I have both the Black version with stealth mode and the later silver version. I know nothing of date imprint, i guess that's another silver version. If you shoot too close to an object you get the infamous EEE and the camera locks up. All you have to do is remove the battery, put it back and everything is ok. I've shot through glass but again, if you get too close you jam up the machine. The Hexar AF is a great camera for street photography. It is quiet and very fast. I got both of mine before the prices spiked. Enjoy yours.