The Peter (ピーター) are Japanese 6.5×9cm plate folders distributed in the mid-1930s by Kikōdō, and about which almost nothing is known. It is briefly mentioned in Lewis as the "New Peter", a daimeishi (6.5×9cm) hand camera. An advertisement in the December 1935 issue of Photo Times says that Kikōdō was the distributor of the Super, Kinka and Peter cameras (ピーターカメラ発売元). One source says that the manufacturer was Yamamoto Shashinki Kōsakusho, but this is unconfirmed.
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- Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7. Advertisement for items 124–5.
- Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), ISBN 0-935398-16-3 (hard). P.48 (brief mention only).
- Yazawa Seiichirō (矢沢征一郎). "Renzu no hanashi (88) Modelā" (レンズの話モデラー, Lens story  The Modelar). In Camera Collectors' News no.171 (September 1991). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. Pp.11–3.
The camera is not listed in Sugiyama.