The Minolta Dynax 500si Super (aka Maxxum 500si Super) is a sophisticated 35mm film SLR camera from the mid 90s. This was a mid-range offering in Minolta's lineup with high build quality and a wide array of features. It feature full manual, shutter priority, aperture priority, and program exposure modes. The included lens is an 80-200mm f4-5.6 autofocus zoom, ideal for portraits, sports, and nature. It also features a pop-up integrated flash.
This camera requires a 2CR5 lithium battery (available as an option).
Condition notes The camera and lens are in good aesthetic condition (see photos). All features are working correctly and the shutter is firing with good accuracy on all speeds. It was tested with film installed but the film was not processed.
Type: 35mm single-lens-reflex (SLR) camera with micro-processor control of autofocus (AF) and autoexposure (AE)
Lens Mount: Minolta A-type bayonet mount
AF System: Minolta's through-the-lens (TTL) phase-detection system with one CCD line sensor: Continuous AF/focus lock selected automatically according to subject movement; Predictive and manual focus control with electronic confirmation: Sensitivity: EV-1 to 18 (ISO 100)
AF Illuminator: Built-in flash type; automatically activated in low-light/low- contrast conditions; Range: 1 - 5 m (3.3-16ft.)
Metering: Through-the-lens (TTL), 8-segment honeycomb pattern silicon photocell (SPC); Second SPC for TTL flash metering; Metering range: EV 1 to 20 (ISO 100, 1/1.4 lens); Spot metering range: EV 4 to 20; Spot metering dimensions: 5.5mm diameter
Shutter: Electronically controlled, vertical traverse focal-plane type; Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec.; Flash sync speed: 1/90 sec. (1/45 when wireless / remote flash control is set)
Built In Flash: Built-in, retractable with TTL control; Guide number: 12 in meters at ISO 100; Coverage for 28mm focal length; Recycling Time: approx. 2 sec.; Red-eye reduction pre-flash available; When flash is up, it fires automatically in low-light / backlit (P, Portrait, Landscape), fires automatically in low light (Close-up, Sports), always fires (Night portrait, A, S, M); When flash is down it does not fire.
Viewfinder: Roof mirror type; Field of view: 90%; Magnification: 0.75X (with 50mm lens at infinity); -1 diopter
Film Transport: Automatic advance to first frame; Single -frame advance; Continuous advance up to 1 frames/sec.; Automatic rewind; Manual start of automatic rewind possible
Film Speed Setting: Automatic setting for DX-coded films ISO 25 to 5000; Manual setting from ISO 6 to 6400 in 1/3 stop increments; Non-DX-coded film is set to the previous film speed; ISO 25 to 1000 is recommended for flash pictures
Battery: One 6-volt 2CR5 lithium battery; One 3-volt CR2025 lithium battery for Quartz Data Back model
Based on the following test conditions: 24 exposure roll of film; fresh battery; AF 35-70mm /3.5-4.5 lens; autofocus from infinity to minimum focus distance and back 3 times; shutter-release button held partway down for 10 seconds before shutter release. Battery performance with a 36 exposure roll is reduced by approximately 1/3; If more operations are performed during use, battery performance will be slightly lower. To maximize battery performance, slide the main switch to LOCK when you are not using the camera.
Dimensions: 147(W) x 92.5(H) x 66.5(D)mm (5-13/16 x 3-5/8 x 2-5/8 in.):
Date model: 147 x 92.5 x 67.5mm (5-13/16 x 3-5/8 x 2-11/16 in.)