Action Camera

Action Camera
Action Camera

The Action Camera

Marcy’s Action Camera Review: “really works!”

The packaging.

This camera was sent to me all the way from Washington, NJ -so you know it’s seen some action. The cardboard backing looks like a cartoon version of one of those New York Institute of Photography ads you used to see in Popular Photography magazine … “I never thought I could photograph naked chicks, but now I think I can!” Made in Hong Kong (Gasp! The Pearl of the Orient!), this completely plastic camera takes 16 images on 127 film. I shoulda taped it up ’cause there’re some major light leaks. Lightweight and ready for just about anything – that about sums it up. About 2 5/8″ tall, 3 3/8″ wide and 2″ deep. It’s got his little yellow wrist strap that’s just like plastic linguini. Kinda makes me hungry. Here’s to prove it “Really Works!”

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Comments (especially sarcastic comments) are always welcome. Negative commentary sloughs off like summer rain at a car show … making everything more aesthetically captivating and photogenic.

From the graphics I’m guessing it’s 1970’s though McKeown doesn’t list it. Must be RARE!

This photo was taken about the time the Action Camera was being produced. Though there is no Action Camera in the photo, I’m sure there was one rolling around on the floor in the rear passenger area of that car. That’s me on the hood of my dad’s Camaro. My mom on the left.


  1. Brian K Williams

    I had this in the 70’s. My very first camera. The packaging had the Pink Panther and the inspector on it.

    • Marcy Merrill

      Brian: The packaging is the best part!

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