Minolta Zoom 80 Date 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

Minolta Zoom 80 Date 35mm Point and Shoot Camera
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Minolta Co., Ltd.
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Products Co., Ltd.
E INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Printed in China
Thank you for purchasing this Minolta camera. Before using your new
camera, please take the time to read through this instruction manual. It
contains important information on the proper use and care of the camera.
FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
Read and understand all warnings and cautions before using this
product.
WARNING
Using batteries improperly can cause them to leak harmful solutions,
overheat, or explode which may damage property or cause personal
injury. Do not ignore the following warnings.
• Only use the batteries specified in this instruction manual.
• Do not install the batteries with the polarity (+/–) reversed.
• Do not use batteries which show wear or damage.
• Do not expose batteries to fire, high temperatures, water, or
moisture.
• Do not attempt to recharge, short, or disassemble batteries.
• Do not store batteries near or in metallic products.
• Do not mix batteries of different types, brands, or ages.
• Do not use leaking batteries. If fluid from the batteries enters your
eye, immediately rinse the eye with plenty of fresh water and
contact a doctor. If fluid from the batteries makes contact with your
skin or clothing, wash the area thoroughly with water.
• Tape over battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal;
always follow local regulations for battery disposal.
• Do not disassemble this product. Electric shock may cause injury if
a high voltage circuit inside the product is touched.
• Immediately remove the batteries and discontinue use if the
camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior,
especially the flash unit, is exposed. The flash has a high voltage
circuit which may cause an electric shock resulting in injury. The
continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries.
• Keep batteries or small parts that could be swallowed away from
infants. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed.
• Store this product out of reach of children. Be careful when around
children, not to harm them with the product or parts.
• Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight.
• Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction
or temporary blindness which may lead to an accident.
• Do not look directly at the sun or strong light sources through the
viewfinder. It may damage your eyesight or cause blindness.
• Do not expose this product to liquids or operate this product with
wet hands. If liquid enters the product, immediately remove the
batteries and discontinue use. The continued use of a product
exposed to liquids may cause damage or injury through fire or
electric shock.
• Do not use the product near inflammable gases or liquids such as
gasoline, benzine, or paint thinner. Do not use inflammable
products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint thinner to clean the
product. The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may cause
an explosion or fire.
• If the product emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue
use. Immediately remove the batteries taking care not to burn
yourself, as batteries become hot with use. The continued use of a
damaged product or part may cause injuries.
• Take the product to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs are
required.
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NAMES OF PARTS
*Keep these surfaces clean. Please read the care
and storage section in this manual.
FRONT
1. Remote-control receiver*
(Quartz-date model only)
2. AF windows*
3. Meter window*
4. Viewfinder window*
5. Red-eye reduction/
Self-timer lamp
6. Flash*
7. Tripod socket
8. Lens*
9. Battery-chamber door
10. Strap eyelets
11. Data panel
12. Mode button
13. Main switch
14. Shutter-release button
15. Manual-rewind button
16. Zoom lever
17. Film window
18. Viewfinder*
19. Indicator lamp
20. Data back
(Quartz-date model only)
21. Back cover
22. Back-cover release
23. Low-battery indicator
24. Frame counter
25. Mode indicators:
Autoflash
Self-timer/Remote control
(
BACK
DATA PANEL
appears on the quartz-date model only)
Fill-flash
Flash cancel
Landscape/Night view
26. Indicator lamp
Steady: focus confirmed
Blinks quickly: subject too close
Blinks slowly: flash charging
• The indicator lamp lights when the shutterrelease button pressed partway down.
27. Focus frame
VIEWFINDER
CAUTION
• Do not use or store the product in a hot or humid environment such
as the glove compartment or trunk of a car. It may damage the
product and batteries which may result in burns or injuries caused
by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.
• If batteries are leaking, discontinue use of the product.
• The lens retracts when the camera is turned off or the auto-poweroff function is activated. Touching the lens barrel while it is
retracting may cause injury.
• Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with people or objects. The
flash unit discharges a large amount of energy which may cause
burns.
ATTACHING THE CAMERA STRAP
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the EU
(European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE stands for
conformité Européenne (European Conformity).
