The superb Minolta Freedom Zoom 140 Date (aka Riva Zoom 140) is one of the most compact and technologically sophisticated 35mm point-and-shoots in the company's storied history. The camera's lens is a nice 37.5-140mm zoom with aspherical elements.
Here's how the December 2002 Popular Science described the Freedom Zoom 140's 'Area Autofocus' mode when honouring the camera as one of the year's 'Best of What's New':
Background in focus but the family blurry? A new autofocus system from Minolta makes this common mistake a thing of the past. Area-AF accesses a database of 3,000 shapes to literally, recognize humans. If it finds one, the person is targeted as the "subject" and the camera keeps its focus on him or her-even if the person moves. Area-AF is available on the Freedom Zoom 140 and Freedom Zoom 160.
The camera requires a CR123 lithium battery (optional).
Condition notes The camera's functions were tested with batteries and a roll of film (the film was not developed). All modes are working correctly. In addition, we verified the camera's film plane focus accuracy. The camera is in near mint aesthetic condition (see photos) and includes the nice original case.