Common film formats & types

Just as digital photography has multiple sensor sizes, film photography has multiple film formats and sizes, some of which are easier to find than others (and some of which are nearly impossible). In this article, we’ll review the most common film formats; we’ll cover ‘uncommon film formats’ in an upcoming article.

And for more primers on film photography, check out our entire Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography series.

Photos by Dan Bracaglia except where noted