But CHINON cameras have often good lenses and some models are very interesting
The smooth and silent running Pacific 12 SMR with 10x zoom 1.7/ 7-70mm, fades, lap dissolve, fps 1 / 18 /24 / 36, timer, BLC, ND- filter and more....:also available as PORST 120 SMR using 64ASA film: at rear: +/- exposure correction! or manual fstop setting,
877 MACRO 1.7/7.5-60mm, 1/18/24/48, timer, lap dissolve....
and some others and of cause the Pacific 200/12XL or 10XL for 200ft.cartridges for semi-professional usage.
(The models above I own by myself and I like them, heavy bricks but works smooth and silent without any problems)
The CHINON lenses and cameras are usable in daylight, not really for lowlight filming. This is depending of the 1.7 or 1.8 lenses in conjunction of shutter degree between 140 und 180° (exception see below PACIFIC model).
CHINON had made cameras for a lot of other brandnames GAF, REVUE; PORST; BOLEX, NORIS, PANORAMA, BEAULIEU and more. These cameras and lenses are sometimes better and more reliable than the cameras from the original brand - e.g. the REVUE