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The Minolta Dynax 3000i, part of Minolta's second-generation autofocus system, was a budget-friendly model and their initial foray into point-and-shoot single-lens reflex cameras. While lacking a built-in flash, it supported attachable flashguns like D316i and D314i. These small flashes drew power from the 5CR2 camera battery. Flash synchronization occurred at 1/20 to 1/60 seconds, with standard shutter speeds ranging from 4s to 1/1000 seconds.

This camera featured program and flash automatic modes, with an additional Hi-Speed mode for automatic exposure with a preference for the highest shutter speed. Notably, the flash-on/off switch was absent, requiring users to attach and switch on the D316i, D314i, or 3200i system flashgun to enable flash mode. Sold as the Minolta Maxxum 3000i in the USA and Minolta α-3700i in Japan, it marked Minolta's venture into accessible point-and-shoot SLRs.

Minolta Dynax-3000i (1988)

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