A while ago, i was sorta cleaning my cabinet and found this camera hidden deep inside. Is truly a remarkable camera then, and is quite nostalgic to have it back in my hand now. I doubt it will work but then again in yesteryear, most stuff we made to last. Might get it cleaned and serviced if i have the time and money, but comes another problem of finding the film, uses Micro Film. a popular easy to handle film for the 110mm cameras.
(only available in Ebay or some specialty store)
Minolta merged with Konica back in 2003 and in 2006, they left the camera competition and sold shares to SONY.
(1978) 26mm (f3.5), zone focusing (1.6 feet to infinity) lens.
Electronic shutter with speeds of 2 seconds – 1/1000.
CDS meter provides programmed exposure control and with Hot shoe.
Tripod and cable release sockets.
Built-in close-up lens and detachable flash.
Viewfinder shows a red warning LED if a flash is needed.
With the f:3.5 lens, a flash with a guide number of only 40 (in feet, at ISO 100) will be good to over 20 feet with ISO 400 film.
The camera senses when a flash unit is mounted, and automatically sets smaller apertures for focus distances of 12′ or less, to prevent overexposure, assuming a fixed-output flash with a guide number of 40.
Built-in sliding lens cover locks shutter.
This is the most compact of the high-quality Minolta 110 pocket cameras (handy, very small pocket size, overall 1 x 2 1/8 x 4 5/8″), it is truly a dress-shirt-pocket camera, not just a coat-pocket camera. 100 or 400 speed film.
Needs two MS76 or EPX76 or equivalent; battery-check button.
It did not have a built-in flash — a matching flash unit was available.