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Minolta 5 Date 35mm Camera Body

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Minolta 5 Date 35mm Camera Body Description


So, you know about the high performance and superior image quality you can get with a Minolta Maxxum AF SLR camera, but you say that all SLR cameras are too big and bulky to carry around? Well, Minolta heard you. Introducing the Maxxum 5 - the world's smallest and lightest 35mm AF SLR. It's easy to pack, carry, and handle, so you can instantly react on your creative impulses anytime and anywhere. Plus, the Maxxum 5 houses a powerful array of high-performance features that will quickly satisfy beginner photographers and yet be valuable tools for photo hobbyists. If you want a true take-anywhere SLR, the little Maxxum 5 is the big winner. Highest performance in its class 7-point AF system indicates focus area in use High-speed 1/4000 sec. shutter freezes action Continuous film advance at 3 frames per second 14-segment metering plus ADI flash metering Film chamber lock protects loaded film Eye-start automation provides a split-second response Built-in flash with wireless off-camera flash control

Experienced photographers know that the sure path to great photography is with a 35mm Maxxum AF SLR camera. And for beginners, the advantages of the Maxxum 50 Date are many: real affordability, outstanding image quality, the versatility of interchangeable lenses, through-the-lens viewing (what you see is what you get), creative control over focus and exposure, high-power accessory flash units, and even an optional wireless remote control.


General information

Brand Name Minolta
Product Model 50
Product Line Maxxum
Manufacturer Part Number 2163-411
Manufacture GTIN 0043325021060


Autofocus Type Passive CCD
Focus Modes Auto-focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Single Auto Focus


Film Formats 35mm - DX Coded, 35mm - Standard
Film Speed DX Coded (Automatic), Standard (Manual)
Film Loading Automatic
Film Advance Continuous Shooting, Single Frame Shooting
Film Rewind Automatic Approximately 8 Second for 24 Exposure Film, Manual

Battery Information

Battery Life Roll Flash OFF - With 68°F, 24-exposure film and the shutter-release button held partway down for five seconds before each exposure, Roll Flash OFF - With 68°F, 24-exposure film and the shutter-release button held partway down for ten seconds before each exposure


Camera Modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports action
  • Night portrait
Self Timer/Remote 10 Second Self-timer

Physical Characteristics

Color Black, Silver
Lens Mount Sony A & Minolta A


Coverage 90% - Horizontal, 90% - Vertical
Eyepoint 0.67" - 11.3mm from the eyepiece frame


Shutter Type Vertical Electronically Controlled Focal-plane (Mechanical)
Exposure Compensation ±3EV in 1/2EV Steps
Shutter Speed 1/90 Second Flash Sync, 30 to 1/2000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Exposure Metering

TTL: 2-segment metering


External Flash Optional
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Auto Flash - With Red-eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Fill Flash - With Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
Flash Recycle Time Approximate 5 Second
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