Minox 35 GL

The Minox 35 GL followed the Minox 35 EL in Minox's successful range of 35mm compact cameras, reputedly the smallest full-frame 35mm cameras ever made. The lens retracts into the camera body when closed, fully opening the cover activates the battery. Different models in the Minox 35 range were identified by shutter release buttons in differing colours: the GL is quickly identified by its orange shutter release button.


  • Type 35mm compact camera
  • Size 100 mm x 61 mm x 31 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight 200 grams (with battery)
  • Image Format 24 x 36 mm (W x H)
  • Lens Minox Color-Minotar, 35 mm f/2.8, no filter thread (proprietary filters simply push on).
  • Diaphragm Leaf diaphragm, continuously adjustable f/2.8 to f/16.
  • Focusing Manual scale focusing 3ft/0.9m - infinity.
  • Shutter Speeds 1/500 second, longest speed dependent on film ISO, e.g. 15 seconds with 25 ISO, 1 second with 400 ISO.
  • Viewfinder Direct finder with needle scale, markings for 1/500, 1/125, 1/30 second, shading to indicate over-exposure, and slow speed warning.
  • Film Loading Manual, whole back slides off to load film.
  • Film Transport Manual dual stroke lever.
  • Flash Contact Hot shoe, X synchronised, automatic time switching to 1/125 second.
  • Tripod Socket ¼ in.
  • Battery PX 27 or modern equivalent
  • Serial number is to be found inside film compartment.


Classic Compact Cameras
Canon IXUS | Minox 35 | Olympus XA | Penti