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The Carena SX-300 is a SLR camera body with Minolta SR-bayonet. It can be used with most of the lenses which are made for Minolta's manual focus SLRs. On the back it is marked "Shanghai China". It's a licensed copy of Minolta's X-300 which was produced in the same Seagull camera factory. Name variants made by Seagull were branded as Centon, Vivitar V50, Soligor's SR-300 MD, Safari, Texer, Revue, Samyang and Zenit.
A similar camera, the Carena DF-300, is the same camera but instead of an all-black body, it is black and silver.
- Type: SLR body
- Manufacturer: Seagull
- Film: 35mm
- Lens mount: Minolta SR-bayonet with aperture release tappet for Minolta MC and MD lenses
- Shutter: quartz-controlled focal plane shutter, speeds 4 sec. to 1/1000 sec. (auto), 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. (manual)
- Viewfinder: pentaprism finder, screen with micro-prism and split image for distance setting
- Metering: integral center-weighted measuring with photo diode
- Exposure: manual setting, or shutter speed automatically controlled by meter (EV 1 to 18, with LED speed scale in viewfinder)
- Self-timer: Electronic timer with red LED signal