Minolta Vectis 3000

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The Vectis 3000 is a cute compact zoom camera, one of Minolta's Vectis series for the Advanced Photo System (APS) with built-in flash. It was made in China in the late 1990s.

It has typical features of a compact camera of its time: autofocus (set by half-pressing the shutter release) and automatic exposure, and most features controlled by selection of modes:

  • an automatic flash mode with or without red eye reduction by an extra flash before exposure;
  • landscape mode(without flash)
  • night portrait mode
  • forced flash mode
  • a self-timer
  • date and title code imprinting

The Vectis remote controller can be used with the Vectis 3000.


  • Lens: 1:5,9-1:9,3/22-66mm zoom
  • Autofocus: infrared (?)
  • Films: APS films of 25 ASA upto 3200 ASA film speed
  • Exposure: dual-segment metering through meter window, range EV 4-17 (ASA 200)
  • Shutter speed: 8 - 1/500 sec.
  • Viewfinder: magnification 0.32x - 0.88x, field of view 86% when distance is 3m
  • Flash: 0.7 sec recycling time, reaching as far as 5 meters with ISO 400 film and the zoom lens in wide angle position
  • weight: 160 g (5,6 oz.) without the CR-2 battery
  • dimensions 102 x 58 x 29,5 mm (4 x 2,3 x 1,2 inch)