Minolta-16 MG-S

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The Minolta-16 MG-S was the flagship of Minolta's subminiature camera series, and the penultimate Minolta 16. In an attempt to compete with the new Kodak 110 film cartridge, it featured a bigger frame size than the earlier Minolta subminis (12×17 vs. 10×14 mm). A further advantage was the choice between manual CdS-meter supported match-needle aperture setting and fully automatic aperture control. A flash cube adapter served as flash device in the camera's standard outfit. Other flashes were available. Several close-up and color filters were also available for the MG-S.


  • Type: subminiature viewfinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Minolta
  • Year of launch: 1970
  • Film: Minolta 16mm film with speeds 25 to 400 ASA
  • Frame size: 12×17mm
  • Lens: fixed-focus Rokkor 1:2.8/23mm with 4 elements in 3 groups, a sliding door with an additional close-up element can be shifted into the position in front of the lens
  • Shutter: Speeds set manually between 1/30 and 1/500 sec.; X sync at all speeds
  • Aperture: set manually between 1:2.8 and 1:16, or fully automatically, controlled by a CdS meter close to the lens (EV 8–17)
  • Viewfinder: optical bright frame finder with parallax marks and control flags for low light and for close-up setting
  • Size: 107.5×26.5×46mm
  • Weight: 210g

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