introduced in 1901 as a simple amateur format and preferred other types of film such as 116, 620 and 127, at least judging by the amount of camera models introduced over the years. However, there are some interesting patterns, even of a certain rarity, just for film 120.

Model

Period production

Notes

No.1 Autographic Kodak Junior

1914-1927

Film A120. Special version in two models 1915-1921 with parts in bakelite rather than wood

No.2 Beau Brownie

1930-1933

Produced in five different colors

No.2 Brownie

1901-1933

Series by great success, introduced the new format in roll. Produced in three different series with variations in material and color

No.2 Brownie Special

1933-1934

Special Edition and Final Brownie

No.2 Folding Autographic Brownie

1915-1926

Version folding A120 film

Souvenir Century Progress

1933

Limited edition and very rare

Kodak Junior No.1

1914

Economic version of the camera with 120 film

No.1 Kodak Series III

1926-1932

No.1 Pocket Kodak

1926-1932

From 1929 available in 4 different colors and versions economic Junior

121 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.0 Folding Pocket A

1902

Original pattern for size

No.0 Folding Pocket B

1902-1906

With addition of metal fasteners for quills

122 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No.3A Autographic Kodak

1914-1934

No.3A Autographic Junior

1918-1927

No.3A Autographic Special

1914-1934

From 1916 with rangefinder coupled

No.3A Folding Autographic Brownie

1916-1926

No.3A Folding Brownie

1909-1915

No.3A Folding Pocket

1903-1915

Made in 7 different models

No.3A Panoram Kodak

1926-1928

Special version with panoramic lens

No.3A Pocket

1927-1933

Six Three No.3A

1913-1915

No.3A Special

1910-1914

No.3A Series II

1936-1941

No.3A Series III

1941-1943

Part of a series of cameras produced also for other formats

123 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.4 Focus Screen

1904-1910

No.4 Folding Pocket Kodak

1907-1915

124 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.3 Folding Pocket Brownie

1905-1909

Brownie No.3

1908-1934

No.3 Bulls Eye Model A

1908-1913

125 Format Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

No. 2 Stereo Brownie

1905-1910

3B Quick Focus

1906-1911

In 3 different models

126 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

4A Folding Kodak 1906-1915 could also use glass plates

126 Instamatic Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

Instamatic Series

1963-1973

23 different models of compact cameras basic

Instamatic S Series

1967-1971

2 different models

Instamatic X Series

1970-1988

The longest-running series

Instamatic Reflex

1968-1974

4 different models

127 Format Cameras

The 127 is one of the formats of film on which the company has been more focused in the first thirty years of the twentieth century and then again in the 50s and 60s with the Brownie plastic cameras; introduced to provide a quality comparable to larger sizes while ensuring an excellent portability of the cameras, it was called commercially for some time, “Vest Pocket” as the most famous 127 cameras produced by Kodak

Model

Period production

Notes

Boy Scout Vest Pocket

1929-1934

Baby Brownie

1934-1954

Reduced version of the Brownie in 117 format, again with just one dollar price, also produced in small Special version with surcharge

Brownie No.0

1914-1935

Brownie at 27

1963-1965

Brownie Bullet

1957-1968

Two versions were produced

Brownie Fiesta

1962-1970

Three different models

Brownie Reflex

1940-1952

A TLR with basic functions

Brownie Star series

1956-1967

It includes several models and versions like Starflash, Starmite, Starlet

Eastman Bullet

1936-1942

Jiffy Vest Pocket

1935-1942

Kodak Coquette / Ensemble

1929-1933

Hawkeye Flashfun

1961-1969

Bakelite camera for kids

Pupils

1932-1935

It rode Leitz lenses or Schneider. Equipped with external rangefinder

Ranca

1932-1934

Similar to the pupils but with Nagel lens

Vest Pocket

1912-1935

The original bellows camera, produced in different variations with film A127

Vollenda

1929-1937

Folding compact design of Nagel, with Leitz lenses or Schneider

128 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

the format was produced as an alternative to Houghton E1

129 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

the format was produced as an alternative to Houghton E2

130 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

No.2C Autographic

1916-1928

special version (from 1923) with coupled rangefinder

No.2C Brownie

1917-1934

No.2C Folding Autographic Brownie

1916-1926

Film A130

No.2C Series II

1924-1931

Part of a series of cameras produced also for other formats

No.2C Pocket

1926-1932

No.2C Pocket Special

1928-1933

135 Format Cameras

Also for the 135 it would not be very useful to provide a list of cameras produced by Kodak since the introduction of the classic film; in particular, there is a large production of compact cameras of any type produced by the 70s until the end of the 90’s, mainly in response to the compact Japanese tat that time becoming increasingly widespread. There are, however, important models and families of cameras that have marked in some way the history of cameras, below.

