Type of camera: Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single lens reflex.
Picture format: 24mm x 36mm standard 35mm film format.
Lens mount: Nikon F mount.
Lenses: Lenses with Nikon F mount with some limitations.
Focus modes: Autofocus and manual with electronic rangefinder.
Autofocus modes: Single servo AF with focus priority and continous servo AF with release priority.
AF detection system: TTL phase detection system - Nikon Advanced AM200 module.
AF detectionrange: EV minus 1 to EV 19 at ISO 100.
AF lock: Possible in single servo AF mode once a stationary subject is in focus as long as the shutter button is depressed; in continuous servo AF, focus can be locked with AF-L button.
Electronic rangefinder: Available in manual focus mode with an AF Nikkor and other AI-type Nikkor lenses with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Exposure metering: Matrix metering, centre-weighted metering (75/25) and spot metering.
Metering range: EV 0 to 21 for matrix and (at 100 ISO center-weighted; EV 4 to 21 for spot with f/1.4 metering. lens):
Exposure meter: Activated by lightly pressing the shutter release button; stays on for approx 8 sec after finger leaves button.
Exposure modes: Programmed auto-multi, shutter-priority auto, aperture priority auto and manual.
Programmed auto exposure control: Both shutter speed and aperture are set automatically; 1 EV increments of aperture is possible.
Exposure compensation: Use exposure compensation button within +/- 5 EV range in 1/3 EV steps.
Auto expsosure lock: By sliding the AE-L lever while the meter is on.
Shutter: Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter.
Shutter release: By motor trigger.
Shutter speeds: Lithium niobate oscillator-controlled speeds from 1/8000 sec to 30 sec; stepless in programmed auto and aperture-priority auto exposure modes; 1 EV steps in shutter priority auto and manual exposure modes; electromagnetically controlled long exposure at B setting.
Viewfinder: Fixed eyelevel pentaprism high-eyepoint type; 0.75x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity; 92% frame coverage.
Eyepoint: 19mm approx.
Eyepiece shutter: Provided. (DK-8)
Focusing screen: Fixed Nikon advanced B-type screen BriteView screen; interchangeable with E type screen.
Viewfinder information: Focus indications, exposure mode, shutter speed/ISO, aperture/exposure compensation, electronic analogue display, exposure compensation mark and flash-ready are all shown in LCD readout; also shows flash recommended/ready light LEDs.
LCD panel information: Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, metering system, film speed, DX mark, electronic analogue display, exposure compensation mark, frame counter/self timer/multiple exposure, exposure compensation value, film advance mode, film loading, film rewind, self timer.
Viewfinder/LCD panel illumination: Viewfinder and LCD panel illuminated by pressing button.
Film speed range: ISO 25 to 5000 for DX-coded film; ISO 6 to 6400 for manual setting.
Film speed setting: At DX position, automatically set to speed of DX-coded film; manual setting available.
Film loading: Film automatically advances to first frame when shutter release button is depressed once.
Film advance: In single-frame shooting mode, film automatically advances one frame when shutter is released; in continuous high or continuous low shooting modes, shots are taken as long as shutter release button is depressed; high speed 3.3 fps; low 2.0 fps.
Film rewind: By pressing buttons with red rewind markings simultaneously; rewind stops auotmatically when film is rewound.
Frame counter: Additive type; counts back while film is rewinding.
Self-timer: Electronically controlled; timer duration selectable from 2 to 30 seconds in one second increments; blinking LED indicates self-timer operation; cancellable.
Depth-of-field preview button: Provides visual verification of depth-of-field in aperture-priority auto or manual exposure modes.
Reflex mirror: Automatic, instant-return type.
Camera back: Hinged; interchangeable with Nikon Multi-Control Back MF-21 or World Time Data Back MF-20.
Accessory shoe: Standard ISO-type hotshoe contact; ready light contact, TTL flash contact, monitor contact.
Flash sync control: Normal sync, normal with red-eye, slow sync and rear curtain sync provided.
Flash synchronization: In programmed auto or aperture-priority auto, shutter operates from 1/250 to 1/60 sec in normal sync or 1/250 to 30 sec in slow sync; in shutter-priority auto or manual exposure mode, shutter fires at speed set, and when set from 1/250 to 1/8000 sec, shutter is automatically set to 1/250 sec.
TTL multi sensor: Five segment multi sensor used for TTL auto flash control.
Automatic balanced fill-flash: Possible when AF Nikkor or AI-P Nikkor lens is used with Nikon dedicated Speedlights.
Flash recommended/ ready light: Lights up in green when flash is recommended and no speedlight is attached; when speedlight is attached, lights up in red when Nikon dedicated speedlight is ready to fire, or blinks to warn of insufficient light for a correct exposure.
Number of 36 exposure film rolls per set of fresh batteries:
Battery 20oC | -10oC
Alkaline 105 | 15
Manganese 25 | 3
Ni-Cd 75 | 22
Power source: Four AA alkaline, Ni-Cd or manganese batteries.
Battery check: Battery power confirmation as full battery sign; half battery for nearing exhaustion; blinking half empty battery sign indicates batteries are just about exhausted; no indication appears when batteries are completely exhausted or improperly installed.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 154 x 103 x 67mm approx.
Weight (body only): 695g approx.