35mm Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) with built-in flash, autofocus (AF), and autoexposure (AE)
Minolta A mount (metal mount)
AF and AE automatically activated/deactivated by combination of eyepiece and grip sensors. Eye-start Automation can be disabled.
AF sensor system: Minolta's TTL phase-detection system with CCD line sensors (7-point AF system with a center cross-hair sensor) Sensitivity range: EV -1 - 18 (at ISO 100) AF illuminator: Built-in flash automatically activated to aid focusing in low light and low-contrast situation. Range: approximately 3.3 - 16/4 feet (1 - 5m) with 50mm lens Autofocus areas: Wide focus area. Any local focus area can be selected from the 7-point sensors. Predictive Focus Control: Multi-dimensional Predictive Focus Control for moving subjects Focus modes: Autofocus, Manual focus AF Modes: Automatic, single shot, continuous Manual focus: Visually monitoring the viewfinder focusing screen or the focus signals on the viewfinder data panel Exposure system Metering: Ambient: 14-segment Honeycomb-Pattern, Spot Flash metering: Direct TTL OTF (ADI or TTL multi-segment can be selected with a custom function.) Metering cell: 14-segment Honeycomb-Pattern SPC (silicone photocell), 4-segment flash-metering SPC Metering range:14-segment Honeycomb-Pattern: EV 1-20 Spot: EV 4-20 (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens) Exposure modes: Programmed AE (with PA/PS Creative Program Control), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual Subject program selection: 5 user-selectable programs tailored to specific subject or scene characteristics - Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports action, Night portrait Shutter and aperture control: In 0.5 EV increments Exposure compensation: ?3 EV in 0.5 EV increments Exposure bracketing: 3 exposures in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV increments ISO setting: Automatic setting for DX-coded film, Manual setting, Non DX coded film is set to the previous ISO setting. ISO range: Automatic setting: ISO 25 - 5000 in 1/3 EV Increments; Manual setting: ISO 6 - 6400 in 1/3 EV increments With flash: ISO 25 - 1000 AE lock: Exposure is automatically locked when focus is locked. Exposure within the spot metering area is locked with the spot AE-lock button.
Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type Speed: 1/4000 - 30 seconds, Bulb (up to approximately 7 hours with fresh batteries) Flash-sync speed: 1/125 second or slower With shutter speeds faster than 1/125 second, camera automatically switches to high-speed sync (HSS)*. * available with Program Flash 5400HS, 5600HS(D), and 3600HS(D)
Type: Built-in Guide number: 39.4 feet (12m) at ISO 100 Coverage: 28mm Flash modes: In programmed AE and subject program selection modes: autoflash. Fill flash and flash cancel can be selected. In aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual modes: fill flash is manually selected. Red-eye reduction (using pre-flash) Wireless/remote off-camera flash (including ratio flash function)
Type: Eye-level fixed pentaprism Focusing screen: Spherical acute matte Field of view: 90 x 90% of film frame (with 50mm lens focused at infinity) Magnification: 0.75x (with 50mm lens focused at infinity) Eye-relief: 0.6 inches (16mm) from the eyepiece, 0.5 inches (13mm) from the eyepiece frame Diopter: -1 Eyepiece cup: Removable
Control placed on the front of the camera
Type: Automatic with built-in motor drive Auto threading, Auto advance to first frame, Auto rewind, Manual start of rewind Film advance: Single frame advance, Continuous advance Continuous advance speed: 3 frames per second (maximum) Rewind time: Approximately 8 seconds (with 24-exposure film) Film Chamber Lock: Automatically locks the back cover when the film is loaded
Electronic with 10-second delay Self-timer can be canceled.
Tone indicates focus lock, IR remote-control operation, and self-timer countdown. Audio signal can be disabled. -