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E INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Thank you for your purchasing this Minolta camera. Before using your new camera, please take the time to read through this instruction manual for it contains important information on the use and care of your camera.
For Proper and Safe Use. 4
Names of Parts.. Attaching the Camera Strap. Inserting the Battery. Battery-condition Indicator. Loading the Film.. 19
BASIC OPERATION This is the combined manual for the Freedom/Riva Zoom 140/160 models. The description pertaining to each model is referred to as the 140 model or 160 model.
Fully Automatic Operation. 22 Area-AF Focus-area Indicator. 27 Focus Lock - Area AF.. 28 Focusing Range..29 Special Focusing Situations. 30 For Closer Subjects. 32 Rewinding the Film. 34
Selecting the AF Mode.. Area AF.. Focus-area Indicator Controls. Spot AF.. Focus Lock - Spot AF.. Target AF.. Selecting the Flash Mode. Flash Range.. Autoflash.. Autoflash with Red-eye Reduction Fill-flash.. Flash cancel.. Night Portrait.. Exposure Compensation. 51 52
Self-timer.. 53 Continuous Advance. 55 For Owners of the Quartz-date model.. 57 Date and Time Imprinting. 57 Remote Control Operation. 63 Viewfinder Brightness.. 70
Care and Storage.. 73 Technical Specifications. 78
FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
Read and understand all warnings and cautions before using this product.
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 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 lithium 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. Take the product to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs are required. 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.
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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 inquiry 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. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries.
Take the product to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs are required.
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-power-off 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.
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 complies with Canadian ICES-003. 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 Conformit Europenne (European Conformity).
NAMES OF PARTS
BODY The 160 quartz-date model is illustrated.
AF/Meter window* Viewfinder window*
(Quartz-date model only)
Flash* (p. 44) Lens* Back-cover release (p. 19)
Manual-rewind button (p. 35) * This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these surfaces clean. Refer to the care and storage section at the back of this manual (p. 73).
Self-timer/Remote-control lamp* (p. 54, 65)
Drive-mode/Adjust button (p. 53, 55, 57, 64) Flash-mode/Select button (p. 44, 57) Data panel (p. 12) Eyepiece sensors* (p. 22) Viewfinder* (p. 13) Back cover (p. 19) Date button (p. 57)
(Quartz Date model only)
AF mode button (p. 36) Shutter-release button (p. 25) Main switch (p. 22) Strap eyelet (p. 16) Battery-chamber door (p. 17)
Film window (p. 19) Zoom lever (p. 23) Continued on next page.
DATA PANEL All indicators are displayed for clarity.
Date/Time display (p. 57)
(Quartz-Date model only)
Remote-control indicator (p. 64)
Battery-condition indicator (p. 18) Frame counter (p. 21) Film-transport signals (p. 21) Flash-mode indicators (p. 44)
Autoflash Autoflash with red-eye reduction Fill-flash Flash cancel Night Portrait (with red-eye reduction) Exposure Compensation (160 model only)
Cartridge mark (p. 34) Continuous-advance indicator (p. 55) (160 model) Self-timer indicator (p. 53) AF mode indicators (p. 36)
Area AF Spot AF Target AF
GETTING STARTED VIEWFINDER
Focus-frame Display Area AF (p. 37)
For focus-area indicators in Area AF, see pages 24 and 27.
All focus frames and focusarea indicators are shown. This camera features a sophisticated matrix AF indication system that indicates the area of focus.
Spot AF (p. 40)
Target AF (p. 42)
Close-framing guide (p. 32)*
Focus frames (Area AF)
Focus-area indicator (p. 27)**
Varies according to the subject.
* The close-framing guide appears in Area, spot, and target-AF modes. ** The focus-area indicator is displayed in the Area-AF mode.
