Minolta X-500

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The X-500 is a manual focus 35mm film SLR camera by Minolta. It was also sold as the X-570. It accepts Minolta SR mount type lenses.

It has quartz timed horizontally traveling electronic focal plane shutter with speeds from 4s to 1/1000 with B. Flash sync is at 1/60 a sec. usable with the hot shoe as well as the X sync PC terminal connector. The self-timer is electronic with a delay of approx 10 sec. Metering modes include aperture-priority and manual exposure mode. It uses an TTL center-weighted metering system using a silicon photo cell, and a match-LED display with overexposure indicators. The meter has a range of 1 to 18 EV at (ASA 100), settable to film speeds from 12 to 3200 ASA. The film transport uses a single stroke film advance lever and a rewind crank. It uses two 1.5v LR44/SR44 batteries.