New generation of Leica SLR cameras, the first electronic Leitz camera, unique body shape, box-like with sharp corners, unlike later R cameras.
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.
ISO/ASA film speed range: 12-3200, set manually.
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.