26mm (f8.0), (3/3) 2-zone focusing lens. Electronic shutter with speeds of 10 seconds - 1/330. Flash speed of 1/40. CDS meter provides semi-programmed exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Uses a K battery. Flash is by Magicube only. Frequently called the Pocket Autopak 40.
26mm (f8.0), (3/3) 2-zone focusing lens. Electronic shutter with speeds of 10 seconds - 1/330. Flash speed of 1/40. CDS meter provides semi-programmed exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Uses a K battery.
26mm (f3.5), (4/3) 5-zone focusing lens. Electronic shutter with speeds of 10 seconds - 1/330. Flash speed of 1/40. CDS meter provides programmed exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Uses a K battery. Uses Magicubes. Frequently called the Pocket Autopak 60. This camera was designed for and sold by K-mart. It's a Pocket Autopak 70 minus the close-up capability.
26mm (f3.5), (4/3) 5-zone focusing lens. Electronic shutter with speeds of 10 seconds - 1/330. Flash speed of 1/40. CDS meter provides programmed exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Built in close-up lens. Uses a K battery. Uses Magicubes. This camera was re-designed and sold by K-mart as the Pocket Pak 60 -- just the close-up capability was removed.
(1977) 26mm f8 (3/3), 2-zone focusing lens. Close focusing to 3 feet. Two shutter speeds: 1/125 for normal and flash use, 1/50 with Magicubes. Has flash-cube receptacle, and attaches to Minolta Pocket Flash 25 on the side, like many other 110s. This is called 200 because it's the U.S.A. Bicentennial series, with a small flag motif on top. Only uses ISO 100 film. Uses a PX 640 1.4v mercury battery, in a holder shaped like a K battery.
Outside of the USA, the Autopak 200 was sold as the 230. It's the same camera, but lacks the flag motif.
(1977) 26mm (f8.0), (3/3) 2-zone focusing lens. Close focusing to 3 feet. Electronic shutter with speeds of 10 seconds - 1/330. Flash speed of 1/40. CDS meter provides semi-programmed exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Also from the Bicentennial Series. Also has flash cube receptacle, and hot shoe on side. Uses a K battery. Only uses ISO 100 film.
(1977) 26mm (f3.5-f16), 5-zone focusing lens. Built-in close-up lens allows close focusing to 1.6 feet. Electronic shutter with speeds of 10 seconds - 1/330. Flash speed of 1/40. CDS meter provides programmed exposure control from f3.6 at 10 seconds to f16 at 1/330. Tripod and cable release sockets. Uses a K battery. Uses electronic flash or Magicubes. Aperture automatically adjusts in flash mode, based on distance set. Only uses ISO 100 film.
(1976) 26mm (f5.6), three elements in three groups, zone-focusing lens. The focus can be set for 5', 10', and 15' to infinity. Mechanical shutter with speed of 1/200. CDS meter provides low light warning -- use flash. Can handle ASA 80 to 400 film. Two exposure settings: sun and flash. The built-in flash is good up to 8' for ASA 80-100 film and 13' for ASA 250-400. A red LED in the viewfinder warns if flash needs to be selected. The LED blinks when the flash is charged (there's also an external orange ready light). Sliding lens cover locks shutter. No tripod or cable release socket. ISO 100 or 400. The camera uses a single AA battery.
Updated version of 430-E. The main difference is that it has an illuminated distance scale on top of the camera when the flash is activated (because you're shooting in the dark). The camera uses a single AA cell. ISO 100 or 400.
26mm f5.6 (3/3), 3-zone focusing lens, with close-up lens. 1/200 shutter. Built-in flash, uses single AA battery. ISO 100 or 400.
Updated version of 440-E. The main difference is that it has an illuminated distance scale on top of the camera when the flash is activated (because you're shooting in the dark). Lens comes with a built-in close-up lens; zone focusing 1.6 ft to infinity. ISO 100 or 400. Battery: a single AA cell. Mechanical shutter. CdS meter controls exposure. Audible alarm and red viewfinder LED if the built-in flash is needed. When flash is selected, the distance scale glows green for easy focusing. The viewfinder LED and an external orange light flicker when flash is ready. Built-in sliding lens cover locks shutter. Comes with neck cord, also useful for measuring close-up distance.
