The Cosina CX-2 is an improved version of the Cosina CX-1, which was also made in the same period. It has an automatic exposure system (CdS cell) which determines the aperture/shutter speed. Shutter speeds go from 1/500 to 30 seconds and the aperture range is f2.8 to f16. It also has a flash mode: when you use this you have to choose the aperture, and the shutter speed is always 1/45.

The LOMO LC-A is actually a copy of this camera; the main differences are the self-timer and better lens of the Cosina CX-2.

Extra accessories were also made for the CX-2 which include a motordrive driven by two 'AA' batteries, an a flash. (see Petri PX-1 image below).

Cosina also manufactured and rebranded the CX-2 as the CM-135 Auto for Porst and the Praktica CX-2, and the very rare PX-1 for Petri.

Technical Aspects[]

  • Camera Type: 35mm full frame compact camera with EE aperture/shutter from f/3,5 at 2 sec. to f/16 at 1/500 sec. control operation
  • Film Format: 35mm film
  • Lens: Cosinon 35 mm f/2,8 (5 elements, 5 groups)
  • Focusing Range: 0.9m to infinity
  • Exposure meter: CdS cell
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/500 to more than 2 seconds
  • EV Range: EV 2 (f/2,8 at 2 sec.) to EV 17 (f/16 at 1/500 sec.) with ISO 100 film
  • Film Speed Range: ISO 25 (DIN 15) to ISO 400 (DIN 27)
  • Focusing System: Zone focus
  • Flash Synchronization: Hot shoe contacts, "X" sync. 1/45 sec. f/2,8~16
  • Self Timer: 8 sec. delay
  • Battery: Two 1,5 volt silver oxide SR44
  • Dimensions: 103 × 66 × 42,5 mm
  • Weight: 225 g