The highly capable Minolta X-370 was the basic model of the company's X- series of 1980s manual focus SLRs (which also includes the X-700 and X-570). But you don't really sacrifice much with this camera compared to its more deluxe siblings (it lacks: a depth of field preview, interchangeable focus screens, and a PC port for studio strobes). The camera includes a very sharp Minolta Rokkor-X f1.7 lens and an ever-ready case.
Condition notes This camera is in very good aesthetic and functional condition. The included Minolta MD 50mm f1.7 lens is also in very good condition (see photos). The camera and lens were tested with film and delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. We re-calibrated the shutter and its speeds are very accurate.
Options If you choose '+ batteries', a pair of 357 silver oxide batteries will be installed; if you pick '+ batteries & film', a 24-exposure roll of Fujicolor 200 film will also be included.
Type:Quartz/electronically governed 35mm single-lens reflex auto-exposure (AE) camera
Exposure-control modes: Aperture-priority automatic ("AUTO") and match-LED/full-metered manual ("M”)
Lens mount: Minolta SLR bayonet (54° rotating angle); coupling for full-aperture metering and automatic diaphragm control with Minolta MD and MC lenses
Exposure control and functions: Low-voltage, low- current computer circuit varies shutter speed steplessly according to aperture set in AUTO mode, to yield proper exposure for film speed set; auto-exposure range: EV 1 to EV 18 (e.g., 1 sec. at f/1.4 to 1/1000 sec. at f/16) at ISO 100/21° with f/1.4 lens; AE lock enabling holding meter reading for exposure at that value
Shutter: Quartz-controlled horizontal-traverse focal- plane type; stepless speeds 1/1000 to 4 sec. set automatically with selector dial at "AUTO” setting or fixed speeds 1 to 1/1000 sec. or "B" (bulb) set manually at detented indications; electromagnetic shutter release locks when voltage too low for proper operation
Metering: TTL center-weighted averaging type, by silicon photocell mounted at rear of pentaprism
Film-speed range: ISO 12/12° to 3200/36° set by film-speed dial that locks at 1/3-EV increments
Mirror: Triple-coated oversize instant-return slide-up type
Viewfinder: Eye-level fixed pentaprism type showing 95% of 24 x 36mm film-frame area; magnification: 0.9X with 50mm standard lens focused at infinity; power: -1D, adjustable with accessory snap-on eyepiece lenses; Acute Matte focusing screen with central horizontally oriented split-image focusing spot surrounded by microprism band; interchangeable with Type P1, P2, Pd, M, G, L, S, or H screens at authorized Minolta service stations; visible around frame: mode indication ("A" or "M"), shutter speed scale with LED setting indication for metered speed and manually set speed, 1-4 sec. autospeed indication, over-/under-range LED indicators, "B” setting indication, flash-ready signal, automatic battery check; display and metering activated by normal finger contact, or slight pressing of operating button or by engaging AE lock, continue for 15 sec. after finger removed
Flash sync and control: Hot shoe for X sync; cameracontrol contact on hot shoe for automatic setting of shutter at 1/60 sec. (except when mode/shutter-speed selector at "B”) and flash-ready signaling with X- and PX-series Auto Electroflashes; other electronic flashes synchronize at 1/60 sec. and slower manual speeds or "B” setting; Class MF, M, and FPflashbulbs, at 1/15 sec. or slower setting
Film advance: Manaul: by lever with single 130° stroke after 30° unengaged movement; motorized with accessory Motor Drive 1 or Auto Winder G; release button for rewind on camera bottom; advancing-type frame counter; Safe Load Signal indicating film loading and advancing condition
Power: Two 1.5v alkaline-manganese (LR44: Eveready A-76 or equiv.), two 1.55v silver-oxide (SR44: Eveready S-76, EPX-76 or equiv.), or one 3v lithium (CR-1/3N) cell(s) power both auto exposure control and manual operation; main switch with indication for off or on; mode LED blinks when cells approach exhaustion; no LEDs light and shutter will not release when voltage is too low for proper operation
Self-timer: Electronic for 10-sec. delay, with operation indicated by camera-front LED that blinks at 2Hz for 8 sec., then 8Hz for 1 sec., then remains on until shutter releases, cancelable anytime before release
Other: Integral front handgrip; back with memo holder, and ISO (DIN-ASA) table; positive 4-slot take-up spool; remote shutter-release socket
Size and weight: 137 x 90 x 51.5mm (5-3/8 x 3-9/16 x 2 in.), 470g (16-9/16 oz.) without lens and power cell (s)
Standard accessories; Carrying strap with slide-on battery holder and eyepiece cap
Optional accessories: Minolta Auto Electroflashes; Motor Drive 1, Auto Winder G; Wireless Controller IR-1 Set; MD, MC, and other Minolta interchangeable lenses and applicable Minolta SLR system accessories