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Step
Step
INSERTING THE BATTERIES
FULL-AUTO OPERATION
The camera uses two AA-size alkaline batteries to supply power for all camera operations.
1.Press the main switch to turn
the camera on.
• To conserve power, the camera automatically turns off if an operation is not made
within eight minutes.
• Nickel-cadmium batteries, nickel-metal hydride
batteries, and lithium batteries cannot be used.
1.Open the battery-chamber door by
sliding it in the direction indicated.
• When replacing the batteries, make sure the
camera is off.
• Quartz-date model: the date and time must be
reset when the batteries are replaced.
2.Hold the camera steady, making
sure your fingers do not cover
the flash, lens, or AF windows.
• For vertically framed pictures, turn the
camera so the flash is positioned above
the lens as illustrated.
2.Insert the batteries with the polarities as indicated by + and – marks
on the back of the battery-chamber
door.
3.Look through the viewfinder and
press the T side of the zoom
lever to zoom in or the W side
to zoom out.
T = telephoto: zoom in
W = wide-angle: zoom out
3.Close the battery-chamber door and
slide it toward the body to engage
the safety catch.
4.Place the focus frame on the
subject and press the shutterrelease button partway down.
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR
• The subject must be at least 90cm (3 ft.)
from the camera.
If the blinking low-battery indicator
appears on the data panel with other indicators, the camera can still operate, but
the batteries should be replaced soon.
5.When the green indicator lamp
glows steadily, press the shutterrelease button all the way down
to take the picture.
If the blinking low-battery indicator appears
alone, the camera is unable to operate due
to insufficient power. Replace the batteries.
• The flash will automatically fire in low
light.
• The film automatically advances to the
next frame.
• If the green indicator lamp blinks rapidly, your subject is closer than
the minimum focusing distance of 90cm (3 ft.). The shutter will not
release.
• If the subject is very close to the camera, the green indicator lamp
may glow steadily, but the picture will not be in focus. The shutter can
be released.
Step
LOADING THE FILM
Only use 35mm, DX-coded negative film.
ISO 400 is recommended for best results.
RED-EYE REDUCTION
The red-eye reduction lamp automatically activates when the shutter-release button is pressed partway down. The lamp reduces the
red-eye effect when photographing people or animals in low-light
situations.
• The use of slide film is not recommended.
• Do not use Polaroid instant 35mm film.
Winding problems may occur.
1.Slide the back-cover release down to
open the back cover.
• Always load and unload film in subdued light.
Step
REWINDING THE FILM
2.Place the film cartridge into the film
chamber. Extend the film leader to
the “FILM TIP” mark. Make sure the
film lays flat.
The film will rewind automatically
after the last frame has been
exposed. When zero ( ) is displayed on the data panel frame
counter, open the back cover and
remove the film.
• If the film tip extends beyond the film tip mark,
push the excess film back into the cartridge.
MANUAL REWIND
3.Close the back cover.
• The film is automatically loaded into the camera. Wait for the film-transport motor to stop.
The frame counter will display the number of
frames remaining on the roll.
• If the film has been loaded improperly, the
frame counter will display zero (
). Open the
back cover and repeat the loading procedure.
To rewind the film before the end
of the roll, turn the camera on
and gently press the rewind button.
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CHANGING THE CAMERA MODES
FLASH CANCEL
The flash will not fire. Use flash cancel when
flash photography is prohibited, natural light
is desired to illuminate the subject, or the
subject is beyond the flash range.
The camera has five modes.
Press the mode button until the
desired indicator is displayed on
the data panel.
Each time the mode button is
pressed the mode cycles as
shown. When the camera is
turned off, the mode is reset to
autoflash.
Press the mode button until flash-cancel
indicator ( ) is displayed on the data
panel. Take the picture as described in
the full-auto operation section.
• Shutter speeds may be slow. The use of a tripod
is recommended.
LANDSCAPE/ NIGHT VIEW
The flash will not fire in this mode and the
focus is set to infinity. Landscape/night view
is used for photographing outdoor scenery
during the day or at night.
AUTOFLASH
The flash will automatically fire in
low light when the shutter is
released to take the picture.
The flash range depends on the film
speed and focal length in use. To
ensure proper exposure, the subject
must be within the flash range.
