Nikon AF Film Cameras

Nikon - The First producer of a professional 35mm auto focus SLR film camera!

Until Nikon introduced the D1 camera, digital cameras were generally perceived as producing low quality and resolution pictures, they were of little interest to most professional photographers, the Nikon D1 SLR changed this perception for ever!

Nikon uses a "D" and a series numbers to designate it's digital SLR cameras, this may be followed by a H, S or X to identify variants of the basic models. Nikon digital SLR cameras with a single number are for professional use and are built like a tank with die-cast metal bodies and substantial weather proofing. Cameras with three numbers are semi pro, they still normally have die-cast metal bodies but are lighter and less robust with less weather proofing. Nikon digital cameras with two numbers are for amateur photographers and have light plastic bodies and virtually no weatherproofing. Cameras with four numbers are primarily for amateur photographers making the transition from a compact camera to their first digital SLR, they tend to be the lightest and  least robust of the Nikon SLR cameras.

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Many Nikon digital SLR cameras have a single or double letter prefix added to the end of the model number, a "H" designates a high speed variant of the basic camera, a "X" indicates a higher resolution version, when a "S" is added it means it is an improved or "second version" of the camera, the improvements will not alter the basic resolution but could add video or significant picture quality improvements often via new firmware and numerous minor improvements, Nikon is always improving it's cameras and even it's cheapest SLR will be quite impressive!


Nikon F501 (N2020)

Nikon auto focus SLR film camera timeline


Camera Model

AF type

VR caperable


Nikon F3AFUniqueNo


Nikon F501 (N2020)SpigotNo


Nikon F401 (N4004)SpigotNo
1988Nikon F801 (N8008)SpigotNo
1988Nikon F4Spigot or SWMNo

Nikon F601 (N6006)


Nikon F4sSpigot or SWMNo


Nikon F4eSpigot or SWMNo


Nikon F401s (N4004s)SpigotNo


Nikon F801s (N8008s)


1991Nikon F401x (N5005)SpigotNo
1991Nikon F601 (N6006)SpigotNo
1992Nikon F90 (N90)Spigot or SWMNo
1994Nikon F90x (N90s)Spigot or SWMNo

Nikon F60


Nikon F50 (N50)SpigotNo


Nikon F70 (N70)Spigot or SWMNo


Nikon F5Spigot or SWMYes


Nikon Pronea 600i (6i)

Spigot or SWMNo
1997Nikon Pronea SSpigot or SWMNo
1999Nikon F60 (N60)SpigotNo
1999Nikon F100Spigot or SWMYes
2000Nikon F65 (N65)Spigot or SWMYes

Nikon F80


Nikon F80 (N80)Spigot or SWMYes


Nikon F55 (N55)SpigotNo


Nikon F75 (N75)Spigot or SWMYes


Nikon F6

Spigot or SWMYes

Nikon SLR AF
Film Cameras


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