Category: Vintage & Retro Cameras

Point and shoot film cameras which are either vintage, or could be described as having retro features, functionality, design or styling. Some of these are truly vintage, as in they are point and shoot film cameras from a pre-automatic age. Generally these originate prior to the 1970s, are often made of metal, with a compact format and a built-in prime lens. This section also includes more modern, even contemporary, point and shoot film cameras which are designed with a similar aesthetic to vintage cameras. These retro cameras may just look like older compact cameras, or are based on vintage camera design functionality, or are reconditioned or adapted from older models.

Kodak Retinette i, Type 030

Kodak Retinette I, Type 030, Vintage Compact Film Camera

Kodak Retinette I, Type 030 is a 1950s vintage 35mm film Camera, with a large viewfinder and a quirky film advance lever.

/ 20th October 2017

Zeiss Ikon Contina Ib Point & Shoot Film Camera, probably

A beautifully designed and engineered Zeiss Ikon Contina 1b vintage point and shoot film camera.

/ 2nd April 2017
Voigtlander Vito B

Voigtländer Vito B, Retro Compact Film Camera 1950s Style

Voigtländer Vito B, a beautifully designed manual point and shoot retro film camera from the 1950s.

/ 29th December 2016
Minolta Prod 20’s

Minolta Prod 20’s, Retro Camera Design Before Retro

The Minolta Prod 20’s is a retro, limited edition, film point and shoot autofocus camera, with an art-deco inspired vintage design.

/ 22nd May 2015
Canonet QL17 GIII

Canonet QL17 GIII, Like the G19 With Go Faster Stripes

Canonet QL17 GIII camera has a faster 40mm lens, versus the Canonet QL19. But, when features are compared, how different are they really?

/ 21st May 2015
Canonet QL19 camera

Canonet QL19 | Shutter Priority, 45mm, Quiet & Quick Loading

Contemporary review of the Canonet QL19 as a compact point and shoot, shutter priority, quiet, film rangefinder camera, with a 45mm lens.

/ 16th May 2015
Yashica Auto-focus camera

Yashica Auto Focus, Does Things its Own Way

Review of the early version Yashica Auto Focus manual wind point and shoot film camera.

/ 17th March 2015
Canon Canonet camera

Canon Canonet – Point and Shoot, from a Different Era?

Canon Canonet. A point and shoot camera from a bygone era.

/ 10th March 2015