Focal
length
Film
speed
38mm
W(ideangle)
Press the mode button until landscape/night-view indicator ( ) is displayed on the data panel. Take the picture as described in the full-auto operation section.
• Shutter speeds may be slow. The use of a tripod
is recommended.
• Always use this mode when photographing landscapes through windows.
80mm
T(elephoto)
ISO 100
0.9 - 3.5m
3.0 - 11.5ft.
0.9 - 2.0m
3.0 - 6.6ft.
ISO 400
0.9 - 7.0m
3.0 - 23.0ft.
0.9 - 4.0m
3.0 - 13.1ft.
• Flash ranges apply to color negative film only.
SELF-TIMER
The self-timer delays release of the
shutter for approximately 10 seconds
after the shutter-release button is
pressed.
1.Place the camera on a tripod.
Press the mode button until the
self-timer indicator ( ) is displayed on the data panel.
2.Place the focus frame on the
subject. Press the shutterrelease button all the way down
to start the countdown.
• The self-timer indicator on the data panel
and the self-timer lamp will blink during
the countdown. The self-timer lamp glows
steadily just before the shutter releases.
• Self-timer is automatically canceled after
the shutter is released.
• To stop the self-timer, press the mode
button. To cancel the self-timer and reset
the camera, press the main switch.
FILL-FLASH
The flash fires with each exposure
regardless of the amount of ambient
light. Fill-flash can be used to reduce
harsh shadows caused by strong
direct light or sunshine.
Press the mode button until the
fill-flash indicator ( ) is displayed
on the data panel. Take the picture as described in the full-auto
operation section.
FOCUS LOCK
Focus lock is used when you want to compose the image with the subject off-center
and outside the focus frame.
1.Place the focus frame on the subject
and press the shutter-release button
partway down until the green indicator
lamp glows steadily.
2.Without lifting your finger, recompose
the picture. Press the shutter-release
button all the way down to take the
picture.
• Focus lock is canceled when the shutter button
is released.
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. In these situations, the focuslock function can be used to focus on an
object at the same distance as the main
subject, and then the image can be recomposed to take the picture.
The autofocus system may not be able to
focus on the the following:
• Bright light sources such neon lights.
• Highly reflective surfaces such as water or mirrors.
• Flames or fireworks.
• Dark objects and surfaces with low reflectance.
• Objects behind glass, bars, or other partitions.
• Objects smaller than the focus frame.
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(SOLD SEPARATELY)
For the Quartz-date Model only
FOR OWNERS OF THE QUARTZ-DATE MODEL
The optional IR Remote Control RC-3 allows remote
camera operation from up to 5 meters (16.4 ft.) away.
This feature enables you to record the date or time onto the lowerright portion of the picture. The camera has an automatic calendar
through the year 2049.
• The remote control may not operate under fluorescent
lighting or with backlit subjects.
• To save power, the camera automatically shuts down if
the remote control is not used within eight minutes.
• Imprinted data may be difficult to read if the area over which it is superimposed is bright or non-uniform.
• Do not use the data back when temperatures fall outside the operating
range of 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F).
REMOTE CONTROL
1
2
Page 4
3
4
1.Emitter window
2.Delay button
3.Release button
4.Battery chamber
Name of parts
1. Print indicator
2. Mode button
3. Select button
4. Adjust button
1.Press the mode button until the
remote-control indicator ( ) is
displayed on the data panel.
2.Point the remote control toward the front
of the camera and press either the release
or delay button.
Imprinting mode selection
• Release button: the remote-control lamp on the camera blinks once before the picture is taken.
• Delay button: The remote-control lamp on the camera
blinks twice before the picture is taken.
Press the mode button to choose the
data imprinting format.
1. Year, Month, Day
2. Day, Time (24-hour clock)
3. No imprinting
4. Month, Day, Year
5. Day, Month, Year
• Remote control mode will remain in effect after the picture is taken. To cancel
the mode, turn off the camera or use the mode button to change the mode.
CHANGING THE BATTERY
1
The remote control uses one CR2032 lithium battery.
2
1.Pull out the battery chamber and
remove the old battery.
Setting the date and time
1.Press the select button until the item
to be adjusted blinks.
• The select button cycles to the next item of the
calendar and clock every time it is pressed.
