released in 1984. It's a full
automatic camera, Point and Shoot, but with a high
quality lens. It has motoized film transport and has an automatic flash.
There was a simplified successor, the AF-EII
Its main features are:
F3.5 Minolta lens, 4 elements in 4 groups, min. focus 0,65m
Size 128x63x45, Weight 228 gr. (278 with batteries)
ISO automatic DX, 100-400 ISO in manual setting, low light warning,
view. Viewer and flash lamp. It only lights when a flash is needed and not
yet charged. Sometimes you will have to wait a few seconds for full
charge. Film type window.
Seen from above. Exposure counter, shutter release.
from below. Battery
compartment, takes 2 AA betteries. Rewind button, manual ISO setting.
The Minolta AF-E is a relatively small and lightwight camera with a good
lens, motorized winding, an automatic shutter/aperture system, an
automatic flash and a reliable autofocus. It's easy to use, there is just
a flash warning, the flash is automatic. It feels solid, but is light.
Point and Shoot at it's best.