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Flavour of New Zealand

NZ popular culture 1960 onward

Remember these

Some items of kiwiana that existed, died out, or arrived in the years since 1960. Click an item from the box below.

Instamatic Camera

The first Instamatics went on sale early in 1963. They were the first cameras to utilize Kodak's new 126 format. The easy-load film cartridge made the cameras very inexpensive to produce. In 1972, Kodak introduced the Pocket Instamatic series for its new 110 format. The 110 cartridge had the same easy-load design as the 126 format but was much smaller, allowing the cameras to be very compact (hence the "Pocket" designation). The top-of-the-line model was the Pocket Instamatic 60, which featured a stainless steel body, rangefinder, and automatic exposure.

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Text sourced from wikipedia Instamatic article. Images courstesy of Camerafiend at the wikipedia project. Standard pocket instamatic pic by kevie (Trademe trader).