The Minolta Dynax 5 : this camera is a very “plastic”, but also light & modern. First introduced around 1993 it has all the modern SLR refinements : there’s no difficulty in inserting the film, since everything is motorized. So you don’t have to worry about securing the primer – it’s driven automatically by the unit. This also means that this device is battery-dependent. No batteries, no photos.
Focusing can be autofocus, on the central rectangle that turns red when you press the shutter release halfway, or manual. The focus mode is selected by pressing and holding the button on the left of the lens. There are various automatic shooting modes (portrait, landscape…) : the camera determines the pause time and aperture for you, according to the sensitivity of your film. There is also the possibility of bracketing images, to modulate the lighting conditions of the shots.
It is also very small and light, an easy choice to carry it all day long.