There is also an unrelated US-made rangefinder camera named Foton.
Only 1,839 Fotons were produced.
The Foton has a rangefinder, coupled to the Industar-77 120mm f5.6 lens and a leaf shutter with speeds of 1/125, 1/30 and B. The shutter is cocked by turning the lens surround, and the aperture control is a slider next to the viewfinder. Flash is catered for by both hot shoe and PC socket.
The Foton M is a variation - apparently with a built-in light meter, with a window beside the viewfinder and readout on the top plate.