Vintage Minolta Dynax 7Xi film camera
The Minolta Dynax 7Xi is a fully loaded SLR by Japanese makers Minolta from 1991. It uses 35mm film.
According to Minolta it was "the most innovative SLR" in that era. And in a way it is, as soon as the photographer puts his eye to the camera it begins to focus and to zoom to create the best possible picture. It reacts to the program-card used, Minolta offered a wide range of pre-programmed chip-cards for various types of shooting, i.e. landscape, portrait or sports. If no card is inserted it functions as a normal P-setting, giving a programmed shutter/aperture combination.
Of course one can switch off all these electronic gadgets and use the camera as a semi-professional manual body in A, S or M-mode. The body takes all lenses with the Minolta/Sony A-mount. It's specifications are quite impressive, even for modern digital standards:
Shutter speeds: 30sec. - 1/8000sec. and B
Wireless flash support
14 segment metering, choice between average and spot
Meter range 0-20 EV (3-20 spot)
DX code ISO setting with manual override
Built-in pop-up flash, guide no. 12
4-line AF sensors with AF assist light
Motorized film transport and -rewind
This camera is fitted with a Minolta AF zoom 35-105mm 1:3.5(22)-4.5 lens. Camera comes with 4 pre programmed chip cards, Lens hood, Carry case and neck strap.
Camera is in good vintage condition and working well mechanically. This camera takes a 2CR5 battery.