Photon 120 camera

Photon 120 camera


The Photon 120 is a camera that was manufactured in Hong Kong between 1958 and 1960.

At the time, it was a brand new model of plastic camera with synchro, and the flash worked without a cord. It used 126 black and white film or 120 colour film. As the plastic lens was very sharp, you could enlarge the pictures up to 30*30 cm (12*12 inches).

As this camera model was made entirely of plastic, it was made for the general public, children and adults alike.

Technical data

  • Type : camera with viewfinder,
  • Lens: f/1.8,
  • Diaphragm: f/8, f/11 and f/16,
  • Shutter: 1/50s,
  • Focusing: manual,
  • Film format: 120 film, 6*6 cm,
  • Materials: plastic,
  • Batteries: 2 LR06,
  • Weight: 210g,
  • Dimensions: : W12.5 * H10 * D9cm.

Where to find it and at what price?

This device is not very common. You can easily find it on Ebay or on LeBonCoin for 10€. Personally, I got it at this price with the original box and instructions.

Photon 120 camera – Inside

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