Focus lamp (green) With the shutter-release button pressed partway down Glows: focus confirmed Blinks rapidly: subject is too close Blinks slowly: focus not confirmed (p. 30)
Flash lamp (orange) With the shutter-release button pressed partway down Glows: flash is charged and ready Blinks rapidly: flash charging Blinks slowly: camera-shake warning
ATTACHING THE CAMERA STRAP
1. Pass the small loop of the strap through the strap eyelet on the camera. 2. Pass the the other end of the strap through the small loop and tighten.
Button keys are attached to the strap. Use the larger key to open the battery-chamber door, and the smaller key to push the manual-rewind button.
INSERTING THE BATTERY
The camera uses one 3-volt CR123A or DL123A lithium battery.
FULLY AUTOMATIC OPERATION
1. Press the main switch to turn the camera on.
To conserve battery power, the auto-poweroff function will turn the camera off eight minutes after the last operation. Do not obstruct or hold the lens barrel.
2. Hold the camera steadily. Do not cover the flash, lens, or AF windows with your fingers.
For vertically framed pictures, turn the camera so the flash is to the top. When the camera is brought to your eye, the eyepiece sensors automatically activate the cameras focus and exposure systems.
BASIC OPERATION 3. Look through the viewfinder and press the zoom lever to zoom the lens.
The viewfinder will adjust to match the lens field of view. T(elephoto): zoom in
W(ide angle): zoom out
4. Place the subject within the Area AF frame. The focus frame will automatically change to a focus-area indicator to confirm the subject.
The Area-AF mode (p. 37) is automatically set when the camera is turned on. The focus-area indicator shows the area the camera will focus on. The shape of the focus-area indicator varies with the subject.
BASIC OPERATION 5. Press the shutter-release button partway down.
The status of the AF system and flash are indicated by the lamps next to the viewfinder.
Focus lamp (green) Glows: focus confirmed Blinks rapidly: subject is too close Blinks slowly: focus not confirmed (p. 30)
Flash lamp (orange) Glows: flash is charged and ready Blinks rapidly: flash charging Blinks slowly: camera-shake warning Continued on next page.
6. When the green focus lamp glows, press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture.
Press the shutter-release button with slow, steady pressure. The film automatically advances to the next frame. Always turn the camera off after use.
AREA-AF FOCUS-AREA INDICATOR
As long as the subject is located within the Area-AF focus frame, even if it is not centered, the camera will automatically locate the subject and indicate it with the focus-area indicator. The shape of focus-area indicator varies with the subject shape, see the sample illustrations below.
Because of parallax, the image seen in the viewfinder and the image recorded with the camera are not exactly the same. Parallax becomes significant with close subjects. A close-framing guide automatically appears in the viewfinder when the image needs to be recomposed to eliminate the effect of parallax. The close-framing guide appears in Area AF, spot AF, and target AF.
Actual image (shaded area) If the subject is too close, the green focus lamp blinks
rapidly and the shutter is locked. If the subject is extremely close, the green focus lamp may blink slowly and the shutter will release, but the focus will not be sharp.
BASIC OPERATION 1. With the focus-area indicator on the subject, press and hold the shutter release button partway down.
The green focus lamp should glow to confirm the focus is locked.
2. While pressing the shutter-release button partway down, recompose the picture so that the top of the subject falls below the close-framing guide. Press the shutterrelease button all the way down to take the picture.
REWINDING THE FILM
The camera automatically rewinds the film after the last exposure is taken.
When the cartridge mark blinks on the data panel, the film has been rewound. Open the back cover and remove the film.
The film-chamber lock is release during rewind. Do not open the back cover until the cartridge mark blinks on the data panel. Never force the back of the camera open.
If the rewind motor stops before the film has been completely rewound, all the indicators on the data panel will blink. Remove and insert the battery. Although more pictures than specified on the film package may be taken, the film processor may only print the number specified on the film cartridge.
The film can be rewound before the roll is finished.
Gently press the manual-rewind button using the small button key on the strap (p. 16).
SELECTING THE AF MODE
Three auto focus (AF) modes can be selected: Area AF, spot AF, and target AF.
