Minolta MND50 48 MP 4K Ultra HD Digital Camera
Minolta Corporation was a Japanese manufacturer of cameras, camera accessories, photocopiers, and other optical and imaging equipment. The company has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1928 by Kazuo Tashima under the name “Nichidoku Shashinki Shōten” (Japan-Germany Camera Store). It later adopted the name Minolta, derived from “Mechanism, Instruments, Optics, and Lenses by Tashima.”
Safety and Handling Precautions
- Do not disassemble or attempt to service the camera yourself.
- Do not expose the camera to moisture, or extreme temperatures.
- Allow the camera to warm up when moving from cold to warm temperatures. Do not touch or put pressure on the camera lens.
- Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods.
- Do not use abrasive chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the product. Wipe the product with a slightly damp soft cloth.
- Do not use the flash or LED Light near a person’s eyes to prevent possible eye injury.
- To prevent you from falling over or resulting in a traffic accident, please do not use the camera while you are walking, driving, or riding a vehicle.
- Please handle the camera strap with care, and never place the strap around the neck of an infant or child. Wrapping the strap around a neck may cause suffocation.
- Do not subject the LCD screen to impact.
- To prevent the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the inside of this product to rain or moisture.
- Turn off the camera before installing or removing the battery.
- Use only the provided batteries or the type of battery and charger that came with your camera. Using other types of battery or charger may damage the device and invalidate the warranty.
- Inserting the battery upside down can cause damage to the product and possibly cause an explosion.
- When the camera is used for an extended period of time, it is normal for the camera body to feel warm.
- Download all pictures and remove the battery from the camera if you are going to store the camera for a long period of time.
- Risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
- Please keep the batteries out of the reach of children to prevent them from swallowing the batteries, which might cause poisoning.
- If the battery’s color or shape changes in any way, stop using the battery immediately.
USB Adaptor Information
- Do not expose the adapter to high temperatures or moisture places. Otherwise, it may cause fire or electric shock.
- Do not attempt to repair, disassemble, change, or transform the adapter.
- Avoid sudden changes in temperature, which may cause condensation on the
- Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Otherwise, it may cause electric shock. Do not use the travel voltage converter or AC/DC power inverter.
- Otherwise, it may cause damage, overheating, malfunction, or fire to the camera.
Notes about Opening and Closing the Battery Door
- Make sure the camera and your hands are not wet.
- Make sure that there is no debris inside the battery chamber or memory card slot.
Precautions When Cleaning
- Do not puncture the microphone or speaker openings with a sharp implement. If the inside of the camera is damaged, the waterproof performance will deteriorate.
- Do not use soap, natural detergents, or chemicals such as benzene for cleaning.
Do Not Apply a Strong Impact to the Camera
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration. In addition, do not touch or apply force to the lens.
Avoid Sudden Changes in Temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day, can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
Keep Away from Strong Magnetic Fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation. Doing so could result in loss of data or camera malfunction.
Do Not Point the Lens at Strong Light Sources for Extended Periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light source light sources for extended periods when using or storing the camera. Intense light may cause the image sensor to deteriorate or produce a white blur effect in photographs
Turn the product off before Removing or Disconnecting the Power
Source or Memory Card
Do not remove the battery while the product is on, or while images are being saved or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or cause damage to the memory card or internal circuitry.
Notes about the LCD Screen
- The LCD Screen is constructed with extremely high precision; At least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01% being missing or defective. Hence, while these displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue or green) or always off (black), this is not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the device.
- Images viewed on the LCD screen may be difficult to see under certain lighting.
- Do not apply pressure to the LCD screen, as this could cause damage or malfunction.
Precautions for Use
- Note that the battery may become hot after use.
- Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 40°C (104°F) as this could cause damage or malfunction.
- If you notice any abnormalities such as excessive heat, smoke, or an unusual smell coming from the battery, immediately discontinue use and consult your retailer.
- After removing the battery from the camera or optional battery charger, put the battery in a plastic bag, etc. in order to insulate it.
Charging the Battery
Check the battery level before using the camera and replace or charge the battery if necessary.
- Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C (41°F) to 35°C (95°F) before use.
- A high battery temperature may prevent the battery from charging properly or completely and may reduce battery performance. Note that the battery may become hot after use; wait for the battery to cool before charging. When charging the battery is inserted into this camera using the
- Charging AC Adapter or a computer, the battery is not charged at battery temperature below 5°C (41°F) or above 55°C (131°F).
- When the battery is between 45°C (113°F) – 55°C (131°F), the chargeable capacity may decrease.
