BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: Best Photographic Equipment to Buy : Film-Based Camera Equipment : 35mm Cameras : SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Cameras

Photography Question 
Grigg 
 

About Minolta Maxxum GT


I'm not a camera buff, but my wife has a desire to learn the art photogaprhy. I just bought her a Minolta Maxxum GT for Christmas. She has been using instamatics and one-time-use cameras because we like to travel and it's not a big problem if we drop it in a river or something. We now have grandchildren and lots of family get togethers. There are no reveiw listings for the "GT". I would like to know as much as possible about this kind of camera and how to use it. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks and Merry Christmas to all who read this.


To love this question, log in above
12/23/2003 1:03:12 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  I don't think there was ever a Maxxum GT model. Perhaps you meant Maxxum HTsi (or STsi, QTsi, or XTsi). If you bought it 2nd hand without a user manual, you can download these for free from Minolta's site (www.minoltausa.com, hold the cursor over "Cameras+Accessories", click "Support", then "Manuals").


To love this comment, log in above
12/24/2003 6:34:12 AM

 
Lisa R. Guetschow   I also just recieved a Maxxum GT for christmas and I am having difficulty finding information on the camera. I bought it at Target. Also looking for some reviews. Thanks to anyone who can help.


To love this comment, log in above
12/26/2003 9:32:48 AM

 
Robert    Target absolutely sells a Minolta Maxxum GT. However nowhere on the Konica-Minolta site does it show that model.

It may be that Minolta has produced a model exclusive to Target whereby information or the camera would not appear anywhere else. This is not uncommon among large retailers.


To love this comment, log in above
12/26/2003 1:41:17 PM

 
Stephen Hill   Could someone possibly upload some front and back photos of this model. Maybe if we saw it we can match it to a more populer model. It is most likely a copy of one of the more well known models.


To love this comment, log in above
12/29/2003 8:35:21 PM

 
Steve D.    I recently purchased the same camera and through my search for info on it,it seems to me to be most similar to the maxxum 3, at least in looks, maybe they just renamed it for popularity sake


To love this comment, log in above
12/30/2003 6:55:58 AM

 
Steve D.    To confirm my earlier answer I emailed minolta and the Maxxum GT is an in house brand made specially for target and it is the same as the maxxum 3 minus the date feature.


To love this comment, log in above
12/30/2003 11:37:40 AM

 
Grigg    Thanks to all who have responded.


To love this comment, log in above
12/30/2003 2:52:10 PM

 
Travis    i have been looking innto this camera a lot, I got a gt for Cristmas and it was from target, there is two possiablities that I have been told about this, I could be a gray market item. a gray market item is an item that is made for another country and is brought here to be sold, they dont have waranties and they can not get servised, but I got a minolta 1-year waranty on the camera, so it doesnt make sense.I have not been able to find any aditional info on this camera, not even minolta/konica.com.
the other is that this was an agreement threw minolta and Target for a "new idea for a camera" a test trial as it were, well in any way, it so far seems to be a great camera, I have already went threw 4 rolls of film and I am still seeking moore info about this camera, if any one see this and has more info on this camera than the manual, which I think is very poor in information, please posst it up for all of the people before me and to come to know, thank you.


To love this comment, log in above
1/8/2004 8:25:43 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  It is apparently an exclusive model for Target, but it doesn't seem to be a unique or new model. I've now seen one at Target and I'm pretty sure it is simply a rebaged Maxxum 3. A very nice little entry-level SLR with several program autoexposure modes (but not aperture priority, shutter priority, or manual).


To love this comment, log in above
1/8/2004 12:55:00 PM

 
Julio    my wife and I are going to have our first baby soon. I wanted to get a nice camera, no one wants lousy pics of their children. I saw this MAXXUM GT at Target. I am kinda thinking about it,because although it is very cheap (around $144 for a complete kit) Im afraid of its quality and I dont know what options or possibilities the camera has.


To love this comment, log in above
3/30/2004 3:36:36 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  The quality overall is good, but it is not built for professional use. It is a nice outfit, but it is limited in that it can only be used in program exposure modes. Fine if you want a relatively simple camera that you can change lenses, but not being able to manually select shutter speed or aperture is too limiting if you want to pursue photography beyond snapshooting.


To love this comment, log in above
3/30/2004 5:10:54 AM

 
Julio    Thanks for the info!!! I did a little more reaserch at some stores today;(THANK GOD FOR ALL THE CAMERA SHOPS HERE IN ORLANDO) there might be a couple other options for me including a nice OLYMPUS IS50 under $190 and a couple digitals, although Im still kinda skeptical about digital. Again thanks for the info, it helps alot!!!


To love this comment, log in above
3/30/2004 5:14:32 PM

 
Log in to respond or ask your own question.