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    1. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm
    $389.99 list($429.99)
    2. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm
    $179.99 $168.99 list($219.99)
    3. Konica Minolta Maxxum 50 Date
    $399.99 list($299.99)
    4. Minolta Maxxum QTsi 35mm SLR Camera
    $129.94 $112.95 list($189.99)
    5. Konica Minolta Zoom 160c Date
    list($239.99)
    6. Minolta Freedom Explorer EX Panorama
    $174.95 list($374.99)
    7. Minolta Freedom Zoom 160 Date
    $159.88
    8. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm
    list($229.99)
    9. Minolta Maxxum 3 Date SLR Camera
    $49.88
    10. MINOLTA Zoom 60C Compact 35mm
    $499.99 list($359.99)
    11. Minolta Maxxum STsi Panorama Date
    $319.94 list($399.99)
    12. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm
    list($450.99)
    13. Minolta Maxxum 5 35mm SLR Kit
    $84.99 $79.88 list($89.99)
    14. Minolta Zoom 110 Date Point-and-Shoot
    list($599.99)
    15. Minolta Maxxum 7 35mm SLR Camera
    $399.99
    16. Minolta Maxxum XTsi QD Panorama
    list($269.99)
    17. Minolta Freedom Zoom 130 Quartz
    $200.00 list($273.99)
    18. Minolta Freedom 115 Date 35mm
    list($249.99)
    19. Minolta Freedom Zoom 125 Panorama
    20. Minolta Freedom Zoom Supreme EX

    1. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm SLR Camera with 28-100mm Lens
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $349.99
    our price: $229.94
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    Asin: B0001GV5EI
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 1445
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    Features

    • 35mm SLR camera with 28 to 100mm zoom lens
    • Fast, precise focusing with 9-point AF sensor system
    • Advanced AF focus-point indication accurately tracks moving subjects
    • High-grade body construction for balanced, responsive handling
    • Powerful built-in flash (GN52.5 in feet) for worry-free low-light shooting

    2. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm SLR Camera with 28-100mm & 75-300mm Lenses
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $429.99
    our price: $389.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00022F5AG
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 3467
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    Features

    • 35mm SLR camera kit with 28-100mm and 75-300mm zoom lenses
    • Fast, precise focusing with 9-point AF sensor system
    • Advanced AF focus-point indication accurately tracks moving subjects
    • High-grade body construction for balanced, responsive handling
    • Powerful built-in flash (GN52.5 in feet) for worry-free low-light shooting

    3. Konica Minolta Maxxum 50 Date 28-100 35mm SLR Camera
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $219.99
    our price: $179.99
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    Asin: B0001GV58O
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 1057
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    Features

    • Small, compact 35mm SLR includes 100mm autofocus zoom lens
    • Multi-dimensional predictive focus control
    • High-quality spherical acute matte focusing screen
    • Quartz/date function adds time and date to your photos
    • Compatible with Minolta's lightweight D series lenses

    4. Minolta Maxxum QTsi 35mm SLR Camera Kit w/ 35-80mm Lens
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $299.99
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    Asin: B00004S5H6
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 1600
    Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Minolta Maxxum QTsi is the easiest-to-use single-lens reflex camera in Minolta's Maxxum product line. It handles and operates similarly to a fully automatic point-and-shoot camera, but provides the picture quality and system flexibility that only an SLR camera can offer. It is a camera you can grow with by adding lenses, flash units, and accessories.

    The Minolta QTsi features a detachable 35-80mm lens, selectable automatic or manual focus, a built-in pop-up flash with four modes, a self-timer, and TTL-type metering. It also offers programmed autoexposure with an additional five modes for portraits, landscapes, close-ups, action shots, and night portraits. Film transport is automatic as well. A large on-body LCD panel displays exposure mode, battery condition, mode selection, and whether manual focus or autofocus is selected.

    In the box, you receive the Minolta Maxxum QTsi body, a Minolta lens and lens cap, an adjustable neck strap, a user's manual, and warranty information. It operates on two 3-volt CR2 lithium batteries, which are sold separately. This camera is covered by a one-year manufacturer's warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more

    Features

    • Easy-to-use single-lens reflex camera
    • Includes detachable 35-80mm zoom lens
    • Automatic pop-up flash with 4 modes
    • Programmed autoexposure plus 5 preset exposure modes
    • Automatic or manual focus for new and skilled photographers alike

    Reviews (36)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally something for the novice
    For years I have waited for a SLR camera that allowed the user to change lenses and had features common to most instamatic cameras. A camera that would take the guesswork out of focusing or choosing the right settings, and at a price that I could afford. Minolta's QTsi had what I was looking for. With the 35-80mm lens, that comes with it, it allows for closeups as well as extending the shooting distancen and all with professional quality. By adding a lens or two, Minolta allows the user to take telephoto or extreem closeup photographs without breaking the bank. The QTsi comes with a flash that takes excellent photgraphs in little or no light, as long as the subject is not out of the recommended distance, it also allows the attachment of a larger flash unit that will increase the flash distance. The booklet is very helpful and honest in informing the user on how to use the camera and lens properly to achieve the best results, and does so in easy to understand language. The AF (Automatic Focus) feature is great for those of us who wear glasses or contacts, and may have trouble knowing if the subject is actually focused. No more out of focus shots because we have compensated for our poor vision. With the addition of a tripod, taking family photos can be done any time, like when the grandkids come for the weekend and there is no time to get to a professional studio. With the 10 second timer, you can get in the picture too, and even eleminate redeye in closeups. If you are like me and have been wanting to step-up to SLR photography but they seemed complicated, complex and to expensive Minolta's QTsi is the camera for you.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Wish I bought a Canon Rebel Instead
    I bought this camera a year and a half ago. Love the feel - very comfortable. I also love that it can be fully manual or fully automatic and anywhere inbetween. My biggest problem with it is that when I use it as a point and shoot (regardless of mode - portrait, landscape, etc.) all my pictures come out overexposed. They just look washed out. I've tried different speeds, different brands of film, but I have to say that my Fiance's little Canon Sure Shot takes pictures 10x better! I haven't given up yet, but I do wish I had spent the extra money and bought the Canon Rebel instead.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Minolta QTSI ...300+ rolls and going strong
    I bought this camera in June 2000 to use on our trip across country. We shot 93 rolls of film in 19 days of Lake Michigan, Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, San Francisco, The Pacific Coastline, the St. Louis Arch , and 11 lighthouses. Neither of us are great at taking pictures but we were VERY pleased with all our photos!
    Since 2000, we have had a new son and we have shot an estimated 125 rolls of him. I would recommend using Kodak Max 400 speed film. My son has big blue eyes and with this film I PROMISE you, we have no red eyes! We travel alot we have been to see numerous lighthouses in Ohio and along the East Coast as well as the Tribute in lights in New York City in April of 2001. We always return with at least 30 rolls of film to be developed. (Eckerds loves us)
    I received a 70-300mm zoom lens for Christmas . I am looking forward to many more great shots(only my lighthouse shots will be even better now).
    We have never had any trouble with this camera except for running out of film. (wink-wink)
    You don't have to be a pro to use this camera. This camera takes great photos from close ups to landscapes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Camera
    Since I am married to the military, I travel a lot to different countries. This camera is perfect, whether I am taking pictures of Mt. Fuji or my newborn, this camera always delivers great results. The auto focus is slow at times, but you can override that and manually focus on the object.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT for beginning photography enthusiasts!
    I started using the QTsi two years ago and I've NEVER used anything else since then (my fully automatic Olympus has been permanently retired from my usage).

    This camera is easy to use, and can be switched to manual control for more challenging and more creative photography options.

    It's perfect for someone with an interest in photography but not a lot of experience as a photographer. The QTsi is a perfect beginner's camera but can be used even by more advanced photographers as well.

