What are the best vintage cameras?

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    #1Canon AE-1

    Canon AE-1

    The Canon AE-1 is a 35 mm SLR camera with an electronically controlled AE and a focal plane shutter. The camera has a fixed eye-level pentaprism with a field of view that is 93.5% vertical and 96% horizontal coverage of the actual picture.

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    Yuan Cao
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is definitely a vintage camera, however this only solution only leads me to a page selling many of the same product. It doesn't show me anything of value besides pricing from different sellers. There are barely any pictures and no descriptions of the product. When clicking on the actual product info; It does give some information, but its very lacking. Barely any pictures and any product information."
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    #2Olympus OM-1

    Olympus OM-1
    1970's Olympus OM-1 is the first model introduced in the Olympus 35-mm SLR film cameras. Entirely mechanical, the Olympus OM-1 has a 50-millimeter lens, which is ideal to capture large panorama views.
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    Diana Burke
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Originally I thought this would be just a novelty purchase, but once i started using it I honestly liked it better than my new canon 6Ti. The lens is perfect for wide shots, and the film quality is great. Just make sure you have access to a darkroom so you can print yourself!"
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    #3Canon TX

    Canon TX
    The Canon TX Camera with 50mm Lens is a 35mm SLR camera manufactured by Canon on 1975. The Canon TX has a flash sync, centerweighted metering, TTL match-needle metering system and manual focus, Autoswitching FP, among other features.
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    Robert Walters
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "I have a friend who likes old things, and taking photos so when their birthday came up the Canon TX was a great find!"
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    #4Pentax Asahi K1000

    Pentax Asahi K1000
    The Pentax K1000 is a SLR 35mm Film Camera with Lens Combo manufactured by Optical Co. Ltd from 1976 to 1997. This camera works mechanically (springs, gears, levers) and has manual-focus SLR, manual-exposure control, and doesn't require any batteries (except for the light metering information system).
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    Brandon Harper
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "The Pentax Asahi K1000 is a fun and useful vintage style camera. It has a great, timeless look and works well. I have had it for over a year with no problems. If you want the latest and greatest technology with all the bells and whistles, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a classic vintage camera, I highly recommend it."
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    #5Nikon FM10

    Nikon FM10
    The Nikon FM10 is a 35 mm SLR film camera manufactured by Nikon Corporation on 1995. The FM10 has a shutter speed range of 1 to 1/2000th second plus bulb and flash X-sync of 1/125th second.
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    Judy Silva
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "The 1995 Nikon FM10 is the student's or novice's perfect camera. The Nikon FM10 this model brings all of the controls necessary to learn about the skills that a film photographer must have, all of which translate directly into digital cameras and their supporting software."
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    #6 Leica M3

     Leica M3

    The M3 is a camera that was introduced in 1954 by Ernst Leitz GmbH (now Leica Camera AG) and stands out for its interchangeable lens 35mm. This 35 mm rangefinder camera was the first to introduce the combination of viewfinder and rangefinder, and it's the first camera of the Ms Leica's series.

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    William Harris
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "This camera is so vintage it's hard to believe and I'm very pleased with it. It looks vintage on the outside but on the inside its pretty modern. It is kind of awkward to handle but it's very fun to use and show off."
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    #7Polaroid SX-70

    Polaroid SX-70

    The SX-70 is a folding SLR camera manufactured by Polaroid Corporation from 1972 to 1981. The body is made of glass-filled polysulfone, the film pack contains a flat, 6-volt "PolaPulse" battery to power the camera electronics, and the original flash system is a disposable "Flash Bar" of 10 bulbs.

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    Jordan Walsh
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Wow! Talk about the good ole days! Way before we had cell phones with cameras. There was The Poloroid. It was one of the first instant picture devices made! You just had to point shoot and presto! You had a photo. When these first came out you had to drop off your film and wait a week or so to get your pics back. "
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    #8Kodak Ek6 Instant Camera

    Kodak Ek6 Instant Camera

    The Kodak Ek6 Instant Camera is the perfect option for those who love vintages things. With a plastic body and manual focus, this camera doesn't have flash.

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    Carl Gray
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This camera works super well im very content with it."

Summary

Best What are the best vintage cameras
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Canon AE-1Electronics 13 Paid
2Olympus OM-1Electronics 12 Paid
3Canon TXElectronics 8 Paid
4Pentax Asahi K1000Electronics 5 Paid
5Nikon FM10Electronics 1 Paid
6 Leica M3Electronics 0 Paid
7Polaroid SX-70Electronics 0 Paid
8Kodak Ek6 Instant CameraElectronics 0 Paid
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