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The introduction of 110 cameras in 1972 saw the demise of many 16mm formats. The 110 cartridge is loaded with paper backed film in a large cartridge, much larger than the popular Minolta 16mm format. The film is also not held flat and full advantage of the 13x17 negative not made. The distinction was that Kodak got many manufacturers to produce cameras and hence other film manufacturers sold 110 film cartridges. More features where added and the size of these cameras became larger and more expensive. The more popular 35mm cameras were becoming smaller and simpler to use. So the market for 110 dissipated.  See the article "Brief 110 History".

Books (110)

Books on 110 subminiature cameras and their accessories; relating to the formats in this section. See also under General.

The Collection

This collection of the "Pro" 110 Canon, Minolta, Minox, Pentax and Rollei 110 cameras and accessories was begun in 2002, with acquisitions via Ebay. The scope of this section increased with by consideration of other interesting and novel design. Here are details on this collection and related information about subminiature photography. 

The inclusion in this collection is of a very narrow range of 110 cameras. These have been selected to show what might have been the development of 16mm cameras had the 110 format not been so heavily hyped.

The "Pro" Cameras

Other 110 Cameras


Photographs taken with various 110  subminiature cameras.


Anyone interested in owning and using a subminiature camera will find many samples to choose from. Less common are the original instruction manuals. The manuals listed here are scanned at 300 dpi, saved as JPEG files and viewed from an HTML menu or using a standard paint package.

If you have problems downloading the pages please view the Frequently asked questions.



For the most detailed information on using subminiature cameras visit the link page. There have been however a number of tips posted in usenet, lists and forums that are not otherwise available.

For coverage on 110 subminiature cameras see the SubClub (http://www.subclub.org/shop/110.htm).

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