New generation of Leica SLR cameras, the first electronic Leitz camera, unique body shape, box-like with sharp corners, unlike later R cameras. FEATURES INCLUDE: Manual metering and aperture priority AE. Full-field and spot metering patterns. Exposure compensation and AE lock. Hot shoe, separate X and M PC sync terminals. Shutter speed range: 4 sec to 1/1000 plus B and X. Stepless shutter speed selection in AE mode. Flash sync speed: 1/90. Copal Leitz Shutter: electronically controlled, vertically moving, metal blades. Mechanical shutter speeds: B, and X which is 1/90. Self timer. ISO/ASA film speed range: 12-3200, set manually. Multi-exposure capability. DOF preview. Focusing screen: split image and microprism circle which outlines the spot-metering field. Not interchangeable. Battery check button. Proper film load indicator. Optional 90 degree angle viewfinder 14287 & optional 90 degree angle viewfinder with focusing eyepiece 14288.