    My interest in photography has quadrupled since discovering the ease of use for the QTsi and I thoroughly enjoy working with this camera and trying all sorts of filters and lenses for it. ... Read more


    5. Konica Minolta Zoom 160c Date 35mm Film Camera
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $189.99
    our price: $129.94
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    Asin: B0000C4K05
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 1206
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    Features

    • 37.5 - 160mm (4.3x) power zoom lens uses high-quality aspheric optics for crisp, clear pictures with high contrast
    • Sophisticated 5-point AF system analyzes the objects in the focus frames to determine the subject distance
    • 3-segment metering system to ensure the optimum subject exposure under a wide variety of lighting conditions
    • Versatile flash modes let you shoot in a variety of lighting situations with confidence
    • Built-in quartz date back imprints the date or time right onto the photo

    6. Minolta Freedom Explorer EX Panorama 28-75 Zoom Date 35mm Camera
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $239.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004S5H9
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 1482
    Average Customer Review: 3.13 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    This stylish pocket-sized "capsule" 35mm Minolta Freedom Explorer camera features a built-in wide-angle 28-75mm lens. Designed for both scenic shots and close-ups, the Minolta Freedom Explorer EX lets users select panorama mode and date imprinting at any time. Users may also choose between selectable exposure modes to ensure proper exposure for close-up, night portrait, or landscape/night view shots every time.

    This camera also offers precise, three-beam active infrared autofocus for sharp pictures. The built-in automatic flash system includes "soft flash" for close-ups, along with red-eye reduction, autoflash, flash fill, and cancel flash. Film advance and rewind are automatic and fuss free, and users can select continuous advance or midroll rewind. The Minolta Freedom Explorer EX also features a 10-second self-timer setting and wireless remote control release. Along with the camera, the kit includes a carrying case, strap, film, batteries, remote control, and a two-year warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • Deluxe point-and-shoot kit with 28-75mm zoom
    • Programmed autoexposure with center-weighted metering and 4 special modes
    • 3-beam active infrared focusing
    • Built-in flash with red-eye reduction
    • Panorama mode, continuous shooting, date imprinting, and self-timer

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good, but not perfect.
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    I chose to buy this camera because it was rated number 1 in Consumer Reports magazine. Besides being one of the few that was rated as actually taking good photos (which is the most important thing!), it also got a high rating for being small, light, simple to use, for containing many features, and for being well priced.

    I agree with this in general and recommend it. I tested all the features and they seemed to work well. I even compared photos from this camera with those taken at the same time with my other two cameras (including an SLR). My conclusion is that the Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer does take nice clear pictures with good colours that I am pleased with. However, a potential buyer should be aware of certain things:

    1) The viewfinder itself is quite small and dim, and the objects within the viewfinder are also very small. The viewfinder is the biggest problem with the camera and an annoying one. You have to squint and struggle to get your objects into the frame even if you are not an eyeglass wearer. Dark settings will make the situation worse.

    2) Some, but not all, of my 28mm wide-angle photos have a dimness or darkness near the sides.

    3) When you turn the camera on, it goes to the 28mm wide-angle setting by default. This is annoying since you will rarely use this setting for photos. Instead it should go to a more common middle setting like 50mm (since that represents what you see with your naked eye).

    4) There is no way to know what zoom setting you are at. Ideally, as you zoom in and out you should see the numbers (mm) displayed in the viewfinder or at least on the main LCD display. The camera does not do this, and the objects in the viewfinder are too small and dim to even help guide you. So you are basically guessing with every shot.

    5) When taking shots with no flash, especially self-timer shots, you'll have a hard time knowing when the shutter has closed. You can hardly hear it when you are not right next to the camera or if you are in a loud environment. A light should stay on for the length of time that the shutter is open. Otherwise you or your subjects might stop posing before the camera is done taking the picture, which produces a blurred image.

    6) The remote works, but not as smoothly as I would have liked. Sometimes I have to push the button 2 or 3 times to get the camera to shoot. I did test the battery and it is good.

    7) It is difficult to use this camera with gloves on because the buttons are quite small.

    8) A couple more features like the BULB feature (to keep the shutter open for as long as you want) and the feature that overlaps frames (for cool effects) would have been good to have. Some point and shoot cameras have these features.

    But besides all this, all the features that the camera has work well on mine like Macro (for close-ups), Panoramic, Night, Landscape, even the Red Eye Reduction seemed to do its job despite all the flashing being so annoying.

    It is also a very easy to understand and use camera, and I like the yellow Date numbers on my photos instead of red ones that most cameras produce.

    Overall, I am very pleased with this small, light, fun camera in general, and still recommend it despite the faults written above.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Point and Shoot Warrier
    I was drawn to this camera because of the special macro setting with a minimum distance from objects at 1.1 feet. It is specified as having a "smallest field of 6 inches" - but at 1.1 feet, the smallest frame is about 17" wide. Out of focus close-up images happen about 40% of the time - either because I was closer than 1.1 feet or the autofocus may be inaccurate at that distance.

    All these P&S cameras start out in 28mm wide angle mode - which naturally distorts the image (at the edges especially and indoors as noted in other reviews). There is no way to find the "standard" 50mm setting to minimize the distortion, except to guess w/ the zoom.

    These finer points should not discurage most users of this very sturdy camera. However, the zoom control is cramped (if you use your left eye to focus), and it does take some time to find the image in the viewfinder, especially with a dark image in view.

    The camera endured 2 years of torture in the bottom of my bookbag. Maybe I'll actually use the free softcase in the bookbag to provide more padding. It's light enough to carry around all the time for those moments when you say "I wish I had a camera right now". Good flash control. You must use the "landscape" setting if there is an object in the forground - or you get an image focused on the back of someone's head.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Repair Problem
    I purchased the Freedom Zoom Explorer about a year and a half ago after my 6-year old Olympus Stylus Zoom bit the dust. I've really enjoyed the camera--it takes great pictures most of the time. There is a problem with the flash rebound--it takes several seconds for the flash to recharge which is not good when trying to capture continuous flash shots of your kid's squad in cheerleading competitions. You can take the pictures, but most of them will not have the flash activated. I am now camera shopping to replace the Explorer. I started to use it the other day, but when I took it out of the case (which was also in the video cam case), the LCD on the top of the camera was black and mottled. It still took pictures, but I have no idea what setting it was on or how many shots were left on the film. At least I was able to rewind the film. After taking it to a local camera shop, they determined that it could be sent off to the factory and repaired.... They couldn't tell me what had happened or how it had happened, and I certainly don't have a clue since it's been safely stored since it was last used. This has been a good camera, but I was hoping to keep it longer than eighteen months. I don't think I'll be purchasing another.

    5-0 out of 5 stars camer has wider angle lens than others
    I got this camera 6 months ago after reading that it was a rated one of the best in Consumer Reports, and I have been extrememly happy about it. The pictures are extremely clear and just exceptional. The only thing to watch out for is that the lens is wide angle when unzoomed. That means you get more of the field of view in, which is great on some shots, such as in big buildings. However, shots of scenery that have not been zoomed may have dark corners as the lens creats a fish eye effect. Its not bad, and the wider angle is great for many occasions. If it happens just know its not a defect, just something to watch for.

    2-0 out of 5 stars poor flash photography
    I've never seen anything like it. My photos looked like they were taken with a filter that darkened the right and/or left sides of the image. Same problem indoors or outdoors, with flash and wide angle. Also not happy with the sharpness of the focus. ... Read more


    7. Minolta Freedom Zoom 160 Date 35mm Camera Kit w/bag
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $374.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000631YZ
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 2584
    Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The compact Freedom Zoom 160 is loaded with state-of-the-art features, including Minolta's latest AREA-AF autofocus technology, a 4.3x zoom lens ranging from 37.5mm to 160mm, date and time imprinting, and a worry-free, red-eye reducing flash that fires automatically whenever necessary.

    It's also one of the fastest autofocusing cameras available. Bring the camera to your eye and the eye-start sensor activates the focus and exposure systems so that the camera is ready to capture the image when you are. The Zoom 160 is smart enough to recognize your subject and fast enough to capture it on the move.

    The Freedom Zoom 160 has three autofocus modes: area AF, spot AF, and target AF.The area AF is a fully automatic mode that allows the user to just point and shoot the camera. Spot AF mode accurately singles out a subject among a group of objects. Target AF is optimized to capture sharp images of moving subjects.

