Chinon CP-6 / X

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CHINON CP-X PROGRAM

BASIC PROGRAM
SLR FOR BEGINNERS AND
EXPERIENCED AMATEURS FOR
PROFESSIONAL RESULTS
GUARANTEED.

ACTION PROGRAM - P
THE MOST LOGICAL PROGRAM SELECTION
Although the Chinon CP-X incorporates a single program AE, it still is the most versatile program system camera available. Unlike other program AE SLRs, the Chinon CP-X does not require special mount lenses and works perfectly with the universal "K" or "KA" or "KR" mount lenses.

 This breakthrough in technology not only preserves your investment in lenses but also provides an extensive variety of future lenses which will couple precisely to the Chinon CP-X.4.butkus.org

 
 


Just turn the exposure mode dial to "P" mode, set the lens aperture ring to the minimum aperture setting and you are ready for action freezing photography.


APERTURE PRIORITY AUTOMATION - FOR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
By simply turning the exposure mode dial to the "A" mode you are set to alter the depth of field as you desire and the camera will automatically select the correct shutter speed for the scene. You can then fine tune your photograph with a control of the focus for a more precise artistic and creative expression.

 
 
 

MANUAL EXPOSURE MODE - PEAK OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION
The Chinon CP-X embodies a fully metered manual exposure control. When you need more than auto exposure to create stunning creative effects, intentionally over or under exposing the image is as simple as manually selecting the aperture and shutter speed of the camera. Then, the easy to read viewfinder LEDs indicate proper, over or under exposed light measurements.4.butkus.org

 
 
 

DETACHABLE POWER GRIP/BATTERY CONTAINER

The CP-X body grip not only supplies power to the camera, but also provides additional handling stability. Since it is detachable, it can easily be removed when the camera is not in use. In addition, it eliminates accidental battery corrosion, It's unique construction enables the user to employ either silver oxide or lithium batteries.
 

SELF-TIMER/AE LOCK SWITCH
By sliding this switch to the upper position and depressing the shutter release all the way down, the CP-X's self timer is activated. The shutter will automatically be tripped in 10 seconds if the switch is not returned to the middle position. When the switch is placed in the lower position, a one touch AE lock is activated for more demanding lighting situations.

 
 
 

EXPOSURE MODE DIAL: CP-X

All the controls for multi-mode photography are conveniently laid out.
 
1 ) Release lock to prevent accidental exposure.

2) Program Mode: The CP-X chooses shutter and aperture, but emphasizes shutter speed for
    shake-free photography.

3) Aperture priority AE Mode. This mode controls the depth-of-focus for that perfect creative touch.
4) Manually Adjusted Exposure. The full range of manual light measurements are smooth and convenient for both the beginning and advanced amateur.
5) Flash Setting: 1/60 second, x-sync for non-dedicated flashes, is clearly marked in red.4.butkus.org



THE CP-X VIEWFINDER - FULL UNCLUTTERED CONTROL FOR BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES

1. Green program LED indicator.
 
2. Red aperture priority AE LED. (AE lock: blinking LED)
 
3. Over exposure red LED.
4. Green correct exposure LED (blinking for 1/30th sec. and slower in AE modes)
5. Under exposure red LED.
6. Dedicated flash recycle red LED.
7. Split image focusing system Used to focus vertical subjects and to make focusing with extreme
    wide angle lenses more convenient.
8. Microprism collar - Used to focus subjects under low light conditions and when
    long telephoto lenses are used.
9. Ground glass screen - General purpose method of focusing.



FULLY AUTOMATIC FILM SPEED SETTING SYSTEM

When DX coded film is used, the proper film speed will be assigned no matter where the film speed dial is set. The beauty of this system is that there is then one less setting to worry about - more time for concentrating on great pictures. If non DX coded film is used, you can manually set the film speed by lifting and turning the film speed dial to align the appropriate ISO number with the index mark.




ACCESSORIES

Chinon's excellence in designing and engineering technologically advanced cameras is exemplified in system accessories that will enhance your photographic creativity. Chinon system accessories are unrivalled, yet extremely simple to use ... as unique as you are!

