Kodak Disc 4000

The Kodak Disc 4000 camera was introduced in the 1980s, incorporating a new version of the popular disc format film cartridges used in 110 cameras. A round disc was prepared with fifteen 8x10mm negatives for drop-in camera loading. Unfortunately, since the negatives were so small, most printed images were soft focus and unsatisfactory in quality. Eastman Kodak continued production of the camera until 1998, when their new Advanced Photo System process and Advantix cameras had been introduced to the market.
From its invention in 1839, the camera has evolved to fit many needs, from aerial to underwater photography and everything in between. Cameras allow both amateur and professional photographers to capture the world around us. The Smithsonian’s historic camera collection includes rare and unique examples of equipment, and popular models, related to the history of the science, technology, and art of photography.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1980s
Eastman Kodak Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 12 cm x 7.9 cm x 3.2 cm; 4 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in
Place Made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Artifact Walls exhibit
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Teri Bailey

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