The Minolta A5 was the last of Minolta's A-series rangefinder cameras. Minolta released it in 1960. Two versions were available, one with a six-element 1:2,0/45mm-Rokkor, the other with a four-element 1:2,8/45mm-Rokkor. It had a viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder and parallax correction, and a fast Citizen shutter for exposure times of 1 sec. down to 1/1000 sec. .
It was a very reliable mechanical camera for good photographic results. The A-camera series developed into the AL series, that was produced alongside the Hi-Matic series.