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Nikon F55

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Nikon F55
Nikon F55 with a 50mm f/1.8D
Lensinterchangeable lens, Nikon F-mount
Compatible lensesNikon F-mount lenses with some exceptions
Film format35mm
Film size36mm x 24mm
Film advanceAuto
Film rewindAuto, partial roll rewind possible
Focus modesAutofocus
Exposure modesShutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, 7 subject specific Program modes
Exposure metering5 segment matrix with G or D-type lenses; Matrix with other AF and AI-P; Heavily center-weighted partial-aria metering selected in Manual
FlashPop-up TTL, Hot Shoe (non-TTL only)
Flash synchronization1/90s maximum
Compatible flashesDedicated Nikon hot shoe mounted flashes; other non-dedicated hot shoe flashes; non-hot shoe flashes with adapter
Shutterelectromagnetically controlled
Shutter speed range30s – 1/2000s
Continuous shooting1.5 frame/s in Sports Program mode
ViewfinderFixed eye-level penta-mirror
BatteryTwo (2) 3V CR2 lithium batteries
Dimensions129 x 92 x 65mm (F55/N55) 129 x 92 x 67.5mm (F55D/N55D)
Weight350g (F55/N55) 360g (F55D/N55D)

The F55 (or N55 as it is known in the U.S.) is a 35mm film SLR autofocus camera introduced by Nikon in 2002.[1]

History and description

It was targeted at a new and lower price-point than the F65 (previously Nikon's cheapest autofocus SLR). The F65 continued to be sold alongside the F55. The camera is made in Thailand.

It is unique among recent Nikon autofocus SLRs in that it does not support autofocus on Nikon lenses with "AF-S" silent wave motor focussing, or the "VR" optical stabilisation features found on some lenses.[2]

It features several different operating modes, including seven program modes that are subject specific, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual.[2][3]

Included with the F55D variant is a date/time-imprinting facility, ("Data imprinting,")[4] but at the cost of a slightly larger camera body.


  1. ^ "F55 – Invitation to Excellence". Nikon Corporation. Archived from the original on 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2006-09-29.
  2. ^ a b "Nikon N55 - Affordable Entry Level Model with High Tech Capabilities" - Review. Article retrieved 2013-06-05
  3. ^ "Nikon | Imaging Products | Specifications - Nikon F55" - Official Specifications. Article retrieved 2013-06-05
  4. ^ "Nikon | Imaging Products | Nikon F55" - Key Features. Article retrieved 2013-06-05

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