Nikon FE10

A brief outline of the Nikon FE10 manual focus SLR film camera

This page is dedicated to the Nikon FE10 camera produced for Nikon by Cosina since 1996. This camera is based on the existing Cosina CT-1 body and this is reflected in the build quality, the camera feels like a Cosina, indeed if it was not for the Nikon name it would never be mistaken for a Nikon built 35mm SLR camera.

As the Nikon FE10 camera is not a full Nikon system camera compatibility is limited to Nikon AI and AI-S lenses and the appropriate Nikon Speedlights such as the Nikon SB24.

The above does not make the Nikon FE10 a bad camera and if you want access to the Nikon lens system at a bargain price it is a viable alternative to a Nikon designed and built camera, should you wish to use a motor drive or a different focusing screen you will have to obtain a Nikon built body. The camera was often bundled with a relatively poor Cosina made 3570 mm f/3.5-4.8 zoom lens but when combined with a FE10 it does create a lightweight combination that may well appeal as a very economic beginners introduction to film photography.


It is of note that in 1995, one year before the introduction of the Nikon FE10, a manual exposure version of the camera was released, the Nikon FM10, this was also produced by Cosina and neither camera should be incorrectly mistaken as an improved model of any of Nikon's own excellent range of FM or FE cameras, these remain far more desired and respected by experienced Nikon orientated photographers and enthusiasts world wide.


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Basic specifications of the Nikon FE10 MF SLR Camera

Production period (later availability via stock)

1996 to now
Lens meter coupling type AI (Automatic maximum aperture Indexing)
Aperture coupling range N/A
ASA film speed range ISO 25 to 3200
EV range at ASA 100 EV 1 to 18
Meter sensor type if applicable TTL centre weighed SPD (Silicon Photo diode)
Shutter type and curtain material Vertical focalplane metal curtained electronic
Shutter speed range 8 to 1/2000 second + Bulb
Auto exposure modes available Aperture priority and Manual
Flash exposure type and sync speed TTL OTF Electronic flash shoe 1/60 second
Interchangeable focusing screens Fixed K type split-image microprism
Interchangeable viewfinder heads No
Interchangeable backs No
Film advance method Single stroke lever
Motor drive or Auto winder availability None
Film rewind method Manual folding crank
Self Timer Yes - 10 seconds electronic
Battery type and number required Two S76 1.5v silver oxide batteries
Body weight without lens attached 400g

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