Camera Listing

BrownieHawkeyeKodak Brownie Hawkeye.  Introduced in September of 1950 with an original list price, with a flash unit, of $6.95.  The camera took 620 rollfilm producing 2”x2” images. Production ran from 1950 to 1961. (Parents owned this camera and I used it when I could. I have a version of this camera in my collection now.)

Kodak Instamatic 100. With fixed shutter speed, aperture and focus, it continued in the tradition of Kodak’s earlier Brownie cameras, providing a simple snapshot camera anyone could use. It also featured a built-in flashgun for AG-1 “peanut” bulbs.  Introduced in the U.S. in 1963.  This camera took the 126 film. The Instamatic 100 production ran until 1970 or so. (Parents owned this camera and I used it when I could. I have a version of this camera in my collection now.)

Kodak Pocket Instamatic. Released in 1972 and taking the new 110 format film.  Production ran into the 1990s.  Very small camera but had a very small negative that couldn’t produce very large images without noticeable quality issues.  Used the Magicube flashbulbs. (Parents owned this camera and I used it when I could. I have a version of this camera in my collection now.)

CanonAE-1ProgramCanon AE-1 Program. Released in 1981 as the successor to the AE-1 camera. The AE-1 Program added the Program AE Mode to the camera.  The AE-1 was the world’s first 35mm AE SLR camera that featured shutter speed-priority through-the-lens (TTL) metering with the addition of a CPU.  The optional Power Winder A allowed the camera to shoot two frames per second in a continuous mode.  The list price was around $350 without a lens and $452 with a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. (My first SLR camera that I owned. I have a similar camera in my collection now.)


CanonT90Canon T90.  Released in 1986 this camera was targeted at the advanced amateur and professional photographers. This was the top-of-the-line T-series camera. TheT90 had a built-in motor drive providing continuous shooting at 4.5 frames per second. The camera featured eight autoexposure modes and two manual modes. (I owned one of these. I have a version of this camera in my collection now.)

Canon EOS 620. Released in 1987 as the high-end version of the EOS 650.  This camera added many features not found on the 650 like: shiftable program AE, autobracketing up to plus or minus 5 stops, maximum of 9 multiple exposures, and uniform EL illumination (the world’s first on a camera) of the external LCD panel. (I owned one of these.)

Canon EOS 630.  Released in 1989 as a notch above the 620.  This camera improved on the AF speed, 6-zone evaluative metering, and 6.5% partial metering in the center. This model could shoot continuously up to 5 frames per second. (I owned one of these.  My original is in my collection now.)

Canon EOS 10D.  Released in 2003 as the replacement for the Canon EOS D60.  The camera was released for high-end amateur photographers. Resolution was 6.3 megapixel with ISO speed settings from 100 to 3200 (expanded). Continuous shooting was rated at three frames per second for a burst of up to nine shots. (I owned two of these cameras.)

Canon EOS 20D. Released in 2004 as the replacement to the 10D.  Resolution was increased to 8.2 megapixels. One of the largest advances was to increase the startup speed over previous digital cameras for a reported .2 seconds and boosting the continuous speed to 5 frames per second with a burst of up to 23 consecutive images. (I owned two of these cameras.)

Canon EOS 40D. Released in 2007.  This was an upgrade to the EOS 30D.  Resolution was 10.1 megapixels.  High speed continuous shooting was improved to 6.5 frames per second providing for bursts up to 75 images. The LCD monitor was enlarged and the internal sensor had a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit for sensor dust removal. (I owned one or two of these, I can’t remember exactly how many.)

Canon EOS 50D. Released in 2008.  The resolution was increased to 15.1 megapixels and the ISO was increased to 3200 normal with 6400 and 12800 as expandable options.  The continuous shooting speed dropped slightly to 6.3 frames per second but the burst increased to 90 images.  The shutter was rated for 100,000 cycles. (I owned two of these and still own one today.)

Canon EOS 7D.  Released in 2009.  The resolution was rated at 18 megapixels with a continuous shooting speed of 8 frames per second.  The 7D had many improvements over the 50D and similar models.  The one big addition was the support for full HD movies.  This was a new line rated above the 10-60D line of EOS cameras. (I owned one of these and still own it today.)

Canon EOS 1D Mark III.  This camera was released in 2007.  This is a professional series camera that goes along with the EOS 1Ds line of bodies.  Many differences are seen in these models focusing on professional quality and reliability.  The shutter on this camera is rated for 300,000 cycles.  The continuous shutter speed is improved in this series and is rated at 10 frames per second with a burst of up to 110 images.  The body is dust- and water-resistant. (I have owned two of these and still own them today.)

Kodak DC290 Zoom.  Released in 1999.  Street price of $1,100.  The resolution is 2.1 megapixels. (I owned one of these and it is in my collection.)

Olympus XA2 with A11 flash.  Released in 1980 this camera was a compact 35mm camera made of plastic with a barrier-type lens cover so there was no need for a case. Sliding the lens cover turned the camera on and exposed the lens so that a photograph could be made. (I owned one of these and have a version in my collection.)

Kodak information found at

Canon information from Canon Camera Museum at

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