2.Insert a new battery into the chamber
with its positive pole (+) up. Slide the
chamber back into the remote control.
2.Press the adjust button to change the
blinking item.
CARE AND STORAGE
• Data will continue to change as long as the button is held down.
OPERATING TEMPERATURE AND CONDITIONS
This camera is designed for use from -10° to 40 °C (14 to 104 °F).
• Never leave your camera where it may be subjected to extreme temperatures
such as in the glove compartment of a car.
• At colder temperatures, the data panel response time will be slow. At higher
temperatures, the display will temporarily darken, but will be restored when the
temperature normalizes.
• Never subject the camera to extreme humidity.
• To prevent condensation from forming, place the camera in a sealed plastic
bag when bringing it from a cold environment into a warm one. Allow it to
come to room temperature before removing it from the bag.
• When photographing in cold weather, it is recommend that you keep the camera and spare batteries inside your coat to keep them warm when you are not
shooting. Cold batteries will regain some of their charge when they warm up.
• This camera is not waterproof, dust-proof, or sand-proof. If you use this camera near water or the beach, water, dust, or sand damage may occur. Protect
the camera at all times from moisture or splashes, especially saltwater spray.
Be extremely careful to keep sand from both the interior and exterior of the
camera and its accessories.
CLEANING
• Keep the AF windows clean to ensure accurate focusing.
• If the camera body is dirty, gently wipe it clean with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
• To clean the lens surface, first brush away any dust or sand. Then, if necessary, moisten a lens tissue with lens cleaning fluid and gently wipe the lens in
a circular motion, starting from the center.
• Never place lens fluid directly on the lens.
• Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
• Never use alcohol or solvents to clean the camera.
STORAGE
When storing the camera for extended periods, please follow these guidelines:
• Store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals. For very long periods, place the camera in an airtight container with a silica gel drying agent.
• Before using after prolonged storage, always check the camera’s operation to
make sure it is functioning properly.
BEFORE IMPORTANT EVENTS
• Check camera operation carefully or take test photographs.
• Minolta is not responsible for any loss which may occur due to an equipment
malfunction.
QUESTIONS AND SERVICE
• If you have questions about your camera, contact your local camera dealer or
write to the Minolta distributor in your area.
• Before shipping your camera for repair, please contact an authorized Minolta
Service Facility for details.
CAMERA ERROR
If all the indicators on the data panel blink, or the data panel is blank and the
camera will not function with fresh batteries, remove and reinsert the batteries. If
normal operation does not resume, or the camera malfunctions repeatedly,
contact an authorized Minolta Service Facility.
3.Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all items
on the calendar and clock are correct.
• When the colon is blinking, press the adjust button to reset the seconds to 00.
4.After the calendar and clock are set,
press the select button until the print
indicator is displayed.
• The date and time must be reset each time the camera batteries are
replaced.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Camera Type:
Lens:
35mm lens-shutter camera
38-80mm f/6.0 - 12 lens
5 elements in 5 groups
Viewfinder:
Magnification: 0.33X - 0.69X
Field of View : 80% or larger at 3m (9.8ft.)
Eye-relief: 13.3mm from the eyepiece
12.5mm from the eyepiece frame
Focusing Range: (W): 0.9m - ∞ (3.0ft.. - ∞)
(T): 0.9m - ∞ (3.0ft.. - ∞)
Film Speed: Settings
Automatic for DX-coded negative film
Non-DX coded film set to ISO100.
Range
ISO 100/200 or 400
Metering Range (ISO 100): Wide: Ev 6 - 16
Tele: Ev 8 - 16
Shutter Speed: 1/1.7 - 1/430 s.
Battery:
Two AA alkaline batteries
Battery performance: approx. 16 rolls based on
Minolta's standard test method using 24 exposure
rolls with flash for 50% of the exposures.
Dimensions(WxHxD):
Standard model: 110 x 60 x 46.5mm (4.3x2.4x1.8in)
Quartz-date model: 110 x 60 x 51mm (4.3x2.4x2.0in)
Weight:
Standard model: 155g (5.5oz.) without batteries
Quartz-date model: 165g (5.8oz.) without batteries
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time
of printing and are subject to change without notice.
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