Model

Period production

Notes

Automatic 35

1959-1969

Produced in four successive variations, a large circulation amateur camera

Motormatic 35

1960-1969

Three successive variants

Pony 135

1950-1962

Introduced in parallel to the Pony 828

Retina

1934-1970

The series that introduced the format. It presents different models, some of the highest quality and value, both bellows that rigid body with fixed or interchangeable Schneider lens

Retina Reflex

1958-1968

version of the SLR family Retina

Retinette

1952-1967

Star

1990-1995

Produced in many models, including autofocus and zoom

VR 35

1986-1993

prior to Star Series 

240 APS Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

ADVANTIX Series

1996-1998

Series of cameras with fixed lens or zoom

35 Format Cameras

The format 35 is a predecessor of the standard 135, and part of 828, based on cinematography-derived film wrapped with protective paper

Model

Period production

Notes

00 Cartridge Premo

1916-1922 The smallest box camera produced by Kodak

616 Format Cameras

The 616 is one of the formats on which Kodak has focused more for a long time, introducing different series of cameras, most of which are very simple, dedicated to the casual photographer. Almost every series has also been presented in the format 620, which is identical in the physical size and image size too but different in the size of the spool.

Model

Period production

Notes

Brownie Target Six

1946-1951

 

Six 16 Brownie

1933-1942

The most popular model, produced in three successive series

Brownie Target Six 16

1941-1946

 

Jiffy Six 16

1933-1942

 

Junior Six 16

1935-1940

Produced in three successive series

Monitor Six 16

1939-1948

most advanced camera of the previous

Senior Special Six Six 16 and 16

1937-1939

 

Vigilant Junior Six 16

1939-1948

 

Kodak Six 16

1932-1936

 

620 Format Cameras

To 620 applies what already said about 616: it was one of the formats for which Kodak has produced countless variations of camera, from simple box to TLR and bellows cameras  as well as the famous series Brownie, widespread among young amateurs.

Model

Period production

Notes

Brownie Bulls Eye

1954-1960

Two versions with different colors

Brownie Flash

1946-1965

Three different models

Brownie Hawkeye

1949-1961

since 1951 with flash

Brownie Reflex 20

1959-1966

 

Brownie Six 20

1953-1955

 

Brownie Target Six 20

1946-1952

 

Brownie Twin 20

1959-1964

 

Jiffy Six 20

1933-1948

Produced in two series (second from 1937)

Kodak Duaflex

1947-1960

Produced in four consecutive series

Kodak Duex

1940-1942

 

Kodak Duo Six 20

1934-1940

Produced in two series, the second is also a model with rangefinder

Kodak Junior Six 20

1935-1940

Series similar to the format version 616

Kodak Medalist

1941-1953

Camera successful produced in two series

Kodak Monitor Six 20

1939-1948

The same model product for film 616

Kodak Reflex

1946-1954

Produced in three versions

Kodak Tourist

1948-1958

From 1951 Tourist II

Kodak Vigilant Six 20

1939-1949

A similar model for the film 616, also available in Junior until 1948

Six 20

1932-1944

From 1938 model Super Six 20. It was the camera that was introduced with the 620

Six 20 Brownie

1933-1946

Camera widespread, produced in 6 different models

Vollenda

1934-1939

Camera on folding design Nagel

828 Format Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

Bantam

1935-1938

In the version with viewfinder disk

Bantam

1938-1947

With collapsible viewfinder

Bantam f / 4.5

1938-1948

Bantam f / 5.6

1938-1941

Bantam f / 8

1938-1942

Bantam Special

1936-1948

Bantam RF

1953-1957

Flash Bantam

1947-1953

With flash

Instant film Cameras

The history of Kodak branded instant film was rather unlucky: Kodak went from being a producer of instant film for Polaroid type FilmPack to produce their own version of the film, marketed since 1976 but, that had to be stopped abruptly ten years later, when the same Polaroid won a lawsuit for patent infringement.

Model

Period production

Notes

Colorburst Series (EK)

1976-1982

The first series, produced in different versions with increasing technical characteristics. Film Series PR10

Kodamatic Series

1982-1986

The second series, produced in various versions until the end of the instantaneous production in 1986. Film Series HS144

Kodak Disc HR Cameras

Model

Period production

Notes

Disc 2000

1982-1984

Disc 3000

1983-1984

Disc 4000

1982-1984

Disc 6000

1982-1984

Disc 8000

1982-1984

Kodak Disc VR Cameras 

Model

Period production

Notes

Disc 3100

1984-1987

Disc Hawkeye

1985

Disc 4100

1984-1987

Disc 6100

1984-1987

Disc 3600

1986-1990

Disc Challenger

1986-1990

Tele Disc

1985-1990

Disc medalist

1985-1990

Different models produced

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