According to Minolta it was "the most innovative SLR" in that era. And in a way it is, as soon as the photographer puts his eye to the camera it begins to focus and to zoom to create the best possible picture. It reacts to the program-card used, Minolta offered a wide range of pre-programmed chip-cards for various types of shooting, i.e. landscape, portrait or sports. If no card is inserted it functions as a normal P-setting, giving a programmed shutter/aperture combination.