CHINON INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES TRANSFER

YOUR EMOTIONS AND IMAGINATION INTO
PHOTOGRAPHIC REALITY
Let your imagination run free! Chinon has a broad range of interchangeable lenses that allow you to photograph from different perspectives. Each lens is computer designed with superior optics providing high resolution and brilliant contrast with minimal distortion. Chinon lenses. . . as creative as you want to be!
CHINON 35 - 70 MM AF ZOOM LENS


For total focusing automation couple the Chinon 35 - 70 mm zoom infrared Auto Focus lens to the CP-6. This amazing optical device will automatically "track" your subject and focus precisely. . . even in complete darkness. The state-of-the-art electronics of both the camera and lens work in tandem to provide lighting fast response, plus the "fail-safe" circuitry automatically locks the shutter release until the lens is in proper focus. [Webmaster: this lens is almost impossible to find]
The CHINON 35 - 70mm AF zoom lens will also fit the CP-X.
Standard Lenses
(1) 50mm F1.4 multicoated (2) 50mm f/1.7 multicoated (3) 50mm f/1.9
Wide-angle Lenses
(1) 17mm f/3.5 multicoated (2) 28mm F2.8 multicoated (3) 35mm f/2.8 multicoated
Telephoto Lenses
(1) 135mm F2.8 multicoated (2) 300mm F5.6 multicoated (3) 500mm F8 reflex type
Zoom Lenses
28 - 70mm f/2.8-4.2 multicoated MACRO
35 - 80mm f/3.5-4.8 multicoated MACRO
35 - 105mm f/3.5-4.5 multicoated MACRO
35 - 200mm f/3.5-4.8 multicoated MACRO
75 - 200mm f/4-5.6 multicoated MACRO
300mm f/5.6 multicoated MACRO

CHINON "DEDICATED" FLASHES PROVIDE
UNPARALLELED VERSATILITY


The Chinon S-480 has all the features to qualify it as a professional unit. The S-480 incorporates a thyristor electronic system with an automatic power shutoff system with 5 automatic settings plus manual, LED monitoring as well as vertical and horizontal bounce settings and a rugged mounting bracket.
This flash will provide all the versatility that even the most demanding photographer requires. The automatic Chinon S-360 flash automatically sets the proper X synch (1/100 sec.) when fully charged and ready to fire. Designed with Twin Flash units it is perfect for "soft lighting" or special effects, plus the main flash swivels 360 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically providing shadowless, even
illumination for a wide variety of subjects.
Aperture readout is displayed via L.E.D. Three automatic settings, plus one manual setting provide total creative flexibility. Chinon S-250 and S-300 also offer shutter speed dedication when used on Chinon CP-6 and CP-X cameras. The S-250 and S-300 have two and three automatic settings, respectively. The S-300, also possesses the added convenience of LED readouts to indicate aperture and distances.

CHINON WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - MAKES UNMANNED PHOTOGRAPHY AUTOMATIC!

You can even operate your Chinon CP-6 and CP-X remotely, from over 130 feet away unattended. Just plug in Chinon's Power Winder, then just push a button on the wireless remote transmitter to trigger the camera. Great for nature photography! Chinon state -of - the - art accessories make creative photography automatic!

CHINON INFO BACK 2
The world's only Data Imprinting unit with computer alpha/numeric imprinting capability and LCD readout. In the same way the camera faithfully captures precious moments in life, the peerless Info Back 2 permanently records vital information onto the negative or slide.
Any alpha or numeric message up to thirty (30) characters in length can be quickly put into the memory of the Info Back 2. Also, a LCD readout allows you to preview the information stored in the memory system and gives continuous imprinting capability. The Chinon Info Back 2. . . state -of - the - art automation for Permanent record keening.4.butkus.org

CHINON AUTO DATE
Quartz technology designed to make time stand still in your pictures. Time. . . the essence of Life, is easily captured with quartz precision. Now, Chinon has a unique data back that records the day/month/year or hour/minute automatically onto the film with unerring quartz accuracy. Incredibly, once set, the Chinon Auto Date data back... preserves time forever.

CHINON POWER WINDER - CAPTURE DECISIVE MOMENTS IN MOTION
When the action "heats up," you can quickly attach the Chinon Power Winder to provide a motor driven advance capable of up to two frames per second. It's perfect for action freezing photography! The Chinon Power Winder (PW- 600) also features a built-in interval timer for automatic time lapse photography from one second to thirty second intervals, plus a preselect frame counter allowing "bursts" of four to twenty-four shots in succession.
Combining both features makes the Chinon Power Winder the most versatile in the world. Chinon Power Winder (PW- 600). . . Light years ahead of the competition.

CP-6 SPECIFICATIONS

· Type: 35mm automatic compact SLR camera with TTL full aperture selectable multi-mode metering (Center Weighted AVERAGE Metering, SPOT Metering and SPOT-AVERAGE metering), twin program AE (instant stop-down re-metering) Aperture priority AE, and manual exposure system.

· Picture" format: 24 x 36mm

· Lens Mount: CHINON universal bayonet mount (K, KA, RK mount compatible) with built-in CHINON AF lens contacts.

