The BX20 had a mixed reputation and as it was not top of the buyers list when it was made, there are very few good examples around now. The Zenit, made in the USSR was a basic manual brick of a camera which had very little going for it, again they have been out of production for quite a while and not easily found. Another one to stay away from. Well I would not buy one!.
Originally Posted by CHX
Th Minolta X500 is much better than either of the two above. Not as popular as the X700 and not as many made but in my view a better camera. It does not have DX coding, all film speeds are set manually. A good buy if you can find one. The lenses are reasonably priced too and all are available from 20mm (quite rare) up to 300 also quite rare, but anything else including zooms are easy to find. As a starter the 35/70 zoom was absolute cracker and can be picked up for around £30 or so.
You could also look at the Olympus OM10/20/30/40, Pentax ME/ME Super/MV models all quite reasonably priced now. Non of these had DX coding for film speed, but that is something less to go wrong!
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