The Minolta Hi-Matic G is a 1974 released zone focus, auto exposer camera. The G feels like another step in the slow slid away from the original Hi-Matic but still a decent consumer camera.
The G is small and easy to cary. It is smaller than the Hi-Matic E that I shot recently, but that comes at the cost. The G trades a rangefinder for zone focus, still auto exposure but with a 38mm 2.8 lens not the 40mm 1.7 that was in the E. Focus is via the standard icons but there is also feet and meters on the underside of the lens if that makes you feel better. The shutter speed and aperture are shown in the viewfinder.
I recently shot the Hi-Matic E and that experience tempered my love for the Hi-Matic G. It is a fine little camera. I like the images and found it simple to use. I liked the E better but would not kick the G out of my camera bag. It takes nice images. Feels good in the hand and appears to be a nice durable camera. Mine came to me with a battery cap that does not fit right, not the original, and would not come alive. A bit of foil to make the contacts and I got lucky.
Lens: Rokkor 38mm 2.8
Film: FujiColor 100