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Konica Minolta Maxxum XTsi

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Konica Minolta Maxxum XTsi


Type: 35mm SLR with microcomputer control of built-in flash, autofocus (AF), and autoexposure (AE).
Lens: Accepts Minolta Maxxum AF lenses. Power zoom and power focus possible with AF zoom xi and AF power zoom lenses
Lens mount: Minolta A-type bayonet mount (stainless steel).
Crosscut autofocus system: Minolta's newly-developed, through-the-lens (TTL) phase-detection three-point crosscut system with wide focus area, two vertical CCD side sensors, plus one crosshair-type CCD line sensor in the center; activated by eye-start operation; continuous predictive AF/focus lock selected automatically according to subject movement; auto/manual focus switchable manually.
AF Sensitivity: EV -1 to 18 (at ISO 100).
AF Illuminator: Built-in flash automatically activated in low light and low-contrast situations to aid focusing. Range: approximately 3 to 16-1/2 feet with 50mm lens (based on Minolta's standard test methods). With a dedicated flash unit, its AF illuminator (LED) will be selected automatically.
Manual Focusing: By monitoring focus signals in viewfinder and/or visually on the Acute-Matte viewfinder screen.
Exposure Modes: Program AE (P mode), subject program selection (5 programs), creative exposure control (A, S, and M modes).
P Mode: Programmed control (expert program selection) of aperture and shutter speed based on lens specifications and scene characteristics. Built-in flash fires automatically, attached accessory flash fires when on.
Subject Program Selection: Five user-selectable programs tailored to specific subject or scene characteristics: portrait, landscape, close-up, sports/action, night portrait
Aperture priority (A mode): Any available aperture in 0.5 EV increments selectable; shutter speeds from 1/4000 to 30 seconds set by autoexposure program.
Shutter priority (S mode): Any shutter speed from 1/4000 to 30 seconds selectable in 1 EV increments; aperture set by autoexposure program.
Manual exposure (M mode): Any shutter speed/aperture combination selectable, correct and over/under exposure indicated in viewfinder; BULB also selectable.
Exposure compensation: Plus or minus 3 EV in 0.5 increments manually selectable in any mode or subject program.
AE bracketing: Plus or minus 0.5 EV in 0.5 increments; 3 exposures per series
Metering type: TTL with 14-segment honeycomb-pattern silicon photocell (SPC); automatically activated by pressing the shutter-release button partway down. Direct TTL OTF flash metering. Spot metering (5.5 millimeters) available. Direct TTL OTF metering for flash.
Metering range: EV 1 to 20 (f1.4 lens); spot: EV 4 to 20.
Built-In flash: Guide number 39 (in feet); flash coverage for 28 millimeters; recycling time approximately 3 seconds (based on Minolta's standard test methods); powered by camera's battery; pre-flash for red-eye reduction.
Film handling: Automatic advance to first frame, automatic advance between frames, automatic rewind, manual start of rewind selectable.
Continuous drive: 2 frames per second; continuous AF; focus priority; focus checked and adjusted after each frame.
Multi-exposure: 2 exposures per frame available.
Film speed: DX-coded film speed set automatically; non-DX-coded film exposed at previous ISO setting. Range: ISO 25 to 5000 (1/3-stop increments). Range with flash: ISO 25 to 1000. Manual ISO setting: ISO 6-6400 (1/3 stop increments).
Viewfinder: Roof mirror type with built-in LCD panel.
Field of view: 90 percemt of film frame.
Magnification: 0.75x (with 50 millimeter lens focused on infinity).
Diopter correction: -1 diopter (fixed).
Eye relief: 16 millimeter from the eyepiece, 13 millimeter from eyepiece frame.
Eyepiece cup: Soft-type
Shutter: Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse focal plane shutter. Range: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, plus BULB.
Auto zoom features: Auto compact (with xi-series lenses).
Self-timer: 10 second delay with blinking LED indicator.
Panorama mode: Available
Date/time imprinting: Available
Power: Two 3V CR2 lithium batteries
Battery indicator: 3-stage indicator shows remaining battery power when main switch moved to on.
Remote release terminal: Compatible with all Maxxum series cable releases.
Dimensions: 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.4 inches
Weight: 14.6 ounces without lens and battery.