A couple of weeks ago someone had recently bought a Nikon EM camera and was having trouble getting the light meter to work. This camera has a built in ?feature? in that the meter will not turn on until 2 or 3 frames have been wound off and the frame counter is at 1. If you don't have the instruction book you would not know this. I know of no other camera that behaves this way. Very nice compact SLR with aperture priority metering. Picked mine up for $60 which included, besides the camera and case, a 300 mm lens and a nylon canvas camera bag.