Unveiled at Photokina in 1972 with worlwide praise, the Minolta XK (X1 in Japan, XM in Europe) is Minolta's answer to Canon's F1 and Nikon's F2 and is one of the most feature-packed bodies you can ever find, and a rugged professional body.
It has manual & aperture priority modes, an electronically-controlled shutter (from 1/2000 up to 16s !), dedicated ASA dial up to 6400, self-timer, multiple exposure capability (unlimited exposures), depth-of-field preview, battery check light, and X/FP flash modes.
Two of the most interesting and unique features of this camera are :
- Auto Exposure Override Control, which is essentially an exposure compensation lever, cleverly placed next to the shutter-speed dial, and which allows the user to adjust the exposure up or down manually and step-lessly, without taking your eyes from the viewfinder.
- "Senswitch”, a battery-saving device. It is a rubber switch, found on the front of the camera precisely where a user’s hand will rest in normal operation. By holding the camera normally, the switch is pressed, which completes a circuit and activates the camera’s metering system (and in turn, the camera’s electronic shutter). When released, the metering turns off to save battery. Additionally, the metered prism has a dedicated on/off metering switch.
Thanks to these unique features, its robustness and practical handling, the XK has become a very rare and collectible camera, especially one in such good condition.
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|Light meter||Yes, works|
|shutter priority mode||No
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