The Royal Junior (ローヤルジュニア) is a Japanese 6×9 folding camera, attributed to Sanshin Sangyō, probably the distributor. It is probably related to the Royal Senior and Royal 35, perhaps made by Miyagawa Seisakusho. Conversely, it is probably unrelated to the Royal 35 rangefinder models made by Royal Camera from 1955.
The Royal Junior is said to take both 6×9cm and 4.5×6cm exposures, to have a folding optical finder and a brilliant finder, a fixed-focus Royal Rapid lens and a synchronized shutter (B, 25, 50, 75, 100). The camera was announced in the June 1951 issue of Asahi Camera and advertised in the February to June 1952 issues of Camera Fan.
No picture of the Royal Junior has been observed so far, and no surviving example is known yet.
- 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 1048.
- Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), 0-935398-16-3 (hard). P.75.
The Royal Junior is not listed in Sugiyama.