    The Freedom Zoom 160 is great for vacations and gatherings of family and friends. The flexible zoom range of 37.5-160mm will capture those important images, group pictures, and close-ups of distant landmarks. The aspheric zoom lens produces sharp prints, thanks to the area AF system with its 940 focusing steps.

    The worry-free flash fires automatically whenever necessary, even in tricky backlit situations. The red-eye reduction feature helps to reduce the red-eye effect to give your pictures a more natural look.

    The built-in quartz data imprints the date or time right onto the photo, making it very useful for cataloging photographs and making photo records of important events. Data imprinting can be turned on or off as desired.

    Other features include:

    • A film-chamber lock function prevents accidental opening of the back cover
    • Film advancing is silent thanks to new belt-drive system and nylon gears
    • Continuous drive mode allows the user to automatically take sequential shots every 2.2 seconds by simply holding down the shutter button
    • The night-portrait mode blends flash with longer shutter speeds to provide greater detail in night-time scenic or sunset shots
    • An IR remote control RC-3 offers immediate and 2-second delay from as far away as 16.4 feet
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Pocket-sized camera with a full 4.3x zoom lens with range of 37.5mm to 160mm
    • Fast, SLR-type autofocusing for razor-sharp results
    • Flash fires automatically whenever necessary with red-eye reduction
    • Selectable date imprint function for cataloging photos
    • Automatic film transport with film chamber lock to prevent accidental film exposures

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Pictures and Simple to Use
    A fantastic camera at an unbelievable price. I've taken pictures throughtout Europe, Australia and New zealand in all kinds of weather and light conditions with always the same excellent results. A great camera to take take on a hurry up and keep moving tour. It takes wonderful landscapes, animal and people pictures. Even does well from a moving boat or car. The auto focus is incredible. Just point and shoot, the camera will lock on focus. We're now off to South America.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Cheap construction, flash burned out after few months of use
    I purchased this camera after extensively reading the online reviews here and elsewhere. Everyone seemed to love this camera. It did take "decent" photos, however, it was poorly constructed, the "automatic scene recognition system" freaked out my wife who could not tell what the camera was doing. She ended up ignoring the flashing red lights in the view finder. They were quite distracting.

    The camera does not remember its settings after being turned off and then on again.

    The built-in flash turned black after only a few months of use.

    Finally, we took it on a hike, my wife had it in her hand, and lost her balance. Barely tapped it (with her hand reciving most of the blow) on the ground. Now it won't turn off and the lens shutter won't close.

    It is a basically a pile of trash now, and not worth the $188 that we paid for it.

    I'll think twice before believing on-line reviews and/or before buying another Minolta.

    4-0 out of 5 stars varied outcomes
    I bought this camera for my trip to South Africa. I got some amazing shots. Very crisp and clear with brilliant colors. It's very quiet which is good but also pretty bad. It's hard to hear the thing wind so if you press the button and then move the camera, your pictures could easily be messed up because you didn't wait long enough- some of mine did unfortunately. So other than this set back, my photos came out excellent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Photos
    I used this camera for an Alaskan trip, for the first time. I was very pleased with the results and ease of use. I did find the multiple flash settings a little difficult to master. However, overall the camera produced remarkable, clear photos.
    A lens cover would be very helpful, as an accessory.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beauitful Photographs!
    After having attended the 2000 Belmont Stakes with my Canon Elph LT camera and gotten good, but very distant looking photos, I decided I needed a good zoom lens camera for my next trip. After some searching, I had come across the Minolta Freedom Zoom 160. At the time I had purchased it, it had the longest zoom lens available in my budget. I took it with me to the 2002 Belmont Stakes and I was amazed at my final results!

    I had taken 75 photos (About 10 had come out blurry, but mainly because my hand was shaking and no fault to the camera), and they came out very crisp, clear and vibrant. I suggest that anyone who uses this camera get their photos made onto a photo CD, because thats where the camera's detail really sticks out.

    Photograph Examples Available:
    [website] ... Read more


    8. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)
    by Konica Minolta

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001LO2XE
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 7829
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    Features

    • Wide Center-Cross 9-Point Autofocus, with Multi-dimensional Predictive Focus Control for moving subjects
    • Direct Manual Focus
    • Continuous AF or focus lock is selected automatically according to the subject movement
    • Built-in flash automatically activates in low-light or low-contrast situations
    • Diopter Adjustment Function

    9. Minolta Maxxum 3 Date SLR Camera Kit w/ 35-80mm AF Zoom Lens
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $229.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008P1Q8
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 2336
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Small, compact 35mm SLR includes 80mm autofocus zoom lens
    • Fast, responsive autofocus system, driven by high-power motor and controlled by a fast microprocessor
    • High-quality spherical acute matte focusing screen
    • Quartz/date function adds time and date to your photos
    • Compatible with Minolta's lightweight D series lenses

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars great camera
    This camera takes perfect pictures. Every little detail in the photo is crystal clear. I can't believe how horrible all my pictures from my previous camera look compared to the pictures that the maxxum 3 takes. I highly recommend this camera.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera
    This camera gives the best photographic results of any camera I've ever worked with. Ease of use and wonderful quality results in a perfect personal rating of this camera. ... Read more


    10. MINOLTA Zoom 60C Compact 35mm Camera
    by Minolta

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001LXQGS
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Minolta
    Sales Rank: 3544
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    Features

    • Built-in 35mm wide-angle to 60mm telephoto lens
    • Snapshot mode automatically sets the zoom at the widest setting of 35mm, ensuring that everything from 1.5 to 5 meters will be in perfect focus
    • Night View Portrait mode captures foreground subjects and background scenery beautifully together
    • Long Distance mode enables scenery to be taken through glass, and is also excellent for night views
    • Even beginners can take professional looking photos with this camera!

    11. Minolta Maxxum STsi Panorama Date 35mm SLR Camera Kit with 35-80mm Lens
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $359.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004S5H5
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 2838
    Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Minolta Maxxum STsi Panorama Date kit includes the compact, lightweight Minolta Maxxum STsi single-lens reflex camera that is equipped with panoramic shooting mode, date imprinting, and a host of accessories such as a detachable 35-80mm lens, a wide strap, and batteries. This SLR kit provides many creative options for advanced users, such as the ability to shoot double exposures, but it is designed with a user-friendly format so that even novice photographers can enjoy using it.

    The Minolta Maxxum STsi provides a fully automatic point-and-shoot mode, plus aperture, shutter, and manual setting modes. Program selection modes include portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, and night portrait settings. This camera features precise continuous autofocusing plus eight-segment honeycomb metering or spot metering for even more accurate exposures. In addition, the Minolta Maxxum has a built-in, versatile pop-up flash with five flash modes (including red-eye reduction) and wireless flash control modes. The continuous film advance is used to capture action sequences. Other advanced features include three-shot autoexposure bracketing and a self-timer function. The Minolta Maxxum STsi comes complete with all necessary batteries and a limited one-year warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more

    Features

    • Compact, lightweight single-lens reflex camera for novice and advanced users alike
    • Detachable 35-80mm lens included
    • Selectable autofocus or manual focus
    • Through-the-lens, 8-segment honeycomb-pattern, or spot metering
    • Panorama mode and date imprinting included

    Reviews (34)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't put the camera down!
    This camera is a tremendous value for both the aspiring and expert photographer. It is packed with features such as fully automatic mode (can be switched back from manual mode at a touch of a button) to catch those unexpected picture moments and aperture and shutter priority modes. The multiple subject program modes (portrait, night, close up, landscape etc) make professional quality pictures possible at a touch of a button. Another great feature that this camera offers is the ability to take panoramic pictures at a touch of a button so you can get those long scenic shots with no problem. No need for the expensive Advantix systems. This camera is hard to put down because it is designed with an amatuer in mind and very easy to understand manual makes operating the camera a pleasure. It is lightweight but yet substantial enough to prevent shaking while holding the camera. I have gone through 5 rolls in 2 days and the quality of the prints are superb especially when using the potrait mode. Images are clear and precise in automatic mode. The lens is sufficient but if you can afford the telephoto lens, go for it. The balance between price and features makes the STsi a must have for anyone looking for a new camera SLR or point and shoot.

