Minolta MS-C1100 (© Matthias Paul)

Minolta MS-C1100 (1992)

Shown at the Photokina 1992 and based on the Minolta Dynax SPxi series. Due to the fact that the camera was stuffed with optics and electronics, there was no space for a storage device. The camera needed to be tethered to the Minolta MS-R1100 DAT recorder in order to store images. This camera was a direct follow-up of the still video backs SB-70 and SB-90 and Minolta's true first DSLR prior to the RD-175. Sadly many people still believe that the RD-175 is Minolta's first DSLR and even claim that it is a "very rare camera", which of course is entirely not true. The RD-175 is at any given time widely available on the internet and it's current market value between $150 and $200.

Above you can see the first and only exclusive picture in the world of all three early Minolta DSLR!

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  • Brand: Minolta
  • Model: MS-C1100
  • First mentioned: 1992
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $3,000
  • Imager Type: 0.38MP 1/2" CCD
  • Resolution: -
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Digital Data Storage Tape
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter: 1/2s to 1/2,000s
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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