Kodak Colorburst 50 Instant Camera

The Kodak Colorburst 50 Instant camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company. It was first introduced in 1979 and continued to be manufactured up to the year 1982. The type of film it uses is Kodak Instant Color Film PR144-10. It uses siza J 6 volt Kodak batteries which can be bought separately. Introductory price at that time was 45 USD.

Kodak Colorburst 50 front

The Kodak Colorburst 50 instant camera was one of the instant cameras that Kodak produced to compete with the Polaroid brand of instant cameras. Before that happened the Eastman Kodak Company were producing the instant films that Polaroid uses. They produced it from 1963 up to 1969. Then Polaroid decided to make their own instant films. After a few years Eastman Kodak Company then decided to make their own instant cameras to be used for their own instant films. In 1976 their first instant cameras were launched. Polaroid then sued the company for patent infringement which they won for 909 million USD and Eastman Kodak Company then discontinued their instant camera line in 1987.

Kodak Colorburst 50 back

The Kodak Colorburst 50 that i have was still in good condition. It didn’t came with any battery or film so I wont be able to check it if the camera still works. The strap on the camera is still the original one.The body is still intact and there is no signs of wear even the writings and the logo were still intact. The only thing that is bugging me is the flash, I don’t know if it is also a part of the camera because from the pictures that  I see in the Internet there was no flash on the Kodak Colorburst 50 and the flash doesn’t seem to fit the side of the camera. Maybe the one who I bought it from thought that it was also a part of the camera and sold it to me as a whole. Since this camera was discontinued and is still in good condition it would be a great addition for someone’s collection.




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