JP's Debonair

The Debonair is an all-plastic camera manufactured in Hong Kong. Despite a few similarities, it is not the same as the “Debonair” name variant of the Diana camera.

The Debonair is designed to accept 120 film, with its red window positioned low on the back to count off 16 exposures of 6×4.5 cm per roll. Versions with a red shutter release button or promotional tie-in badging are known.

This Debonair shares a suspicious number of similarities to the Holga camera, also originating in Hong Kong. The lens barrel is molded with similar focusing icons and 1:8 60mm lens designations; the sunny/cloudy switch is similar, as is the wind knob. The exact connection between the Debonair and the makers of the Holga is not known.

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