Cosina CT-1

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Cosina CT1 Super
The Nikon FM10 is based on the CT1 chassis
The Canon T60, another model based on the CT1 chassis

The Cosina CT-1 is a 35mm film SLR camera from Cosina Co.

In addition to being sold in its own right, the CT-1 chassis also forms the basis (with variations) of several SLR bodies including the Nikon FM10,[1] the Canon T60,[2] the Olympus OM-2000[3] and others, such as the Hanimex DR-1 Super.[4] It fulfilled better-known manufacturers' desire to offer a low-end "no-frills" manual film SLR without having to manufacture it themselves.

Models sold under other brand names known to share the chassis and possibly the whole mechanisms and electronics etc.: Canon T60, Carena CX-300, Chinon CM-7,[5] Olympus OM-2000,[6][7] Nikon FE10, Nikon FM10,[5][6] Petri GX-1,[8] Petri GX-2,[9] Revue AC2, Revue SC3, Ricoh KR-5[5] SUPER II (2).

The CT-1 chassis is also often, mistakenly, referred to as the basis of some other cameras such as the Yashica FX-3[10] and the Centon K100 (which, in itself, is often, incorrectly, said to be an updated Pentax K1000)[5] but, although the FX-3 etc. uses a similar chassis, also from Cosina, it's not the same.


  1. ^ Photography in Malaysia – Nikon FE10 / FM10
  2. ^ Photography in Malaysia – Canon T60
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Paul Burrows (2012-10-05). "The Australian Way". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. There was even a solely Hanimex-branded 35mm SLR, the DR-1 Super (1986), made by the perennial OEM-er, Cosina, and based on the ubiquitous CT-1 Super
  5. ^ a b c d Camera-wiki – Cosina CT1 Super
  6. ^ a b Camera-wiki – Cosina CT-1
  7. ^ Camera-wiki – Olympus OM2000
  8. ^ Camera-wiki – Petri GX-1
  9. ^ Camera-wiki – Petri GX-2
  10. ^ Camera-wiki – Yashica FX-3

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