The Cosina Hi-Lite EC is a SLR camera body for 35mm film. It has a depth-of-field preview function that's triggered by pressing the shutter release button halfway. This function is also needed to determine the shutter speed with help of the TTL meter. To regain a bright viewfinder image the button for temporary aperture reopening has to be pressed.

The viewfinder screen has a focusing aid in its center. The left side of the finder image shows the needle and the shutter speed scale of the meter which includes a rectangular battery control mark.


  • Type: SLR body
  • Manufacturer: Cosina
  • Year of launch: 1974
  • Film: 35mm film with speeds 15 to 33 DIN
  • Lens mount: M42 screw mount with aperture release mechanics
  • Shutter: Copal electrically controlled focal plane shutter with speeds 1 sec. to 1/2000 sec. or B, or w/o battery: single speed
  • Metering: TTL metering
  • Exposure: shutter speed selected manually or controlled by meter
  • Viewfinder: pentaprism finder, focusing aid on screen, ocular with frame for finder accessories
  • Film advance: lever with analog exposure counter, rewind unlock button and rewind crank
  • Dimensions: 145×99×53mm
  • Power: Type 544 6V battery, battery control button, on/off-switch
  • Connectors: hot shoe and two other flash connectors