    5-0 out of 5 stars just what the doctor ordered
    I began looking for a camera after problems with my last point and shoot and wanted to upgrade to something more powerful. Searching on the internet allowed me to find many reviews and potential replacements, and Amazon offerered prices about 30% less than my local vendors - with a Minolta lens instead of an off-brand. My wife an I took about 10 rolls within the first few weeks - everything from portraits of our son, to sunsets (panoramic), to action shots, to shots with different depths of focus. The camera performed extremely well, is light weight, and seems to help with any "shaking" when taking pictures. The lens is great for shots between 3 to 50 feet, but not much can be focused on beyond that. I am looking forward to getting a 210 or 300mm zoom lens. Overall we have been very happy with the features and the feel of the camera, and I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great intermediate and advanced camera!
    I recently purchased the STsi as a "step-up" from my QTsi (also a great camera) and I truly enjoy learning about its various special features.

    This is a great camera for intermediate and more advanced photographers, and even recommended to professional photographers as well. Still very user-friendly, like the more basic QTsi, the STsi is the ideal camera for those who want to take that "next step" in their photographic adventures.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great camera for the serious amateur
    At first I was wary of buying a product that wasn't completely new, and for such a reasonable price. But as soon as I got the camera, I found that it was extremely easy to use, and the only a quick reading of the instructions is necessary to be able to use all of its functions.

    Very light, and it seems durable enough (I've thunked mine twice now and still no damage!!!) the Minolta is very suitable for carrying around to family parties, vacations, and just about any other type of event. It's very easy to turn on, as opposed to other SLR's that I've seen; you just have to switch the button and take the lens cap off and it's already set to your previous modes. After using simple digital cameras along with regular 35mm ones, I find that this one is simple enough for the everyday photographer to use, yet it has all of the functions and gizmos that the serious amateur loves. The manual and auto focus is wonderful, and the flash turns out well almost every time; only slight adjustments are needed for night pictures, as with every camera. The only VERY SMALL complaint that I would have is that there is a bit of red eye, even with the reduction, amongst people who have blue eyes. But that's easily reparable on a computer or at a photo editing store. Very good camera for your buy!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not good for proffesional
    This Camera s quiet good for learner because the feature is simple. But if you wan tot used manual shoot you will have a problem. Event it's offering the manual Aperture and Speed but it's difficult to use. The feature is close to the automatic pocket camera. The differentiation is only the lens because we can use the Minolta series of lens from 80 m to more. If you want the camera with automatic adjustment for aperture, speed and focus, and want to take a best shoot with various lenses, this is appropriate for you. But when you start using manual adjustment you will have a problem. ... Read more


    12. Konica Minolta Maxxum 70 35mm SLR Camera with 28-100mm & 70-210mm Lenses
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $399.99
    our price: $319.94
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    Asin: B00022F5A6
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 1186
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    Features

    • 35mm SLR camera kit with 28-100mm and 70-210mm zoom lenses
    • Fast, precise focusing with 9-point AF sensor system
    • Advanced AF focus-point indication accurately tracks moving subjects
    • High-grade body construction for balanced, responsive handling
    • Powerful built-in flash (GN52.5 in feet) for worry-free low-light shooting

    13. Minolta Maxxum 5 35mm SLR Kit w/ 28-80mm Lens
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $450.99
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    Asin: B00005QDSG
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 3372
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    If you want the total creative control an SLR offers, but don't like lugging around a cumbersome kit, Minolta's Maxxum 5 is worth a look. It's one of the world's smallest and lightest autofocus SLRs, and its extensive array of high-performance features adjusts to offer something for everyone from beginners to advanced amateur photographers.

    Design
    Measuring just 5 by 3.4 by 2.4 inches and weighing in at around 12 ounces, the body of the Maxxum 5 is about the same size as many point-and-shoot cameras--of course, the lens adds to this size and weight, but it's still an extremely compact design. To save weight, much of the body is made of high-impact plastic, with a metal lens mount and tripod mount for durability. The camera uses Minolta A-mount lenses, and a 28-80mm Minolta AF zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5 to f5.6 is included.

    Key Features
    Primary features include spot-metering and spot-focusing, depth-of-field preview, a built-in multimode flash, 7-point autofocus system, a maximum shutter speed of 1/4,000th of a second, 3 FPS rapid-fire shooting, and 14-segment metering. A powerful processor and speedy motor combine to provide one of the fastest autofocus systems available.

    Additional Features
    In addition, the Maxxum 5 features "eye-start automation," a performance enhancer that senses when you put your eye to the viewfinder and starts preparing to take a shot immediately. If you're planning to use the camera in the studio, the wireless flash setting communicates with Minolta off-camera flash units.

    Contents
    The kit comes with the Maxxum 5 body, 28-80mm AF zoom lens, shoulder strap, lens cap, and a pair of CR2 batteries. ... Read more

    Features

    • 35mm compact single-lens reflex (SLR) camera
    • Kit includes 28-80mm Minolta zoom autofocus lens
    • Integrated flash with red-eye reduction; includes hot shoe for external flash
    • One of the smallest and lightest full-featured SLRs ever produced
    • Improved autofocus drive motor and high-speed microcomputer for quicker and more precise control

    Reviews (24)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best purchase I¿ve made in a long time.
    The Minolta Maxxum 5 is the best purchase I've made in a long time. Before I make a purchase I like to do a lot of research. For the Maxxum 5, I called a few of the better local camera shops and asked for the best "bang for your buck" SLR, and they all said the Maxxum 5. Look in American Photo magazine January 2002 and see for your self that the Maxxum 5 is the only film camera in the year's ten best new products. It is the lightest in its class; I've carried it with me on five-hour hikes without problems. It's features stack up with the equivalent Pentax, Nikon, and Canon SLRs. Another reviewer incorrectly stated a max shutter speed of 1/2000 second, it is actually 1/4000 second, which is faster than many of its competitors, and in fact none beat it. It can also shoot at 3 frames/second. None of the competition can beat that either. With a plethora of features, lightweight, and affordable price, the Minolta Maxxum 5 is a tough camera to beat.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A very nice SLR camera
    My wife wanted to get into photography - so when she broke her latest Olympus point-and-shoot I decided to get get her a "real camera". We've had the Minolta Maxxum 5 for about a month now, and it has proven to be a very nice choice. I got it with a couple of lenses: the Minolta 28-80 AF and the 70-210 AF.

    It is small and light in your hand (not quite like a point-and-shoot, but definitely so for an SLR) and the automatic mode works very well. Out of the box it comes in the autofocus mode where as you bring it up to your eye it starts focusing; interesting in the first couple of days but I eventually took it out of that mode... I like it focusing when I press the button lightly.

    That is one of the nice things about the camera... how configurable it is. You can select among tons of options and configure it to behave just as you'd like. Because of all the options I'd highly recommend some quality time with the manual :-)

    My only dissatisfaction so far (and the only reason for the 4 and not 5 stars) has been not with the camera, but rather the Minolta lenses - actually something I did not think about ahead of time; don't get me wrong they are nice lenses but I have the following problem: focusing turns the front of the lens and this makes using certain filters (for example the Cokin system) problematic. It is fine for the typical circular filters like Tiffen and Hoya.

    Overall I'm very happy with the Maxxum 5. I wanted to add that Amazon is an excellent place to buy it. Much cheaper than the stores, maybe not the cheapest on the internet (I found it for a little less), but they are trustworthy, fast shipping and reliable!

    5-0 out of 5 stars An awesome camera for a great price
    If you're looking for a nice camera to get you started in your photography hobby, I highly recommend checking this out. I have used both the Maxxum 4 and Maxxum 5. You can't go wrong with either - the quality that Minolta keeps is wonderful.

    Granted, the Maxxum 5 has a few more features that the Maxxum 4, such as the eye-start feature and a few other custom functions. One that I particularly like is the fact that you can have the camera leave the film leader out of the cannister. It may seem trivial to do so, but if you want to change 35mm film in the middle of the roll, this becomes quite useful.

