Argus C3 Colormatic

Argus C3 Colormatic
Argus C3 Colormatic

The Argus C3 Colormatic camera was manufactured in United States of America from 1954 until 1958 when production stopped 66 years ago. The C3 Colormatic was designed to take 35mm, Cartridge Roll film. Unloaded, the camera weighs 746.00 g (1 lb, 10.31 oz.), and with film, 765.00 g (1 lb, 10.98 oz.). Features include tripod socket.

General Information

Years Made1954-1958 (66 to 70 Years Old)
Film35mm Film
Weight746.00 g (1 lb, 10.31 oz.)
Date AcquiredJune 30th, 2013
Owner's ManualAvailable
Country of ManufactureUnited States of America


Tripod Socket Integrated Flash Auto Focus Self Timer Date Back Hot Shoe Cold Shoe
Yes No No No No No Yes
Shutter Speeds:Bulb, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/300
Shutter Type:Leaf
Aperture Settings:3.5, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16
Lens Mount:Fixed
Viewfinder:Plain with Rangefinder
Focal Range:3ft - Infinity, 50mm Lens

Comments (1)

mama wrote on June 30th, 2013
Nice find!!! Wow that's an old one.

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