Minolta X-570

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Minolta X-570
Minolta X-570.jpg
Overview
Type 35 mm SLR camera
Lens
Lens mount Minolta SR mount
Focusing
Focus Manual
Exposure/Metering
Exposure Manual aperture, manual or automatic shutter speed
Flash
Flash Hot shoe

The Minolta X-570 (X-500 in Europe) was introduced in 1983 as a lower cost alternative to the X-700. It used the same chassis as the rest of the Minolta X series and the standard Minolta SR mount. The primary difference between the top-of-the-line X-700 and the X-570 is that the latter lacked the fully automatic Program exposure mode. However, the X-570 added an important feature that would be part of all subsequent X series cameras, but never added to the X-700, a match LED exposure meter. This system indicated the selected shutter speed with a blinking LED and the suggested shutter speed, based on the exposure value and the selected lens aperture, with a solid LED. Some consider the X-500 more of an enthusiast's camera than the X-700, since it offered no P mode and therefore required some photographic knowledge.[1]

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