The Minolta Dynax 700si ,Alpha α-707si (Japan), Maxxum 700si (USA) was a very advanced camera for the intermediate photographer, and was the ideal backup camera to many wedding photographers using the Alpha / Dynax / Maxxum 9.
Originally released in 1993, featuring fast auto-focus using Minolta’s honeycomb segment technology, combined with a dazzling shutter speed of 1/8,000th of a second.
This camera also had different program chips that could be inserted like today’s SD cards, each featuring a different photo application. You could also use the slot for the Minolta Data card, which could then record the settings of each photograph for multiple rolls, for the super organized film photographer.
With a flash synch speed of 1/200th of a second and the wide range of compatible Minolta Auto-Focus lenses, this camera was one of the greatest film SLRs ever built.
It does a great job for portrait photography, especially when combined with the famous wedding lens, the Minolta APO 80-200mm F2.8 High-Speed.