In 1949 a number of novelty designs where made in relatively small numbers and hence are now scarce. Possibly the rarest of them all is the Jenic, styles to resemble a tiny motion picture camera.

Styled like a  movie camera with fixed focus Jenic Anastigmat 35mm f2.8-f11 lens, shutter speeds of B 1/20-1/200 and a sports finder on the top using 15x15mm negative on Mycro film.

The film chamber contains space for spare film. The lever on the left of the camera primes the shutter with the thumb wheel being used to advance the film.

Model Jenic
Finish/colour chrome with black leatherette
Lens Jenic Anastigmat 35mm f2.8
Shutter B, 1/200, 1/100, 1/50, 1/20
Aperture f2.8, 4.5, 6.3, 11
Film Door lock thumb screw
Dimensions 41 x 67 x 52 mm (width x height x depth)
Weight 142g
Purchased 2003/07/31
Date of Manufacture 1949
Cost 999.95USD
Current Value 1500-2000USD
Auction Price Ebay *2003/07/31 999.95USD, 2005/05/10 1100USD

Last Updated on 10th May 2005