The most expensive portable camera ever


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What is the most expensive portable camera in the world?


It’s hard to believe in today’s world, when just about everything from your cell phone to your mp3 player has a camera somewhere inside of it, that once upon a time cameras were stationery things that stood on large platforms and that looked much like large boxes. They were hardly things that you could easily take along with you to any kind of event or outing and were reserved mainly for taking still, professional photos. So imagine what a great invention it was in the early 1900s when the first portable cameras emerged onto the market! That excitement, and the beauty that these vintage pieces still hold, are just some of the reasons why one in particular ranks as the world’s most expensive portable camera – and it’s not even digital!

The world’s most expensive portable camera is the Leica 107 and it was created as part of the O-Series, which would test out how effectively portable cameras could be marketed. The camera was created by Oskar Barnack in 1923 and it would also go down in history as being the first portable camera to ever be exported, as it was sent from Germany to New York so that it could be patented in the United States. In 2008 a German auction company, Westlicht Photographica Auctions, who are well-reputed to sell high-end photography items, sold the camera for close to $500,000 USD. One reason for the high price tag, aside from the fact that it’s an antique and truly a beautiful work of art, is that there were only 20 cameras in the O-Series.


The Leica 107


The world's most expensive portable camera ever

The most expensive portable camera ever

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