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Cosina's CX-5 is a Japanese 35mm viewfinder camera, released in 1982 as a progression from the now semi-classic CX-1 and CX-2. Like its forerunners, it has zone focusing and a rotating cover for the lens and viewfinder, although much smaller on the CX-5. Focusing is reduced to three zones (head and shoulders, "pan-focus". mountain), which is made up for by the slower aperture and short focal length of the lens. The camera has a built-in flash, which makes it larger than its predecessors. Sold in black or silver.
- Lens: Cosinon 33 mm f/3,8 (3 elements/3 groups)
- Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter, 1/30–1/500 s.
- Focus: 0,9 m to infinity.
- Coupling range: EV8,6–EV17 (at ISO 100).
- Film speed: ISO 64–400.
- Flash: Pop-up flash, GN 12.
- Finder: Bright frame viewfinder, LED indicator for slow shutter speed.
- Film transport: Knob wheel advance, crank return.
- Power: 2 x AAA 1,5 V alkaline batteries..
- Dimensions: 117 x 67,5 x 42 mm.
- Weight: 230 g without batteries.
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