The Minolta Hi-Matic GF is a 35mm camera from Minolta. It was introduced in the mid-1980s and is part of the Hi-Matic family. It is the last model in the series and is very limited in features compared to other models. This camera was also built in a factory in Japan.
The Minolta camera is equipped with a standard lens. With a focal length of 38 mm, it is well suited for common everyday or travel shots. The camera does not have a zoom function. There is also no autofocus. There are four stages when focusing. These stages are provided with pictograms to make focusing easier. A minimum distance of one meter should be kept for sharp pictures.
There are three options when selecting the aperture. These are also provided with a pictogram (Cloudy, Hazy, Sunny). The largest aperture is f/4, and the shutter speed is always set to 1/100 second. A light meter is present and warns with a red light when underexposure is imminent. You can use the light meter with films with a sensitivity of ISO 100 or ISO 400.
On the bottom of the Minolta Hi-Matic GF is a thread for a tripod. Engraved there is also a table with the distances and the performance of the built-in flash. The flash range is 1.5 meters – 3.8 meters at ISO 100, and it can be switched on if desired.