The Kiev-30 is a subminiature camera of Soviet production. For transport in the vest pocket it is collapsible to 3/4 of its size. On the back of the camera is a two slice analog calculator for shutter/aperture determination with ASA-value and weather symbols as input variables. Its concept is a little like that of the Minolta-16, but it has the advantage of having a third thumb-wheel for focusing that appears when the camera is opened for use.


  • Type: subminiature viewfinder camera (or "spy camera")
  • Manufacturer: Arsenal
  • year of production: 1974-1983
  • Film: 16mm
  • Frame size: 13×17mm
  • Lens: Industar-M 1:3.5/23mm
  • Aperture: 1:3.5, 1:4, 1:5.6, 1:8, and 1:11
  • Shutter: speeds 1/30 sec., 1/60 sec. and 1/200 sec.
  • Focusing: 50 cm to infinity
  • Viewfinder: like a frame finder, but inside the body and with a glass window
  • Dimensions: collapsed 84×46×27mm, otherwise 108×46×27mm
  • Weight: 178 g