Kodak Hawkeye Pocket Instamatic
|Kodak Hawkeye Pocket Instamatic|
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The Hawkeye Pocket Instamatic is a plastic camera which uses the 110 cartridge film and was produced from 1973 to 1979. It has a sliding film advance button on the bottom of the camera which is cycled using the operator's thumb. There is a socket on the top of the camera for MagiCubes. The camera measures 4 1/2" wide x 1" tall x 2 1/8" deep. Weight is 3 and 1/2 ounces.
It operates without the need for batteries. When purchased new, the camera came packaged with a 12 exposure roll of Kodak Kodacolor II color film, 1 MagiCube, a wrist strap and an extender to raise the flash up higher above the film plane. When first marketed, it retailed for $24.95.
Other than this model used flashcubes, it is quite similar to the Kodak Winner, Kodak Gimini, Kodak Trimlite Instamatic 18, Kodak Kids Camera, Kodak Mickey-Matic (first model), My First Camera and the abortive Kodak Galactic, all of which employed a flipflash.