this would be the world’s only camera with 3-way exposure control
if it weren’t for these
Only three cameras let you take pictures automatically, semi-automatically and manually. They’re all made by Minolta. On automatic, you just point, focus and shoot. A great Rokkor lens and sensitive electric eye automatically give you perfectly exposed, exquisitely sharp prints. If you’re a bit of a do-it-yourselfer, use the semi-automatic setting. A needle in the viewfinder tells you how to set the lens after you’ve picked a shutter speed. And when deep in your heart you think you’re a pro (and maybe you are), you can set any of these three cameras manually.
Hi-matic 9: Besides 3-way operation, this advanced “35” will automatically set correct lens openings for flash shots once you set the flash guide number on the lens barrel. Rokkor f/1.7 lens, speeds from 1 to 1/500th. Under $110, plus case.
Hi-matic 7s: Almost identical to above, except that you figure flash apertures. Rokkor f/1.8 lens; shutter speeds from 1/4 to 1/500th. Under $95, plus case.
Autopak 700: Combines 3-way exposure control with instant 126 cartridge loading. Easily the most versatile instant-loader you can buy. Under $70, plus case.