Phoenix P-3000

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The Phoenix P-3000 is a manual focus 35mm SLR camera distributed by Phoenix. It was manufactured in China, by the Shanghai General Camera Factory and is based on the Minolta X-300s, (the Minolta X-370n in North America), an updated version of the Minolta X-300. (Minolta X-370) A similar camera is the Kalimar KX-5000.


  • Badging: Phoenix
  • Manufacturer: Seagull
  • Lens mount: Minolta MD
  • Shutter: Quart-controlled horizontal traverse cloth curtain
  • Shutter speeds: 4 to 1/1000 sec. (auto), 1 to 1/1000 sec. (manual), plus "B"
  • Meter: TTL center-weighted averaging, silicon photocell
  • Exposure modes: Aperture priority (AUTO) or Manual (M)
  • Self-timer: Electronic, 10 sec, LED signal
  • ISO range: 12 - 3200 in 1/3 EV increments
  • Flash: Hot shoe with X-Sync at 1/60
  • Battery: (2) 1.5V LR44/SR44
  • Weight: 470 g (16.5 oz)


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