Minolta XL-400

marketed in 1974

production: 1974-1978

silent super 8 cartridge

lens: Minolta Zoom Rokkor-Macro f: 1.2 \ F: 8.5-34 mm

composition: 13 elements in 12 groups

zooming ratio: 4x

focusing: manual, split image, 1.5 m to infinity

macro focusing: 94 up to 428 mm

zooming: auto and manual

viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece

viewfinder information: under and over-exposure warning signal,

exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS cell

backlight control button: +1 f7stop

film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA only (daylight/tungsten)

CCA filter: built-in 85 filter, with filter selector

filming speed: 18 fps, single frame

interval timer: 1/2 to 60 second intervals

shutter opening angle: 220 degrees, eXisting Light system

shutter speed: 1/29.5 sec at 18 fps

fading: auto fade-in/fade-out

sound: no

remote control socket: yes

cable release socket: no

mocie light socket: screw type

synchronized flash socket: yes

battery checker: yes

handle: detachable

film drive motor: DC micromotor

power source: 2 x AA batteries only

weight: 650 g

dimensions: 48 x 103 x 184 mm

tripod socket: 1/4"

made in Japan by Minolta

  • same as Minolta XL 250, but with different lens