Kodak 470 Disc
The Kodak 470 is a special camera not because of its features, but because
of the complete lack of reference to this camera by Kodak. There are many
timelines and model information available on Kodak cameras - by Kodak itself
and numerous Kodak collectors. There are also numerous references to all
the Kodak disc models in various books and magazines. But nowhere, will you
able to find reference to the existence of this model. The Kodak disc
470 camera was a premium model. Kodak marketed premium models for groups
that used these cameras as sales incentives, or were provided as prizes and
therefore, had no suggested list price. This camera was introduced in January
1986 and discontinued in September 1990. The camera itself is identical
to the Kodak disc 3600 camera and Challenger model. The only difference is
the labeling/identification of the 470 model.
Kodak always made tons of any of their models and this camera should not
be as scarce/rare as it seems, but it is not commonly found. The lens is
15mm f4.0 with three glass elements. Focus is fixed, with depth of
field frfom 4 feet to infinity. Exposure was fixed, f/4.0 at 1/300
second. Film advance was automatic and motorized. The camera had a built-in
flash with a range of 4 to 20 feet. A flash-ready light indicates the charge
and the flash flashes every time - a flash defeat switch is built-in. Flash-ready
light recycles in 4 to 8 seconds with fresh batteries. The camera uses 2
AA-size alkaline batteries (loaded from the front). This provides enough
power to expose approximately 25 discs with normal use.
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