    In addition, the Maxxum 5 has a faster autofocus servo and you can tell a definite difference there. My Maxxum 5 focuses much faster than my brother's Maxxum 4. On top of that, the Maxxum 5 features a metal lens mount, whereas the Maxxum 4 only has a plastic mount. This adds durability to the camera as well as the lens.

    In conclusion, I think that the features that Minolta packed into this camera are wonderful. I also looked at getting a Cannon Rebel 2000 and a Nikon N65 when looking for the camera but found the Maxxum 5 to have the greatest number of features for the price. In addition, I thought the control layout on the camera fit my hand better than the other two cameras.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great camera at a great price
    I shopped around and did research before purchasing my Minolta and found that this camera had all the features (plus some) of the more expensive, heavier cameras in its class. The eye-start feature is an excellent feature, the camera focuses automatically when brought to your eye(this feature can be turned off).
    This camera is really easy to use if you have no camera experience, but also has more difficult manual options if you want to be more creative. I tested out the multiple pictures option on my friends golf swing. I was able to take 5 pictures during his one swing. Another good quality that this camera has is that if you try to get creative and get in over your head, you can restore all the defaults with the touch of a button.

    I have not found anything that I don't like about this camera.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Ideal Beginner Camera
    I am a 15-year old interested in photography. I spent most of my picture-taking years with either a Kodak Advantix or a disposable camera.
    Finally, when I took photography seriously enough, my parents purchased the Minolta Maxxum 5. We did not really know much about cameras at the time, but now about 6 months later, I know this was the right choice.
    The biggest thing I hated about Advantix cameras was that it took nearly 2 or so seconds to take a picture. Those who take pictures a lot can probably understand how fustrating this can be. The Maxxum 5 can take up to 3 frames per second.
    Another thing I was upset about was the zoom. The Advantix cameras have a set zoom and that's it. With SLR cameras you can buy new lenses, though a bit pricy, to get what you want. The lens this package comes with is the 28-80. This is VERY similar to what my Advantix was. (NOTE: For those who wish to have more zoom should as well purchase a 70-300mm lens) I was disappointed I didn't have more zoom but enjoyed the fact I had a new camera to play with...so many features!
    From the different modes, including Sports, Potrait, Landscape, Closeup, and Night time, to multiple photos on one frame. This camera offers more than it's size tells!
    This little bugger is very light as well. The weight will increase with the larger lens, so you don't want a heavy camera body.
    Auto and manual focus were very easy to figure out, as well as changing lenses. Those used to Advantix cameras and not those which use 35mm film will spend a LITTLE bit of time figuring out how to insert a roll of film. Doesn't take long, and soon you'll be changing film so quickly, no one near you even notices!
    To this day, I still haven't learned every feature this camera offers. It's a bit hard to memorize the way to prepare some of these features, but that's why you keep your little manual with you.
    Perfect for beginners in photography, including teenagers. ... Read more


    14. Minolta Zoom 110 Date Point-and-Shoot 35mm Camera
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $89.99
    our price: $84.99
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    Asin: B0000DB9SS
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 1377
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Compact with a versatile 2.9x zoom lens (38-110mm), the Minolta Zoom 110 offers point-and-shoot ease and a flexible autofocus lens that enables you to move easily between breath-taking landscapes and intimate portraits. The Zoom 110 was designed with style in mind. ItsÊcurved, sculpted grip and metallic finish makes it easy to hold. It also features a built-in, multi-mode flash with red-eye reduction and date imprinting

    Zoom Lens and Optics
    The zoom lens operates smoothly and quietly and has a 38-110m focal range (equivalent to a 2.9x zoom). The aspheric lens is constructed in 5 elements within 5 groups.

    The precise 1000-step autofocus system keeps your subjects sharp at all focal lengths. Simply frame the scene in the viewfinder, place the autofocus zone on the main subject, then press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture.

    The Zoom 110 Date automatically controls focus and exposure, and will even turn on the flash when there is not enough light. The active AF system is fast and accurate, even with low contrast subjects, and the programmed auto exposure system ensures clear, well-exposed images. The frame number and flash mode is clearly displayed on the data panel.

    Built-in Flash
    The electronic flash features autoflash, fill flash, night portrait, night landscape, and red-eye reduction modes. It has a recycle time of approximately 8.5 seconds.

    Date/Time Imprinting
    The built-in quartz data back imprints the date or time right onto the photo, making it very useful for cataloging photographs and making photo records of important events.ÊÊData imprinting can be turned on or off as desired.Ê

    Other Features

    • ISO range of 25 to 3200, allowing you toÊtake advantage of today's high-speed print films
    • Long eye relief provides an extended viewing distance from the rear eyepiece, offering greater viewing comfort, especially for those who wear eyeglasses
    • Real image viewfinder that automatically adjusts to match the zoom lens' field of view
    • Film Chamber Lock function is included to prevent accidental opening of the back-cover
    • Self-timer delays shutter release for approximately 10 seconds after the shutter-release button has been pressed; countdown is indicated by a blinking lamp on the front of the camera
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    Features

    • Compact 35mm camera offers point-and-shoot ease
    • 2.9x zoom lens offers 38-110mm focal range
    • Multi-mode built-in flash with red-eye reduction
    • Precise 1000-step autofocus system
    • Time and date imprinting

    15. Minolta Maxxum 7 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $599.99
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    Asin: B0000539VS
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 5015
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    One of Minolta's claims to fame is that they introduced to the world, back in 1985, the very first autofocusing (AF) 35mm SLR ever produced: the Maxxum 7000. The Maxxum 7 is the fifth-generation version of that original Minolta AF SLR, combining recent advances in lens design, light metering, exposure systems, and focusing automation with an ease of operation that offers photographers tremendous precision and versatility in the field.

    The Maxxum 7 is the first SLR body to adopt a dot matrix navigation display, giving you the camera's overall status at a glance. The large 1.5-by-1-inch LCD panel is positioned on the camera's back cover and provides a variety of information to meet users' specific preferences or skills. This information includes camera settings, custom functions, exposure history, meter index, brightness distribution, depth of field, and data memory (selectable in five different languages). And for easy readability, the LCD display automatically shifts from horizontal to vertical orientation depending on the camera's position. This feature saves photographers the trouble of changing their holding position each time they check the data panel--which is typically placed on the top of the camera.

    The central processing unit in the Maxxum 7 has a data processing speed five times faster than earlier AF SLR models. This camera provides the world's fastest autofocus speed, in spite of the greater volume of data received from the wide focus area, due to its powerful lens driving motor that promises quick accelerations and decelerations of lens movement. The Maxxum 7 is able to track abrupt changes in speed or direction perfectly. In fact, the second you bring this camera to your eye, the lens snaps into focus and is ready for use, even if you, or the object you are shooting, happens to be in motion. For example, with a 300mm lens attached, the Maxxum 7 can accurately follow an object moving as fast as 31 miles per hour to within 26 feet.

    The new AF module incorporates eight line sensors, as well as Minolta's unique center dual cross-hair sensors. Its nine-point sensors cover the central area of the viewfinder frame and divide it horizontally and vertically into thirds. By efficiently covering a wide focus area, the nine-point sensors assure great flexibility when composing pictures and allow the photographer to precisely capture moving subjects. The Advanced Distance Integration (ADI) flash metering system provides greater accuracy when used with Minolta's new AF lenses, which incorporate distance encoders. The guide number control and the four-segment preflash metering work together to virtually eliminate the influence of background or subject reflectance in your photographs.

    The Maxxum 7 also features 35 customizable functions that allow photographers to take instant control of virtually all camera functions. Its ergonomically redesigned AF/MF control button permits the switch between autofocus (AF) and manual focus (MF) modes via a button located on the back of the camera. This button is easily operated without losing sight of the subject in the camera's viewfinder.

