The 7 common film camera types

One of the complications of film photography is that there are so many different types of film cameras. A hundred-plus years of development has led to several different ways of getting images onto film. In this installment of the Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography, we’ll explore the most common types of cameras, and we’ll follow up with some of the more obscure types in a future installment.

All photos: Dan Bracaglia, except where noted