Baby Ōso

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Template:127 Japan The Baby Oso (ベビー・オーソ) is a 3×4 camera announced in 1937 by the Japanese company Optochrom. The only advertisement mentioned by Kokusan kamera no rekishi is dated February 1937[1]. The Baby Oso is presented as soon to be available, with no price indicated.

The shutter has T, B, 25, 50, 100 speeds. The lens aperture is f:4.5 but the lens name is a bit confusing: it could be New Gold Lausar[2], or New Gold and Lausar could be a choice of two different lenses.

The camera pictured has a metallic top housing, containing the viewfinder, not unlike the Letix or the Kraft. It seems that it was never sold.


  1. Advertisement for the Baby Chrome, Baby Oso and Semi Chrome A and B, originally published in the February 1937 issue of Asahi Camera, reproduced in Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi in two parts, items 34 and 89–91.
  2. Roman writing temptatively inferred from the katakana ニユーゴールド・ローザー.

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