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1989

Nikon F-401S/F-401S QD (N4004S/N4004S QD)
  • Nikon’s totally automatic SLR quality
  • Upgraded F-401 (1987) with ultra-fast AF even in dim light by Advanced AM200 sensor
Nikon TW20/TW20 QD (Tele-Touch 300) World's Firsts
World's Firsts
Featuring red-eye reduction.

1988

Nikon F-801 (N8008) World's Firsts
World's Firsts
1/8,000 sec. shutter speed.
  • Max. shutter speed 1/8,000 s and 1/250 s flash sync
  • Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Cybernetic Sync
  • Matrix Metering system
Nikon RF2/RD2 (One-Touch 100)
  • Upgraded Nikon RF (1987) with 30 s Focus Memory, Double Self-timer and 0.65 m close-up
Nikon TW Zoom/TW Zoom QD (Zoom-Touch 500)
  • 35-80mm f/3.5-7.8 zoom AF compact camera
  • Image size selector and Continuous zoom
Nikon F4 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
Designed with vertical sensor for metering.
  • Nikon’s top-of-the-line AF SLR with interchangeable viewfinder and built-in motor drive
  • Three metering system (Matrix, Center-Weighted and Spot) available
  • Max. shutter speed 1/8,000 s and 1/250 s flash sync
  • High performance AF system incorporated
Nikon Still Video Camera QV-1000C
  • SLR-type monochrome electronic still video camera
  • Nikon QV mount (QV NIKKOR 10-40mm f/1.4 and 11-120mm f/2 lenses)
  • 2/3-in. 380,000-pixel monochrome CCD
  • FM recording standard recommended by ESCC
Speedlight SB-24 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
TTL-BL flash control.

1987

Nikon AF3/AD3 (One-Touch)
  • The smart flash AF compact with 35mm f/2.8 lens
  • Advanced 16-step AF with macro/close-up (0.45 m)
  • One 6V CR-P2 (or DL223A) lithium battery
Nikon RF/RD (Fun-Touch)
  • Stylish AF compact with 35mm f/3.5 lens
  • Replacing the L135AF (1984), and offering close-ups to 0.95 m
Nikon F-401/F-401 QD (N4004/N4004 QD)
  • Nikon’s Exclusive Image Master Control (Decision Master System)
  • Advanced AE with unique triple-sensor metering
  • Built-in auto TTL flash with balanced fill-flash capability
Nikon TW2/TW2D (Tele-Touch Deluxe)
  • The world’s thinnest dual-lens, AF compact
  • Dual-lens (35mm f/3.5 [W], 70mm f/6.8 [T]) with soft filter

1986

Nikon F-501 (N2020)
  • Upgraded F-301 (1985), the integral dual AF SLR
  • Focus-priority Single-Servo AF [S-AF] and Continuous-Servo AF [C-AF]
Nikon L35TWAF/L35TWAD (Tele-Touch)
  • LS camera with dual lens (35mm f/3.5 [W], 70mm f/5.6 [T])
  • Stepless pinpoint AF system and 0.4 m macro
Nikon L35AWAF/L35AWAD (Action-Touch)
  • The all-weather AF LS camera with 35mm f/2.8 lens enables picture taking down to 3 m underwater
  • AF on land and MF underwater
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8S World's Firsts
World's Firsts
Lens with built-in CPU.

1985

Nikon F-301 (N2000)
  • Nikon’s first SLR with integral-motor offering auto film winding at up to 2.5 fps, automatic film loading and ISO (DX-code) setting
Nikon L35AF2/L35AD2 (One-Touch)
  • Upgraded Nikon L35AF (1983) with 11 fully automatic features
  • A built-in barrier-type lens cap

1984

Nikon L135AF
  • LS camera with 35mm f/3.5 lens and a built-in barrier-type lens cap
Nikon FG-20
  • Upgraded EM (1980) with [M] mode
  • Motor Drive MD-14 and MD-E can be used
Nikon FM2 (FM2N)
  • Upgraded FM2 (1982) with 1/250 s sync
NIKONOS-V
  • Upgraded IV-A (1980) with [M] mode and TTL flash control

1983

Nikon F3AF
  • TTL autofocus (AF) version of the Nikon F3
  • AF is possible with AF Nikkor 80mm f/2.8 and AF Nikkor 200mm f/3.5 IF-ED
Nikon FE2 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
1/250 sec. flash sync speed.
  • Upgraded FE (1978) with max. shutter speed of 1/4,000 s and 1/250 s flash sync
  • TTL flash control
Nikon L35AF/L35AD
  • Nikon’s first AF, AE 35mm (135) format lens-shutter camera, offering 35mm f/2.8 lens and 9 fully automatic features
  • AD stands for Auto Date (currently referred to as QD)
Nikon FA World's Firsts
World's Firsts
SLR with Matrix Metering
  • Upgraded FE2 and world’s first camera with (5-segment) Matrix Metering system
  • Awarded the first Camera Grand Prix prize in Japan
  • Usable with Motor Drive MD-15

1982

Nikon F3 high-eyepoint
  • Long eye relief up to 25 mm away (w/DE-3 Finder)
Nikon FM2 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
1/4,000 sec. shutter speed.
  • Upgraded Nikon FM (1977) with max. shutter speed of 1/4,000 s, and 1/200 s flash sync
  • Honeycomb patterned titanium shutter curtains
  • Fixed type meter coupling lever
Nikon FG
  • Upgraded Nikon EM (1980) with Programmed [P], [S], [M] modes and TTL flash control
  • Usable with MD-14 and MD-E
Nikon F3/T
  • The F3 high-eyepoint (1982) armored with titanium

1980

Nikon F3 World's Firsts
World's Firsts
Built-in TTL exposure meter using a pinhole mirror.
  • Fully automatic, state-of-the-art camera replaces the Nikon F2 series (1971~)
  • Aperture-Priority Auto [A] with stepless shutter speeds from 8 to 1/2,000 s
  • TTL flash control
  • Motor Drive MD-4 for up to 6 fps
NIKONOS IV-A
  • A built-in TTL exposure meter and Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
  • Hinged camera back
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