Kodak Pocket Instamatic 30

Kodak Pocket Instamatic 30
Kodak Pocket Instamatic 30

The Kodak Pocket Instamatic 30 camera was manufactured in USA from 1972 until 1976 when production stopped 47 years ago. The Pocket Instamatic 30 was designed to take 110, Cartridge Roll film. The camera requires 1, K battery. Unloaded, the camera weighs 155.00 g (5.47 oz.), with batteries 166.00 g (5.86 oz.), and with film, 178.00 g (6.28 oz.). Initially priced at $48.00, the Pocket Instamatic 30 would cost $259.83 in 2011. Features include tripod socket.

General Information

Years Made1972-1976 (47 to 51 Years Old)
MSRP$48.00 ($259.83 2012 Dollars)
Film110 Film
Weight155.00 g (5.47 oz.)
Battery1 x K
Country of ManufactureUSA


Tripod Socket Integrated Flash Auto Focus Self Timer Date Back Hot Shoe Cold Shoe
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Comments (3)

Phil wrote on October 29th, 2014
I've just come across one of these cameras with the flash cube extender, electronic flash, leather case and owners manual. I see the "K" battery in there. Are these batteries still available and if not any way to take one apart? I've seen another guy online has done a work around by putting 3 #357 batteries together in a certain fashion.
Phil wrote on October 29th, 2014
Also there was something about "3D" capability on this?
Phil wrote on November 11th, 2014
I acquired one of these Kodak 30 cameras with everything included. The "K" battery of course was dead. Went to a UK website that had instructions on how to rebuiled it, so I bought 10 of the size 625A button cell batteries, the same ones used in the "K" casing. After splitting open the casing and going through the instructions of soldering the +'s to the -'s like instructed found I couldn't get the casing to go all the way back together. This of course making it wider and not fitting into the camera. Instructions say to use thin soldering tape from Radio Shack, maybe that would work....not sure. I used just regular solder and of course my soldering joints were too big/fat for the casing to close. Back to the drawing/soldering board or do I do the other work around taping 3 of these batteries together? Mind you that the batteries I got are the exact same size as the originals and not the $357's,etc.

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