Chinon Auto 300i
Chinon Auto 300i
Chinon Auto 300i
Chinon Auto 300i
Chinon Auto 300i

Chinon Auto 300i

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Chinon Auto 3001 with a 35mm f2.8 which is very similar to the legendary Olympus mju ii!

Introduced in 1987, the Chinon Auto 3001 was priced at 350 USD, higher than many SLRs of that era, owing to its innovative triple infrared beam autofocus system and to the excellent build quality. It was also marketed by Foto-Quelle as the Revue 900 AF Multi, with minor cosmetic modifications.

The lens is protected by a slide cover that also serves as on/off switch. The sensor windows are permanently protected, being covered by a part of the slide cover made out of red plastic even when the cover is open.


  • 35mm f/2.8 lens with 4 elements in 4 groups.
  • Programmed electromagnetic shutter controlled by a stepping motor, 1/45 to 1/250s shutter speed.
  • Innovative Multi-AF system with 3 infrared beams, 16 focus zones, and auto macro mode. Focus lock available on trigger half-press. Spot AF mode possible via dedicated button.
  • Programmed EE, CdS exposure meter, EV8.5 (f2.8 at 1/45) – EV17 (f22 at 1/250) for 100 ISO.
  • DX support for 50-1600 ISO film; non-DX film is set to 100 ISO.
  • Two focus modes: normal (0.9m to infinity) and close-up (0.6m to 0.9m). Camera switches between modes automatically.
  • Bright [Albada] type viewfinder with leds for focus and macro.
  • Flash guide number 7.5 at 100 ISO. Flash mode auto by default, forced-on and -off mode via dedicated buttons.
  • Dimensions: 131.5(L)x71(H)x47(D)mm.
  • Tripod mount, plastic thread.
  • 10s self-timer.
  • Automated film loading, advance, and rewind.
  • Weight: 330g fully loaded with film and battery.
  • Power: 2CR5 battery.

~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!

Overall condition - Great condition - 8.5/10

~Example photos can be found here

~Camera manual can be found here

~Film for this camera can be found here

This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.