Press the AF mode button until the desired AF indicator appears on the data panel.
Spot-AF and target-AF mode is reset to Area AF when the camera is turned off.
Area AF (p. 37) Spot AF (p. 40) Target AF (p. 42) 36
ADVANCED OPERATION 1. Press the AF mode button until the Area-AF indicator appears on the data panel. 2. Place the subject within the Area-AF frame.
The focus frame will automatically change to a focus-area indicator to confirm the subject.
3. Press the shutter-release button to take the picture.
FOCUS-AREA INDICATOR CONTROLS
The display of the focus-area indicator can be controlled with a custom function. CUSt-1:1 - The focus-area indicator automatically appears when looking through the viewfinder. CUSt-1:2 - The focus-area indicator appears when the shutter-release button is pressed partway down. CUSt-1:3 - The focus-area indicator is canceled and will not be displayed.
1. Press and hold the AF mode button for about two seconds until CUSt-1 appears on the top of the data panel.
The number blinking in the frame-counter area is the current custom setting. The initial setting is CUSt 1:1.
ADVANCED OPERATION 2. To change the setting, press the adjust button or zoom lever until the desired setting number is displayed.
3. Press the AF mode button once to enter the new setting.
The camera will return to the shooting mode automatically after five seconds. Pressing the AF mode button again or pressing the shutter-release button partwary down will also return the camera to the shooting mode. The new custom setting will remain in effect even if the camera is turned off or the battery is changed.
The camera focuses on a subject within the spot AF frame. This mode can be used to single out a specific subject from a group.
1. Press the AF mode button until the spot-AF indicator appears on the data panel.
The spot-AF focus frame appears in the viewfinder.
2. Place the subject in the spot-AF focus frame. Press the shutter-release button partway down to lock the focus.
Spot-AF focus frame
FOCUS LOCK - SPOT AF
1. With subject in the focus frame, press and hold the shutter-release button partway down.
If the green focus lamp glows steadily the focus is locked. If the focus lamp blinks, repeat the operation.
2.Without lifting your finger, recompose the image in the viewfinder. Press the shutterrelease button all the way down to take picture.
The focus lock is canceled when the shutter button is released.
The target AF is ideal for moving subjects. The camera continually calculates the focus even when the shutter-release button is held partway down. Predictive focus control ensures someone moving toward the camera will be in focus; predictive focus control adjusts the focus during the slight delay between the time the shutter button is pressed and the exposure is made.
1. Press the AF mode button until the target-AF indicator appears on the data panel.
Target-AF focus frame
Press the flash-mode button until the autoflash-with-red-eye-reduction indicator appears on the data panel to set the flash mode.
Warn your subject not to move until all the flash bursts have ended.
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 flash-mode button until the fill-flash indicator appears on the data panel to set the flash mode.
The flash will not fire in this mode. 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-shake warning may appear in this mode.
Press the flash-mode button until the flashcancel indicator appears on the data panel to set the flash mode.
The orange flash lamp may blink slowly as a camera-shake warning. Camera shake is a slight blurring of the image caused by slight hand motions during long exposures. To eliminate camera shake, use the flash or place the camera on a tripod.
In night-portrait mode, the camera balances the flash and existing light exposure so you can take beautiful portraits at sunset or at night. The flash will fire with each exposure regardless of the amount of ambient light. Red-eye reduction is used with the night-portrait mode.
Press the flash-mode button until the nightportrait indicator appears on the data panel to set the flash mode.
Warn your subject not to move after the flash bust as the shutter may still be open for the background exposure. Because of long exposure times, the use of a tripod is recommended
(160 MODEL ONLY)
The multi-segment metering can expose for most situations: back lighting, and directly lit snow scenes. However, under certain conditions the meter can be deceived by high-key scenes like white interiors or foggy landscapes. This mode increases the exposure by 1.5 Ev. The flash is disabled. high-key subjects
Press the flash-mode button until the exposure-compensation indicator appears to set the mode.
