Mamiya 16 Automatic

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The Mamiya 16 Automatic is a subminiature viewfinder camera taking 10x14mm images on 16mm film. It was made in Japan by Mamiya, introduced in August 1959. It has a collapsible optical miniature viewfinder and a built-in selenium meter combined with a manual analog calculator with ASA selector for exposure settings from 1 sec to 1/200 sec that is coupled to the aperture. Other selectors are the shutter speed thumb-wheel, the film type reminder, the distance setting shifter, and a shifter to set a yellow filter in front of the lens. The camera bottom includes a tripod socket.


  • Type: subminiature viewfinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Mamiya
  • Year of launch: 1959
  • Film: 16mm film
  • Frame size: 10×14mm
  • Lens: Mamiya-Sekor f2.8 25mm lens, stopping down to f16
  • Focus: Manual guess focus, focusing down to 0.3 meters/1 foot.
  • Shutter: Speeds set manually between 1/5 (1/2 on some models) and 1/200, plus 'B'
  • Aperture: set manually from f2.8 and f16, by rotating the calculator wheel to match shutter speed to meter needle
  • Viewfinder: optical bright frame finder with parallax marks
  • Flash: PC socket on camera base plate with accessory shoe to the side of the selenium meter
  • Size: 104×32×48mm
  • Weight: 270g