I often carry a Minox C with case or Edixa 16M with case in my pocket. Edixa 16M camera feels a bit heavier, but it has a larger film format, 12 x 17mm vs 8x11, that is 204 Sq mm of film area vs 88mm, that is 130% larger film area Minox C + case weights 6 oz Edixa 16M + attached selenium exposure meter + leather case weights 9 oz, only 50% heavier than Minox C+ case, yet offers 130% larger film area, it is a good deal to me Edixa 16 has one more advantage: roll you own film is much simpler than slitting and rolling Minox film: no slitting is necessary, just go in darkroom, cut out a length of film, roll it into a 16mm RADA cassette. The only downside of Edixa 16 film is the limitation of only 24 exposure, vs 36 exposure of Minox C. Edixa 16M has very sharp four element three group Schneider Kreuznach Xenar 25mm/2.8 lens, on stop faster then MINOX 15mm/3.5. Like Minox, the Xenar is also a focusing lens, in fact, the only 16mm format camera with focusing lens . Edixa 16M is not as versatile as Minox C-- Edixa 16M shutter range is rather limited, B, 1/30, 1/60 and 1/150; however for snapshot perpose, these are adequate. Edixa 16M has an all metal body, the coupled selenium meter is plastic, pity. On used market, Edixa 16M is also much cheaper than Minox C. Wirgin Edixa 16M is a superb subminiature camera.