Fex Impera is a very basic point and shoot camera, all plastic, for
4x4cm pictures on 127 film. It was launched quite late, in 1967, when
135 film had already the biggest share of the market. There is
absolutely nothing to do but shoot and advance the film. It was widely
distributed as promotional give-away for numerous companies. In most of
the cases the name of the company was just printed in white on the top
of the camera.
This one, for the Renault company, is different.
The Renault sign is printed on the front. These cameras are said to be
given to the new owners of a Renault R12 and R16. I have a little doubt
about it, the R16 was the expensive top model of the firm. I would
expect a better give-away for these clients.
Camera bottom. Nothing to see, o tripod socket, wouldn't make sense with 1/100 single speed.
Film compartment and a lot of empty space.
are the ultimate basics of a roll film camera, focus free, single
and F8 fixed aperture. Point and shoot only. If you choose the right
film, ISO 400 in general and ISO 200 on very sunny days, you can shoot
outside photos that look o.k.. The rest will be "Lomo" style. Seen the
price of 127 film I would not run a roll through it. It was given to me
on a flea market, just for free. It's more an item for collectors of