Chinon CP-5

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The CP-5 Twin Program is a 35mm film SLR camera from Chinon. Sears also sold this camera as the Sears KSX-P. Both the CP-5 and CP-5s can use the K-mount autoexposure-enabled lenses made by Chinon via contact on the body. Automatic exposure modes work with any K-mount lens, even ones not equipped for autoexposure, with a limitation that the maximum aperture the camera can choose is the one selected on the lens.

The CP-5 uses a metal, vertical-travel focal-plane shutter that operates from 30 sec. (8 sec. in manual mode) to 1/1000 sec. It accepts films from 25 to 3200 ISO. The viewfinder features split-image and microprism focusing. It offers two programmed autoexposure modes, one that chooses faster shutter speeds to freeze moving subjects, and one chooses smaller apertures for greater depth of field with static subjects. It also offers aperture-priority autoexposure and a manual-exposure mode. Three AAA batteries power the camera.

The similar CP-5s allows switching between spot metering and center-weighted average metering.