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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
arri arriflex 16sr 16mm motion picture camera Arri Arriflex 16sr 16mm Motion Picture Camera... 06/2021 $7 499.00
bolex h16 sbm 16mm rx reflex movie camera bolex Bolex H16 Sbm 16mm Rx Reflex Movie Camera Bolex... 08/2021 $5 532.42
super 16 bolex reflex movie camera kern 16mm 25mm Super 16 Bolex Reflex Movie Camera Kern 16mm 25mm... 06/2021 $4 999.00
near mint case arriflex 16st 16mm film movie Near Mint Case Arriflex 16st 16mm Film Movie... 06/2021 $4 499.99
eclair acl 1 5 16mm camera angenieux 12 120mm zoom Eclair Acl 1 5 16mm Camera Angenieux 12 120mm Zoom... 05/2021 $3 590.00
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Aaton 16mm Arri sr2 Arriflex Arriflex 16bl Beaulieu r16 Bolex 16mm camera Bolex h16 Canon scoopic Digital bolex Eclair npr Krasnogorsk Lomokino 35mm

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