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Kodak brought 16mm film on the market in 1923, 9 years before 8mm was introduced. It was an inexpensive alternative for amateurs to the conventional 35mm celluloid format.

Home movies

The professional industry called it 'sub-standard' during the 1920s. Because Kodak was initially focussing on the amateur market, they hired Willard Beech Cook who had the 28mm Pathescope of America Company and asked him to create a 16mm Kodascope Library.

So one could not only make their own amateur home movies, but also buy or rent films from the library, which became one of the important selling aspects of the 16mm. format. As a film base, Kodak used safety film (acetate) so no nitrate film has ever been used.

16mm Camera value and price guide

What's your 16mm Camera worth? Here are some recently sold items on eBay.

Camera Title Date Sold for
collectors circa 1937 cine kodak model e 16mm Collectors Circa 1937 Cine Kodak Model E 16mm... 10/2021 $71 126.36
bolex h16 sbm 16mm rx reflex movie camera bolex Bolex H16 Sbm 16mm Rx Reflex Movie Camera Bolex... 08/2021 $5 506.02
super rare overhauled excelle arriflex 16 16mm Super Rare Overhauled Excelle Arriflex 16 16mm... 09/2021 $3 195.83
bolex rex 5 16mm movie camera mint angenieux c Bolex Rex 5 16mm Movie Camera Mint Angenieux C... 10/2021 $2 999.00
exc arriflex arri 16sr 16mm camera body w Exc Arriflex Arri 16sr 16mm Camera Body W... 07/2021 $2 899.99
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