My XE7, on the other hand, depends on batteries to power the shutter. I don't use the built in meter on this camera much unless I have color neg film in it. Then I'll often set it to automatic when I'm mindlessly snap shooting. I choose the stop and the camera picks the shutter speed. I still look in the display to see what speed the camera picks. Works well, I hate to admit. I usually use the XE7 when I need a quieter camera or a brighter viewfinder. Otherwise my old SRTanks are my go to cameras. The XE7 is the only battery dependent camera I'd even consider owning. IMHO, it is such a good camera that I have made this the only exception to my "no battery dependent camera" rule. And the correct batteries for the XE are still readily available.
I also prefer either of these two models for another reason. I have large hands and these cameras fit them well. The SRT's would probably also make a good weapon if needed.