Got this camera from a car boot sales in the UK. Very good, camera, with a good automatic mode and a 1/60 manual setting..
In 1979, Canon began production of the AV-1, an aperture-priority 35mm SLR with a focal plane shutter and TTL metering. It has center-weighted averaging light metering with a back-light compensation possibility. When shooting your subject under backlighting condition, you just push an extra switch to compensate the exposure. It does not have a manual exposure mode except for a single 1/60s manual shutter speed selection for flash synchronization