Series 2005.006.15 - Point and shoot cameras

Vivitar PS88 Nikon One Touch Zoom 90s AF Quartz Date Minolta Autopak 400-X Minolta Hi-Matic AF2

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Point and shoot cameras

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  • [between 1938 and 2006] (Manufacturing)

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65 pieces of photographic equipment : cameras

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Series contains mainly inexpensive, fully automatic 35 mm cameras marketed strictly for amateur use. These cameras are the high tech descendants of the box camera and most models have no manual control over focus, aperture, shutter speed, film winding or metering. The viewfinder on point and shoot models is, like the box camera and unlike reflex style cameras, not integrated with the lens; there is no mirror directing the view from the lens to the eye of the photographer. Most of the point and shoot cameras require batteries for operation.

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Items in this series were donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department from several different sources:

Cameras from the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum collection donated by the Tanenbaums in 2016.
Cameras from the Robert S. York collection donated by his estate in 2015.
Cameras from the Wilhelm E. Nassau collection donated by Mr. Nassau in 2015, and Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011.
Cameras from the Gordon Hughes collection donated by Mr. Hughes in 2014.
Cameras from the Allan Munro collection donated by Mr. Munroe in 2014.
Cameras from the Helen Sterghiou collection donated by Ms. Sterghiou in 2014.
Cameras from the Derek Hitchens collection donated by Mr. Hitchens in 2013.
Cameras from the PPCM collection donated by the Ryerson Image Arts department in 2013.
Cameras from the Lesley Sparks collection donated by Ms. Sparks in 2012.
Cameras from the Arthur and Wesnetta Tyndall collection donated by Joy Tyndall in 2012.
Cameras from the Michael Pearson Memorial collection donated by his estate in 2012.
Cameras from the David J. Bishop collection donated by Mr. Bishop in 2012.
Cameras from the Erika Constantin donated by Ms. Constantin in 2009


Items in this series were donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives from several different sources and arranged in the Camera Collection by type.

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