The X-Series Instamatic camera was a new version of the Instamatic camera range introduced in 1970 that used the X-type Magicube flash, hence the name. Magicubes were slightly larger than conventional flashcubes and operated with self-powered flash technology, doing away with the need for batteries. They just clicked easily onto the top of the camera and a warning message popped up in the view-finder if a used bulb was in the picture-taking position.

X-series Instamatics began to be assembled at Kodak Australasia's Coburg factory in 1977, including the 56-X, 76-X, 177-X and 277-X.


Kodak Sales News, Mar-Apr 1971.

Kodakery, No. 82, Sep 1977, pp.1, 3.

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