The orange flash lamp may blink slowly as a camerashake warning. Use the flash or place the camera on a tripod.
The self-timer is used for taking self-portraits. The self-timer delays release of the shutter for approximately 10 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed.
1. With the camera on a tripod, press the drive-mode button until the self-timer indicator appears on the data panel. 2. Frame the subject as described in the manual.
Focus lock can be used with Area AF and spot AF. With target AF or when focus lock is not used, the focus is set just before the exposure. Make sure the subject is positioned inside the focus frames.
3. Press the shutter-release button all the way down to begin the countdown.
The self-timer indicator will blink on the data panel. The self-timer lamp on the front of the camera will blink slowly during the countdown, then rapidly just before the shutter is released.
To cancel the self-timer, press the drive-mode button again or turn the camera off. Self-timer is automatically canceled after the shutter is released.
In this mode, the camera continuously takes pictures as long as the shutter-release button is held down. The camera will take one picture every 2.2 seconds. When the flash is used, the rate may be slower because the flash must recharge between frames.
1. Press the drive-mode button until the continuous-advance indicator appears on the data panel.
CONTINUOUS ADVANCE (160 MODEL ONLY)
2. Frame the subject as described in the manual. 3. Press the shutter-release button all the way down and hold to begin taking pictures.
Focus will be adjusted between exposures. Continuous advance remains in effect until the drive mode is reset. When using target AF, predictive focus control is only active for the first frame of the series.
FOR OWNERS OF THE QUARTZ-DATE MODEL
The quartz-date model has date and time imprinting and remote-control operation.
DATE AND TIME IMPRINTING
The imprinting feature enables the date or time to be printed onto the lower-right portion of the picture. The date is recorded as the film is advanced to the next frame. The last picture on the roll may not be imprinted. The calendar is programmed through the year 2099.
BUTTONS FOR THE DATE FUNCTION
Select button Adjust button Date button
IMPRINTING THE DATE OR TIME Press the date button to select the date imprinting format.
The display will change as follows: Date imprinting Day/Time imprinting No imprinting Set mode
If the date/time display is blinking, the calendar and clock need to be reset (p. 59). No information will be imprinted until the date and time are entered.
ADVANCED OPERATION SETTING THE DATE OR TIME Note: the date and time must be reset each time the battery is replaced. 1. Turn the camera on. Press the date button until SEt appears on the data panel.
2. Press the select (SEL) button until the item to be adjusted blinks.
Each time the select button is pressed, the next item on the calendar and clock blinks. The sequence is:
YY MM DD hh mm The display stops blinking
3. Press the adjust (ADJ) button or zoom lever to change the blinking item.
The numerals continues to change as long as the button is held down. Pressing the W side of the zoom lever counts down, the T side counts up.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all items in the date and time display are correct. 5. Press the date button to set the date and time.
The camera will return to the shooting mode automatically after five seconds. Pressing the date button again or pressing the shutter-release button partway down will also return the camera to the shooting mode.
Pressing the select (SEL) button until the date/time display stops blinking can also set the calendar and clock.
CHANGING THE DATE FORMAT 1. Press the date button until SEt appears on the data panel.
2. Press and hold the select (SEL) button for more than 2 seconds until all items on the date display blink.
3. Press the adjust (ADJ) button or zoom lever to change the display format.
The date format changes as follows: `Y M D M D`Y D M`Y
4. Press the date button to set the date format.
The camera will return to the shooting mode automatically after five seconds. Pressing the date button again or pressing the shutter-release button partway down will also return the camera to the shooting mode. Pressing the select (SEL) button until the date/time display stops blinking can also set the date format.
REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION
The quartz-date model can be controlled by the IR remote control RC-3 (sold separately). The remote control allows remote camera operation up to 5 meters (16.5 feet) away.
Emitter window Delay button Release button
Battery chamber Continued on next page.
TAKING PICTURES USING THE REMOTE CONTROL 1. Place the camera on a tripod. Point the camera so that the subject is within in the focus frames.
