The Yashica Minister III was introduced in 1963, and like many cameras of the time, the meter's sensor is mounted inside the filter connection ring. It has a coupled rangefinder.
- Type: rangefinder camera
- Manufacturer: Yashica
- Films: 35mm
- Lens: Yashinon 1:2.8/45mm
- Shutter: Citizen leaf shutter with speeds from 1 sec. upto 1/500 sec.
- Metering: Selenium element (circle element around the lens) gives its voltage to a meter upon the camera
In 1964, the Minister III was replaced by the Minister D, which had a CdS meter cell.