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    Minolta Freedom Zoom 90 P&S - worth reviving?

    A while ago, my parents gave me a box full of all their old film cameras. I've been slowly picking through them. I have a Minolta Freedom 90 Zoom point and shoot. Seems like it was a pretty decent camera. Everything appears to work but the battery went dead before I loaded a film so I'm not sure of the quality of the lens and auto exposure system. It takes a 2CR5 battery...which appears to cost between $7.00 on eBay and $12.00 at the local Home depot. So, I'm wondering if this plastic fantastic from the 1990's (?) is worth the expense of a battery?

    Was this a decent camera? or just another one to toss in the discard pile?

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    I looks like solid, expensive in own time, camera. I have Samsung Zoom p&s and it performs very well, I can print without much trouble 11x14. It uses 1xCR2.
    Judging from the pictures and fact, that it takes such a large battery seems that it is of larger size. If you think it is too big to carry in the pocket, then you know...

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    I not used a Minolta Freedom Zoom, but I have a couple of Pentax IQ zooms which are rather sharp, the Pentaxs uses a CR2 with cost less than the CR5s. Fit into a pocket. One of my faviorate camera is a Vivitar auto focus with a 2.8 35mm lens, it uses standard AA.

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    Doesn't directly answer your question - but check the prices on Amazon and Rakuten for those batteries.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    Wait, this manual says it uses CR123 batteries.

    http://www.derrybryson.com/manuals/M...0%20Manual.pdf


    If this is the case, the CR123 seems to be popular with P&S cameras so if you ever get a Olympus Stylus, you can use it there too. I swap batteries between my P&S cameras. They last forever.

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    I have the camera and a dead battery that was powering it....It definitely uses a 2CR5 type.

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    There are at least three different versions of the Minolta Freedom Zoom 90, the Zoom 90, Zoom 90ex, and Action Zoom 90. Yours is probably the ex version. I would put a battery in it and use it.

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    The one I have looks like the one offered for sale in this eBay listing (not me, not my ebay item).

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Minolta-Free...item461d4ef3f8



 

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