In 1993, Yashica introduced a camera that preserved the integrity
of the Carl Zeiss manual focus lenses and still provided digital
focus assist within the camera body. This camera was called the
Contax RX. The RX is an integrated motor drive camera, similar
in features to both the Contax 167MT and the Contax ST. The RX
provides focus assistance by graphically displaying focus information
in the viewfinder. The user still retains responsibility to move
the lens but the Digital Focus Assist system indicates, not only
the point of focus but the depth of focus, as well. The RX also
introduces Custom Function features for the first time. These
Custom Functions allows the users to customize the way they want
to use the camera.
TYPE: 35mm Focal Plane Shutter AE SLR Camera
FILM SIZE: 24 x 36mm
LENS MOUNT: CONTAX/YASHICA MM Mount
SHUTTER: Electronically controlled, metal Vertical travel Focal
SHUTTER SPEED: AV (Aperture Preferred); P (Program) 16 sec. 1/4000
sec., TV setting (Shutter Speed Preferred)4 sec. to 1/4000 sec
Manual: B,X(1/125 sec ), 4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
FLASH SYNCHRONIZATON: X setting at 1/125 sec or slower; Direct
X setting, synch terminal provided.
SELF TIMER: Electronic type with 10 sec delay
SHUTTER RELEASE: Electromagnetic release with exclusive release
EXPOSURE CONTROL MODES:
1)Aperture preferred AE (Av)
2) Shutter Speed Preferred AE (Tv)
3) Program AE (P)
4) Manual Exposure (M)
5) TTL Auto Flash
6) Manual Flash
METERING SYSTEM: TTL Center weighted Average Metering &
METERING RANGE:(ISO 100; f/1.4) Center weighted Average Metering
EVI-EV20, spot metering EV5-EV20
FILM SPEED SETTING: Automatic with DX coded film of ISO 25-5000
Manual setting ISO 6-6400AE LOCK By Exposure Value on the image
plane in memory.
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION: + 2EV to 2EV (in 1/3 EV steps)A B C SYSTEM
A B C. Lever 3 frames continuous exposures or single frame advance
Exposure range: 0.5EV to +/-1.0EV
COUPLED FLASH SYSTEM: TTL Direct Flash Control w/TLA flash
FLASH COUPLING: Automatic shifting of shutter speed at full charge
of the exclusive TLA flash.
AUTO-SET FLASH SYSTEM: Automatic switch on system works with
SECOND CURTAIN SYNCHRO: Possible with an exclusive TLA flash
which is capable of second curtain synchronization.
FOCUS INDICATOR: TTL Phase Difference Detection on method, Display
with Digital Focus Indicator in the finder Focus sensing range
(ISO 100) EV 2 -20
VIEW FINDER: Fixed Eye-Level Penta-prism (long eye point) with
95% of field of view 0.8X magnification with 50mm standard lens
at infinity & 1D diopter.
DIOPTRIC ADJUSTMENT: Internally adjustable from +1D to -3D
FOCUSING SCREEN Horizontally split image/Micro-prism (FW-1) as
standard. Focusing screens are interchangeable.
FINDER DISPLAY: Digital Focus Indicator, Shutter Speed, Aperture,
Exposure Mark, A B C display, Exposure compensation, Metering
display Flash mark, Film counter
EXTERNAL LCD PANE: Display of Film counter, Film speed, Self-timer
count, LT exposure (Bulb)count, Customs function display, Battery
warning mark, A B C display, Multi exposure display
FILM LOADING: Auto loading, Automatic film advance to frame No
1 when the shutter release button is pressed
FILM ADVANCE: Automatic film advance with built in motor
FILM REWIND: Automatic film rewind with built-in motor (Film
rewind stops when the film is rewound ) Mid-roll rewinding possible
DRIVE MODE: Single Frame continuous exposure, self timer and
FILM ADVANCE SPEED: Max 3 frames per second in continuous mode
(with fresh battery at normal temperatures )
FILM COUNTER: Automatic resetting, Additive type; display shows
LT exposure (Bulb) count, self timer count, A.B.C. display
ACCESSORY SHOE: Direct x-contact (Coupled With TLA flash)
Display of selected mode in the finder (Focus priority mode/Exposure
priority mode/No display)
Mode selection at green position
Method selection of AE lock (by half-way pressing of shutter
release button/by exposure check button, or no AE Lock setting)
Multi exposure selection
A B C exposure order selection
Depth of field preview operation
Film rewinding mode selection
CAMERA BACK COVER: Opened by the camera back opening lever; Detachable,
Data back and film check window are provided.
DATA BACK: Built in Quartz clock (auto calendar), Imprint Year/Month/
Day, Day/Hour/Minute, Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year, and No
POWER SOURCE: 1 6V Lithium Battery (2CR5), 1 3 V Lithium Battery
(CR2025) for Data back.
BATTERY CHECK: Automatic checking system Display on the LCD panel.
OTHERS: Depth of field preview button.
DIMENSIONS: 151(W)x104.5(H)x59mm(D) (6x4-1/8x2-3/8in.)
WEIGHT: 810grams (28.57ozs) without battery.