One of the film cameras that consistently ranks on the top 10 list for 35mm film cameras. An excellent camera for a beginner to learn and a pro to use in full manual mode. This is the model I learned photography on and still have my camera that I enjoy using. Minolta set the standard high when it introduced the X700 with its metering, the full Program mode and a slew of other features. Fully film tested. It has a gorgeous patterned leatherette skin upgrade ($125 value) in addition to new light seals and, mirror foam. Drop a film roll in it and shoot it with the ease of a point and shoot but, the beautiful images of an SLR. If you live in the *Lower Rio Grande Valley* and purchase this camera, it comes with a 30-day warranty serviced in McAllen. FREE SHIPPING via ground, fully insured. Expedited shipping quoted upon request.