The Ricoh KR-5SV film camera is an all-mechanical camera, which means it can work with or without batteries. The batteries are only used to power up the light meter. Due to the Pentax K-mount design like many other Ricoh bodies, KR-5SV has uncountable options on lenses. Users can also manually adjust the ISO range from a low of 25 for still shots, and a high of 1600 for action shots.
KR-5SV has a plastic shell with many plastic parts inside. A balance point between cost and durability should be in consideration by both the manufacture and a user.