A step-up model from the 430E with several enhancements. First, the lens is faster. Now it's a 26mm, f3.5, four elements in three groups optic. Focusing from three feet to infinity with five focus zones at 18' and beyond, 11', 7', 4', and 3' distances. A built-in close-up lens slides into position for focusing to 19 inches, which is also the carrying strap's fully extended length. For exposure there are three settings: sun (about f11), cloud (wide open), and flash. A finder LED illuminates if light is insufficient at sun or cloud setting. Built-in flash. The flash range is to 12' with ASA 80-100 film, 20' with ASA 250-400. In the flash position, the aperture is linked to the focus setting and stops down for closer focus settings. Fixed shutter speed of 1/200. The viewfinder has plenty of information: automatic parallax correction and red flag indication when close-up lens is used. Focus setting visible. The camera uses a single AA cell.
This is an updated version of the Minolta Pocket Autopak 450-E. The main difference is that it has an illuminated distance scale on the top of the camera when the flash is activated -- remember you're shooting in the dark when you use the flash. The camera uses a single AA cell.
Dual lens: 26mm (f3.5), and 43mm (f4.7) zone-focusing lens. Not a converter, actually has two lenses that move with the normal/telephoto switch, the normal is behind the shutter, the tele is in front (plus switches the viewfinder). Mechanical with speed of 1/200. CDS meter provides programmed exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Built-in flash. The camera uses a single AA cell.
(1978) 26mm (f3.5), zone focusing (1.6 feet to infinity) lens. Electronic shutter with speeds of 2 seconds - 1/1000. CDS meter provides programmed exposure control. Hot shoe. Tripod and cable release sockets. Built-in close-up lens and detachable flash. Viewfinder shows a red warning LED if a flash is needed. With the f:3.5 lens, a flash with a guide number of only 40 (in feet, at ISO 100) will be good to over 20 feet with ISO 400 film. The camera senses when a flash unit is mounted, and automatically sets smaller apertures for focus distances of 12' or less, to prevent overexposure, assuming a fixed-output flash with a guide number of 40. Built-in sliding lens cover locks shutter. This is the most compact of the high-quality Minolta 110 pocket cameras (handy, very small pocket size, overall 1 x 2 1/8 x 4 5/8"), it is truly a dress-shirt-pocket camera, not just a coat-pocket camera. 100 or 400 speed film. Needs two MS76 or EPX76 or equivalent; battery-check button. It did not have a built-in flash -- a matching flash unit was available.
(1976) Top-rated 110, it is the first 110 in an SLR design, and the second with a zoom lens. Fully-automatic, aperture-priority exposure. Manual settings are not available. Lens was a 25 - 50mm (f4.5-16.0) with close-focusing capability (focusing to 11 inches). Speeds of 10 seconds through 1/1000. X (1/150) and B settings. Cds meter (not through-the-lens) with exposure compensation control. No manual settings of the shutter, except for B and X. LED's in viewfinder warn of over- and under-exposure, and low battery power. Built-in lock on the shutter release, tripod socket, hot shoe, tripod socket, battery check, pop-out lens shade and cable release thread. Uses 100 and 400 speed film. Since the camera does not use the film perforations to cock the shutter, this camera can be reloaded with 16mm film -- in 110 cassettes -- if the cassette is notched on the bottom edge to allow the shutter to trip. And since the camera has an exposure compensation dial, films other than 100 and 400 can be used -- and correctly exposed from ISO 25 to ISO 1600! In this sense, it is one of the most versatile 110 cameras for reuse. And sharp, SHARP pictures to boot. Supply on these cameras was very high, so they can be purchased for a song today. 40.5mm filter thread; UV, Yellow and 1B filters made by Minolta. Other accessories inluded a case with neck strap, lens shade, wrist strap, lens cap, and close-up lens kit. Uses two A76 batteries.
