Top 35 Most Popular Film Cameras of 2019

Top 35 Most Popular Film Cameras of 2019

Introduction

A few months ago we published our Top 10 Film Cameras of 2019. It was so well-received that we thought we'd expand it using our unique data to tell you the top 35 (get it?) cameras of 2019!

As always, if you want to buy used film cameras and other gear you can visit our shop. We add hundreds of new items every week! Click the video below to see the Top 35 Film Cameras of 2019, or keep scrolling for the text version!

How Did You Decide the List?

In our Top 10 list, the "Top" cameras were the most popular based on Google search and click activity. That list is driven by our Google Ads data, not our opinion. We have around half a million searches to draw from, so we think this is a pretty good representation of the data as a whole.

This list is from every Google search we had access to, which means we used over 10 million searches to decide the order. With that out of the way, let's get started!

Top 35 Film Cameras of 2019 (By Google Search Results)

Of course, this is not the list of the best film cameras, but a representation of the cameras people are looking for. Popularity does not always correspond to quality, but most of the cameras on this list are excellent shooters as well.

If you want to know more about some of the cameras please view the previous article where we go into detail on the top 10 film cameras. But for now, enjoy the video!

#35

Konica Hexar RF

Search shop for Konica Hexar RF or for all Leica M

  • The Konica Hexar RF is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus rangefinder, using the Leica M mount. 
  • It requires batteries for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and shutter with a maximum of 1/4000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#34

Contax G1

Search shop for Contax G1 or for all Contax G

  • The Contax G1 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, automatic & electronically controlled manual focus, rangefinder camera.
  • It requires batteries for all operations which include a built-in light meter with a lit LCD display and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/2000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#33

Polaroid Land Camera 1000

Search shop for Polaroid Land Camera 1000 or for all Polaroid

  • The Polaroid Land Camera 1000 is a fixed focus, instant film camera, with a fixed 104mm f14.6 lens.
  • It requires a battery (built into the film pack) for all operations which include a built-in light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/200th of a second.
  • All camera settings are selected automatically by the camera.

 

#32

Pentax ME Super

Search shop for Pentax ME Super or for all Pentax K.

  • The Pentax ME Super is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus SLR camera, using the Pentax K lens mount.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/2000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#31

Yashica Mat 124 G

Search shop for Yashica Mat 124 G or for all TLR cameras

  • The Yashica Mat 124 G is a 120 format, manual focus TLR, with a fixed 80mm f3.5 Yashinon lens. 
  • It has a built-in CdS light meter which requires a battery to operate. 
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#30

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Search shop for Rolleiflex 2.8 F or for all TLR cameras.

  • The Rolleiflex 2.8F is a 120 format, manual focus TLR, with a fixed 80mm f2.8 Zeiss Heidosmat lens. 
  • It has a built-in selenium light meter and functions fully without batteries.
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#29

Zenza Bronica ETR-Si

Search shop for Zenza Bronica ETR-Si or for all Medium Format.

  • The Zenza Bronica ETR-Si is an interchangeable lens, 120 format, manual focus, SLR camera, using the Zenza Bronica ETR lens mount.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#28

Nikon F3

Search shop for Nikon F3 or for all Nikon F.

  • The Nikon F3 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus, SLR camera, using the Nikon F lens mount.
  • It requires batteries for all operations which include a built-in light meter with a lit LCD display, and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/2000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#27

Leica M2

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  • The Leica M2 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus rangefinder, using the Leica M lens mount. 
  • It has no built-in light meter and functions fully without batteries.
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#26

Hasselblad SWC

Search shop for Hasselblad SWC or for all Hasselblad.

  • The Hasselblad SWC is a 120 format, zone focus camera, with a fixed f4.5 38mm Carl Zeiss Biogon lens. 
  • It has no built-in meter and functions fully without any batteries. 
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#25

Leica Minilux

Search shop for Leica Minilux of for all Compact Cameras.

  • The Leica Minilux is a 35mm, automatic & electronically controlled manual focus, compact camera, with fixed 40mm f2.4 retractable Leica Summarit lens.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/400th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture can be selected manually or automatically.

 

#24

Olympus XA

Search shop for Olympus XA or for all Compact Cameras.

  • The Olympus XA is a 35mm, manual focus, compact rangefinder camera (wow!), with a fixed 35mm f2.8 lens, and a clamshell design.
  • It requires batteries for all operations which include a built-in needle-type display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds are selected automatically by the camera, and the aperture is adjusted manually by the user.

 

#23

Yashica T3

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  • The Yashica T3 is a 35mm, automatic focus compact camera, with fixed 35mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss T* lens.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/630th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected automatically by the camera.

 

#22

Contax G2

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  • The Contax G2 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, automatic & electronically controlled manual focus, rangefinder camera.
  • It requires batteries for all operations which include a built-in light meter with a lit LCD display and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/4000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#21

Canon FTb

Search shop for Canon FTb or for all Canon FD.

  • The Canon FTb is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus SLR camera, using the Canon FD lens mount. 
  • It has a built-in needle-type display light meter which requires a battery to operate. 
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#20

Yashica Electro 35

Search shop for Yashica Electro 35 or for all Yashica.

  • The Yashica Electro 35 is a 35mm, manual focus  rangefinder camera with fixed 45mm f1.7 Yashinon lens.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds are selected automatically by the camera, and the aperture is adjusted manually by the user.

 

#19

Nikon F5

Search shop for Nikon F5 or for all Nikon F.

