Unlike many other companies, Minolta only made a half-dozen disc cameras, but the ones that they made were high-quality cameras.  One outstanding feature was it's fast, zone-focusing lens, which it used on all of their disc cameras except one.  A lever under the lens is normally set for "distance".  By sliding the lever to the side, the lens is set for portraits -- an approach that Minolta used on some of their 16mm and 110 cameras as well.  This approach allows for a fast lens -- which means less depth-of-field, but better quality results.  More importantly, since disc film was available in only one film speed, Minolta was able to construct an effective exposure control system using the CDS meter. In bright light, the shutter is set at 1/200 and the aperture at f6.  In lower light the built-in flash is triggered, the shutter is set at 1/100 and the aperture at f2.8.

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