    Relatively small (5.6 by 3.8 by 2.6 inches) and lightweight (20.3 ounces), this camera's compact body, with the ultracompact AF 24-105mm f3.5 to f4.5 standard lens, assures greater handling and carrying comfort. With power performance features such as a top shutter speed of 1/8,000 second and a maximum drive speed of four frames per second--and all of this in a body smaller than any other 35mm AF SLR with comparable features--the Maxxum 7 sets a new standard for performance and compactness. ... Read more

    Features

    • Eye-start automatic focus, 22.5-millimeter eye relief
    • Multifunction LCD data screen
    • LCD navigation panel
    • Film chamber lock
    • Minolta A-type bayonet mount

    Reviews (10)

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best cameras PERIOD
    This is by far the best camera I have ever owned in my life, be it point and shoot, film or digital. I'm in the Marine Corps and took this camera with me in Afghanistan and Iraq and it went through some of the most extreme weather imaginable and kept on working. The camera is not labeled as splash-proof, but it should be -- I dropped this camera in a dirty puddle and I pulled it out and it was still working. I never had it fail on my one time. The autofocus is also amazingly fast and accurate. It's a professional quality camera with beginner level accessibility.

    Considering this is the body that Minolta is using for their new Maxxum Digital SLR, I know I'll be buying that camera as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome camera
    I recently upgraded from Dynax 5 to Dynax 7 (Or what you folks over sea call it - Maxxum:), and I really found all the features I missed in my Dynax 5. It's auto focus is very responsive and fast, metering really performs well in most situations, controls are intuitive and easy to use, big LCD provides a lot of things to tweak with, exposure memory for 7 rolls is really useful too.
    I do not use Minolta lenses however, Sigma EX series are the ones to use if you want quality for affordable price.
    Ah, and my favourite Sigma lens is the 24-70/2.8 EX DG, it really is awesome, and has 'D' mount for Minolta too :)
    Theres only one thing about Maxxum 7 I do not enjoy...the weight...it really should have been heavier!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Intuitive Controls so you can use all the Technology
    This is an excellent contemporary high-tech camera. I tend to shoot in aperature controlled mode, and it is very easy to change aperatures, to bracket exposures so you get three to seven shots in rapid fire with slightly different settings, and to see differing depths of field. Depending on the lens, it can also be relatively easy to modify the auto focus (so, for example, you move the center of the focus in front of or behind your subject to get the right part of the scene in focus), but note that some lenses will clutch and not be able to be hand-manipulated, leading to a need to switch to manual focus with those lenses in some cases.

    What really sells this camera, though, is the wireless flash. Do not underestimate how much this can improve your flash pictures. It is very easy to use -- I literally have shown my 3 year old, who was very curious, how to do, and got some good shots of him in the process. If you buy this camera, you should buy at least one of the Minolta "D" flashes.

    As you take bracketed shots in continuous focus mode, the camera does a good job of remaining in focus. For those of us with glasses, there is a diopter adjustment in the viewfinder that adjusts the viewfinder to our own current prescription. On manual focus, this has a real impact on my photos, where my focus was previously a bit soft much of the time.

    I end up with a couple of minor complaints -- the selector button that lets you choose which sensor to use in focusing is placed right where my nose can hit it, and I've had to learn to take care not to accidentally change the setting with my nose. Also, I'd like to see the new anti-shake technology that is being incorporated in Minolta's new digital 7 incorporated into the 7. I suspect it is just time until this happens.

    All in all, an extraordinary camera.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best
    The best autofocus period. Out performs nikon & canon. Can focus in near darkness. It really performs better than expected. I like the information lcd on the back. I like it better than the F100. Judging from what I have experienced it should be very dependable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A camera with an extreme amount of innovation
    I bought this camera just recently and I am very happy with it. I was reading up a lot before I made the purchase and came to the conclusion that with the extreme amount of innovation, the Maxxum 7 is a professional level camera worth comparing to any other.
    The 5th-generation autofocus is extremely intelligent; nine points, with the center sensitive to vertical, horizontal and diagonal subjects. It is the fastest ever to wear the Minolta name.
    The rear of the camera contains the illuminated LCD panel that is easy to read and tells you everything you need to know about the camera's controls in just a glance. Especially nice is the fact that it records all the settings for up to 7 rolls of film. (So one can go back and see what went wrong.)
    The "Navigation Display" LCD panel with a plethora of information also makes above-head camera shots more manageable.
    The body is compact, well sealed & rugged. The Controls are optimally located. The two prominent knobs are very handy. One allows you to choose the different modes (A, S, M or full Program), while the other one allows for fast compensation settings.
    The 9-point autofocus system, with dual-cross center sensor, can be controlled by a dial in the back with ones right thumb. The Maxxum 7 boosts an 8X viewfinder magnification with built-in diopter adjustment and a sensational 92% X 94% coverage. Another great feature is the Distance-integrated flash metering with remote high-speed sync at all shutter speeds & rear-curtain sync 14-segment honeycomb-pattern metering system solves the toughest of lighting conditions with ease. The Eye-start operation initiates autofocus & autoexposure systems with just a glance into the viewfinder. One might never use all the 35 programmable custom function settings, but the Maxxum 7 is so loaded with state of the art technology, that as an amateur one will anyway never ever use all the possibilities this camera offers. ... Read more


    16. Minolta Maxxum XTsi QD Panorama Date 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $399.99
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    Asin: B00004TJ7U
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 10193
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Minolta Maxxum XTsi combines all the control of traditional manualSLR cameras with automatic functions for flexibility and creative control. Ithas a precise, three-point crosscut auto focusing system able to track a subjectquickly and efficiently. The camera then constructs a sophisticated 14-segmentmetering pattern around the subject and makes slight adjustments to set thecorrect exposure.

    With a unique eye-start operation, the Maxxum XTsi providesan instant response to any situation. When the camera is brought to the eye, theautofocus and auto exposure systems are activated automatically, without havingto touch the shutter-release button. You can also select several shooting modes,including portrait, landscape, close-up, sports/action, and night portrait mode.In aperture priority mode, the camera's system will automatically select thecorrect shutter speed when you choose an aperture. In shutter priority mode, youcan select any shutter speed and the XTsi will set the best lens aperture.However, if you prefer, the Maxxum XTsi is also manually adjustable. This isideal in unusual shooting conditions.

    The built-in flash provides coverage to28mm, with synch speeds up to 1/125 seconds. It features a red-eye reductionpreflash and can be used in all exposure modes. With continuous film advance,you can shoot up to two frames per second, so you'll catch all the action. Youhave a choice of regularly framed shots or panorama format pictures, and dateimprinting can be switched on or off as desired. ... Read more

    Features

    • ARRAY(0x819c160)
    • Compact, automatic SLR 35mm camera
    • Built-in automatic flash
    • 3-point crosscut auto focusing
    • Unique eye-start operation; panorama option and date/time imprinting

