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Chinon Genesis 'bridge' 35mm film SLR with 35-80mm lens (serial 1082134)

Chinon Genesis 'bridge' 35mm film SLR with 35-80mm lens (serial 1082134)

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The Chinon Genesis (AKA GS-7) is a well-designed and high-quality SLR with a 38-80mm fixed (not interchangeable) zoom lens. It's a very comfortable and easy camera to use in its basic mode but offer a good number of features if you choose to go deep. One of our favorite features is its dedicated multiple exposure button, which makes the Genesis one of the easiest cameras for multi-exposure photography we've ever tried. 

The camera requires a 2CR5 6 volt lithium battery (optional). 

Video teardown
In this video an Australian electrical engineer disassembles the Chinon Genesis II (nearly identical to the Genesis save its pop up flash is slightly elevated) and raves about the superb design:

Condition notes
The camera is in very cosmetic condition  (see photos) except for a couple of hairline cracks in the plastic covering the autofocus IR emitter (this didn't affect focus in our test). The camera was tested with a battery and film installed (the film was not developed however) and all functions are working correctly. We also verified the camera's autoexposure is accurate. 

Example photos
Here are some pictures taken by other people with this model of camera:

(This is the manual for the Genesis II which Popular Photography states is the same camera except for a higher sitting pop-up flash):

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