The Autocord series went through a large number of minor variations during its lifespan between 1955 and least by one count These features compared well with a Tessar-equipped Rolleiflex of the day, yet Autocords sold at a subtantially lower price
($70.00) The Minolta SRT 101 is a 35mm SLR camera. It's a fully mechanical camera, requiring batteries only for the light meter. This is the somewhat more rare professional black version. Everything works as it should. The shutter fires on all speeds and sounds accurate to my ear. Film advances and rewinds properly. The light meter works and seems accurate.