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars You can't get a better camera for the price!
    This camera has all the features (such as Multiple exposure, Self timer, high speed flash sync. etc.) that
    one could possibly expect from a 35mm SLR at a price that is extremely competitive.
    You would have to pay $150 to $200 more to get the same versatility from another manufacturer such as Nikon or Canon. Not even to mention the accessories, which inevitably one will feel the urge to buy. I personally use this camera with Sigma lenses that work like a dream with this equipment.
    Sure, there are more expensive cameras out there, but if one takes the time to compare features it is hard to justify another $500 + for only minor differences which the average photographer will never even use.
    The 14 segment honeycomb pattern metering is very accurate and produces great results.
    The various preset programs produce great pictures, but if you prefer to take over the controls you'll find that this camera offers easy to understand manual functions and allows you to select various modes with aperture or shutter speed priority.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Minolta Maxxum XTsi QD
    After doing a lot of searching (and driving my husband crazy with all the research), I opted for this camera because we had an older Minolta and all the lenses which would be interchangeable with our new camera. The day I got the camera I took pictures - and they turned out great. Just point and shoot. Our vacation pictures are terrific and very clear and sharp. I love the automatic eye focus. The only drawback, which won't be a drawback once I know all the different options, is that there is so much you can do with this camera. I can hardly wait to start experimenting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I Love This Camera!!
    After days of research on the net, I decided my camera purchase would be the xtsi. I have been very happy with this camera for over a year. It is a great camera to grow with. It is very easy to learn. My instruction booklet is worn out. I purchased the 28-105mm sigma lens. I just recently purchased another sigma lens 100-300mm. My pictures turn out great. If any of my pictures don't turn out it's do to my error. I play around with the different features all the time. I stopped using the flash on the camera and purchased the Maxxum flash 3500xi. I highly recommend this flash.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, full-featured choice, provides excellent results
    I was really pleased with my Minolta 7000i (bought used six years ago), great photos, no problems. When I wanted to get the next stage camera, I only looked at Minoltas. I chose the XTsi for it's ability to be used as an everyday camera (automatic, program mode), and all the features that make the manual photography so fun. Photos (developed at home or by processing plant) come out crystal clear, sharp, vibrant. The camera is sooo light in comparison to similar models. Batteries last a long time (although I did prefer the common AAA batteries of it's predicesor). While I love Minolta's cameras, I admit to using only Sigma lenses (look at the Sigma 28-105 Aspherical - a great universal lens for this camera)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Minolta XTsi
    This is a good camera. Many features for the price. I bought it to replace a Minolta 5000i that died after 10 years. The camera is much lighter than the 5000i. It almost feels delicate but has held up well so far. The autofocus is much improved and will work in situations where the 5000i was confused. I thought the eye start animation would be a nuisance but it is great for travel. The only feature I don't like is the auto pop up flash which pops up even in bright sunlight. The Auto pop up flash and the eye start animation can be quickly disabled. The manual features are much more complete than the 5000i. The spot metering is also a great feature. This camera just about does it all and is a great buy. ... Read more


    17. Minolta Freedom Zoom 130 Quartz Date Kit 35mm Camera
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $269.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000631Z0
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 4731
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Freedom Zoom 130 is a compact camera, packed with a versatile 3.5x zoom lens ranging from 37.5mm to 130mm. Loaded with advanced features, the Freedom Zoom 130 allows you to take advantage of fully automatic point-and-shoot photography.

    With its new multibeam autofocus, the camera employs four infrared beams to accurately ensure proper focus on your subject. The Freedom Zoom 130 is programmed with a variety of shooting modes to optimize results under specific conditions, such as the night portrait, landscape/night view, and exposure-compensation modes.

    The Freedom Zoom 130's elegantly sculpted body has a front shell made of quality stainless steel for protection and sophisticated design. The silent rewind function reduces the distracting noise of the film-transporter motor when the film is rewound, an important feature when wanting to remain inconspicuous during quite moments.

    The built-in quartz data back imprints the date or time right onto the photo, making it very useful for cataloging photographs and making photo records of important events. Data imprinting can be turned on or off as desired.

    Other features include:

    • A film-chamber lock function prevents accidental opening of the back cover
    • Film advancing is silent thanks to new belt-drive system and nylon gears
    • The night-portrait mode blends flash with longer shutter speeds to provide greater detail in night-time scenic or sunset shots
    • The landscape/night view mode sets the autofocus to infinity for postcard-quality landscape shots and night scenes--even through glass
    • An IR remote control RC-3 offers immediate and 2-second delay from as far away as 16.4 feet
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    Features

    • Pocket-sized camera with a full 3.5x zoom lens with range of 37.5mm to 130mm
    • Multi-beam autofocus employs four infrared beams to accurately ensure proper focus
    • Flash fires automatically whenever necessary with red-eye reduction
    • Selectable date imprint function for cataloging photos
    • Automatic film transport with film chamber lock to prevent accidental film exposures

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars vhorner
    Great camera. After trying 5 other brands, this was the best. It isn't noted, but the camera also comes with a case and a battery. Zoom is very fast and retracts quickly. Flash is a bit slow, but given the other cameras on the market in terms of quality, speed of zoom (very important to me), small size, well-located viewfinder and easy to work/well located controls, a slightly slow flash is a trade-off I am willing to make. Like cars, there is nothing out there right now that is going to give you the whole perfect package - this camera is by far the best out there!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy, yet affordable
    This camera was very easy to learn how to use. I have never had pictures come out this clear and prestine. I highly recommend this camera for anyone who is not a professional photographer but wants professional quality. I love that this camera is small and will fit anywhere. It looks great too! I don't, however, recommend this camera for action shots. Too much of a delay.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for its price
    This camera has worked well to record all the memorable moments of my life... ... Read more


    18. Minolta Freedom 115 Date 35mm Camera
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $273.99
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    Asin: B00005J90N
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 3732
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • High-quality 3.1x zoom lens that lets you take dramatic close-ups
    • Automatic features to ensure you get sharp, detailed pictures with little or no effort at all
    • Ultra-thin, ultra-compact body that slips easily into a pocket or purse
    • Sophisticated Multi-beam AF system that uses up to 1,232 focusing steps to produce ultra-sharp images
    • Bersatile built-in flash with red-eye reduction

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great camera all around and dummy-proof as well.
    I went into Target with a $100 limit to buy a new camera, and this one was $99.99. I do not want a digital yet since they need to be expensive to be good, but I have started freelancing for a local magazine and needed something better than a plain old autofocus, non-zoom, autoflash cheapie, which is what I was using with pretty decent results, but that one started malfunctioning. I know most people don't read the instruction booklets that come with cameras, but this one really can do a lot, so it is going to be a waste of your time and money if you don't check out everything that it can do. I recommend using a whole roll of film just trying out the different modes and experimenting. It does everything that a manual 35MM camera can do, but if you're like me and are likely to mess up on your manual settings and ruin a picture, this camera is going to be your best bet. And you can't beat the price. Most cameras at this price only zoom up to around 80MM.

    1-0 out of 5 stars disappointed
    They say it was delivered. I have never seen it and very disappointed. I think it should of been stated on delivery. I will never shop here again and will delete my account if I receive the last item I am waiting on. Not sellers fault but very poor decision in shipping. I think I should have been told. I work hard for my money and now I have lost $100.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great buy...
    its a great buy for people looking for something better than regular auto focus cameras and cheaper than SLRs...its features are simple and easy to use/understand...the zoom is really good and so is the flash range...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Buy!
    Did some research on Amazon, but I did not buy this here as Amazon does not ship internationally for electronics goods.
    Anyway, have bought this camera for only a week and I am really impressed with the first roll of films I have taken. As it is now the Xmas season, I took a lot of outdoor pictures at night with all the Xmas lightings in the background. The pictures came out crystal clear, no red eye and very sharp. There are a couple of modes to choose from depending on where you are and it's pretty easy to use. I thought I will return this for an Olympus but I think I will stick with this. It's coming with me for my trip to Hong Kong on Xmas!

    5-0 out of 5 stars MY CAMERA
    I LIKE THE SIZE OF THE CAMERA AND THE EASE OF USE. IT TAKES SHARP AND CLEAR PICTURES. ... Read more


    19. Minolta Freedom Zoom 125 Panorama Date 35mm Camera w/Remote Control
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $249.99
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    Asin: B00004ZBTT
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 3910
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Lightweight, compact, and easy-to-carry
    • Minimum focus distance of 2 feet
    • Wide focus area
    • Panorama mode
    • Continuous film advance

    Reviews (6)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent compact camera
    I consider myself an intermediate-level photographer. I bought this camera (3) years ago from The Wiz and have used it quite heavily in that time, taking both indoor and outdoor photos. I've also taken some nighttime photos at Christmas time with excellent results. I've been extremely happy with the image quality -- colors, clarity, vibrancy, sharpness. I've also been happy with the feel of the camera -- sturdy, doesn't feel cheap or clunky. I've taken a number of action shots with superb results except when I inadvertently move the camera. Generally I follow my subjects (children, pets, etc.) around with the camera on and the flash set properly. I keep my finger pressed lightly on the shutter button so the camera is focused on something. For me, this helps eliminates delays in autofocus and lag time between shots. I can take many shots in succession with very minimal and acceptable delay. Basically, in order to enjoy this camera, you have to have realistic expectations. For example, the flash isn't as strong as on SLR cameras, so you need to be mindful of this and use the proper film. In low light, I use 800 Kodak film. I've found this camera to be excellent for every conceivable purpose -- family portraits, close-ups, landscapes, etc. Battery life has been good for me. Each time I take in a roll to be developed, there is rarely a bad picture, and if there is, it is always my fault, not the camera's. There are (2) reasons why I'm not giving this camera (5) stars: 1) The red-eye reduction feature is inadequate. This is the one main drawback for me. I've used the standard techniques for minimizing this. When photographing adults, there's generally no problem. But pets and children can be challenging. Minolta could eliminate this problem by designing the camera with a pop-up flash similar to Nikon's. 2) In order to open the battery compartment, you need the camera cord, which has a special "key" on it to open the compartment. I don't like this since you could lose the cord or break the key.

