Minolta Zoom 130C Instruction Manual

Minolta Zoom 130C Instruction Manual

Minolta digital camera instruction manual zoom 130c




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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Thank you for your purchasing this Minolta camera. Before using your new camera, please take the time to read through this instruction manual for it contains important information on the use and care of your camera. For Proper and Safe Use ... 4 GETTING STARTED Names of Parts...
  • Page 3 ADVANCED OPERATION Selecting the Flash Mode ... 28 Red-eye Reduction... 29 Flash Range ... 30 Autoflash ... 31 Fill-flash ... 32 Flash cancel ... 33 Night Portrait ... 34 Landscape / Night View ... 35 Self-timer ... 36 For Owners of the Quartz-date model..
  • Page 4: For Proper And Safe Use

    FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE Read and understand all warnings and cautions before using this product. Using batteries improperly can cause them to leak harmful solutions, overheat, or explode which may damage property or cause personal injury. Do not ignore the following warnings: •...
  • Page 5 • Tape over lithium battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal; always follow local regulations for battery disposal. • Do not disassemble this product. Electric shock may cause injury if a high voltage circuit inside the product is touched. Take the product to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs are required.
  • Page 6 FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE • Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight. • Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction or temporary blindness which may lead to an accident. •...
  • Page 7 • Take the product to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs are required. • Do not use or store the product in a hot or humid environment such as the glove compartment or trunk of a car. It may damage the product and batteries which may result in burns or injuries caused by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.
  • Page 8 FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 9 If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: •...
  • Page 10: Names Of Parts

    NAMES OF PARTS BODY The quartz-date model is illustrated. AF windows* Meter window* Remote-control receiver* (p. 46) (Quartz-date model only) Self-timer/Red-eye reduction lamp* (p. 29, 37, 46) Strap eyelet (p. 13) * This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these surfaces clean.
  • Page 11 Drive-mode/Adjust button (p. 36, 41, 43, 45 ) Flash-mode/Select button (p. 28-35, 38-43) Data panel (p. 12) Main switch (p. 19) Indicator lamp (p. 12) Viewfinder* (p. 12) Back-cover release (p. 16, 26) Date button (p. 38-43) (Quartz date model only) Shutter-release button (p.
  • Page 12: Data Panel

    NAMES OF PARTS DATA PANEL Remote-control indicator (p. 45 ) (Quartz-date model only) Date/Time display (p. 38 ) (Quartz-date model only) Flash-mode indicators (p. 28) Self-timer indicator (p. 36 ) Cartridge mark (p. 26 ) Film-transport signals Frame counter (p. 18 ) All indicators are displayed for clarity.
  • Page 13: Attaching The Camera Strap

    ATTACHING THE CAMERA STRAP 1. Pass the small loop of the strap through the strap eyelet on the camera. 2. Pass the the other end of the strap through the small loop and tighten. BUTTON KEY • The button key is included on the strap. The key is used to push the manual-rewind button.
  • Page 14: Inserting The Battery

    INSERTING THE BATTERY • Quartz-date model: after installing the battery, the date and time must be set, see page 40. • When changing batteries, always turn the camera off. The camera uses one 3-volt CR123A or DL123A lithium battery. 1. Using a coin or similar object, open the battery chamber door.
  • Page 15: Battery-Condition Indicator

    BATTERY-CONDITION INDICATOR Each time the camera is turned on, an indicator will appear on the data panel to indicate the power status of the battery. The indicator briefly appears. Power is sufficient for all camera operations. The indicator blinks. Power is sufficient for camera operation, but the battery must be replaced soon.
  • Page 16: Loading The Film

    LOADING THE FILM • If the back cover does not open, turn the camera off and on to release the film- chamber lock. • Use only DX-coded 35mm film rated between ISO 25 and 3200. • Do not use Polaroid instant 35mm film. Winding problems may result. •...
  • Page 17 2. Place the film cartridge into the film chamber. 3. Extend the film leader to the film-tip mark. The film must lay flat. • If the film tip extends beyond the index mark, push the excess film back into the cartridge. Continued on next page.
  • Page 18 LOADING THE FILM 4. Close the back cover. • The film automatically advances to the first frame and “1” appears in the data-panel frame counter. • If the film has been loaded improperly, “0” will blink on the frame counter and the shutter will not release.
  • Page 19: Basic Operation

    FULLY AUTOMATIC OPERATION 1. Press the main switch to turn the camera on. • To conserve battery power, the auto-power- off function will turn the camera off eight minutes after the last operation. • Do not obstruct or hold the lens barrel. 2.
  • Page 20 FULLY AUTOMATIC OPERATION T(elephoto): zoom in 3. Look through the viewfinder and press the zoom lever to zoom the lens. • The viewfinder will adjust to match the lens’ field of view. W(ide angle): zoom out...
  • Page 21 4. Place the subject within the focus frame and press the shutter-release button partway down. 5. When the indicator lamp glows, press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture. • Press the shutter-release button with slow, steady pressure.
  • Page 22: Focus Lock