2. Press the drive-mode button until the remote-control indicator appears on the data panel
ADVANCED OPERATION 3. Point the remote control toward the front of the camera and press either the release button () or the delay button (2s) to take the picture.
If the release button () is pressed, the selftimer/remote-control lamp on the front of the camera will blink once before the picture is taken. If the delay button (2s) is pressed, the lamp will blink for two seconds before the picture is taken.
To save power, the camera automatically shuts down if the shutter is not released in approximately 8 minutes. Under fluorescent or extremely bright lighting, or with backlit subjects, the remote control may not operate or the effective distance may be reduced. The remote control mode will remain in effect after the picture has been taken. Press the drive-mode button to reset the drive mode, or turn the camera off.
ADVANCED OPERATION FOCUS LOCK IN REMOTE CONTROL MODE
Focus lock can be used in Area AF or spot AF.
1. Select remote-control mode using the drive-mode button.
2. Place the subject in the focus frames and press the shutterrelease button partway down to confirm the focus; the green focus lamp will glow and remain lit.
It the focus lamp does not remain lit after pressing the shutter-release button partway down, the focus was not locked. Repeat the procedure. To cancel the focus lock, press the shutter-release button partway down again or press the zoom lever.
3. Recompose the picture.
The focus frames or focus-area indicator will disappear after releasing the shutter button. The focus lamp will remain lit indicating the focus is locked.
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. Care should be taken when using of this camera near water or the beach to protect it from damage caused by water, dust, or sand. Protect the camera from moisture or splashes, especially saltwater spray. Be extremely careful to protect the interior and exterior of the camera and its accessories from sand.
Keep the AF window clean to ensure accurate focus. 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.
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. After prolonged storage, always check the cameras operation to make sure it is functioning properly.
BEFORE IMPORTANT EVENTS
Check camera operation carefully and take test photographs. Purchase a spare battery. Minolta is not responsible for any loss which may occur due to an equipment malfunction.
APPENDIX CAMERA ERROR
If all the indicators on the data panel blink, or the data panel is blank and the camera will not function with a recently installed battery, remove and reinsert the battery. If the camera does not resume normal operation, or the camera malfunctions repeatedly, contact an authorized Minolta Service Facility.
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 Type: Lens: 35mm lens-shutter camera 37.5-140mm f/5.4 - 11.7 lens (140 model) 37.5-160mm f/5.4 - 12.4 lens (160 model) 6 elements in 6 groups (140 model) (160 model) (W): 0.6m - (2.0 ft - ) 0.6m - (2.0 ft - ) (T): 0.80m - (2.6 ft - ) 0.95m - (3.1 ft - ) Settings Automatic for DX-coded film. Non-DX coded film set to ISO100. Range ISO 25 to 3200 (140 model) (160 model) Wide: Ev 3 - 17 Ev 3 - 17 Tele: Ev 3.9 - 17 Tele: Ev 4.1 - - 1/500 sec. (140 model) (160 model) Wide: 0.6 - 4.6 m (2.0 - 15.1 ft.) 0.6 - 4.6 m (2.0 - 15.1 ft.) Tele: 0.8 - 2.1 m (2.6 - 6.9 ft.) 0.95 - 2.0 m (3.1 - 6.6 ft.)
Metering Range (ISO 100): Shutter Speed: Flash Range (ISO 100):
Battery: One 3-volt CR123A lithium battery Battery-condition indication: 3-stage indication Battery performance: approx. 10 rolls based on Minolta's standard test method using 24-exposure rolls with flash for 50% of the exposures. Magnification: 0.38X - 1.35X (140 model); 0.38X - 1.51X (160 model) Field of View: 85% (at 3m) Eye-relief: 17.3mm from the viewfinder frame 110.5 x 60.5 x 46.5 mm 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.8 in 195g (6.9 oz.) without battery
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
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Never miss a shot with the worlds fastest autofocus*. Unlike other standard compact
cameras, the RIVA ZOOM 140 focuses as soon as its brought up to the eye. Plus, with the worlds fastest autofocus speed, it allows the shutter to release right away. This amazing speed is what enables it to perfectly time your shot, letting you capture the exact moment you wanteven if your subject is moving.
