The Kodak Bantam 4.5 is one of the first cameras I have run film through in 25+ years. It is an amazingly compact and capable 828 film camera that produces sharp images with good contrast. Build quality is exceptional, everything feels solid 77+ years after it left the factory.

For such a small camera, the controls are well laid out and logical. It made me feel comfortable stepping back into the world of film photography.


Make Kodak
Model Bantam (4.5)
Year 1938
Format 828
Shutter Central
Speed T, B, 25, 50, 100, 200
Lens Kodak Anastigmat Special
f4.5 47mm
Focus 2.5ft to ∞
Aperture f4.5 – f16
Light Meter No
Rangefinder No