A 3x zoom and high-performance features in a sleek, stainless steel body.
Minolta’s Vectis 300 BEAM is one great-looking compact camera. It combines Advanced Photo System technology, a powerful 3x zoom lens (approx. 30-87.5mm in the conventional 35mm format), and a host of high-performance features into a sleek and shimmering, stainless steel body. The matte-finish stainless steel provides a degree of refined elegance unmatched by conventional compact cameras. If you’re looking for something bold and beautiful, this is the one for you.
IX 240 lens-shutter camera.
Lens: 24-70mm stepless zoom (approx. 30-87.5mm in the 35mm format).
Aperture: f/5.7 - 9.8
Lens Construction: 4 elements, 4 groups.
Focusing Range: C,H: 1.3 ft. - infinity. P(T/W): 1.3 ft. - infinity/2.6 ft. - infinity.
Autofocus: External passive (wide focus area).
Focusing Steps: Approx. 560
Focus Lock: Available with the shutter-release button pressed partway down.
Autoexposure: Programmed AE.
Metering: Dual-segment metering (back-light detection by the AF sensor).
Shutter-Speed Range: 8-1/500 sec.
Metering Cell: SPC
Metering Range (ISO 200): EV 4-17
Film Speed Range: ISO 25 - 3200 (1/3 EV-stop increments)
Film Operation: Drop-in loading, auto threading, auto advance, auto rewind; mid-roll rewind selectable.
Frame Counter: Backward counter
DEP: Optical DEP
Film Chamber Lock: Yes; unlocked during rewind.
Viewfinder: Real-image zoom type.
Magnification: 0.35 - 0.91x
Diopter (for subject at 9.8 ft.): -1 diopter
Field-of-View (for H print): 85% for subject at 9.8 ft.
Eye Relief: 21.4mm from eyepiece, 19mm from eyepiece hood.
Flash: Built-in, retractable.
Flash Control: Electronic flash-matic with flash-intensity control.
Flash Range (at ISO 200): W: 1.3 - 14.4 ft.; T: 1.3 - 8.5 ft.
Guide Number: 42.6 feet at ISO 200.
Recycling Time: 0.3 - 5.5 sec.
Flash Modes: Autoflash (in low light, back light), autoflash with red-eye reduction, manual fill-flash, flash cancel, night portrait.
Red-Eye Reduction: Via flash.
Self-Timer: 10-second, cancelable.
Optional Remote Control: Infrared type; immediate shutter release and 2-second delay of shutter release available.
PQI: Print Quality Improvement by using magnetic IX. Film orientation, flash/no flash, scene brightness value, artificial illuminant flag, magnification.
C/H/P Selection: External selection switch, by using IX data.
Date Imprinting: Magnetic IX: front and back imprinting available, using magnetic IX Year, month, date*/Hour, minute/No imprinting (Year, month, date*, hour, minute, are imprinted on back side). *Month,date,year/Date,month, year are also selectable.
Title Imprinting: User-select title (filmstrip, frame); Magnetic IX: 12 languages & 100 titles (following the system standards).
Battery: One 3V lithium CR2.
Battery-Condition Indicator: 3-stage indicator in data panel.
Battery Performance: Approx. 10 rolls, using 25-exposure film with flash on 50% of exposures.
Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.; (Remote Control): 1.2 x 2.5 x .2 in.
Weight: 7.5 oz. without battery; (Remote Control): .4 oz.