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Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Features:
  • Programmed automatic or manual exposure
  • Camera body only; lens sold separately
  • Programmed auto flash
  • Date/time imprinting
  • Exposure override up to 2 stops
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    “these are manual focus film based cameras of which...”

    Written on: 09/07/2010 by oniko (35 reviews written)

    these are manual focus film based cameras of which there are many lower level models such as the X- 300 and X-370s models

    the X-300 models are called seagulls in asia area while are centons in europe

    the X-700 is programme-manual and aperture prority SLR camera with the now minolta bayonet mount. the new sony and old minolta auto focus lenses will not fit

    why do you need one? they are small, light, run on cheap button batteries for years, very cheap , with lots of photographic control and… Read Full Review

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    Arielex's Response to oniko's Review

    Written on: 18/11/2010

    I found this review helpful because...Ican check all information regarding my Minolta SLR

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    “The most coman problem on all X700 is the capcitors...”

    Written on: 20/05/2009

    The most coman problem on all X700 is the capcitors that were used in the olden days. The dry up then crack then they can not hold a charge. You have two of these in each camera. One for the circuitry and one for the shutter only. They are easily replacable and found on Ebay everyday. Onmce the old ones are out your camera should work fine again as it did the last day it was used. Having a CLA would help for most if used outside alot or in dusty conditions… Read Full Review

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    “I'm a die-hard fan of the SRT-101 and SRT-102, but if...”

    Written on: 29/05/2008 by Ratsters (1 review written)

    I'm a die-hard fan of the SRT-101 and SRT-102, but if I had to select one single manual camera, I'd go for the X-700. But then again, as I mention in the bad points, I would still carry my SRT-101, just to make sure, if the batteries fail, I could still take photos without batteries with the SRT. The same applies to digital, no batteries, no photos, so when out on a photo session, I make sure I have extra batteries, and my faithful SRT-101… Read Full Review

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    “I have had the Minolta X-700 for about 16 years and it...”

    Written on: 01/03/2008 by Malta GC (1 review written)

    I have had the Minolta X-700 for about 16 years and it is still going strong. Never had any problems. Not being used as much with the introduction of digital, but there will always be a place for 35mm SLRs… Read Full Review

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    “The Minolta X-700 35mm SLR camera was produced for...”

    Written on: 19/03/2006 by darval 7 (1 review written)

    The Minolta X-700 35mm SLR camera was produced for over 20 years until 2001. The X 700 was a huge success among people who loved photography, and it comes at a reasonable price. The camera is easily replaceable if broken or stolen. Planned for advanced photographers of its time, it delivers excellent photos if used with Minolta's Md or Mc lenses and dedicated PX flashes. Although we're living in the digital era, I am still using this camera in all kinds of situations, and it never lets me down… Read Full Review

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    “The Minolta X-700 is a Manual Focus SLR camera with 3...”

    Written on: 17/09/2004 by stanley c wong (6 reviews written)

    The Minolta X-700 is a Manual Focus SLR camera with 3 exposure control modes. Program Mode [P] where you set the lens aperture to minimum, focus and shoot. Shutter speed and aperture are selected according to a preset chart. Useful for snapshots and not much anything else. Then again, sometimes snapshots are important too. Aperture Priority Mode [A] where you set the lens aperture, focus and shoot. Good for general photography and gives you control over the Depth Of Field (DOF). Good… Read Full Review

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    “I own an old SRT 101 MC II and the Minolta X-700 was...”

    Written on: 08/09/2003 by mike35803 (1 review written)

    I own an old SRT 101 MC II and the Minolta X-700 was my upgrade in 1986. The meter readings were exact and the flash support (380PX) is excellent. The body isn't that ruggadized as the SRT models but stable enough for daily use. For use with long lenses the body could have more weight (balance)… Read Full Review

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    “I have learned photography on an SRT-303, 'advancing'...”

    Written on: 08/12/2002 by sassolungo. (1 review written)

    I have learned photography on an SRT-303, 'advancing' to an X-700 only a few years ago. It is comparatively lightweight, thus easy to carry, but, on the other hand, of course it gets more difficult so shoot long-axposure handheld pictures (compared to the heavier SRT, I lose about 1 EV). So far, the X-700 seems to be quite reliable, also the metre has always performed satisfactorily. The fully-automatic programme mode even works with MC lenses (not just MD). The viewfinder is sufficiently… Read Full Review

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    76736_Beth.'s Response to sassolungo.'s Review

    Written on: 02/03/2003

    I just wanted to point out that sometimes the film winder/safe load hangs and doesn't work. But if you will open the back and look above the film loader spool on the right side, there is a very small button that you can trip with a small object and then this function will work properly. You may have already tried this, just thought that I would suggest it and maybe it will work.
    <br> Beth

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