Recognizing that there was a market for a less expensive auto-exposure camera than the XG7, in 1978 Minolta released the XG1 onto the market. It differs from the XG7 by having a less informative viewfinder, in that when the shutter speed falls between 1/30th second and 1 second, a single led is activated, which indicates 1/2 second to 1/15th second. Additionally, it is missing the rear film memo holder.
The XG 1 was the second to appear in the XG series in 1979. It was basically a XG-E with a less informative finder display and a non-detachable back door. It was available in two versions in chrome finishing only and was an export model, not sold in Japan.
Minolta XG-1 35mm camera - 45mm f/2 lens - Vintage SLR Camera
Awesome 35mm SLR Camera from Minolta. This is a fully Manual camera. The camera comes with a Minolta 45mm Prime lens. It produces wonderful razor-sharp images.
Very cool camera with a lot of character, it is a true classic!