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Types of 35mm Film Cameras

Updated: Jun 13, 2021

A blog post by Darkroom 8 Team

Nowadays, customers will often ask us - “Which film camera should I purchase?”. The answer is rather simple, it depends on what you’re looking for and prefer. In film photography, choosing the right camera gear is just as important as knowing how to frame your shots.

There are plenty of 35mm film cameras out there and if you’re new to this, you might be unsure about the differences. Worry not, here’s a table of 35mm film camera examples based on the type along with its functionality. Do keep in mind that the functions vary according to brand and model. Hence, we strongly recommend you to read your camera manual for complete understanding.

Now that you have a better understanding, the next step is to decide which camera will be your handy sidekick. With film’s rich history and iconic photo quality, we hope that you’ll be able to find a film camera that you’ll enjoy shooting with and treasure forever. If you’re curious about upgrading from 35mm to medium format one day, we have also written a comprehensive comparison of point & shoot vs SLR vs Medium Format here.


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