Chinon CM-4Film Camera

Chinon CM-4

  • Camera Type for Chinon CM-4


  • Film Type for Chinon CM-4


  • Manufacturer of Chinon CM-4

    Chinon Industries Inc.

  • Origin Country of Chinon CM-4


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Chinon CM-4143 x 92 x 50 mm
  • Camera Weight for Chinon CM-4460 g
  • Camera Build Material for Chinon CM-4Plastic and metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Chinon CM-4Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Chinon CM-4Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Chinon CM-41 sec – 1/1000 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Chinon CM-425 ISO – 1600 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Chinon CM-4Manual, Bulb
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Chinon CM-4Center-weighted
  • Camera Viewfinder for Chinon CM-4Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Chinon CM-4Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Chinon CM-4Pentax K mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Chinon CM-4Chinon 50mm f/1.7 is a common lens for the Chinon CM-4 Chinon 50mm f/1.7Chinon 35mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Chinon CM-4 Chinon 35mm f/2.8
  • Camera Flash for Chinon CM-4Chinon CM-4 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Chinon CM-4Lens hood is a common accessory for the Chinon CM-4 Lens hoodCamera strap is a common accessory for the Chinon CM-4 Camera strapCamera bag is a common accessory for the Chinon CM-4 Camera bag


  • Camera Battery Type for Chinon CM-4LR44
  • Battery Life for Chinon CM-4Approximately 1 year
  • Battery Replaceable for Chinon CM-4Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Chinon CM-4
    Street Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Landscape Photography
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Description for Chinon CM-4 Description for Chinon CM-4

The Chinon CM-4 is a 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) film camera that was introduced in 1980. It features a solid and durable construction with a black metal body. The camera has a manual focus system and a built-in light meter for accurate exposure control. It offers a wide range of shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/1000th of a second, as well as a Bulb mode for long exposures. The CM-4 has a standard hot shoe for attaching an external flash and a self-timer for delayed shutter release. It is compatible with a variety of interchangeable lenses, allowing photographers to explore different focal lengths and creative possibilities. Overall, the Chinon CM-4 is a reliable and versatile camera that is suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers.

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The Chinon CM-4 is powered by two LR44 button batteries, which are readily available. It has a bright and clear viewfinder that displays the selected shutter speed and aperture settings. The camera has a film advance lever and a rewind crank for easy film loading and rewinding. It is compatible with standard 35mm film cartridges and can capture up to 36 exposures per roll. The CM-4 also has a depth-of-field preview button for checking the depth of field before taking a shot. It weighs approximately 550 grams (19.4 ounces) without batteries and measures 143 x 92 x 50mm (5.6 x 3.6 x 2 inches).

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Description for Chinon CM-4 Pros and Cons for Chinon CM-4

Fully manual control for creative freedom

Compatible with a wide range of lenses

Reliable and sturdy build quality

No built-in light meter, requires external light meter or manual exposure calculation

Limited exposure range compared to newer cameras

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Description for Chinon CM-4 Potential Problems and Fixes for Chinon CM-4

Light Meter Issues

The Chinon CM-4's light meter can sometimes fail or give inaccurate readings. Regularly check its accuracy against a reliable light meter. If it fails, consider getting it repaired by a professional.

Shutter Speed Inaccuracy

The shutter speed can sometimes be inaccurate, especially at higher speeds. Regularly test the shutter speed and get it maintained if you notice any inconsistencies.

Film Advance Lever Sticking

The film advance lever on the Chinon CM-4 can sometimes stick, making it difficult to advance the film. If this happens, don't force it. Instead, consider getting it serviced by a professional.

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