This is a SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera on 35mm Film with Interchangeable Lenses. This model started to go on sale in 2004. It works in Autofocus and Manual Focus Mode with Focus Lock (Wide focus area, any local focus area can be selected from the 9-point sensors). Includes a few automatic Shooting Modes: Landscape, Macro, Night, Sports and Portrait.
Combining the best of established 35mm system photography with digital photography affords photographers the ability to more fully express themselves. As the Anti-Shake function is built into the camera body and not the lens, it is effective for the entire range of Minolta AF lenses. Same as other cameras, supports Full-auto, Programmed AE (P mode), Aperture Priority (A mode), Shutter Priority (S mode), Manual (M mode) and 3 Custom modes.
Also, it has self-timer: electronic with 10-second delay, cancelable or 2-second delay, 2 or more exposures in multiple mode.
This model’s luxury is the depth-of-field preview and lets not forget that it stores photographic data of up to 7 rolls of 36-exposure film (and for every frame these options: aperture, shutter speed, lens focal length, lens maximum aperture, exposure mode, metering mode, date/time information, exposure compensation, exposure bracketing values, flash compensation, flash bracketing values).
The common data panel on the top-plate is, in this case, quite small and shows only the shutter speed and frame counter. The data panel on the camera back shows the value of every single control on the camera.
Metering: Ambient, Center-weighted Average, Spot metering, Flash metering or TTL Average
Battery Type: 2 x 3V Lithium Battery (CR-2)
Shutter Speed: 30 – 1/8000 sec
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 90 %
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7X
ISO Range – Automatic Setting ISO 5,000 – 25
ISO Range – Manual Setting ISO 6,400 – 6
ISO Range – With flash: ISO 1000-25
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3 EV in 1/2 EV increments
Flash sync: 1/200 s