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35mm Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) with built-in flash, autofocus (AF), and autoexposure (AE)
1/4000 second shutter speed and 1/125 second flash sync speed
7-Point Autofocus System with Wide Focus Area
3 frames-per-second continuous film advance; wireless off-camera flash function
Powered by 2 3-volt CR2 lithium batteries; includes 28-100mm lens
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Additional 28-100 mm Lens
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've had a series of minolta SLRs (5xi, 500si, etc), most recently the Maxxum 5. They've all been great and have all done very well for me. Features, sharpness, exposure, automatic and manual modes all just what I need. When considering the maxxum 5 I was initially worried about the comments about the size and whether my somewhat-large hands would be able to use it comfortably, so I checked it out thoroughly at a local camera shop before buying. no problem. It's light and relatively comfortable, and definitely feature packed, and most features are easy to learn and are accessible. I have a 28-80mm lens made by quantum that is also light and does well on this body. Also a straight 50mm for low-light and close-up, though the zoom actually does well enough to handle almost all situations I need, even some floral close-ups. FWIW, I'd probably be classed as an advance amateur. I've taken photos for many years now.
Take almost all the features most people could want in a SLR film camera, and put them in an efficient, lightweight package, and you have the Minolta Maxxum 5. This camera is loaded with features, including a readily accessible panic button to return quickly to program mode. I've found the user interface to be well-designed and easy to use. In its class, I think you will find that the 5 has features that the competitors have left out of their SLRs.
I love my Minolta Maxxum 5. The auto features make this camera easy to use and easy to get great pictures as a novice. Being able to switch individual features to manual also make it easy to learn how to use a 35mm SLR. My camera goes everywhere with me and has held up well. This camera is a lot of fun to use.
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