Type of camera: 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically controlled focal-plane shutter.

Picture format: 24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)

Lens mount: Nikon bayonet mount

Lenses available: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, f/2 or 55mm f/1.2 as standard; more than 70 Nikkors lenses in all

Shutter: Electronically controlled metal focalplane shutter with downward vertical travel; stepless speeds from 8 to 1/1000 sec. on automatic; stepped speeds from 8 to 1/1000 sec. plus B on manual; Mechanical speed of 1/90 sec. when power is exhausted; shutter release via shutter release button or self-timer; delayed exposure via built-in self-timer up to 10 sec. (approx.)

Flash synchronization: Automatic selection as shutter speed is manually set; hot-shoe contact (ISO type) with built-in safety switch provided; one threaded PC terminal provided for off-camera flash operation.

Synchronization range: 1/1000 - 1/250sec., 1/30 - 8 sec. and B for FP and M bulbs; 1/30-8sec. and B for MF bulbs; 1/125-8sec.-8 sec and B for electronic flash.

Accessory shoe: ISO-type built into finder housing; fitted with hot-shoe contact and electric safety switch which turns on contact as flash unit is mounted.

Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter-speed scale and needles visible in viewfinder; viewfinder magnification, 0.9X with 50mm lens set at infinity; finder coverage, approx. 92% of the picture field;

Focusing screen: Matte Fresnel field with central splitimage rangefinder surrounded by microprism ring; 12mm-diameter reference ciccle defines area of meter center-weighing; similar to Nikon Type K screen;

Reflex mirror: Instant-return type; lockup lever provided;

Exposure metering: Through-the-lens, center-weighted, full aperture measurement using two silicon photodiodes (SPD) for fast response; positioned either side of the eyepiece; meter cross-coupled with both diaphragm and shutter speed controls;

Metering range: EV1- EV18 (i.e., f/1.4 at 1 sec. - f/16 at 1/1000 sec. at ASA 100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens;

Film speed scale: Settings provided for ASA 12 - 3200;

Exposure memory lock Via self-timer lever

Exposure compensation: EV +2 - EVŮ1 via exposure compensation ring

Lens diaphragm coupling: Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing with maximum apertures of from f/1.2 to f/5.6; meter/diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32 provided;

Film winding: Via single-stroke lever with 135 degrees winding angle and 30 stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter ON/OFF switch and shutter release lock; powered film advance with AW-1 Auto Winder attached;

Frame counter: Shows number of frames exposed (additive type); automatically resets to "S" (two frames before "0") when camera back is opened;

Film rewinding: Manual via film rewind crank;

Auto winder coupling: Film advance coupling and electrical contacts provided

Depth-of-field preview: Via button provided on front of camera

Body finish: Satin-chrome or semi-gloss black

Battery: One 6V silver-oxide battery powers metering/shutter control system

Battery power checker: Glows to indicate sufficient power when power check button is pressed;

Safety devices: Shutter release lock, camera back lock; ASA lock, "A" setting lock' hot-shoe safety switch

Weight: 780g (body only)

Dimensions: 145mm (W) x 93mm (H) x 54mm (D)


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