Top 10 Best Vintage Slide Projectors

Check out the best deals for vintage slide projectors that we have compiled below. These slide projectors are made with high-quality materials and have autofocus features.

10 Best Selling Vintage Slide Projectors

Vintage Slide Projectors Buying Guide

What should you look for when shopping for a carousel slide projector of your own? We’ll walk you through the various aspects of our Buying Guide.

1. Magnifying Power

A vintage slide projector must offer great magnification power to best show your images. Some slide projectors boast 4X or 6X magnification, so when your slide is inserted into the projector’s carousel or magazine it enlarges your image to a bigger size for enhanced viewing pleasure.

2. Sharpness

No matter if your vintage slide projector can display your images in 3X or 4X magnification, if the images lack clarity, focus, sharpness, or color, it won’t be as satisfying to view.

3. Usability

Is your vintage slide projector easy to operate? Does it only accept one slide at a time, or can you load a tray of slides through a carousel or magazine? Another consideration is the controls of the slide projector: most vintage slide projectors are sold with remote controls to make it easier and more convenient to switch through loads of slides.

4. Portability

These machines were built to be portable. Carrying from room to room, house to house, people shared their slides and enjoyed slide shows. While the actual slide projectors are compact, the carousel and magazines are usually as large as the slide projectors themselves. We mention this only because users would expect them to be as portable as today’s electronic equipment.

5. Light Source

One of the most important aspects of a vintage slide projector is its light source. The light source determines how bright (and vibrant the colors will be) when the image is displayed on a screen or wall. A lamp or light bulb shines the image onto the screen or wall, but more modern slide projectors’ bulbs have been replaced with high-powered LED lights.

So without further due, here are the best vintage slide projectors in the market today:

Not looking for vintage? Be sure to check out our guide to 10 Best Slide Projectors.

Top Rated Vintage Slide Projectors

Kodak Carousel 4200 Slide Slide Projector
Product Highlights:
  • lens not included with projector
  • remote forward and reverse
  • improved corner-to-center illumination
  • long-life lamp
  • built-in handle, accessory outlet
Kodak 650H Slide Projector Projector
Product Highlights:
  • kodak slide projector 650h
  • remote control
  • kodak (author)
Kodak 760H Carousel Slide Slide Projector
Product Highlights:
  • kodak 760h carousel slide projector with zoom lens, slide tray, and case
Kodak Carousel 4600 Projector 4600 Projector
Product Highlights:
  • lens not included
  • autofocus operation
  • remote forward and reverse
  • rear leveling foot
  • 3-position lamp switch (off, fan, and lamp); improved corner-to-corner illumination
Vivitar 3000AF Carousel Slide Slide Projector
Product Highlights:
  • automatic focus
  • remote control
  • slide previewer
  • includes s-100 tray
Bell Howell Cube Main Drive Gear
Product Highlights:
  • made exclusively for micro-tools
  • bell & howell projector cube gear
  • use when your projector will not advance or reverse the slides
  • made in cn
Kodak Slide Projector Model Projector Model 600
Product Highlights:
  • comes with kodak carousel 140 slide tray
  • this model does not come with a remote.
  • slides are advanced and focus is adjusted through knobs on projector.
Argus Slide Projector Type Projector Type I
Product Highlights:
  • 35mm slide projector
  • argus / airequipt metal slide magazine compatible
  • single "flip" and "multi-loader" variations
Vivitar 5000 AF Slide Projector
Product Highlights:
  • automatic focusing
  • remote control with forward and reverse
  • slide previewer
  • low-voltage quartz lamp
  • cool, quiet operation
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