· Mirror: Quick return mirror with sub minor.

· Shutter: Electromagnetically controlled focal plane shutter, stepless speeds from 8 see to 1/1000 sec on automatic: maximum operation time at AE (A, P1 or P2 mode) is 30 seconds, 14 speeds from 8 to 1/1000 sec on manual exposure. Electronically controlled automatic and manual exposure.

· Shutter Release: Electromagnetic type shutter release with safety lock and provisions for cable release.

· Viewfinder: Fixed eye level pentaprism (silver-coated), central split image with micro prism collar, 18 digital LED's indicate shutter speeds (green), over/under exposure (red), and program AE (green), Aperture visible in viewfinder (optical type).

· Viewfinder magnification: 0.87X at infinity with standard 50mm lens.

· Viewfinder visibility: 92%

· Auto Focus Type: Built-in AF contacts for CHINON AF lens, activated by shutter release.

· In Focus Trigger: Shutter will not be released unless the optional AF lens is in focus.

· Exposure Meter: TTL full aperture AVERAGE metering and SPOT metering plus capability of measuring light in accordance with the averaged reading of SPOT and center weighted Average metering (SPOT-AVERAGE), employing two silicon blue cells.

· Exposure Range: at F1.4 50mm, ISO 100.

· Center weighted average metering - EV + 1 (F1.4, t see) to EV + 19 (F22, 1/1000)

· Spot metering - EV + 3(F1.4, 1/4 see) to EV + 19 (F22, 1/1000 see)

· Exposure Memory: Built-in exposure memory lock system with audible signal activated by halfway depression on shutter release button at SPOT, and by "M" button at AVERAGE metering (Aperture priority AE mode only)

· ISO Range: Auto Setting ? ISO 25 - 5000 with 1/3 EV segment (for OX coded film) Manual seeing ISO 25 - 3200 with 1/3 EV segment (for non DX film).

· Exposure Compensation: +2 EV to -2 EV for DX coded film.

· Programmed AE mode: Two stages available.

P1: The programmed AE designed for fast moving object. Lens aperture stays open up to the shutter speed of 1/60 sec. Between 1/60 - 1/1000 sec., the aperture vanes in accordance with the programmed shutter speed.

P2: The programmed AE designed for slow moving objects, depth-of-field well considered At character. Lens aperture stays full open up to the shutter speed of 1/8 sec. At faster than 1/8 sec., the aperture varies in accordance with the programmed shutter speed.

· Programmed AE signal: Built-in with flashing "P" LED, when the aperture is set within 4 stops from full aperture opening. Beyond 4 stops from full aperture opening "P" LED will remain "ON" at program AE mode.

· Manual Shutter Speed selector: One-touch activation type by messing the shutter release button halfway. Also serves as Exposure Memory button at A mode pressing the "M" button, shutter speed starts from 1/125 sec. and goes up with LED indication. Depressing both "M" button and shutter release button, shutter speed goes down from 1/125 sec. with LED indication in viewfinder.

· S.C.S. (shutter speed Change Signal): Built-in with audible buzzer signal along with manual shutter speed change.

· M.E.S.: (Manual Exposure Signal): Built-in with audible buzzer signal when the proper exposure is achieved by turning aperture ring.

· Camera Shake, over/under warning: Shutter speed slower than 1/30 sec., under/ over warning with double audible signal.

· Film Advance: Single stroke in an arc of 130° with 25° stand off. Motorized film advance with optional power winder.

· Film Loading: Multi-slotted needle type.

· Film Rewind: By depressing the rewind button and cranking the rewind lever.

· Film Counter: Automatically indicates number of exposure and resets to "S" when the camera back is opened.

· Multiple Exposure: Built-in switch which disengages film advance and film counter.

· Self-timer: Electronically controlled at 10 sec. with flashing red LED and audible buzzer signal.

· ``B" (Bulb) Timer Signal: Built-in with variable audible buzzer signals

· Accessory Shoe: Hot shoe type with "X" sync and a contact for CHINON dedicated flash.

· "X" Synchronization: "X" flash sync at 1/100 sec.

· Slow synchronization: 1/80 sec or slower at manual

· Special Contacts for CHINON AF lens: Built-in

· Special Contact for CHINON Auto Date: Built-in

· Power Source: 3 x 1.5V "AAA" (AM-4) 4www.butkus.org

· Power Hold System: 30 sec. at manual exposure mode

· Battery Check: Built-in with digital LED indicator

· Accessories: CHINON power winders, Dedicated flashes, Info Back-2 data imprinting unit, Auto Date imprinting unit, Super multicoated lenses, AF lenses, Deluxe carrying cases and many more.

