Voigtländer Perkeo I is a medium format viewfinder folding camera made by Voigtländer and produced between 1951-55.

The Perkeo means a pigmy. The pre-WW2 model was Perkeo 3x4. The post-WW2 models of Perkeo were very compact and light cameras for use of medium fomat true to Perkeo's name. They just look like normal 35mm cameras.


  • Film 120 roll, picture size 6x6cm
  • No double-exposure prevention 1951-52
  • With double-exposure prevention 1952-55
  • Lenses: Vaskar 4,5/75, Vaskar 4,5/80, Color Skopar 3,5/80
  • Shutters: Vario, Pronto, Prontor, Prontor S, Prontor SVS, Synchro-Compur, Compur-Rapid
  • Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder
  • Self-erecting bellows
  • Shutter release: on the top plate
  • Self-timer (not on 3,5/80 with Compur-Rapid)
  • Flash PC socket. on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Back cover: hinged, w/red window, some models with red window cover.
  • Camera leg
  • Tripod socket: 1/4"

Perkeo models[]

  • Perkeo 3x4 (pre-WW2 model)
  • Perkeo I
  • Perkeo II
  • Perkeo E