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01-07-2019, 11:37 PM   #1
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Battery requirements for Minolta X-370

In reading a review on the Minolta X-370 prior to just ordering one today on eBay, the author stated that the proper voltage was 1.3 volts; using an LR44/357 1.5 volt battery would result in under exposed pics until the batter level dropped to 1.3. Ordered weinCELL 1.35 batteries and they aren't cheap. I just watched a video review on uTube of the X-370 and he stated he used LR44 batteries; no mention of any problems. Anyone experience this battery voltage situation with their X-370's?

01-08-2019, 02:50 AM   #2
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As per the user manual Minolta X-370 instruction manual, user manual, PDF manual, free manuals

Power: Two 1.5v alkaline-manganese (LR44: Everready A-76 or equiv.), two 1.55v silver-oxide (SR44: Eveready S-76, EPX-76 or quiv.), or one 3v lithium (CR-1/3N) cell(s) power both auto exposure control and manual operation; main switch with indication for off or on; mode LED blinks when cells approach exhaustion; no LEDs light and shutter will not release when voltage is too low for proper operation.
Possibly the particular camera in question has a problem. Avoid the item. These cameras are not particularly rare. You'd probably be better off getting a X-570 anyway. I'm a long time Minolta user.
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Ah, thanks! I wasn't going to print out the user's manual until I received the camera; although I suppose I could have scrolled through it.

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