First manufactured in 1983, the Minolta X-700 was a single lens reflex camera. It featured manual, aperture priority and programmed automatic exposure modes when used with MD lenses. MC lens could be used in aperture priority and manual modes.
|X-700 by Nicolaroch|
|image by Raúl Sá Dantas|
|image by Angela Kleis|
The body was made with a plastic frame and encased in metal. The shutter was a horizontally-travelling cloth shutter with a top speed of 1/1000 sec.
The camera was considered the last Minolta manual focus camera body with specifications geared toward professional and avid amateur users.