Miniature camera definition

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by James Silverton, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Hello, All!

    A recent thread indicated to me that the old film definition of
    "miniature camera" as 35mm or less is in need of rethinking as
    manufacturers stop making film cameras. I wonder what "miniature
    camera" means to people now? For myself, I tend to think of it
    as something I can put in a shirt pocket.

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland, USA
    James Silverton, Jan 23, 2006
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    That's not always true, some of us are insecure and need to be reassured.
    Something to do with our Mommies.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Jan 23, 2006
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    Peter Irwin Guest

    The standard definition was always a negative size of six
    square inches or less. This includes 6x6 cm but excludes
    6x9cm. It never had much to do with the physical size of the
    camera. A 9x12 cm KW Patent Etui when folded is smaller
    than many miniature cameras.

    You can use words anyway you like, but I don't think
    there is any need to revise the old Royal Photographic
    Society definition. Six square inches is as good a
    dividing line as any. Anything you come up with
    will be equally arbitrary.

    Peter Irwin, Jan 23, 2006
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    CeeBee Guest

    I think it is a miniature camera if I can put it in my left nostril without
    accidentally pressing the shutter when I sneeze.
    CeeBee, Jan 23, 2006
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