    FOCUS LOCK Subjects outside the focus frame may not be in focus. Use focus lock to ensure sharp pictures. 1. Place the focus frame on your subject. 2. Press and hold the shutter-release button • The indicator lamp confirms focus lock. If the lamp 3.
  • Page 23: Special Focusing Situations

    SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. At this time, the focus-lock function (p. 22) can be used to focus on an object at the same distance as your subject, and then the image can be recomposed to take the picture.
  • Page 24: For Closer Subjects

    FOR CLOSER SUBJECTS Close-framing guides If the indicator lamp blinks rapidly, the subject is too close; the shutter cannot be released. Make sure the camera-to-subject distance is at least 70cm (2.3ft.) at the wide-angle setting or 80cm (2.6ft.) at the telephoto setting.
  • Page 25 1. Place the focus frame on the subject and press the shutter-release button partway down. The indicator lamp will glow to indicate focus lock. 2. While pressing the shutter-release button partway down, recompose the picture so that the top and left edge of the area in the picture is aligned with the guides.
  • Page 26: Rewinding The Film

    REWINDING THE FILM The camera automatically rewinds the film after the last exposure is taken. When the cartridge mark blinks on the data panel, the film has been rewound. Open the back cover and remove the film. • The film-chamber lock is released during rewind.
  • Page 27 • If the rewind motor stops before the film has been completely rewound, all the indicators on the data panel will blink. Remove and insert the battery . • Although more pictures than specified on the film package may be taken, the film processor may only print the number specified on the film cartridge.
  • Page 28: Selecting The Flash Mode

    SELECTING FLASH MODE Autoflash Fill-flash (p. 31) (p. 32) The camera has five flash-modes. Press the flash-mode button until the corresponding indicator is displayed on the data panel. Each time the flash-mode button is pressed the mode cycles as shown. When the camera is turned off, the mode is reset to autoflash.
  • Page 29: Red-Eye Reduction

    RED-EYE REDUCTION ADVANCED OPERATION When the shutter-release button is pressed partway down, the self-timer/red-eye reduction lamp on the front of the camera will automatically glow to reduce the red-eye effect in portraits. Press the shutter-release button part way down for a few seconds before taking pictures.
  • Page 30: Flash Range

    FLASH RANGE The flash range depends on the film speed and focal length in use. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the same at the lens’ wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position. To ensure proper exposure, the subject must be within the flash range.
  • Page 31: Autoflash

    AUTOFLASH The flash will fire automatically in low-light. This is the default flash mode. • The flash charges when the shutter-release button is pressed partway down. When the indicator lamp glows, the flash is charged and ready to fire. ADVANCED OPERATION...
  • Page 32: Fill-Flash

    FILL-FLASH The flash will fire when the shutter is released regardless of lighting. Use fill flash to reduce harsh shadows on your subject's face, or in back-lit situations. Press the flash-mode button until the fill-flash indicator ( ) appears on the data panel. Take the picture as described in the basic operation section.
  • Page 33: Flash Cancel

    FLASH CANCEL ADVANCED OPERATION The flash will not fire. Use flash cancel when flash photograph is prohibited, the subject is beyond the flash range, or to preserve the natural lighting. Press the flash-mode button until the flash- cancel indicator ( ) appears on the data panel.
  • Page 34: Night Portrait

    NIGHT PORTRAIT In the night portrait mode, the camera balances the flash and existing light exposures for pictures of people in front of a sunset or night scene. Press the flash-mode button until the night- portrait indicator ( panel. Take the picture as described in the basic operation section.
  • Page 35: Landscape / Night View

    LANDSCAPE / NIGHT VIEW The flash will not fire in this mode and the focus is set to infinity. For photographs or landscapes, night scenery, or other distant subjects. This mode is especially useful when photographing landscapes through windows. Press the flash-mode button until the landscape/night view indicator ( on the data panel.
  • Page 36: Self-Timer

    SELF-TIMER The self-timer is used for taking self-portraits. The self-timer delays release of the shutter for approximately 10 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. 1. With the camera on a tripod, press the drive- mode button until the self-timer indicator appears on the data panel.
  • Page 37 • The autofocus and exposure is locked when the shutter-release button is pressed. Do not stand in front of the camera when starting the self-timer. • To cancel the self-timer, press the drive-mode button again or turn the camera off. •...
  • Page 38: For Owners Of The Quartz-Date Model

