Minolta XD7Film Camera

Minolta XD7

  • Camera Type for Minolta XD7


  • Film Type for Minolta XD7


  • Manufacturer of Minolta XD7


  • Origin Country of Minolta XD7


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Minolta XD7136.5 x 85.5 x 51mm
  • Camera Weight for Minolta XD7620g
  • Camera Build Material for Minolta XD7Metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Minolta XD7Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Minolta XD7Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Minolta XD71s – 1/1000s
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Minolta XD712 ISO – 3200 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Minolta XD7Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Minolta XD7Center-weighted average
  • Camera Viewfinder for Minolta XD7Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Minolta XD7Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Minolta XD7Minolta SR Mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Minolta XD7Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 is a common lens for the Minolta XD7 Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.4Minolta MD 35mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Minolta XD7 Minolta MD 35mm f/2.8Minolta MD 135mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Minolta XD7 Minolta MD 135mm f/2.8
  • Camera Flash for Minolta XD7Minolta XD7 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Minolta XD7Minolta Motor Drive 1 is a common accessory for the Minolta XD7 Minolta Motor Drive 1Minolta Auto Winder G is a common accessory for the Minolta XD7 Minolta Auto Winder GMinolta MD 200mm f/2.8 is a common accessory for the Minolta XD7 Minolta MD 200mm f/2.8


  • Camera Battery Type for Minolta XD7SR44
  • Battery Life for Minolta XD7Approximately 1 year
  • Battery Replaceable for Minolta XD7Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Minolta XD7
    Street Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Landscape Photography
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Description for Minolta XD7 Description for Minolta XD7

The Minolta XD7, also known as the Minolta XD11 in the North American market, is a 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) film camera that was introduced by Minolta in 1977. It was part of the popular XD series and was known for its advanced features and solid build quality. The XD7 featured a vertically-traveling focal plane shutter with speeds ranging from 1 to 1/1000 seconds, as well as a fully manual exposure mode and aperture priority and program modes. It had a bright viewfinder with a split-image focusing screen and a built-in light meter that provided accurate exposure readings. The XD7 also had a self-timer, depth-of-field preview, and multiple exposure capability. It was compatible with a wide range of Minolta MD lenses, allowing photographers to explore different focal lengths and creative possibilities. The XD7 was highly regarded for its reliability and performance, making it a popular choice among both amateur and professional photographers.

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Some notable features of the Minolta XD7 include a durable metal body, a hot shoe for external flash, and a motor drive option for continuous shooting. It also had a unique exposure compensation system called 'Direct Aperture' that allowed photographers to adjust the exposure without changing the shutter speed or aperture settings. The XD7 was widely praised for its ergonomic design, with a comfortable grip and well-placed controls. It was a versatile camera that could handle a wide range of photographic situations, from landscapes to portraits to action shots. The XD7 remains a sought-after camera by film enthusiasts and collectors today.

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Description for Minolta XD7 Pros and Cons for Minolta XD7

Highly reliable and durable build quality

Accurate and reliable metering system

Wide range of compatible Minolta MD lenses

Bright and clear viewfinder

Manual exposure control for creative flexibility

Limited availability of spare parts

Heavier and bulkier compared to some other models

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Description for Minolta XD7 Potential Problems and Fixes for Minolta XD7

Stuck Shutter

The Minolta XD7 is known for occasional shutter issues, where the shutter gets stuck. This can be fixed by a professional camera repair service.

Light Meter Malfunction

The light meter in the XD7 can sometimes malfunction, resulting in incorrect exposure readings. Regular calibration and maintenance can help prevent this issue.

Battery Drain

The XD7 can sometimes drain batteries quickly, especially when used extensively. It's recommended to always carry spare batteries when shooting for extended periods.

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