    Despite the above drawbacks, I highly recommend this camera. It has given me wonderful photographs for (3) years. It's now my back-up camera, as I've now bought one that's better at reducing red-eye. But still, it's a great camera. And if you get a photo CD, you can always try to reduce the red eye that way.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Fuzzy Pictures
    I just bought this camera for a month. I took a roll (400) of pictures but it came out fuzzy. It seemed like the lens can't focus the object right. Plus, it's not as perfect as I thought before I bought it. Anyway, I like the style and the compact size of this camera. I would still recommend it as it comes with a remote control which I think it's worth for the price.

    This is my second review on this camera and it's been six months already. I think the camera is getting better and better. Might be the first roll (400) I didn't use it properly, so that's why they pictures came out fuzzy. Then I started using regular 100 and 200, the pictures are very good actually. I would strongly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great choice
    I have a Fuji Tiara APS point and shoot that I am extremely happy with. A friend of mine has a Rollei Prego 125 zoom in 35 mm that has also performed well for him. When another friend of mine was looking to replace his old camera with a compact point and shoot model, I went to a store near me that carries at least a couple of dozen different models of point and shoot cameras, to see what was available since I had purchased mine 15 months ago. This field changes so rapidly that even one year is enough to produce substantial changes in the offerings.

    For example, in a recent photo book I just read (Photography for Dummies), the author mentioned the amazing fact that 15 times as many people are buying compact point-and-shoot models as are purchasing the so-called "system cameras," that is, the typical camera with interchangeable lenses offered by all the main camera makers. What this means is that the vast majority of the major maker's research budget is now going into developing small point-and-shoot cameras. And twice as many people as bought point-and-shoots purchased disposible cameras last year. Who would have thought?

    This store didn't have the Fuji Tiara or the Rollei Prego, but they did have this model and also the Minolta Explorer EX, as well as many of the other top point and shoot cameras offered today, such as the Olympus Stylus Epic and Infinity models, which are also great little performers.

    This camera caught my eye as it's one of the smallest cameras out there offering all these features. I usually recommend people not go over 3X in a zoom lens in a small point-and-shoot, but with this little camera, I am willing to make an exception. Although I haven't tested it myself personally, the lens is supposed excellent. It consists of 6 elements in 6 groups, including aspherical elements, and has a 900-step focusing system, all of which are supposed to create a very sharp lens.

    Another useful feature is the passive rather than active focusing system. Active focusing uses infrared to focus, and this creates problems trying to snap a quick shot through a window, or the windshield of your car, because the infrared beam will bounce off the glass six inches in front of your nose, producing a blurred shot. This means you have to enable "infinity lock" before you shoot, which is an extra step that could even cause you to miss the picture. Passive focus systems are usually sensitive to vertical lines, so this isn't a problem with them. This is the only complaint I have with my Fuji Tiara model.

    The new Nikon 125mm point and shoot also uses aspherical optics and is supposed to be very sharp also. If you decide not to go with the Explorer EX, you might want to check out this model.

    1-0 out of 5 stars hate this camera
    I bought this camera after the Ricoh I had for 8 years broke. I have taken 5 rolls of pictures in two months and am not happy with any of them. I keep trying, but I can't seem to take a good picture. They are either dark or fuzzy. The red-eye reduction feature takes too long. By the time the camera actually takes the picture, my kids have turned away. But without the red eye reduction, everyone's eyes are big and red. I never had a problem with my Ricoh. Every picture came out perfect so I don't think it's my fault. Anyways, I'm returning this camera and searching for a new Ricoh!

    5-0 out of 5 stars great point & shoot
    This camera is great - compact, lightweight, sharp-as-a-tack photos. The colors in the photos are unbelievable - bright, clean, true-to-color. I bought this for my honeymoon and professional photo lab where I took my photos to be developed couldn't believe the quality that came from this little point and shoot. The remote control is very easy to use and a great feature. The only downside to this camera is that the silver case is easily scratched, which gives it a "used" look rather quickly. However, that's a very minor problem when you're getting such amazing photos from it. ... Read more


    20. Minolta Freedom Zoom Supreme EX 35mm Camera
    by Konica Minolta

    Asin: B00000J4ET
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 5372
    Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Freedom Zoom Supreme EX DATE is a compact and lightweight camera with an attractive silver metallic finish and a powerful 3.2x zoom lens. The versatile 39-125mm zoom range is ideal for a wide range of photographic subjects including close-ups, portraits, landscapes, travel, and groups. Other features such as subject program selection, continuous film advance, and a high-precision autofocus system make taking memorable photos fun and simple. ... Read more

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars best little 35 mm camera
    This is my second time i have bought this camera. The other camera unfortunately got smashed by a car. I just loved the camera so much i had to buy another one. I have taken some photography courses and some of the pictures i took with my minotla SLR do compare to the freedom zoom ex. It's a great little camera with lots of features that anyone can use. I highly recomend this camera to anyone looking for a good compact 35 mm camera.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Paradox
    This camera has excellent reviews on the internet. However, if the camera is so good how come no one seems to be selling any new ones? I have visited several camera shops & they are not familiar with it & don't carry any in stock. I couldn't find a new one on the internet either. All I could find was a used one & a refurbished one on the internet. What is the deal with these cameras?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best camera ....
    I used lot of cameras including Canon Rebel 2000 SLR camera....but i never got the results like Minolta supreme zoom...the best things the results are real good even in night and under bulb light....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Loaded with features!
    The Minolta Freedom Zoom EX is a well designed camera with a significant number of features. Not only are the features numerous, but they are incorporated intelligently into a liquid crystal display that uses simple pictures that are easy to understand and remember. The instruction manual is concise and written with the not-so-expert photographer in mind. It even has sample photos to illustrate its points. Among the camera's more interesting features are the portrait and night portrait modes. Portrait mode will actually properly frame your subject for a well balanced picture. In night portrait mode, the camera will adjust its aperture and exposure length to capture a dark background while firing its flash to illuminate the foreground. I tried it at Disneyland and it works well. The included remote control is a great bonus that allows one to take those holiday pictures without scurrying around. Finally, the zoom is more than adequate for normal picture taking. In fact, while taking pictures at the Grand Canyon I was able to examine the Colorado River from the South Rim! It's also great if you are one of those freaks who likes to take pictures of people's nostrils. I highly recommend this camera to someone who wants a camera that will do a lot of cool things without having to take a course.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Loaded with features
    The Minolta Freedom Zoom EX is a well designed camera with a significant number of features. Not only are the features numerous, but they are incorporated intelligently into a liquid crystal display that uses simple pictures that are easy to understand and remember. The instruction manual is concise and written with the not-so-expert photographer in mind. It even has sample photos to illustrate its points. Among the camera's more interesting features are the portrait and night portrait modes. Portrait mode will actually properly frame your subject for a well balanced picture. In night portrait mode, the camera will adjust its aperture and exposure length to capture a dark background while firing its flash to illuminate the foreground. I tried it at Disneyland and it works well. The included remote control is a great bonus that allows one to take those holiday pictures without scurrying around. Finally, the zoom is more than adequate for normal picture taking. In fact, while taking pictures at the Grand Canyon I was able to examine the Colorado River from the South Rim! It's also great if you are one of those freaks who likes to take pictures of people's nostrils. I highly recommend this camera to someone who wants a camera that will do a lot of cool things without having to take a course. ... Read more


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