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Minolta Maxxum 7000 - 1985
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• First 35mm SLR with in-body autofocus

• $508 with f1.7 lens in 1985 ($1029 in 2010 dollars)

No winding lever. Battery bulge. In-body autofocus that really worked.

A breakthough camera, no doubt. And the end of the Classic Camera era.

Minolta Maxxum 7000Minolta Maxxum 7000Ad from Popular Photography, Oct. 1985Ad from Popular Photography, Jan. 1988

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