Camera tech data for Minolta Dynax 7000i

NameMinolta Dynax 7000i , α-7700i (Japan), Maxxum 7000i (USA)
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic
Release year1988
AF sensors3 line
AF range [EV]0 – 18
AF modesAF-A
AF assist lightyes
Custom functions
Other features
Metering modes6 segments, center-weighted, spot
Metering range [EV] (with spot)0 – 20
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesP with shift, A, S, M
Subject programscards
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 4 (1/2)
Flash shoe typeiISO
Flash modesnormal
Flash meteringCW-TTL
Requires D flash unitno
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]-/-
X-Sync speed [s]1/125
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])Cards
Studio flash socketno
Compatible with DR-1000yes
Viewfinder typepentaprism
Viewfinder coverage92% × 94%
Viewfinder magnification0.84×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]unknown
ScreensG (default), L, S
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-1
Eyepiece cupEC-7
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Frame rate [fps]3
Frame rate with AF [fps]unknown
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/4000, 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 overrideyes
IR safeyes
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingno
Mount materialsteel
Batteries1× 2CR5
Battery pack
Vertical grip
Accessory shoe capSC-7
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap, batteries
Weight [g]590
Data saver
Date backDB-7, PB-7
CommentsCustom functions available via card; special color alpha model available
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#1: Comment posted by Ernest Harvey on March 22nd, 2012 - 06:37:15 AM:
I. Just bought a maxxum 7000i w/out a manual and expansion card/s. do I need this card to operate this camera. I am. A hobbyist of SLR camera since 1972. Thanks.
Michael Hohner answers:
You do not need a card to use this camera. All expansion cards are optional.
#2: Comment posted by Hana on January 18th, 2013 - 11:14:55 PM:
What is the recommended battery for this camera? I used the energizer 2cr5 but was wondering if there are any other better and even affordable batteries that would work with the camera. Would rechargeable batteries work with this model as well?
Michael Hohner answers:
Any brand 2CR5 should work. There are also rechargeable 2CR5, but as far as I see they do not work well and get very mixed ratings.
#3: Comment posted by Keith Walker on March 16th, 2013 - 08:02:44 PM:
Is there any information available about the original cost of this camera and its various eccessories
Michael Hohner answers:
I generally do not list prices here. The prices are different from region to region, from dealer to dealer, and they change over time. Any number I'd list here would be instantly wrong.
#4: Comment posted by Dr Arthur Percival on April 18th, 2013 - 09:46:02 PM:
I can't see how to load a battery into the 7000 si I've just acquired. I have the instruction book, and this invites me to unscrew a screw on the base of the camera. This is illustrated, but there's no screw visible on my camera - just some ribbed rubber where it ought to be. Maybe this is a cover? If so, how do I release it? I'm not usually helpless with cameras, but in this case I am!
Michael Hohner answers:
I only have the manual to go with. Maybe you can send a picture of the bottom plate of your camera?
#5: Comment posted by Dr Arthur Percival on April 21st, 2013 - 08:35:45 PM:
Many thanks for prompt response, Michael. I duly took a photograph, and then .... discovered that what seems to be the base isn't the base but a kind of base plate which is screwed in so that the case can be clicked onto a stud it contains. Silly me, not to have noticed this. But I record it just in case it may be useful to someone else.
In response to the earlier query the original selling price of this camera in the UK was 340 (without lens). That was in October 1988.
Best wishes and renewed thanks
Michael Hohner answers:
That camera case is described on page 8 of the manual.
#6: Comment posted by p schellekens on September 6th, 2013 - 03:42:06 PM:
heeft u mischien een battrij voor mijn fototoestel minolta 7000ie wat moet ik daar voor betalen dangraag antwoord
Michael Hohner answers:
See top of page: I'm not a shop, I don't sell anything.

If you google for "2CR5" you will find many shops selling the battery.
#7: Comment posted by Mick Kemsley on April 7th, 2014 - 02:02:47 PM:
I'm looking for the leaflet for the PB 7 Minolta.
Minolta Program Back 7
I have what looks like a battery symbol flashing that looks half way but I have just fitted new batts I tested them for voltage before I fitted them,
I know that voltage is not 100% indication but a guide.
The flashing indicator is between the M & D.
I would hope that the leaflet would help.

Mick Kemsley
Michael Hohner answers:
Sorry, I don't have the PB 7 manual.
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