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Minolta Freedom Zoom 65 35mm camera

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The Minolta Freedom Zoom 65 is a simple but well-designed 35mm film auto-focus point-and-shoot camera from the late 1980s. It features a 38-65m zoom lens (it's worth noting that the zoom motor is very loud in this model if you're trying to be discreet, like at a museum). It's very easy to either cancel the flash or force the flash to fire (for filling shadows or backlight compensation).

Options
If you opt for '+ battery' you'll get a new 2CR5 lithium battery; if you choose '+ batteries & film' you'll also get a 24-exposure roll of Fujicolor 200 film.

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 with the exception that the built-in lens cap occasionally doesn't fully close. The camera is in very good aesthetic condition (see photos) with some minor wear on the body.

Manual
http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Immagini%20ridotte%20per%20SITO%20web/Minolta%20pubblicit%C3%A0%20e%20cataloghi%20d'epoca/Libretti%20di%20Istruzione/Minolta%20AF%20Zoom%2065%20-%20Freedom%20Zoom%2065%20(E)%20-%209222-0497-11%20P010-A7.pdf

Specs

  • Type: compact autofocus 35mmcamera with power zoom lens
  • lens: 38-65mm f/4.5-7.2 power zoom lens
  • focusing: infrared active-type autofocus with cancellable focus hold and coupled autoexposure lock; range 0.85m to infinity
  • exposure system: programmed autoexposure with automatic flash activation; exposure range at ISO 100: EV 7.3 to EV 17 with 38mm lens, EV 8.7 to EV 17 with 65mm lens
  • flash system: cancelable automatic flash with shutter lock during flash charge, flash recycling rime approximately 3 seconds; manual fill-flash
  • film speed range: ISO 50 to 1600 for DX coded film; ISO 100 set for films without DX coding
  • indicator lamps: Green: focus/exposure OK; orange: flash in use; red: flash charging/warning
  • viewfinder: bright-frame type with autofocus zone normal-framing and close-framing mark; magnification 0.48x with 38mm lens, 0.73x with 65mm lens; image area: 82% at 3 meters
  • film transport: automatic threading, auto advance to first fram, auto winding, auto rewind and auto rewind stop; rewind buttong for manual start of rewind
  • self-timer: 10 second shutter release delay; indicated by blinking red light on front of camera
  • power: 6v lithium 2CR5
  • battery performance: approximately 40 rolls (based on Minolta's test method using 24-exposure film with flash on 50% of shots)
  • dimensions: 139x74.5x65mm
  • weight: 340g (12 oz) without battery