Minolta XG-M

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Minolta XG-M

After the successful run of the Minolta SRT compact SLR line, Minolta continued with the X series, from the X-1 of  1973 through the XE and  XG to the XD models, last introduced in 1982. The XG-M  is a no-aspirations, vanilla SLR camera meant for the lower market end, offering a full-featured camera at a competitive price. The M stands for motor drive, for which is the coupler at the bottom. An interesting after-market model is a coupled stereo.

It does not really belong to this site, but as I have it, the specs are available.

Good to know:

  • The camera will not operate without able batteries.
  • Trigger press requires a full finger-tip touch to close a circuit. Gloves or dry hands are a no-go.
  • Shuter speed and aperture value are showing in the large and clear viewer.
  • To set manual speed, press and hold the battery check.
  • To set exposure compensation, press and hold the button by it.
List number 5522
Brand Minolta
Model XG-M
Manual Butkus
Value at camdex.ca
Format 35mm
Introduced 1981
AKA X-70
Country Japan
Qty made
Initial price
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Auto, AP, Manual
Weight 520 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 620 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-1600
Kit lens 1.7/55
Lens make Rokkor PF
Filter size 52 mm
Lens mount Bayonet
Mount size Minolta MC
Shutter Focal plane cloth horizontal
Shutter make
Light meter Two CdS, TTL, display in the viewer
Winder Lever
Lock Yes
Speeds B, 1-1000
Mirror Auto return
Viewer Fixed eye-level prism
DOF preview Yes
Exposure lock Yes
Exposure compensation Yes, +-2EV
Shoe Hot
External sync X/M
Sync speed 60
Timer Yes, electronic
Battery, original 76
Battery, replacement LR44
Battery voltage 1.55
Integral flash None
Service / repair links See camerlog.com
More Rokkor files
Imaging Pixel

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