Vitessa 126 cameras were manufactured by Voigtlander & Sohn AG. in Braunschweig, Germany. The cameras were marked Zeiss Ikon/ Voigtlander. The 126 series captured 28 x 28 mm sized exposures using 126 Kodapak cartridges. All were fairly inexpensive zone focusing cameras using flashcubes. The Vitessa 126 series originally used the PX21 4.5 volt mercury battery for the meter and the flash. The cameras will accept three LR50 1.5V batteries as a legal and less toxic alternative.
There were three models:
- Vitessa CS (1968-70), with a Voigtar f8 44mm lens and a Prontor 200V shutter with a top speed of 1/125 second.
- Vitessa 126 electronic (1969-70), with a Novar f6.3 40mm lens and a Prontor 300 shutter with speeds up to 1/300 second.
- Vitessa 126 S electonic (1969-70), with a Color Lanthar f2.8 38mm lens and a Prontor 300 shutter with speeds up to 1/300 of a second.