Minolta 5000
Minolta 5000
Minolta 5000
Minolta 5000
Minolta 5000

Minolta 5000

Regular price
$178.00
Sale price
$178.00
Tax included.

Minolta 5000 with Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7(22) lens. The camera also comes with a wrist strap!

The Minolta 5000 (called Maxxum 5000 in the USA and α -5000 in Japan) was launched in early 1986 as the "entry-level" camera for the innovative autofocus lens mount (Α-Mount) of Minolta. This camera completed the Minolta family, and as the entry-level camera many of the more advanced features of the Minolta 7000 and Minolta 9000 were left out on the 5000 to make operation simpler and bring the Autofocus success to everyone.

The Minolta 5000 has only Program and Manual exposure modes. The program sets both aperture and speed, and neither can be changed. A button in the back of the camera (BLC) is provided for backlit subjects. When in manual mode arrows pointing up or down tell the user if the picture is over, or underexposed. Minolta launched their A mount, with provided AF, but this model also has a manual focus mode; in which focus assist is provided by additional red LED triangle indicators in the viewfinder with a green circle (autofocus-confirm) LED when the image is in focus. These LEDs also work in autofocus mode. AF required the use of more power, this camera was powered by 4xAAA batteries (6V). A CR2016 (3V) button battery is also used to maintain the film count number and is located behind a metal plate in the battery compartment. Some cameras may have either of the bigger (optional) grips, either holding 4 AA batteries or a Lithium 2CR5 (5032LC) battery. That's an advantage concerning energy but requires larger hands for a comfortable grip.

~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!

Overall condition - Great condition - slight wear 8.5/10

~Example photos can be found here

~Camera manual can be found here

~Film for this camera can be found here

This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.