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 F3AF Unique No


Nikon F501 (N2020) Spigot No


Nikon F401 (N4004) Spigot No
1988 Nikon F801 (N8008) Spigot No
1988 Nikon F4 Spigot or SWM No

Nikon F601 (N6006)


Nikon F4s Spigot or SWM No


Nikon F4e Spigot or SWM No


Nikon F401s (N4004s) Spigot No


Nikon F801s (N8008s)


1991 Nikon F401x (N5005) Spigot No
1991 Nikon F601 (N6006) Spigot No
1992 Nikon F90 (N90) Spigot or SWM No
1994 Nikon F90x (N90s) Spigot or SWM No

Nikon F60


Nikon F50 (N50) Spigot No


Nikon F70 (N70) Spigot or SWM No


Nikon F5 Spigot or SWM Yes


Nikon Pronea 600i (6i)

Spigot or SWM No
1997 Nikon Pronea S Spigot or SWM No
1999 Nikon F60 (N60) Spigot No
1999 Nikon F100 Spigot or SWM Yes
2000 Nikon F65 (N65) Spigot or SWM Yes

Nikon F80


Nikon F80 (N80) Spigot or SWM Yes


Nikon F55 (N55) Spigot No


Nikon F75 (N75) Spigot or SWM Yes


Nikon F6

Spigot or SWM Yes

Nikon SLR AF
Film Cameras


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