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The Minolta AF-Sv is an autofocus viewfinder camera, made in 1984 by Minolta. It has the minimal features of a modern compact camera except automatic ISO setting. It has CdS-controlled fully automatic exposure and an active infrared autofocus. The electronic pop-up flash must be activated by a mechanical switch. The reverse Galilean bright-frame finder has a second smaller bright frame around the AF measuring area.
The user can switch on the self-timer for the next shot by pressing a red button, and a user aid by setting a switch on the back. This user aid is an electronic voice which speaks three warnings, one for missing film, one for missing idle flash, and one for too long image subject distance for flash photos. The camera uses 35mm film with film speeds between ISO 25 and ISO 1000.
Also sold as the Minolta talker
- Lens: 35 mm f/2,8 (4 elements/3 groups). 40,5 mm filter thread.
- Focus: Active autofocus, 0,85 m to infinity.
- Film transport: Automatic advance and rewind.
- Power: AA battery, LR44/SR44 cell.
- Dimensions: 123x73,5x54,5 mm.
- Weight: 315 g.