  • The Nikon F5 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, *auto & manual focus SLR camera, using the Nikon F lens mount.
  • It requires batteries for all operations which include a built-in light meter with a lit LCD display, and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/8000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and *aperture can be selected manually or automatically (*lens dependent).

 

#18

Konica Big Mini (BM-201)

Search shop for Konica Big Mini or for all Compact Cameras.

  • The Konica Big Mini is a 35mm, automatic focus compact camera, with a fixed 35mm F3.5 Konica lens. 
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED light meter display, and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected automatically by the camera.

 

#17

Mamiya RZ67

Search shop for Mamiya RZ67 or all Medium Format.

  • The Mamiya RZ67 is an interchangeable lens, 120 format, manual focus SLR camera, using the Mamiya RZ lens mount. 
  • It has no built-in light meter yet requires a battery to power the shutter which has maximum speed of 1/400th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#16

Konica C35

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  • The Konica C35 is a 35mm, manual focus, rangefinder camera, with a fixed 38mm f2.8 Hexanon lens.
  • It requires a battery for all functions which include a built-in CdS needle-type display light meter, and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/650th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds are selected automatically by the camera, and the aperture is adjusted manually by the user.

 

#15

Canon AE-1 Program

Search shop for Canon AE-1 Program or for all Canon FD.

  • The Canon AE-1 Program is an interchangeable lens, 35mm manual focus, SLR camera, using the Canon FD lens mount.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and *aperture can be selected manually or automatically (*lens dependent).

 

#14

Pentax 67II

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  • The Pentax 67II is an interchangeable lens, 120 format, manual focus SLR camera, using the Pentax 67 lens mount.
  • It requires batteries for all operations which include a light meter built into the standard AE Prism Finder with a lit LCD display, and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#13

Nikon FM2

Search shop for Nikon FM2 or for all Nikon F.

  • The Nikon FM2 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus SLR camera, using the Nikon F lens mount. 
  • It has a built-in needle-type display light meter which requires a battery to operate. 
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum of 1/4000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#12

Olympus OM-1

Search shop for Olympus OM-1 or for all Olympus OM.

  • The Olympus OM-1 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus SLR camera, using the Olympus OM lens mount. 
  • It has a built-in needle-type display light meter which requires a battery to operate. 
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#11

Nikonos-V

Search shop for Nikonos-V or for all Nikonos.

  • The Nikonos-V is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus, waterproof zone focus camera, using the Nikonos lens mount.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#10

Nikon FE2

Search shop for Nikon FE2 or for all Nikon F.

  • The Nikon FE2 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus SLR camera, using the Nikon F lens mount.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in needle-type display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/4000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#09

Leica M4

Search shop for Leica M4 or for all Leica M.

  • The Leica M4 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus rangefinder, using the Leica M lens mount. 
  • It has no built-in light meter and functions fully without batteries.
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#08

Hasselblad 500C/M

Search shop for Hasselblad 500C/M or for all Hasselblad.

  • The Hasselblad 500C/M is an interchangeable lens, 120 format, manual focus SLR camera, using the Hasselblad V lens mount. 
  • It has no built-in light meter and functions fully without any batteries. *Optional metered knob &  prism available. Prism meter requires batteries.
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum shutter speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

 

#07

Mamiya 7

Search shop for Mamiya 7 or for all Medium Format.

  • The Mamiya 7 is an interchangeable lens, 120 format, manual focus rangefinder camera, using the Mamiya 7 lens mount.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#06

Olympus Mju-II

Search shop for Olympus Mju-II or for all Compact Cameras.

  • The Olympus Mju-II a 35mm, automatic focus, compact camera with fixed 35mm f2.8 retractable lens and protective clamshell design.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected automatically by the camera.

 

#05

Leica M3

Search shop for Leica M3 or for all Leica M.

  • The Leica M3 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus rangefinder, using the Leica M lens mount. 
  • It has no built-in light meter and functions fully without batteries.
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user

 

#04

Pentax 6x7

Search shop for Pentax 6x7 or for all Medium Format.

  • The Pentax 6x7 is an interchangeable lens, 120 format, manual focus SLR, using the Pentax 6x7 lens mount. 
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/1000th of a second and an *optional prism with a built-in light meter.
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user

 

#03

Contax T2

Search shop for Contax T2 or for all Compact Cameras.

  • The Contax T2 is a 35mm, automatic & electronically controlled manual focus compact camera with fixed 38mm f2.8 retractable Carl Zeiss T* lens.
  • It requires a battery for all operations which include a built-in LED display light meter and a shutter with a maximum speed of 1/500th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds can be selected manually or automatically, and the aperture is set manually by the user.

 

#02

Canon AE-1

Search shop for Canon AE-1 or for all Canon FD.

  • The Canon AE-1 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus SLR camera, using the Canon FD mount. 
  • It has a built-in needle-type display light meter which requires a battery to operate.
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum of 1/1000th of a second.
  • Shutter speeds are selected manually by the user, and the aperture can be set manually or *automatically (*lens dependent).

 

#01

Leica M6

Search shop for Leica M6 or for all Leica M.

  • The Leica M6 is an interchangeable lens, 35mm, manual focus rangefinder, using the Leica M lens mount. 
  • It has a built-in LED display light meter which requires batteries to operate. 
  • Its mechanically controlled shutter has a maximum of 1/1000th of a second. 
  • Shutter speeds and aperture are selected manually by the user.

This article was originally published on 19.3.2020 by Jordan Lockhard and was updated 27.1.2022 by Connor Brustofski.

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