|The mighty Nikkormat FTN|
Now, in contrast, the Minolta QTsi is a much newer camera, dating from about 2000. Plastic, yes. It's also about as point-and shoot an SLR can get. You have various modes, no exposure compensation, and no manual anything (other than focus and selecting the flash mode) -- a real beginner's camera. On the other hand, it's pretty goof-proof, and is a camera you could give to anyone and they can just shoot with it. I told myself I was never going to buy any AF Minoltas, because I just don't need more cameras with a different lens mount. Well, for less than $5, I felt sorry for that camera, so I bought it, put in new batteries, and a roll of film. I'll see how well it performs. Back in 2000, Tony Sweet gave the camera a very nice review. It's no Maxxum 7, but it's still capable of getting some good images. It weighs 12 ounces. It is by far, the smallest AF SLR I have held. Yes, it is a glorified P&S, bit once I shoot a roll, I will have a better idea of its shortcomings.
|$4.50. I hope I didn't over pay :)|