This is a category of cameras which incorporate a magazine; a chamber containing a number of plates (usually, though conceivably also sheet film). A lot of magazine cameras were made around 1900. Some of these were box-form falling-plate cameras. Others like the Snappa Camera were folding cameras. Allowing quick and discreet changing of plates, many of these cameras are also in the category of detective cameras. Some cameras (often for ferrotype) used by street, fairground or low-budget studio portrait photography incorporate a magazine for small plates.
Plate magazines were an option for quite a lot more cameras that could also use single plate holders or a roll-film back. These cameras might or might not be regarded as magazine cameras.
Pages in category "Magazine cameras"
The following 45 pages are in this category, out of 45 total.