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Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer 35mm camera w/ case (serial 36820695)

Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer 35mm camera w/ case (serial 36820695)

Regular price $168.00 CAD
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The sleek black Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer (also sold as the Riva Zoom 70W) is our choice for best-looking zoom point-and-shoot of the 1990s.

Appearance aside, this is a quality 35mm camera with a very handy zoom range from 28-70mm. The camera is well appointed with features (including its nice lens with two aspherical elements) and has a very elegant industrial design (the retracting lens cover and swivel-up flash are very retro-futurist). 

The camera requires a CR123A 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. The camera is in excellent cosmetic condition (see photos). We confirmed the film plane focus accuracy using an autocollimator. A Minolta case is included (but in somewhat worn condition).

Example photos
Here are some pictures taken by other people using this model of camera



  • Lens: 28-70mm f/3.5-8.4 power zoom lens with 4 elements in 4 groups including 2 aspherical surfaces
  • Focusing: 3-beam, active infrared autofocus system with focus lock; Focusing range: 0.5m - infinity (20 in. - infinity), Macro: 0.4m -1.0 (16 in. - 3.3 ft.); Focusing steps: Approx. 300 (including macro range)
  • Exposure: CdS; external, center-weighted average metering; Exposure range (ISO 100): 28mm: EV 2.6-17 (f/3.5, 2s - f/16, 1/500s), 70mm: EV 3.1 -17 (f/8.4, 8s - f/20, 1/350s)
  • Film speed range: Automatic setting for DX-coded film ISO 25-3200 in 1 EV steps; Non-DX-coded film set to ISO 25
  • Film transport: Auto advance to first frame, auto rewind, auto threading, manual start of rewind possible; continuous drive: 1.2 sec./frame (without flash)
  • Flash: Retractable, built-in flash, variable intensity through IGBT circuit; Recycling time: approx. 0.3 - 6 sec.; Range (ISO 100): 28mm: 0.5 - 6.0m (20 in.- 20 ft.), 70mm: 0.5 - 2.5m (20 in. - 8.2 ft.), Macro: 0.4 -1 .Om (16 in. - 3.3 ft.)
  • Viewfinder: Real-image; Field of view: Nominal 86% (subject at 3m/10 ft.) 28mm: 84% (V) x 87% (H), 70mm: 87% (V) x 85% (H); Diopter adjustment (subject at 3m/10 ft.): -1 diopter
  • Battery: One 3-volt CR123A/DL123A lithium battery
  • Battery performance: Approx. 13 rolls (24 exp. roll w/ 50% flash)
  • Dimensions: 121 x 66.5 x 44mm (4-3/4 x 2-5/8x 1-3/4 in.)
  • Weight: 240g (8-1/2 oz.); Panorama model: 245g (8-5/8 oz.)
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