Toy & Diana Cameras
A Diana camera is a low quality camera which has a body made of plastic. They are often called toy cameras, however toy cameras a re a little different as they are usually made entirely of plastic even the lens. A Diana camera takes 4 x 4 centimeter photographs on 120 film leaving a great deal of the film surface unused. However some models use 620 film. Assorted versions of these cameras were made from the 1960s to 1970s in Hong Kong and were sold under various names and brands.
Even though they haven't been produced for over 25 years, some art photographers still use Diana cameras because the camera's low quality properties produce vignetting, which is the unintentional blurring or darkening of the corners in a photograph. They also take unique and unpredictable photos with many of them ending up in galleries and exhibitions dedicated to Diana cameras. They are made to have fun with and old models may be found in flea markets and antique shops.