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Chinon CE-3 Memotron
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Photos by - text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of -. Last update 2024-06-14 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1978 to (After) 1979.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 3392

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Chronology of cameras Chinon 

Le Chinon CE-3 Memotron is an improved version of the CE II Memotron. Both cameras share a similar appearance, but the CE-3's body is more compact. The new model can be motorized up to 2 frames per second, using a motor shared with another model, the CM-3.

Compared to the CE II, there is also a relocation of the green warning LED near the eyepiece. The eyepiece now includes a built-in shutter blind. The multiple exposure feature present in the CE II is removed in the CE-3.

Chinon CE-3 Memotron


In France, Chinon SLR cameras are less known and less common than those of other Japanese brands. This might be due to the brand's late arrival in the market and a delay in gaining recognition. However, Chinon regularly released new models from the early 70s until the late 80s, with a very good level of quality, ensuring full compatibility with M42 and later K mount lenses, at a very attractive price.

    Years Lens Mount Exposure

Chinonflex TTL c. 1969 M42 Semi-automatic
M-1   c. 1974 Semi-automatic
CE Memotron   1974 Aperture priority exposure
CX 1974 Semi-automatic
CE-II Memotron 1976 Aperture priority exposure
CXII 1976 Semi-automatic
CM-3 1977
CS c. 1978
CE-3 Memotron   1978 Aperture priority exposure
CE-4 1979 K
SLR   c. 1979 M42 Semi-automatic
CM-4 1981 K
CS-4   1981 M42
CM-4s 1981 K
CA-4   1980 Aperture priority exposure
CE-4s 1981
CE-5 1982
CG-5   c. 1982
CM-5   c. 1982 Semi-automatic
CP-5s   c. 1984 Aperture priority exposure
DP-5   c. 1984
CP-5 1986
CP-6   c. 1986
CP-X   c. 1986
CP-7M 1986
CM-7   c.1988 Double
CP-9 AF 1988 C-AF
(compatible K)
Aperture priority exposure

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