Picture format 24mm X 36mm (standard 35 mm film format)
Lens mount Nikon bayonet mount
Lenses More than 60 Nikkor and Nikon Series E lenses available
Viewfinder Fixed eyelevel pentaprism type; 0.8X magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; 93% frame coverage; eye piece shutter provided
Focusing screen Matte/Fresnel focusing screen with central split-image rangefinder spot and microprism collar (Nikon Type K2 screen); two other types of screens available optionally (Type B2 and E2)
Exposure metering TTL full-aperture exposure measurement; employs two silicon photo diodes (SPD's) with automatic multi-pattern and centerweighted metering methods; selection of metering method via metering control button
Automatic multi-pattern metering: Light is individually measured from five separate areas of focusing screen, providing correct automatic exposure, even in difficult lighting situations
Centerweighted metering: Major portion of meter's sensitivity concentrated in 12mm dia. center spot of focusing screen
Exposure meter Meter turned on when shutter release switch button is depressed halfway; meter stays on for approx. 16 sec. after finger is lifted off button
Metering range EV1 to EV20 at ASA/ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens
Automatic multi-pattern metering: EV1 to EV16-1/3 at ASA/ISO 100 with 50mmf/1.4 lens.
Centerweighted metering: EV1 to EV20 at ASA/ISO 100 with 50mmf/1.4 lens.
Exposure control Three automatic exposure modes: P (programmed), S (shutter-priority) and A (aperture-priority); M (manual) exposure mode also provided