Minolta Dynax 650si / Maxxum 650si
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It adds a 'panorama' feature which does little but place a mask of the film plane to make the resulting image narrower than standard 35mm frame. This feature was add to some cameras during the 90's in an attempt to narrow the feature differences between 35mm and the then popular APS film format. The 650si also adds a data back as standard. You might not need or use either of these features but if you can't find a 600si for decent money look for the less well-known 650si. As of January 2005 secondhand prices seem to range from $75-$200 for a 650si body depending upon condition and seller/retailer.
- Minolta Dynax 600si Classic, Maxxum 600si, Maxxum 650si manual Part 1 (PDF, 1.94); Part 2 (PDF, 1.87 MB); Part 3 (PDF, 2.24 MB) From the Minolta Canada site via Internet Archive Wayback Machine