Camera tech data for Minolta Dynax 5000i

NameMinolta Dynax 5000i , α-5700i (Japan), Maxxum 5000i (USA)
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic
Release year1989
AF sensors1 line
AF range [EV]0 – 18
AF modesAF-S
AF assist lightno
Custom functions
Other features
Metering modes2 segments
Metering range [EV] (with spot)1 – 20 (-)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesP, A with card, S with card, M
Subject programscards
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 4 (1/2)
Flash shoe typeiISO
Flash modesnormal, slow sync
Flash meteringCW-TTL
Requires D flash unitno
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]14/28
X-Sync speed [s]1/90
High Speed Syncno
Wireless flashno
Wireless x-sync speed [s]
Wireless HSSno
Wireless Flash Controller compatibleno
Ratio flash controlno
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])
Studio flash socketno
Compatible with DR-1000no
Viewfinder typepentamirror
Viewfinder coverage92% × 94%
Viewfinder magnification0.75×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]unknown
ScreensG (default)
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-1
Eyepiece cupEC-5
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Frame rate [fps]1
Frame rate with AF [fps]unknown
Shutter speed (still) [s]4 – 1/2000, B
Timer for Bulb exposuresno
Self-timer [s]10
Bracketing frames (stops)
Multiple exposures
Remote release socketMinolta/Sony 3-pin
Wireless remote releaseIR-1N
Release priorityno
Depth of field previewno
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewno
Silent depth of field previewno
Film features
Leader outno
ISO overrideno
IR safeyes
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingno
Mount materialsteel
Batteries1× 2CR5
Battery pack
Vertical grip
Accessory shoe capSC-5
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap, batteries
Weight [g]500
Data saver
Date backDB-5
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#1: Comment posted by Brian Cronk on February 22nd, 2010 - 05:25:24 PM:
I have a problem with my Minolta Dynax 5000i. When I turn it on the lens tries to focus, stops and there is nothing on the screen like there is no bettery. The battery is brand new and tested. Seems like an electrical contact but can anyone help please.
#2: Comment posted by Cindy on November 14th, 2011 - 02:17:59 AM:
My 1989 Minolta 5000i has just quit working...I put in a new battery and it makes a noise almost like a reel windingup with no film on it. I've bought 3 different battery's thinking it was the battery. I'm getting some power to the camera but not to the correct place, it just won't turn on. Can someone help me with this problem, please.
#3: Comment posted by Jason on February 12th, 2012 - 05:33:27 PM:
I am having the same issue as one other person. My 5000i makes a noise as if it is winding when I insert a new battery but nothing else happens. Sometimes the digital read out will flash some numbers and letters. What is wrong?
#4: Comment posted by Peter Richards on May 16th, 2013 - 04:57:00 AM:
I had the same problem but inserted a film and the display came to life it was showing the same symptoms described above. So just insert a 35mm film and the display comes to life .
Excellent camera and there super cheap great to learn about cameras for a student Pete
#5: Comment posted by Rossano on October 6th, 2013 - 05:28:35 PM:
Hi,i wish i get an advice about the MEMORY CARD OF A DYNAX 5OOOi model? should i find a dedicated one or any ? It's about 20 yrs i shoot with it with any problem, but never find that memory card (honestly i didn't try to insert other)
Michael Hohner answers:
You're probably looking for the Data Memory Card. But I don't know where to buy it. Also note that this card does not store images, only exposure data.
#6: Comment posted by oussama on September 12th, 2014 - 02:05:58 PM:
I have a problem in my minolta. show 'help' in the Screen
please help me
Michael Hohner answers:
Try removing the battery for a while. If that does not fix it, the camera needs a repair. In this case, likely nobody will be able to repair it, because it's old and no spare parts are available. You probably need a working replacement.
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