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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Similar to Dignette (1960), but modified top, recessed frame counter no longer in false knob and re-wind folding crank. 
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ McKeown's p.234