I like miniature and subminiature cameras. Not only do they tend to have interesting designs but they take up a small amount of space in an increasingly large collection. If and when I shoot with any of these beauties, they will each have their own entry on the website.

In this post: Yashica Y16, Minolta 16-EE, Minolta 16-P, Mamiya 16 Deluxe, Mamiya Super 16. I also have the Minute 16, Minolta 16QT, Whittaker Micro 16, Riken Steky Model II, and Kiev 30, among others.

16MM Film

Developed by Eastman Kodak in 1923, 16mm film was a cheaper alternative to 35mm film. Though it has survived primarily as a video film, many 16mm still film cameras were manufactured and sold from the 1930’s through the 1980’s.

Yashica Y16

This is a gorgeous camera.  I came across this with its case at a local flea market and almost didn’t because I originally thought the case was too small to house a camera. For $4, I am glad I checked the case.

Make Yashica
Model Y16
Year 1959
Format 16mm (10mm x 14mm)
Shutter metal plane
Speed S, 25, 50, 100, 200
Lens Yashica Yashinon
f3.5 25mm
Focus fixed-focus
Aperture f3.5 to f11
Light Meter n/a
Rangefinder n/a

Minolta-16 EE

Make Minolta
Model 16-EE
Year 1962 – 1964
Format 16mm (10mm x 14mm)
Shutter metal plane
Speed 30-500
Lens Minolta Rokkor
f2.8 25mm
Focus dual (landscape, group portrait)
Aperture auto
Light Meter Selenium cell
Rangefinder n/a

Mamiya 16 Deluxe

Make Mamiya
Model 16 Deluxe
Year 1960
Format 16mm
Shutter metal plane
Speed B, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200
Lens Mamiya Sekor
f2.8 25mm
Focus 0.3m – ∞
Aperture f2.8 to f16
Light Meter n/a
Rangefinder n/a

Minolta 16-P

Make Minolta
Model 16-P
Year 1960 – 1965
Format 16mm
Shutter metal plane
Speed 12, 25, 50, 100, 200
Lens Minolta Rokkor
f3.5 25mm
Focus fixed
Aperture f3.5 to f16
Light Meter n/a
Rangefinder n/a

Mamiya Super 16

Make Mamiya
Model Super 16 (I)
Year 1951 – 1956
Format 16mm (10mm x 14mm)
Shutter metal plane
Speed B, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200
Lens Mamiya
f3.5 25mm
Focus 1ft – ∞
Aperture f3.5 to f11
Light Meter n/a
Rangefinder n/a
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Mamaya Super 16