Type: 35mm single-lens reflex

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 55 Nikkor lenses in all.

Shutter: Vertical-travel, metal focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec., plus "B"

Shutter release: Via shutter release button, with mode selector set to black index line position

Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter speed indicated in the viewfinder; lens aperture setting indicated in the viewfinder when lens in use is fitted with an aperture-direct-readout (ADR) lens aperture scale; LED display indicates five exposure graduations through combinations of three symbols ('+', 'o', '-' ); finder coverage, approx. 93% of the picture field; viewfinder magnification, 0.86X with 50mm lens set at infinity

Focusing screen: Matte Fresnel field with central split-image range-finder surrounded by micro prism ring; 12mm-diameter reference circle defines area of meter center-weighting; similar to Nikkon Type K screen

Reflex mirror: Automatic instant-return type; non-lockable type

Exposure meter: Through-the-lens, center-weighted metering; full-aperture exposure measurement with Al Nikkor lenses fitted with meter coupling ridge; stop-down exposure measurement for other lenses; two gallium photo-diodes (GPD) employed for fast and accurate response to a full range of light levels, positioned either side of the eyepiece

Metering range: EV 1 to EV 18 (i.e., f/1.4, 1 sec. to f/16, 1/1000 sec., with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100)

Battery: Two 1.5V silver oxide batteries power metering system; LED display lights up to indicate power availability when film advance lever is pulled out to stand-off position

Film speed scale: Settings provided for ASA 12-3200

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

Flash synchronization: Built-in ISO-type hot-shoe contact with safety switch for synchronization with electronic flash units at speeds up to 1/125 sec.; one threaded sync terminal provided for off-camera or multiple flash operation

Film winding: Via single-stroke lever with 135o winding angle and 30o stand-off angle; level also sereves as meter ON/OFF switch and shutter release lock; powered film advandce with optional MD-11 Motor Drive

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

Film rewinding: Manual via film rewind button and crank

Multiple exposure: Possible via multi-exposure button (either manual or with MD-11)

Depth-of-field preview: Lever provided

Self timer: Lever provided on front of camera; can be set for up to approx. 10 sec. delay; setting "cancellable"

Camera back: Hinged, swing-open type; detachable; memo holder provided

Body finish: Chrome or black

Dimensions: 142mm (W) x 60.5mm (D) x 89.5mm (H)

Weight: 590g (body only)


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