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Movie film formats

Amateur formats:

Professional formats:

Still photography film formats

Multiple image

Designation Type Year Size and comment
101 roll film 1895-1956 3 1/2" x 3"
102 roll film 1896-1933 1" x 2"
103 roll film 1896-1949 3" x 4"
104 roll film 1897-1949 4" x 3"
105 roll film 1897-1949 2" x 3", see 120 film
106 for roll holder 1898-1924 3" x 3"
107 for roll holder 1898-1924 3" x 4"
108 for roll holder 1898-1929 4" x 3"
109 for roll holder 1898-1924 4" x 5"
110 for roll holder 1898-1929 5" x 4"
110 Instamatic cartridge 1972-Present 13 x 17 mm, see 110 film
111 for roll holder 1898-Unknown 6" x 4"
112 for roll holder 1898-1924 7" x 5"
113 for roll holder 1898-Unknown 9 x 12 cm
114 for roll holder 1898-Unknown 12 x 9 cm
115 roll film 1898-1949 6" x 4"
116, A-116 roll film 1899-1984 2" x 4", A for Autographic
117 roll film 1900-1949 2" x 2", see 120 film
118, A-118 roll film 1900-1961 3" x 4"
119 roll film 1900-1940 4" x 3"
120, A-120 roll film 1901-Present See 120 film
121 roll film 1902-1941 1 5/8" x 2"
122, A-122 roll film 1903-1971 3" x 5", Postcard
123, A-123 roll film 1904-1949 4" x 5"
124 roll film 1905-1961 3" x 4"
125 roll film 1905-1949 3" x 5"
126, A-126 roll film 1906-1949 4" x 6"
126 Instamatic cartridge 1963-2000(1) 26.5 x 26.5 mm, see 126 film
127, A-127 roll film 1912-1995(2) 4 x 4 cm, see 127 film
128 roll film 1912-1941 1" x 2"
129 roll film 1912-1951 1 7/8" x 3"
130, A-130 roll film 1916-1961 2 7/8" x 4 7/8"
135 cartridge 1934-Present See 135 film
220 roll film 1965-Present See 120 film
235 loading spool 1934-Unknown 24 x 36 mm, see 135 film
240 APS cartridge 1996-Present See APS film
335 loading spool 1952-Unknown 24 x 23 mm, see 135 film
435 loading spool 1934-Unknown 24 x 36 mm, see 135 film
616 roll film 1931-1984 2" x 4" or 2" x 2 1/8"
620 roll film 1931-1995 See 120 film
645 format only 6 x 4.5 cm, see 120 film
828 roll film 1935-1985 28 x 40 mm, 35 mm wide Bantam, 8 exp.
35 roll film 1916-1933 1" x 1", 35 mm wide
HR, VR disc cartridge 1982-1998 See disc film
Minox roll film 1938-Present 8 x 11 mm, 9.2 mm wide, 15 and 36 exp.
Karat cartridge 1936-Unknown Early Agfa cartridge for 35 mm film
Rapid cartridge 1964-1990s Agfa cartridge for 35 mm film, 12 exp
SL cartridge 1958-1990 Orwo Schnell-Lade Kassette for 35 mm film
K 16 cartridge 1987-Unknown Orwo, 16 mm wide, 20 exp

(1) Discontinued by major manufacturers but still produced by Ferrania.

(2) Discontinued by major manufacturers but still produced by Efke and Maco.

Unless otherwise noted, all formats were introduced by Kodak, who began allocating the number series in 1913. Before that, films were just identified by the name of the cameras they were intended for.

For roll holder means film for cartridge roll holders, allowing roll film to be used with cameras designed to use glass plates.

The primary reason there were so many different negative formats in the early days was that prints were made by contact, without use of an enlarger. The film format would thus be exactly the same as the size of the print -- so if you wanted large prints, you would have to use a large camera and corresponding film format.

Single image

Size (in inches) Type
2 x 3 sheet film
3 x 4 sheet film
4 x 5 sheet film
5 x 7 sheet film
8 x 10 sheet film
11 x 14 sheet film
16 x 20 sheet film


Size (in cm) Type
6.5 x 9 sheet film
9 x 12 sheet film
10 x 15 sheet film
13 x 18 sheet film

Instant image

Designation Type
SX-70 Polaroid flat film cartridge with integrated battery
Type 88 Polaroid flat film cartridge
Type 100 Polaroid flat film cartridge

See also

External links

eo:Filmformato pt:Formato de filme

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