The Minolta X-700 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex film camera introduced by Minolta in 1981. The X-700 used the basic body of the XG-M with electronically-controlled stepless speeds but added full program autoexposure in addition to the XG-M's aperture priority and metered manual modes.
This program mode was referred to as "MPS" or Minolta Program System. It also introduced through-the-lens (TTL) off the film flash metering in Aperture Priority or Program mode, which adjusted exposure and flash output automatically to produce a perfect exposure, without the user having to adjust anything at all, and added exposure lock and interchangeable focusing screens to the XG-M's features.
The X-700 was aimed to appeal to the widest range of photographers possible. Its easy to use fully automated Program mode could turn it into a point-and-shoot that anybody could use, but its wide array of advanced features and available accessories and lenses made it appealing to professionals alike.