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In 1963 the Minolta HI-MATIC 7 succeeded the original Minolta Hi-Matic 35mm rangefinder camera. It had new features, especially a CdS meter placed above the lens optics within the filter connection ring, a manual shutter speed selection mode, and the exposure meter's actual EV-value displayed in the viewfinder. Like the original Hi-Matic its viewfinder was a rangefinder with mechanical parallax correction, and it had a self-timer. With this camera Minolta made the "Hi-Matic" camera series their main series of range- and viewfinder cameras. Every Hi-Matic had more or less automatic features, especially for exposure control by meter, and more or less support of flashlight usage. The later version HI-MATIC 7s added a hot shoe for flashes and the exposure system of the SRT 101 SLR-camera.
- Type: rangefinder camera
- Manufaturer: Minolta
- Year of release: 1963
- Films: 35mm films with speeds 25 to 800 ASA
- Lens: 6 lenses 1:1,8 f=45mm Rokkor
- Metering: CdS meter, EV 5.7 - EV 17
- Weight: 770 g
- Dimensions: 140×82×73mm
Pictures of the Minolta Hi-Matic 7s with added hotshoe and CLC metering.