Jazz 207

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The Jazz 207 is a "focus free" camera with built-in flash which uses 35mm film. It would seem to date from 1996, according to it's internal markings. Its body is typically made of colored, transparent plastic - colors such as strawberry, grape, lime and blueberry. It uses one AA battery to power a built-in flash of no great strength. It has a "panorama" mode in which it exposes only the middle 13×36 mm stripe of the film frame. It has a 27mm "optical" lens using a single element, which shows slight blurring in the corners of the frame.

Identical cameras (with a "27mm Optical Lens" in an oval surround) have been seen with other brandings, for example the Cobra Crystal, Sakar or the Bell and Howell 250; or in other slightly different case styles. Jazz is a brand also seen on many cheap digital cameras, such as the Jazz JDC 9. There is also a version that has no flash and it has been seen with "Cyprea" branding with a silver body, as well as one with no brand name and a silver body.


  • Manufacturer: Bell and Howell
  • Model Number: 250
  • Camera Type: Panoramic/Normal Point and Shoot camera
  • Negative Size: Panoramic - 13x36mm, Normal - 24x36mm
  • Dimensions: 35 x 62 x 115mm
  • Film Type: 135 (35mm)
  • Film Speed Range: 100 - 400 ISO
  • Lens: 27mm
  • Minimum Focal Length: 27mm
  • Aperture: f/9.5
  • Shutter: Mechanical
  • Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.
  • Focus Adjustment: Focus free
  • Viewfinder: Reverse Galilean type
  • Film Advance: Manual
  • Flash: Electronic
  • Flash Charge Time: approx. 12 seconds
  • Flash Range: 100 ISO - 1.0m-1.2m, 200 ISO - 1.0m-1.7m, 400 ISO - 1.0m-2.2m
  • Battery: 1 AA battery