(* Among all compact film cameras with 3X or larger zoom lens as of Jan.1, 2002.)
Select this mode for spot focus and metering for precise control. Pressing the shutter button halfway locks both.
In this mode, predictive focus control ensures sharp focus of moving subjects. Press the shutter button halfway, then follow the subject.
140mm, large telephoto
lens with 3.7X zoom.
Ultra light. Stylish. Youll take it everywhere you go.
Its one of the worlds smallest and lightest. Whether
its a day trip, a long vacation or any occasion, youll take along the RIVA ZOOM 140 because it slides so neatly into a pocket or a purse. Thanks to a smart internal design, we were able to create its stylish yet ultra-compact and lightweight body while still being able to fit the largest AREA-AF.
Film Chamber Lock. A great safety feature that prevents
the camera from being accidentally opened.
( The camera will unlock when rewinding film.)
Silent Film Transport. Its new belt-drive reduces motor
vibration and eliminates gear knocking noise. Plus, by using nylon gears, vibration has been further reduced. All of which add up to a whisper-quiet film transport.
Go from 37.5mm to 140mm. Zoom from a dramatic portrait to a breathtaking landscape with the touch of a button. Sharpness is assured by the RIVA ZOOM 140s amazing aspheric zoom lens and AREA-AF system.
Tight, crisp, close-ups. With its macro feature, youll capture every minute detail of your subject in sharp focus. Perfect for shooting memorabilia, flowers, or anything else that requires getting up close to your subject.
Compact Aspheric Lenses.
Minoltas secret for sharp, crisp, colourful photos is a lens design with the fewest optical elements. This assures the highest transmission of light with the least amount of internal reflection. The RIVA ZOOM 140 includes two, double-sided aspherics in its 6 element zooman amazing achievement for a 3.7X zoom range.
Te c h n o l o g y
Indulge your creative side
with these advanced functions.
The worlds widest focus area16X wider than conventional types. To compose shots spontaneously and
without worry, you need a wide focus area. And thanks to our newly developed multi-line AF sensor consisting of 7 line sensors, youll enjoy flexible shooting with the widest AF area of any film camera.
(The focus area is 30% vertically and 50% horizontally of the entire viewfinder screen.)
The worlds first subject-detection* and subject-weighted, multi-segment metering. By using 7 line sensors which
recognises human subjects, the cameras subject-detection algorithm knows where to focus. Each sensor performs both exposure metering and focusing. This linkage means the multi-segment metering can set the exposure more precisely for focal length and subject, resulting in more accurate exposure metering.
(*Among all film cameras.)
Night Portrait Mode. Take outstanding night shots using
this mode. It works by providing a more balanced exposure, so you get all the details from either a night or a sunset background shot.
How AREA-AF Works
Where subject shape is recognised
New Slim Flash With Red-Eye Reduction. The worryfree flash goes off automatically when lighting is insufficient, even in tricky backlit situations. Plus, new technology has also reduced its size. The red-eye reduction feature also minimises the dreaded red-eye effectgiving your subjects a more natural look.
A red LED box displays area of focus and exposure in viewfinder
Matrix AF indicationanother worlds first among all compact film cameras. Our latest technology enables the
camera to display the area of focus and exposure by using a fine pattern transmission-type LCD. Plus, superimposition indication is continuously updated with new distance information. A bold, red LED indicates the area of focus.
Remote Control (Date Model Only). The IR Remote
Control RC-3* with immediate and 2-second delay lets you shoot without having to hold the camera from as far away as 5 metres.
(* IR Remote Control RC-3 is optional.)
