Sorry, you are right. The auto-exposure is aperture not shutter priority. The weight with batteries is 22 ounces. In its favor is 2.5 frames per second motor drive and a shutter topping out at 1/4000th second and motor rewinding. The ability to change focal lengths may turn out very handy in the future. The camera has been discontinued and may possibly be had a bargain basement price.

Good luck with your search.