Paillard Bolex H16, 16mm cine camera outfit, in fitted case

Made:
c. 1955
maker:
Paillard-Bolex

Paillard Bolex H16, 16mm cine camera outfit, in fitted case, c. 1955.

Introduced by the Swiss firm Paillard S A, the H16 was a high quality, versatile camera used by amateur moviemakers who took their craft seriously. Using the larger 16mm film format, rather than the 8mm preferred by the casual user, these cameras gave the kind of quality that eventually converted the professionals - and in the end spelled the end of these cameras, as the professionals demanded more sophisticated 16mm equipment.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1987-751
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford