In the purest sense, all cameras are essentially boxes that have a method of focusing at one end (pin hole to very fancy lenses), and a way to hold film at the other. The vast majority have shutters, and most have a way to use roll film, to move the film along.

That being said, the important part is how good of a job it does in capturing what you wanted, and how it feels in your hands. (Balance, control locations, size, weight.)

If you really like the camera, have it repaired by a quality shop.

-alex cameras are like shoes... The ones that fit, are the best...