Eye-start automation and worlds fastest AF among all compact film cameras. By simply aiming the camera, this feature
automatically activates the focusing and metering systems, which in turn greatly reduces the shutter-release time lag. Further increasing its autofocus speedmaking it the worlds fastest in its classis an advanced 32-bit RISC CPU.
Both the RIVA ZOOM 140 & 160 models are equipped with the world's first AREA-AF system.
Film Scanner. With Minoltas DiMAGE Scan Series Film
Scanners, you can put your photos onto your PC. Then, your images can be digitised and sent to your friends via computer. Resolution is amazingly crisp and detailed.
TYPE LENS EYE-START AUTOMATION FOCUSING Type Autofocus sensor Range AF illuminator Autofocus modes VIEWFINDER AUTOEXPOSURE SYSTEM Control Metering system Metering cell Metering range(ISO100) FILM SPEED SETTING FILM TRANSPORT Loading Rewinding Film chamber lock FLASH SYSTEM Type Modes Range* (in metres at ISO 100) (in metres at ISO 400) Recycling time REMOTE CONTROL** DATE IMPRINTING** OTHERS BATTERY DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) WEIGHT (without battery) 35mm autofocus lens-shutter camera 37.5-140mm f/5.4-f/11.7: 6 elements, 6 groups Activates continuous AF/AE when eyepiece sensors are tripped External, passive AF CCD multi-line sensor (7 lines) 37.5mm: 0.6m to infinity/140mm: 0.8m to infinity Flash (Illuminator range: 1.0-4.6m) Area-AF (Subject-detection), Spot AF, Target AF (Predictive focus control) Real-image zoom viewfinder with focus area illumination by superimposition Programmed AE Multi-segment metering employing a maximum of 125 segments CCD multi-line AF sensor 37.5mm: EV3-17/140mm: EV3.9-17 Automatic for DX-coded film (ISO 25-3200, 1EV-stop increments) Automatic loading Automatic rewind, manual start of rewind possible Yes Built-in, fixed Autoflash (in low light, in back light), Autoflash with red-eye reduction (in low light, in back light), Fill-flash, Flash cancel,Night portrait (with red-eye reduction) 37.5mm: 0.6-4.6m/140mm: 0.8-2.1m 37.5mm: 0.6-9.2m/140mm: 0.8-4.2m Approximately 0.5-6.5 seconds (The RC-3 controller is optional) Infrared with immediate and 2-second delay modes Year/month/day (format can be changed) Day/hour/minute Imprinting can be disabled Self-timer (10 seconds) One 3V lithium (CR123A) 110.5 x 60.5 x 46.5mm 195g
* When using colour negative film. ** Remote-control function and date-imprinting function are only available on date model.
Specifications and accessories are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. Minolta Co., Ltd. 3-13, 2-Chome, Azuchi-Machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-8556, Japan Minolta Europe GmbH Minolta France S.A.S. Minoltaring 11, D-30855 Langenhagen, Germany 365, Route de Saint-Germain, F-78420 CarrieresSur-Seine, France Minolta (UK) Limited Rooksley Park, Precedent Drive, Rooksley, Milton Keynes, MK13 8HF, England Minolta Austria Ges. m.b.H. Amalienstrasse 59-61, A-1131 Wien, Austria Minolta Camera Benelux B.V. Zonnebaan 39, P.O. Box 6000, NL-3600 HA Maarssen, The Netherlands Belgian Branch Prins Boundewijnlaan 1, B-2550 Kontich, Belgium Minolta (Schweiz) AG Riedstrasse 6, CH-8953 Dietikon, Switzerland Minolta Svenska AB Albygatan 114, S-Solna, Sweden Finnish Branch Niittykatu 6 PL 37, SF-02201 Espoo, Finland Minolta Portugal Lda. Av. do Brasil 33-A, P-1700 Lisboa, Portugal Minolta Camera website http:// www.minolta.com/cameras
This brochure is printed with soy ink for environmental preservation. 2002 Minolta Co., Ltd. 9242-4747-51 O209(ME-E)-A3 Printed in Japan
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