    FOR OWNERS OF THE QUARTZ-DATE MODEL The quartz-date model has date and time imprinting and remote-control operation. DATE AND TIME IMPRINTING The imprinting feature enables the date or time to be printed onto the lower-right portion of the picture. The date is recorded as the film is advanced to the next frame.
  • Page 39 IMPRINTING THE DATE OR TIME Press the date button to select the date imprinting format. • The display will change as follows: Date imprinting Day/Time imprinting • If the date-time display blinks, the clock and calendar must be set. Only the no imprinting and set mode options are available.
  • Page 40 FOR OWNERS OF THE QUARTZ-DATE MODEL SETTING THE DATE OR TIME Note: the date and time must be reset each time the battery is replaced. 1. Turn the camera on. Press the date button until “SEt ” appears on the data panel. 2.
  • Page 41 3. Press the adjust (ADJ) button or zoom lever to change the blinking item. • The numerals continues to change as long as the button is held down. • Pressing the W side of the zoom lever counts down, the T side counts up. 4.
  • Page 42 FOR OWNERS OF THE QUARTZ-DATE MODEL • Pressing the select (SEL) button until the date/time display stops blinking can also set the calendar and clock. CHANGING THE DATE FORMAT 1. Press the date button until “SEt” appears on the data panel. 2.
  • Page 43 3. Press the adjust (ADJ) button or zoom lever to change the display format. • The date format changes as follows: `Y M D M D`Y 4. Press the date button to set the date format. • The camera will return to the shooting mode automatically after five seconds.
  • Page 44: Remote Control Operation

    FOR OWNERS OF THE QUARTZ-DATE MODEL REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION The quartz-date model can be controlled by the IR remote control RC-3 (sold separately). The remote control allows remote camera operation up to 5 meters (16.5 feet) away. • Focus lock cannot be used with the IR remote control. NAMES OF PARTS Emitter window Delay button...
  • Page 45 TAKING PICTURES USING THE REMOTE CONTROL 1. Place the camera on a tripod. Point the camera so that the subject is within in the focus frame. 2. Press the drive-mode button until the remote-control indicator appears on the data panel. ADVANCED OPERATION Continued on next page.
  • Page 46 FOR OWNERS OF THE QUARTZ-DATE MODEL • To save power, the camera automatically shuts down if the shutter is not released in approximately 8 minutes. • Under fluorescent or extremely bright lighting, or with backlit subjects, the remote control may not operate or the effective distance may be reduced. •...
  • Page 47 CHANGING THE REMOTE-CONTROL BATTERY The remote control uses a 3V lithium battery (CR2032). When pressing the remote-control buttons does not release the shutter, the battery needs to be replaced. The supplied battery should be sufficient for approximately ten years of operation. 1.
  • Page 48 MINOLTA HISTORY On February 20th, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. On board his Friendship 7 spacecraft was a Minolta Hi-matic camera to record that historic event. The 4 hour, 55 minute, and 23 second flight orbited the Earth three times at an average speed of 28,000 kph (17,500 mph).
  • Page 49: Appendix

    CARE AND STORAGE OPERATING TEMPERATURE AND CONDITIONS • This camera is designed for use from -10 to 40°C (14 to 104°F). • Never leave the camera where it may be subjected to extreme temperatures such as in the glove compartment of a car. •...
  • Page 50 CARE AND STORAGE • When photographing in cold weather, it is recommend that you keep the camera and spare batteries inside your coat to keep them warm when you are not shooting. Cold batteries will regain some of their charge when they warm •...
  • Page 51 CLEANING • Keep the AF window clean to ensure accurate focus. • If the camera body is dirty, gently wipe it clean with a soft, clean, dry cloth. • To clean the lens surface, first brush away any dust or sand then, if necessary, moisten a lens tissue with lens cleaning fluid and gently wipe the lens in a circular motion, starting from the center.
  • Page 52 CARE AND STORAGE STORAGE When storing the camera for extended periods, please follow these guidelines: • Store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals. For very long periods, place the camera in an airtight container with a silica gel drying agent.
  • Page 53 CAMERA ERROR If all the indicators on the data panel blink, or the data panel is blank and the camera will not function with a recently installed battery, remove and reinsert the battery. If the camera does not resume normal operation, or the camera malfunctions repeatedly, contact an authorized Minolta Service Facility.
  • Page 54: Technical Specifications

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 35mm lens-shutter camera Camera Type: 38-130mm f/5.4 - 12.5 lens Lens: 4 elements in 4 groups Focusing Range: ( W ): 0.7m - ∞ (2.3 ft - ∞) ( T ): 0.8m - ∞ (2.6 ft - ∞) Settings Film Speed: Range...
  • Page 55 Magnification: 0.4X - 1.24X Viewfinder: Field of View: 86% (at 3m) Eye-relief: 18mm from the viewfinder frame 114 x 62.5 x 46 mm Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 in 195g (6.9 oz.) without battery Weight: Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice APPENDIX...
  • Page 56 Minolta Co., Ltd. Minolta Europe GmbH Reparatur/Repair Minolta France S.A.S. Minolta (UK) Limited Minolta Austria Ges. m.b.H. Minolta Camera Benelux B.V. Belgian Branch Minolta (Schweiz) AG Minolta Svenska AB Finnish Branch Minolta Portugal Limitada Minolta Corporation Minolta Canada Inc. Minolta Hong Kong Limited Minolta Singapore (Pte) Ltd.

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