· Dimensions: 136(W) x 88(H) x 51(D)mm. (5.35" x 3.46' x 2.01")

· Weight: 520g (18.34 oz)
 
 

CP - X SPECIFICATIONS

· Type: 35 mm automatic compact SLR camera with TTL full aperture programmed AE (instant stop-down re-metenng), Aperture priority AE, manual exposure system, and auto him speed seeing.

· Picture Format: 24 x 36 mm.

· Lens Mount: CHINON universal bayonet mount (K, KA, RK mount compatible).

· Minor: Quick return mirror.

· Shutter: Electromagnetically controlled focal plane shutter, stepless speeds from 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec.

On automatic; maximum operation time at AE (A or P mode) is 8 seconds, 11 speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec. on manual exposure. Electronically controlled automatic and manual exposure.
· Shutter Release: Electromagnetic type shutter release with safety lock and provision for cable release.
· Viewfinder: Fixed eye level pentaprisim central split image with micro prism collar 7 LED's indicate over/under and proper exposure, flash ready, program AE, aperture priority AE, and manual exposure mode. Slow shutter speed warning by blinking "OK" LED in viewfinder when the shutter speed is slower than 1/30 sec.
· Viewfinder magnification: 0.87X (@50 mm, at infinity)
· Viewfinder visibility: 92%
· Exposure Meter: TTL center weighted full aperture system employing silicon blue cell.
· Exposure Range: EV +1 (F1.4, 1 sec.) to EV +19 (F22, 1/1000 sec.) a ISO 100, F1.4/50 mm lens.
· AE Lock: Built-in exposure memory lock system.
· ISO Range: 25 - 5000 for DX-coded film with 1/3 EV segment. 25 - 3200 for non-DX film with 1/3 EV segment.
· Film Advance: Single stroke in an arc oh 1300 with 25° stand off.. Motorized film advance with optional power winder.
· Film Loading: Multi-slot take-up spool type.
· Film Rewind: By depressing the rewind button and cranking the rewind lever,

· Film Counter: Automatically indicates number of exposure and resets to "S" when the camera back is opened.

· Selftimer: Electronically controlled at 10 sec. with flashing red LED.

· Accessory Shoe: Hot Shoe type with "X" sync and a contact for CHINON dedicated flash.

· "X" Synchronization: "X" flash sync at 1/100 sec. with dedicated flash (1/60 sec. with non-dedicated flash).

· Slow Synchronization: 1/60 sec. or slower at manual.

· Power Source: Four 1.5 alkaline (LR44) or silver oxide (SR44, G13) batteries, or two 3 V lithium batteries (CR-1/3N).

· Power Hold System: 12 sec. in manual exposure mode.

· Battery Check: Built-in with LED indicator.

· Accessories: CHINON power winders, Dedicated flashes, Info Back-2 data imprinting unit, Auto Date data imprinting unit, Super multicoated lenses, Deluxe carrying cases and many more.

 
· Dimensions: 136(W) x 88(H) x 51(D) mm (5.35" x 3.46" x 2.01")
· Weight: 498 9 (17.57 oz)
 
CHINON CP-6, CP-X SYSTEM ACCESSORIES

1. Auto S-200 Flash
2. Auto S-250 Flash
3. Auto S-300 Flash
4. Auto S-360 Flash
5. Auto S-480 Flash
6. Wide Angle Diffuser
7. Tele Photo Filter
8. Synch Cord (hot shoe type)
9. Bracket
10. Synchro-Eye (slave unit)
11. Sync Cord
12. Dedicated Remote Sensor (DRS)
13. Power Pack Bracket (PPB-6)
14. Reflection Panel
15. * AUTO DATE (AD-510) (Automatic imprinting by shutter release button)
16. INFO BACK 2 (DP-520)
17. Auto Focus Lens: 35-70mm f/3.3~4.5
18. Power Winder (PW-600)
19. Power Winder (PW-610)
20. Wireless Remote Control Set (RC-551)
21. * Remote Control Unit (Remote control and unmanned photography)
22. Mini Copy Stand
23. Bellows
24. Auto Extension Ring
25. Table Tripod
26. Cable Release (13 inch)
27. Eye Piece Adapter ( -3, +1, +3)
28. Angle Finder
29. Rubber Eyepiece
30. Filter (Skylight, UV, YZ, ND4X, PL)
31. Rubber  Lens Hood
32. Neck Strap, Wide Strap
33. Carrying Case,
34. Case Flap for 35 - 80mm

* CP-6 only

For Reference and Historical Use only
Created by Michael Butkus
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