KMZ Zenit 3M

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KMZ Zenit 3M

After the two less successful models, the Zenit 3 and the Kristall, came the Zenit 3M. The only (?) difference between the two models is the top fascia style. See the images below. While the Kristal was a kind of Soviet art deco, the fancy style there gave way to a more traditional, classic SLR here. The Zenit 3M sold over 782,000 units in its eight years lifespan and was rebranded for sale in the UK and West Germany. Not to be confused with the early Zenit, the 3M was sold in the UK under Zenit.

See a list of all KMZ Zenit models.

List number 10445
Brand KMZ
Model Zenit 3M
Manual Kristall-manual.pdf (
Format 35mm
Introduced 1962
AKA Zenitflex, Revueflex, Phokina, Global, No
Country USSR
Qty made 782,000
Initial price
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Manual
Weight 620 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 610 gr,  Body only
ASA range N/A
Kit lens 3,5/50
Lens make
Filter size 33mm
Lens mount Thread
Mount size 39mm
shutter Focal plane cloth horizontal
shutter make
Light meter None
Winder Lever
Lock No
Speeds B, 30-500
Mirror None auto return
DOF preview No
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe No
External sync X/M
Sync speed 30
Timer Yes, mechanical
Battery N/A
Integral flash None
Service / repair


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