Even Minox couldn't resist jumping into the 110 market. Of course, they made stellar performers. Both models were very similar. If you are able to provide more accurate information than is listed here, please contact us.
This one had a 25mm (f5.6), (3/3) scale-focusing lens. Electronic shutter with speeds of 4 seconds - 1/1000. CDS meter provides semi-programmed exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Apparently it was never actually marketed by Minox, so the few that are out there are highly prized.
(1978) The features of this camera are great -- not just for a 110. The front of the camera had a unique set of "french-doors" that protected the lens, viewfinder, rangefinder and meter. This camera is considered to have one of the top ten submini lenses -- a 25mm (f2.8-22), 4 element/3 group, rangefinder-coupled, focusing lens. Close focusing to 24 inches. Dimensions are 5" x 1" x 2" and only 5 ounces. There is a unique distance and depth-of-field scale on the top of the cameras that changes according to f-stop. Focus scale can be set to feet or meters. Flash mode f-stop is linked to the focus slider, and depth-of-field works in that mode too. Built-in flash cube socket on the top of the camera. Matched flash unit available. Flash shutter speed is 1/40. Shutter locks when the front cover is closed, the flash-cube is in firing position, or when film is not advanced -- nice touches. Electronic shutter with speeds of 4 seconds to 1/1000. CDS meter provides aperture-priority automatic exposure control. Tripod and cable release sockets. Camera sets correctly to 100 or 400 speed film. Parallax corrected viewfinder, f-stop readout, overexposure and low-speed/shake warning lights (1/30 sec) in the viewfinder -- incredible! The batteries are mounted in the film door near the hinge, but you'll need a bright light to see the orientation marks. Needs two 625 batteries. Original list price of nearly $300. Actually, the 110S wasn't a Minox except in name. It was made by Balda which until recently did all of Minox's plastic fabrication. Balda went on to market similar 110 cameras on their own. If anyone would like to write-up a more extension description of this great camera, please contact us.
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