Sharan Minox Miniature Cameras


by Bellamy /

2 min read

Miniature cameras don’t come much cooler than this
The Sharan Minox 110 mini cameras are a tiny piece of beauty, but the best thing is, they actually work. Come and read a bit more about these remarkable little cameras.

When I was at the camera show I stumbled across these mini cameras which are modelled on classic cameras from the past. I had seen them before online, but I had not actually held one. I thought they would be cheap or made poorly, but these ones made in Japan under the Sharan label are beautifully constructed. The feel solid and well made, just like the real thing. The cameras all use an Azonon 15mm f/5.6 lens with a fixed aperture and a single shutter speed of 1/250th. They are not really something to use seriously, more of something that will be a bit of fun. They all use minox film cartridges, so the negs are going to be tiny. But that doesn’t matter…look at them…

Nikon F in black

Nikon F in silver

Nikon SP (my personal favourite)

Black Contax Rangefinder

Leica If

Black Leica IIIf Swedish Military


Hasselblad SWC

And of course the M3 that you see in the main picture. See how pretty they are? They even come with lovely little miniature lens caps and a strap. Each one of the masterpieces comes in its own clear plastic presentation case and a lovely box. This is how small they really are, as you can see, they are tiny.

The supplier has told me that there are now hardly any of them left and they only have maybe one or two of each in stock. If you would like one of these awesome little cameras they are 28,000 yen plus shipping. You can contact me by clicking on this lovely link and I will be able to get one of these awesome little cameras for you.


8 comments on “Sharan Minox Miniature Cameras”

    Mr Bunny Chow June 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm / Reply

    They are gorgeous if tough to justify, I love the Black Leica IIIf Swedish Military especially although would love to own one of each.

    I guess one can dream.

    Pierre June 10, 2012 at 12:24 am / Reply

    Are these the ones that use the 8x11mm film? Is it possible to get it?

      Bellamy June 11, 2012 at 11:05 am /

      The film is still available through B&H and on ebay.

    Gopal Nair June 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm / Reply


    Wonderful page on the classic miniature cameras. I do own most of them including the minox series only missing are the sharan megahouse M3 in black and the robot 1


    Gopal R. Nair

    mattia de dominicis November 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm / Reply

    but this cameras works like normal cameras? well, i’m asking if they’re real rangefinder, slr or tlr cameras..

    Rich March 16, 2014 at 11:29 am / Reply

    Do you know what film stock the rollei mini takes and where I might find it??

    Ralph Bryant August 21, 2017 at 10:49 am / Reply

    The little gems are absolutely the most awesome little “collector” cameras I have ever seen, the craftsmanship looks like it was done on a jewelers bench. I especially like the Hasselblad, as a representative of camera brand taken to the moon. All of the various models are true to form and design, and as mentioned, they really do work. Nice page, thanks for posting.

    Terry B December 20, 2017 at 5:54 am / Reply

    I’ve gone for the cameras I own, M3, Rolleiflex, IIIf, and have just spotted a black Nikon F at a very good price from a Japanese seller. Grabbed this. These are simply fun little cameras and well made.

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