The Chinon Genesis began production in 1988, and is part of the "bridge camera" range - models that offer more advanced features associated with SLR cameras (parallax-free framing and a well-specified zoom lens), but with "point & shoot" ease of use (autofocus, DX-code film-speed setting; motorized film transport).
The original Genesis introduced the concept of the "zoom-lens reflex," a camera with true SLR viewing but a non-removable zoom lens covering most typical situations. In Chinon's case, this was a 35-80mm (f/4.1–6.4) lens of 8 elements in 7 groups, with a manual zoom lever. The lens uses active infrared autofocus (helpful in dim light) and has a modest manual-focus "macro" range down to 0.5 m (20").
~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.
- 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.