Bauer Compact 3 XL

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Bauer Compact 3 XL (alias Bauer Compact III XL)

Year: 1982-1983

Lens: Bauer Neovaron 1,3 / 8,5 - 25,5 mm


Retractable handle

Auto / Manual Zoom

Auto Exposure

XL shutter for low light condition

Frame rates: 18, 40 (other sources say 32fps instead of 40fps!)

Backlight Control


Run lock

No sound

Manufactured by Chinon, Japan

2 x 1.5V AA batteries (no separate battery for light metre)




Prices on eBay:

  • eBay Germany:
    • EUR 9,50 (+ EUR 3,80 shipping) in 03/2013 (camera with missing eye-cup and a dent at the lens)


There is only one pin for measuring the film's sensitivity; I suspect it can only understand 40 and 160 ASA.

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