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Introduction | Chadt M1 | Revue Cam Watch M1 | Chadt M2 | Chadt AC | Vicam | P950 | Cam 2002

Chadt is a Minox processing laboratory, Carsten Chadt Fotofachlabor GmbH, LAB811 and Minox reseller, with web site at http://www.lab811.com. The M1 wrist watch camera was designed by Carsten Chadt and is still in limited production.


Chadt M1

The Chadt is designed to be operated from the wrist. A separate small digital watch slides onto the wrist strap. The digital watch requires a 1.55V Varta V364L type battery. 

The Chadt M1 has a 3 element 14.3 mm (f/4) fixed focus lens and has a single shutter speed of 1/200.  The apertures f/4- f/11 are selected according to the weather symbols guide for sunny, over cast and dull.  The film is advanced is by a lever on the side of the camera.  A sports finder clips down flush with the top of the camera. The camera weighs a mere 22 grams double with wrist strap and digital clock. If is only  51x31.8x21mm (width, depth, height) and 60x48x25mm with wrist strap attachment.

Revue Cam Watch M1

Same as the Chadt M1 marketed by Foto-Quelle.

Chadt M2

The M2 is rare. It is similar to the gold plated Vicam, a modified M1 with an aluminium cover. A conventual knob, on top of the camera, advances the film and the f-stop is set on the front of the camera. 

Chadt AC 60

The Chadt AC-60 is a hand made M2 with various modifications. Some have, two shutter speeds, f-stops to f/16 {f/4, f/5.6, /f8, f/16} and  various finishes {chrome and gold plated}. This model is still in limited production, silver-grey or black, on a 4 week order.


The VICAM is a gold-plated Chadt M2, with identical features; a 3 element 14.3 mm (f/4) fixed focus lens.  The 24 karat gold plating covers up the f numbers. Made in 1990 in Berlin.  Only 108 hand built cameras were made, although serial number 69 and 157 has been seen. Fixed 1/180 second shutter, with variable aperture from f/4 to f/11 set by a tiny lever on the front of the camera. Comes with slide-out viewfinder. The original  price  was 2,750DEU (1375EUR).


Sold in 1997 by P3 International the P950 is a version of the Chadt AC 60. Shutter speed is 1/60 sec and 1/120th (on some). Fixed focus lens.  Lens is a 3-element (in one group, behind shutter) coated f/4 14.3mm achromat. Apertures set at f/4, f/5.6, f/8 and f/16.

"P3 International's standard of excellence continues with the Professional Wrist Camera. Weighing less than 2.5 oz., including film and wristband, this camera is no lightweight performer. Crafted from an aerospace-industry aluminum magnesium alloy, this camera is one of the most durable on the market...stronger than steel at a fraction of the weight. Using 8 x 11 cartridge film, the same type used by the popular high performance Minox Cameras worldwide, this device's pictures are anything but ordinary. One touch exposure and simple film advance ensure hassle free photography in any situation. Entirely handmade by German craftsmen, the Professional Wrist Camera is the best wrist camera ever offered by P3 International. Available also in gold or chrome plating."

Cam 2002

A prototype metal camera with fixed focus 14.3mm lens and fully variable aperture f/4-f/16.

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