- Do not continue charging once the battery is fully charged as this will result in reduced battery performance.
- The battery temperature may increase during charging. However, this is not a malfunction.
Using the Battery When Cold
On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. If an exhausted battery is used at a low temperature, the camera may not turn on. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and exchange them as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
Recycling Used Batteries
Replace the battery when it no longer holds a charge. Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
Cleaning After Using the Camera
Use a blower to remove any dust or lint that adheres to the lens, monitor, or camera body. To remove fingerprints or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, gently wipe the parts with a soft dry cloth. If you wipe with too much pressure or with a rough cloth, it may damage the camera or cause a malfunction.
If you do not intend to use the camera for an extended period, remove the battery and avoid storing the camera in any of the following types of locations:
- Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
- Place exposed to temperatures above 50°C (122°F) or below -10°C (14°F).
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month, turn it on, and release the shutter a few times before putting it away again.
Button Function Description
To Open the Battery Door
Unlock the battery door by sliding the battery door notch away from the opening. Use a fingernail or other pointy object when sliding the latch to get a better grip.
Installing the Battery
Insert the lithium-ion battery into the battery compartment with the metal contacts facing the inside of the camera. The battery can only be inserted
Installing the Memory Card
Insert the included Micro SD memory card to record and store your videos and photos. When the battery is low, media stored on the memory card will not be erased. Please insert the SD memory card by following the steps below:
- Open the battery door by following the diagram above.
- Insert the memory card. Ensure that the metal contacts are inserted first. Push the memory card down until you hear an audible click.
The memory card can only be inserted in one way. Do not force the card in if it will not go in smoothly.
- Close the battery door by pushing it down and sliding the lock back into place.
- To remove the memory card, simply push in and the card will eject back out.
NOTE: After closing the battery door, make sure that the door is closed securely and the lock engaged.
Charging the Battery
Connect your camera to the included AC adaptor with the USB cable provided for charging. Insert the small end of the USB plug into the camera’s
port under the battery door, and the larger end into the included AC adaptor. While charging the LED indicator light will light up solid red, when finished charging the light will turn off.
Powering the Camera On/Off
Press and hold the POWER button for 3 seconds to power the camera on.
To power the camera off, press the POWER button again.
If the camera’s battery is low, a “Low Power” message will display on the screen and it will automatically shut down within a few seconds to prevent
memory corruption or loss.
Press the MODE/OK button to cycle between Photo, Interval Photo, Video, Slow Motion, Loop Recording, and Time Lapse Modes. The corresponding mode will be displayed in the top left corner of the screen.
Connecting to a Computer
Your camera can connect to a computer to transfer photo and video files for viewing and editing, you can also use the camera as a webcam or you can use your computer to charge the camera. Once connected and powered on the camera’s screen will show “Charging Mode”, “Mass storage mode” and “PC camera’. Use the UP or DOWN buttons to select your desired mode.
Press the MODE/OK to select your desired mode.
This function adjusts the camera’s settings to predetermined values that will produce the best image for that selected scene. In Photo mode, simply rotate the dial to switch scene modes, the scene modes available are below.
To raise the flash, simply lift the bottom edge of the flash on the front up. To lower the flash, simply push the flash down.
Using the Zoom Function
This camera has a digital zoom function. To operate the zoom function, slide the ZOOM button to the right to zoom in closer to the subject, and slide the ZOOM button to the left to zoom away from the subject.
The meaning of the icons shown on the LCD screen in each mode can be found below.
Minolta is a registered trademark of JMM Lee Properties, LLC, and is used in the United States by Elite Brands Inc. under license.
If you’re having difficulties with your camera or would like further assistance, please call our toll-free technical support hotline at 800-441-1100. Please be sure to have your camera handy when calling.
FAQS About Minolta MND50 48 MP 4K Ultra HD Digital Camera
How come Minolta stopped producing cameras?
the cameras did not sell as well as anticipated.
I have an ancient Minolta lens, can I use it on a digital camera?
Only Sony digital SLR cameras may use Old Minolta lenses.
How reliable are Minolta digital cameras?
Minolta cameras are renowned for being well-made and dependable.
Are Minolta film cameras reliable?
A fantastic film camera that is affordable.
Can a Minolta camera be used without a battery?
Without a battery, you won’t be able to shoot in automatic.
In what category does Minolta fall?
AF and MD.
How is the Minolta camera mounted?
Minolta is a brand of what?
What nation is Minolta a native of?
Do Minolta cameras require batteries?
A battery is required for the camera to function.
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