The Pentax SP1000 body is a sold mechanical film SLR camera with a metal case. Very robust. Basically a K1000 with screw lens mount. The camera has manual exposure modes with shutter speeds from 1sec to 1/1000sec. It takeas a battery and has a through the lens meter but I cannot say whether this is working as the battery is flat and I don't have a spare. You can use a handheld meter if it doesn't work. There's a flash sync socket for X and B type flash and a tripod mount. The shutter button is threaded to accept a cable release for long exposures with the B-setting. Good solid camera that's idea for student or traditionalist.
good pentaprism has had a few knocks but they can stand it so it's just slightly cosmetic