Type of camera: 35mm single-lens reflex

Picture format: 24mm x 36mm standard 35mm film format.

Lens mount: Nikon F mount; meter coupling lever provided; meter coupling lever release button not provided.

Lenses: Lenses with Nikon F mount (with some limitations); AF lenses.

Shutter: Vertical-travel, metal focal-plane mechanical shutter with aluminium alloy curtains.

Shutter release button: Mechanical; centre-threaded shutter release button accepts standard cable release such as the Nikon AR-3; button locked when film advance lever is flush with the camera body.

Shutter speed settings: 1/4000 sec to 1 sec, B bulb; 14 discreet settings in all.

Exposure meter switch: Light pressure on shutter release button switches meter on; meter stays on for approx 30 sec after finger is removed from button, then automatically switches off; meter automatically turned off when shutter speed dial is set to B.

Film advance lever: Single stroke type; 30 degrees stand-off angle and 135 degrees winding angle.

Self-timer: Set/cancel mechanical type provided; approx 10 sec shutter release delay.

Viewfinder: Eye level pentaprism type; 0.86 x magnification (with 50mm lens set at infinity); finder coverage approx 93% of picture field.

Viewfinder display: Shutter speed, aperture direct readout (ADR) f/number in use, and five different LED exposure displays using +, o and - signs.

Focusing screen: Split-image microprism Type K2 provided as standard; interchangeable with matte Type B2 and matte with horizontal and vertical line etchings Type E2.

Reflex mirror: Automatic quick return type incorporating special control gear and wheel-and-brake mechanism for reduced vibration and noise; non-lockable type.

Depth-of-field preview: Via lever.

Motor drive coupling: Electrical contact and coupler built-in for operation with MD-12 Motor Drive, which is operable when film advance lever is flush with body.

Multiple exposure lever: Provided; disengages frame counter for correct count.

Frame counter: Additive type (S..1-36); automatically resets to S when camera back is opened.

Film rewind: By crank provided after film rewind button is pressed.

Accessory shoe: Standard ISO type; ready-light contact provided.

Flash synchronisation: Built-in ISO-type hotshoe; threaded sync cord terminal provided for off-camera or multiple-flash synchronisation with electronic flash units at all speeds up to 1/250 sec.

Ready-light: LED visible inside viewfinder lights up when Nikon dedicated Speedlight is fully charged; blinks to warn that the shutter speed set is beyond the sync range of the electronic flash.

Exposure metering: TTL centre-weighted (60/40) full-aperture exposure metering system using a pair of silicon photodiodes (SPDs) and metering monolithic IC circuit.

Metering range: EV 1 to EV 18 (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens).

Film sensitivity range: ISO 12 to 6400

Power source: Choice of one 3V lithium battery CR-1/3N type, two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries SR-44 type, or two 1.5V alkaline batteries LR-44 type; optional Anti-Cold Battery Holder DB-2 accepts two AA alkaline, Ni-Cd or manganese batteries. Note: for Nikon products using AA batteries, do not use lithiums unless specifically stated.

Battery power check: LED exposure display inside viewfinder lights up when exposure meter is switched on if there is sufficient power (ie, shutter speed dial is set anywhere except B).

Camera back: Hinged; pops open when the film rewind knob is pulled up as the camera back lock is pushed; interchangeable with Data Back MF-16; memo holder provided.

Body finish: Chrome and black.

Body dimensions: 142.5 x 90 x 60mm approx. (W x H x D):

Body weight 540g approx.


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