Thanks David, I should have said "could" instead of "will". In my case it did have an effect on the focus point, evidently because something lodged where the mirror normally rests. My own experience is probably out of the ordinary.
Originally Posted by David Lyga
As for a self timer, this was certainly a cost cutting measure since the self timer did increase the cost of the camera. I'm not sure it was a mistake as it certainly did not seem to prevent the camera from selling quite well for a very long time. Of course if a self timer was important then the somewhat under-rated KM could be had for slightly more.