(1979) A complete redesign of the original, it looked like a small 35mm SLR. Fully-automatic, aperture-priority exposure. Manual settings are not available. Unlike the original this model offers TTL full-aperture metering with a center-weighted CDS reading. Lens was a 25 - 67mm (f3.5-16.0) with macro capability (focusing to 8 inches!). This is equivalent to a 50 - 135mm lens in full frame 35mm. Speeds of B, 1/4 - 1/1000 -- visible in viewfinder with LED buttons when shutter release is partially depressed. X speed of 1/125 for flash. Cds through-the-lens meter with exposure compensation control. Aperture priority exposure. Uses 100 and 400 speed film. William White considers the lens on this model to be one of the top ten performers in submini history. The ten-group, twelve-element optic is top-notch. Built-in lock on the shutter release, tripod socket, cable release thread, eyepiece diopter control, eye piece shutter, self-timer, and hot shoe. 40.5mm filter thread; UV, Yellow and 1B filters made by Minolta. Other accessories included a case, strap (with built-in battery holder), lens shade, action grip, lens cap, and AEF118X flash. Bcause it used the same eyepiece as Minolta's SLR cameras, it can accpet all SLR eyepiece accessories such as the Angle Finder Vn, Magnifier Vn, Eyepiece Corrector Lens Vn, and Eyepiece Hood EH-7. Overall a great performer, but it ought to be, given its size and price. It's original suggested retail price was $342. Back then -- and even now -- you could get a LOT of camera for that price. Uses two A76 batteries.
(1980) The Weathermatic A is essentially a conventional manual 110 camera with integral flash, but housed in a miniature submarine. The lens is a 26mm f/3.5 zone-focusing (four elements in three groups) beauty, focusing from 3 feet to infinity, using a continuous-control knob. Distances are indicated by symbols (mountain, full-length portrait, dot, head & shoulders portrait and close-up) on the focusing-knob. The full-length portrait setting is detented. The symbols are repeated in the viewfinder, with a small red pointer linked to the focussing-knob. There's also a table engraved on the bottom panel to show what each symbol represents in meters and feet. The shutter is mechanical with a single speed of 1/200. The aperture is mechanically switchable between Sun (f/8?), Cloud (f/5.6?) and Flash (variable dependant on focusing zone - f/3.5? for 'mountain' to f/11? for 'close-up'). The light-meter has a CdS cell. It is linked to a red LED in the viewfinder, which provides an extremely basic under-exposure indicator - it also pulses when the integral flash is fully-charged, and acts as a simple battery-strength indicator. All this is powered with one AA battery. It's waterproof to 5 meters and buoyant, so it's hard to lose. Accepts either 100 ASA or 400 ASA film. A large black plastic thumb-lever on the bottom plate advances the film. The other controls (also in black plastic) are the aperture knob, focusing-knob and shutter release -- all on the top panel. The outer body is bright yellow plastic, with a waterproof clear plastic hatch across the back for getting in to the film-cartridge bay and the battery compartment. The hatch is waterproofed by a thin 'O'-ring around the edge, and is held on by large locking plastic knobs at each end. All the internal features are black plastic, with a few metal components. Several accessories were made, such as a wrist-strap (supplied), carrying case, neck-strap, sports-case with belt, and sportsfinder (for composing picture while wearing a ski-mask -- from your ski rental -- or diving-mask). The camera is far larger than normal 110's (7 1/2 (L) x 2 13/16 (W) x 2 1/6 (H) inches), but is extremely robust and well-suited to use in hostile conditions (dry as well as wet!). Minolta played up to the ruff-&-tuff image with some nicely ironic styling - portholes, hatches and big windows in a curvy vivid-yellow shell, with huge black controls and knobs everywhere. The internal engineering and component quality is good, and the lens is surprisingly sharp. Although commonly described as the only waterproof 110, in fact it was merely the first - among others, Alfon and Hanimex, for example, also made waterproof 110's and others made water-resistant models.
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