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1979

Nikon EM
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight (460 g) TTL-AE SLR
  • Built-in automatic alarm system
  • Motor Drive MD-E can be used

1978

Nikon FE
  • A sister model of the Nikon FM (1977) with Aperture-Priority Auto [A] mode
  • Usable with Motor Drive MD-12

1977

Nikon F2 Photomic A
  • AI (Automatic maximum aperture Indexing) version of the F2 Photomic (1971)
Nikomat (Nikkormat) FT3
Nikon FM
  • Manual exposure SPD meter with precise LED display
  • Usable with Motor Drive MD-11
Nikon EL2
  • AI version of the Nikomat ELW (1976), featuring SPD meter
  • Shutter speed: 1/1,000 to 8 s
Nikon F2 Photomic AS

1976

Nikomat (Nikkormat) ELW
  • Modified version of the Nikomat EL (1972)
  • Automatic Winder AW-1 can be used
Nikon F2 Photomic SB
  • Modified version of the F2 Photomic S (1973) with SPD (Silicon Photo Diode) meter and eyepiece shutter
Nikkor 13mm f/5.6 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
F-mount interchangeable lens with the world's widest angle of view among wide-angle lenses (as of 1976).

1975

Nikomat (Nikkormat) FT2
  • Modified version of the Nikomat FTN (1967)
  • ISO-type hot-shoe contact and sync terminal with built-in, automatic M-X switchover
NIKONOS-III
  • Improved film advance version of NIKONOS II (1968)
  • Built-in bright frame in the viewfinder
Zoom-Nikkor 28-45mm f/4.5 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
Full-fledged wideangle zoom lens.

1973

Nikon F2 Photomic S
  • Exposure information displayed with two LEDs
  • Automatic [S] control when using the EE Control Unit DS-1
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens.

1972

Nikomat (Nikkormat) EL
  • First Nikon camera to offer aperture-priority AE [A] with exposure memory lock

1971

Nikon F2
  • Improved version of the Nikon F series (1959~) featuring shutter speeds from 10 to 1/2,000 s, built-in ready-light, large-size reflex mirror and hinged camera back
Nikon F2 Photomic
  • DP-1 photomic viewfinder CdS meter; shutter speed, aperture, and meter needle displayed in the viewfinder
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