Carena DF-300

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The Carena DF-300 is a compact SLR camera body with a Minolta MD SR-bayonet mount. It can be used with most of the lenses which are made for Minolta's manual focus SLRs. It's a copy of Minolta's X-300 which was produced in the same Shanghai General Camera Factory. While the DF-300 seems to be found only in black and chrome models, the Carena SX-300 seems to be the identical camera, only with an all-black body. Detailed specifications can be found on the Minolta X-300 page, since this is essentially the same camera.


  • 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) and 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. (manual)
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/60 sec.
  • 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
  • Automatic Exposure Lock (AEL) button


The following cameras are all copies of the Minolta X-300 (Minolta X-370):