Dignette (original) is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by Dacora and introduced in c.1964. It is the first model of the long lasting Dacora Dignette series.

There are mainly 4 versions in its production times.


Dignette (1955)[]

  • Basic viewfinder camera, with the lenses Dignar 45mm f/3.5 or f/2.8 in Vario, Pronto or Prontor-SVS shutters, black or grey covering. It is also sold as Premiere.

Dignette (1958)[]


Dignette (1958)

  • A modernized Dignette with new top housing and bright-frame finder.
  • The lenses are Dignar 45mm f/3.5 or f/2.8, Cassar 45mm f/2.8 or Color-Subitar 45mm f/2.8, and in Vario, Pronto, Prontor-SVS, Prontor 250 or Prontor 250 S shutters.

Dignette (1960)[]


  • Focus range: 1-10m +inf
  • Focusing: front cell focusing, guess the distance
  • Shutter release: on the front pane w/ cable release socket
  • Cocking lever: also winds the film, rapid wind short stroke, on the back of the top plate
  • Frame counter: on the false knob of the right of the top plate, manual setting, advance type, not works wo/ the film in the camera
  • Viewfinder: bright frame finder, parallax correction
  • Re-wind knob: on right of the top plate
  • Re-wind release: knob, on the bottom plate
  • Flash PC socket: on the front plate, X and M settings by a lever on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Self-timer: set the VXM lever to V; X synch 1/30
  • Back cover: hinged, opens by latch on right of the camera
  • Tripod socket: ¼"
  • Strap lugs: none
  • Body: metal; Weight: 507g
  • serial no.none

Dignette (1962)[]

1962 2

Dignette (1960)

  • Similar to Dignette (1960), but modified top, recessed frame counter no longer in false knob and re-wind folding crank. [1]

Notes and references[]

  1. McKeown's p.234