The Anny 44 has a body that roughly imitates a 35mm rangefinder camera, with some design features of the Nikon rangefinders. The designer even added a part imitating the Nikon focusing wheel, actually a shutter lock. Of course, the rangefinder window is a fake too. The advance knob is at the top right and the film advance is controlled via a red window in the back, protected by a horizontally sliding cover.
The lens is fixed-focus and is mounted on a cheap looking barrel. It is usually marked HOEI INDUSTRIAL CO. and HOEI LENS 1:8 F=5cm. It seems that the camera also exists with Kaligar lens markings. There are Bulb and Instant shutter settings and aperture settings from 8 to 22.
- Date: Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p. 377.
- See Sugiyama item 4111.
- 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. Item 1110.
- McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). P. 391.
- Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5. Items 4111–2.