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Minolta Freedom Action Zoom 35mm camera (serial 91431045)

Minolta Freedom Action Zoom 35mm camera (serial 91431045)

Regular price $80.00 CAD
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Note: this camera has a slightly noisier than average motor. This didn't affect the camera's functionality in our tests.  

The Minolta Freedom Action Zoom (also sold as the Riva Zoom Pica) is a rugged and compact 35mm film camera with a 38-60mm lens.

Here's how it was described by Minolta in a 1993 catalog:

The smallest, lightest camera in its class, the Minolta Freedom Action Zoom gives you the advantage of a super-sharp 38-60mm power zoom lens, capable of handling anything from wide-angle scenic shots to natural-looking portraits.

The newly-designed lens provides a new standard of performance with a more compact configuration. Your photos will have outstanding contrast and color. The viewfinder automatically zooms with changes in the lens to give you accurate framing for more effective composition.

The Freedom Action Zoom also permits photography to 24 inches from the camera and provides a full range of automatic shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/500 second. Operation is simple and fully automatic -just point the camera at your subject and enjoy the results when your film returns from the photofinisher.

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. The camera is in good cosmetic condition (see photos) with some minor wear on the body. As mentioned above we found the motor to be a bit noisy but it hasn't affected the camera's functionality in our tests.

Example photos
Here are some example photos that other people have taken with this model of camera:



  • Lens: 38-60mm f/4.3-6.4 power zoom lens; 4 elements in 4 groups; max. magnification: 1/10X (for subjects at 0.6m with 60mm lens)
  • Metering Range(ISO 100): 38mm: EV4.2 to EV15; 60mm: EV5.4 to EV16.2; in flash-cancel and night-portrait modes, shutter speed is set to 1 sec.
  • Battery Performance: Approximately 15 rolls (based on Minolta's standard test method using 24 exposure film with flash 50% of exposures)
  • Viewfinder Magnification: 38mm: 0.45x; 60mm: 0.65x
  • Image Area: 85% coverage (for subject at 3m/9.8 ft.)
  • Dimensions: 132.5(W) x 70.5(H) x 43.5mm(D)* (5-3/16 x 2-3/4 x 1-11/16 in.)
  • *QD model: 48mm (D) (1-7/8 in.)
  • Weight (without battery): 240g (8.5oz)
  • QD model: 250q (8.8oz)
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