Minox 35 GT

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Background Information

The Minox 35 GT, introduced in 1981, continued Minox's successful range of 35mm compact cameras, reputedly the smallest full-frame 35mm cameras ever made. The lens retracts into the camera body when closed, fully opening the cover activates the battery. Exposure is automatic, aperture priority. Different models in the Minox 35 range were identified by shutter release buttons in differing colours: the GT is easily identified by its orange shutter release button.

The GT improved features of its predecessors, the EL and the GL. It introduced an electronic self-timer, with a flashing LED above the camera's name.


  • Type 35mm compact camera
  • Size 100 mm x 61 mm x 31 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight 200 grams (with battery)
  • Image Format 24 x 36 mm (W x H)
  • Lens Minox Color-Minotar, 35 mm f/2.8, no filter thread (proprietary filters simply push on).
  • Diaphragm Leaf diaphragm, continuously adjustable f/2.8 to f/16.
  • Focusing Manual scale focusing 3ft/0.9m - infinity.
  • Shutter Speeds 1/500 second, longest speed dependent on film speed, e.g. 15 seconds with 25 ISO, 1 second with 400 ISO. Backlight switch to double the exposure.
  • Viewfinder Direct finder with needle scale, markings for 1/500, 1/125, 1/30 second, shading to indicate over-exposure and slow speed warning.
  • Film Loading Manual, whole back slides off to load film.
  • Film Transport Manual dual stroke lever.
  • Flash Contact Hot shoe, X synchronised, automatic time switching to 1/90 second.
  • Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
  • Battery PX 27 (4xLR44 stacked)


Classic Compact Cameras
Canon IXUS | Minox 35 | Olympus XA | Penti