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Stylophot Camera by Secam

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The unique Stylophot camera was manufactured by the Secam company of Paris France in circa 1955. Designed to be similar to a fountain pen, the Stylphot was a large oblong shaped camera featuring a pen clip to attach it to a pocket. It was made out of plastic and metal and featured a tripod socket on the bottom of the camera. It was able to produce a 10x10mm sized images on double perforated 16mm film. The camera measures 4 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/16 inch and weighs 82g (2 7/8 oz). There were four versions of the Stylophot:

Solid Slide: This camera featured a fixed focus f6.3 27mm coated lens. It is easily recognized with solid metal slide which can block the view finder.

Standard: In later models in approximately 1960 this version featured an aperature setting for color film. It would read COLOUR or NOIR. Black and white film used the "NOIR" f11 aperature setting, and colour film used the "COLOR" f6.3 setting.

Private Eye: Similar to the standard.

Luxe or Deluxe: The Luxe was fitted with a French Roussel lens

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