Contax Cameras UK Limited

G Series - G1 Rangefinder - Specification

35mm AF rangefinder camera with focal plane shutter
Lens Mount
Contax G
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed Auto: 16 seconds to 1/2000 second
Manual: 1 second to 1/2000 second, B, and X (1/100)
Synchronization Contact: Direct X contact (synchronizing speeds 1/100 sec. slower), provided with synchronization terminal
Self-Timer Electronic, with a 10 second delay, cancellable
Shutter Release Electromagnetic, provided with an exclusive release socket
Metering System TTL actual exposure metering (center-weighted average light metering) External metering (auto switching with the mounted lens)
Metering Range (ISO 100) EV 1-19 on TTL actual exposure metering EV 3-17 on external metering
Metering Photo Sensor SPD cell
AE Lock With main switch or half release
Exposure Compensation +/-2EV in 1/3EV increments
Automatic Bracketing Control +/-0.5EV/ +/-1EV exposure compensating values with A.B.C. lever
Flash Control TTL direct flash control
Accessory Shoe Direct X-contact hot shoe (provided with TLA flash contact)
Flash Synchronisation Shutter speed is automatically set when a dedicated flash is fully charged. *Automatic shutter speed setting depends on camera's originally set conditions and surrounding light. Second curtain synch possible with Contax flash having a second curtain synch capability
Film Speed Coupling Range ISO 25~5000 for automatic setting with DX film. ISO 6~6400 for manual setting
Focus Adjustment Automatic focusing with focusing dial, switchable to manual focusing
Distance Measurement Extended base length type external passive AF method, provided with AF assist beam and focus lock. Focus sensing range: EV 3-19 (ISO 100) without AF-assist beam
Viewfinder Real image viewfinder (coupled with mounted lens)
Viewfinder Magnification & Field of View 0.57x magnification and 90% field of view (with 45mm lens at infinity and -1 diopter
Diopter Adjustment Built-in Diopter adjuster, +0.3D~ -2D
Viewfinder Information Picture area frame (auto parallax correction), focusing frame, focus display, shutter speed, exposure mark, exposure compensation, flash mark
Display Panel Shooting distance/film speed, drive mode (single, continuous, self-timer, multiple exposure) custom function mark and battery warning mark
Film Loading Auto loading and advance to first frame.
Film Winding Auto with built-in motor; single frame exposure or up to approximately 2 frames per second on continuous shooting
Film Rewinding Auto rewind with mid-roll rewind possible
Drive Modes Single-frame exposure, continuous shooting, self-timer, multiple exposure
Exposure Counter Auto-resetting, additive type, A.B.C. display
Custom Function AE lock operation, A.B.C. exposure, film end rewinding
Camera Back Cover Can be opened by back cover release knob; detachable
Power Requirement Two 3V lithium batteries (CR2)
Battery Check Auto
Camera Body Materials Titanium Top, bottom, front, and back covers
Dimensions 5 1/4"W x 3 1/16"H x 1 11/16"D
Weight 16.2 ounces
Optional Accessories

Standard case GC-11, Data Back GD-1, Power Pack Adapter GP-1, G1 Kit Bag, G1 Deluxe Strap
See also G Series Accessories


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