Echo 8 and Camera-Lite
The Echo 8 is a combination of camera and cigarette lighter, made by Suzuki from 1951. The Camera Lite is a simplified version, made around 1955.
|Suzuki Optical Co. Camera Lite Model II.|
Pictures by Andrys Stienstra. (Image rights)
|Eddie Albert using one in the 1953 motion picture "Roman Holiday"|
image by Kenneth Dwain Harrelson (Image rights)
- 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. Items 977–8 and 1131 (see also the pictures on pp.17 and 438).
- 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.76.
- 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). Pp.909–10.
- 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 5020–1 and 5031–2.
- Past auctions by Westlicht Photographica Auction (now Leitz Photographica Auction):
- Echo 8; lot no.456 of auction no.1 (November 15, 2002)
- Echo 8 with three film cassettes; lot no.559 of auction no.12 (November 17, 2007)
- Camera Lite, lot no.610 of auction no.6 (November 6, 2004)
- Camera Lite with several rolls of film; lot no.610 of auction no.8 (November 27, 2005)
- Camera Lite, two examples in gold and in silver finish; lot no.611 of auction no.8
- Camera Lite; lot no.744 of auction no.9 (May 20, 2006)
- Camera Lite; lot no.745 of auction no.9
- Camera Lite; lot no.603 of auction no.10 (November 18, 2006)
- Camera Lite; lot no.604 of auction no.10
- Camera Lite (gold), with plastic case and two boxed film cassettes; lot no.560 of auction no.12
- Camera Lite among other Japanese subminiature cameras; lot no.505 of auction no.17 (May 29, 2010)
In English and Japanese:
- Camera Lite among subminiature cameras in Nekosan's website (archived)
- Camera Lite, lot no.431, and Sterling silver model, lot no.432 of auction no.31 (2 November 2008) by LP Foto