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The Kodak Disc 4000 was one of Kodak’s cameras for its disc miniature film format.




The Kodak Disc 4000 was one of Kodak’s cameras for its disc miniature film format.

Automatic low light detection activates the flash on this integral lithium battery-powered model. The lens and viewfinder are covered by a sliding cover, which doubles as a shutter interlock.

Type: compact fix focus camera

Manufacturer: Kodak

Produced between: 1982-1984

Films: Kodak disc film (fifteen 8×10.5mm exposures)

Lens: 1:2.8/12.5 mm

Flash: built-in

Original price: $66.00

Kodak Disc Cameras

In an effort to capitalise further on the advances in film technology and the popularity of the quick-loading Instamatic cameras, Kodak introduced the Disc format in 1982. Still, the ultra-small 8x10mm negatives were never very successful in “Joe Public” hands, and his family and Kodak stopped producing cameras in this format in 1990. According to one source, Kodak made 8 million disc cameras during the first year of production. As a point of interest, most, if not all, Kodak Disc cameras were fitted with aspheric lenses, the mass production of which Kodak had developed.

Film for this format was withdrawn from production by Kodak in 1998, and anyone no longer manufactures it.

Most, if not all, Kodak Disc cameras have a four-character “CAMEROSITY” date-code, usually on the inside of the film door, near the hinge.

Press Release:

Goodbye to KODAK Disc Film

April, 1997

With the Advanced Photo System helping you take better pictures, and the new range of KODAK GOLD 35mm films offering sharper, more colourful prints than ever before, it is time to say goodbye to KODAK Disc films.

Kodak plans to stop manufacturing Disc camera films at the end of 1998, and to ensure current Disc camera users are aware of this, the company is going to communicate directly with them through packs of KODAK Disc film.

Throughout the latter part of 1997 and all through 1998, boxes of KODAK Disc film will include a leaflet explaining that the film will be withdrawn from sale. At the same time, the leaflet will tell Disc camera users about the Advanced Photo System and the benefits the system offers.

Kodak will be encouraging retailers to continue stocking KODAK Disc films until supply runs out in 1999. Disc cameras have not been sold since 1989.

For further press information, please contact:

Simon Ewart or Sally Scorer

Hill & Knowlton

Source: http://kodak.3106.net



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