Minolta Riva AF 35 EX
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The Minolta Riva AF 35 EX, or Freedom AF 10R in America, is a cheap autofocus compact camera released in 1993 as a follow-up to the Riva 35c. In comparison to the 35c, it has a wider angle 30 mm lens, and is smaller and lighter. It is a full-auto camera, meaning auto-loading, auto-advance, auto-rewind, auto-flash, auto-exposure and auto-focus. It has a built-in flash with an additional anti-red eye lamp and a self-timer. The lens is protected by a sliding cover. Like so many Minolta cameras of the same age, it only exposes films at ISO 100 or ISO 400. A dateback version was also available.
- Lens: 30 mm f/4,5.
- Focus: Active infrared autofocus from 1,1 m to infinity.
- Exposure: EV 10,5–15 (at ISO 100).
- Flash: Built-in, auto-activated, non-cancellable with optional anti-red eye mode. Range: 1,1–3,5 m. Flash ready LED signal.
- Film speed: Crippled DX decoding; films below ISO 400 are exposed as ISO 100, those above as ISO 400. Non-DX films exposed as ISO 100.
- Film transport: Automatic loading, advance and rewind.
- Power: 2 x AA alkaline. CR2025 cell for date back.
- Dimensions: 126 x 70,5 x 46,5 mm.
- Weight: 195 g without batteries.