|The Instamatic 133, a very popular camera in the early 1970s|
The Kodak Instamatic 133 was a 126 cartridge film camera introduced by Kodak in 1968, one of a long line of Instamatics. The 133 had a flashcube socket; the Instamatic 133X was similar, but was fitted for Magicubes.
- Manufacturer: Kodak Ltd, Kodak AG and Kodak Spain
- Designer: Alexander Gow
- Body Styling: Sir Kenneth Grange
- shutter speeds: 1/80 sec. (sunlight), 1/40 sec. (dim light or flash)
- Lens: 1:11/43mm fixed-focus
- Film: 126 cartridge
In the early 1970s there were more families with several children living in Germany than nowadays. And it had become very common that sooner or later the children got a real camera. So it was lucky for the family's budget that simple cameras were in fashion, the Instamatics of Kodak. These cameras were made by Kodak's German plant Kodak AG and by its British plant Kodak Ltd. In the 1970s, these factories offered lines of Instamatics styled especially for the home market. One line started with the Instamatic 33, which had a connector for a separate flashgun instead of a flashcube socket. The model numbers in this line ended in "33"; the higher the number, the more features were offered.