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Nikon Corporation announces the introduction of the Nikon F75

22 February, 2003

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the Nikon F75* 35mm (135) autofocus SLR camera.


*Nikon F75 will be sold as Nikon N75 in the U.S.

A compact, lightweight AF SLR camera, the Nikon F75 was developed as the Nikon AF SLR model for amateur SLR users including beginners. Offering advanced Nikon features and innovations that are standard in Nikon F5, F100 and F80 SLRs, Nikon system compatibility, and compact design, the F75 makes SLR photography very simple, convenient and versatile.

Boasting an ergonomic design, the F75 features easy-to-use dials and a large LCD panel for simplicity of operation. The fully automatic AUTO mode, for example, offers point-and-shoot capability which is ideal for beginners to SLR photography.

In addition, the F75’s Vari-Program modes handle specific subjects and scenes automatically -- determining aperture and shutter speed values with professional precision. The F75 also features P, S, A and M exposure modes for control of exposure that grows along with the photographer’s capabilities.

The new Nikon F75 offers the latest Nikon technology, great SLR performance and an affordable price. Nikon’s exclusive high-performance features include new 25-segment 3D Matrix Metering, Five-Area Dynamic Autofocus system with Focus Area Selector and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash control. Also, it is easy to operate. Large mode dial and easy-to-view LCD panel ensure easy access to exposure modes, including Auto and five Vari-Program modes, for point-and-shoot operation with professional results. A built-in Speedlight automatically pops up and fires flash when light is low or the subject is in backlighting. The F75 also features creative exposure control functions like Auto Exposure Bracketing, Exposure Compensation, Multiple Exposure and more. In addition, New On-Screen Battery/Film Indicators in the viewfinder show battery power and film supply status. Of course, it is fully compatible with more than 40 AF Nikkor lenses including AF-S and VR lenses, for world-class optical quality. All these features are packed into a stylish, compact, lightweight body for extra portability.

The Nikon F75 is available in a standard and a QD version (F75D), and are available in black or silver color.

For all these reasons, the Nikon F75 invites countless first-time SLR users as well as amateurs to the world of Nikon photography.

Note: Specifications, design, product name and standard accessories may differ by country or area.

Nikon F75 Feature Highlights

Easy, intuitive operation

For all its sophistication, the F75 is particularly easy and intuitive to operate, so photographers don’t require detailed technical knowledge to master desired photographic effects. Simply select a shooting mode according to the shooting situation or type of picture wanted. A built-in Speedlight automatically pops up, ready to illuminate a scene in low light

Informative viewfinder

The viewfinder lets users keep their eye on the subject as they check shooting information. To confirm the focus area selected, the Vari-Brite Focus Area display is automatically superimposed in black in the viewfinder, and momentarily illuminated in red when you focus on a dark or poorly lit subject. New On-Screen Battery/Film indicators appear to warn users when battery power is running low, film is not properly loaded or just a few frames of film remain. Diopter Adjustment of the eyepiece compensates for near- or far-sightedness in a -1.5 to +0.8m-1 range.

Five-Area Dynamic Autofocus System

The Nikon F75 AF system features five AF sensors, covering a wide area horizontally and vertically. In addition, the F75 has three Dynamic AF modes for maintaining focus automatically as the subject moves from a focus area you’ve selected to another.

Closest-Subject-Priority Dynamic AF mode

The focus area with the closest subject is automatically selected, so users can concentrate on shutter timing and shoot at will. Ideal for candid photography.

Center-Subject-Priority Dynamic AF mode

The center focus area is automatically selected. It is quick, simple and useful to turn the AF Area Mode Selector to this mode when there are closer objects to the camera than the main subject within the frame.

User-Selected-Area Dynamic AF mode

Focus Area Selector on the camera back is used to choose a specific focus area when composing a shot.

New 25-segment 3D Matrix Metering

25-segment 3D Matrix Metering is very smart at analyzing scene “atmosphere” as well as brightness. Comparing complex exposure information of more than 30,000 scenes in the camera’s database with that from the actual scene, the F75 automatic exposure control system is astonishingly accurate.

3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash

With either the built-in Speedlight or a Nikon dedicated Speedlight set at TTL, the F75’s five-segment TTL Multi Sensor and Monitor Pre-flash system determines the precise amount of flash needed to create a well-balanced picture by analyzing scene brightness, contrast and subject reflectance an instant before the shot is taken.

Nikon F75 Major Features

Autofocus System

  • Multi-CAM 900 sensor -- its five focus detection areas offer broad horizontal and vertical coverage.
  • Three AF Area modes: Dynamic AF, Center-subject-priority Dynamic AF and Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF.
  • Auto Servo AF determines whether the subject is stationary or moving, and chooses AF-S or AF-C operation.
  • Unique overlap servo method makes autofocus fast and accurate.
  • Nikon’s unique Lock-On™ autofocus operation.
  • All AF sensors work with every AF Nikkor lens, regardless of its maximum aperture.
  • Vari-Brite Focus Area display provides at-a-glance AF area confirmation.
  • Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator.

Exposure Metering System

  • New 25-segment 3D Matrix Metering: employs sophisticated algorithmic patterns and a database of more than 30,000 scenes of actual shooting data for exposure evaluation with 6-segment Matrix sensor.
  • Center-Weighted Metering is selected in Manual exposure mode.

Exposure Control

  • Comprehensive exposure modes: all-automatic AUTO mode, five Vari-Program modes, and Auto-Multi Program, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual modes.
  • AUTO mode for convenient point-and-shoot operation.
  • Vari-Program modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports and Night Portrait modes.
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing -- exposure bracketing of three frames in 0.5 to 2.0 EV steps available for all exposure modes including Manual.
  • Exposure compensation -- adjustable in 1/2 EV-step increments.
  • Multiple exposure capability.

Built-in Speedlight and Advanced Flash System

  • 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash uses Monitor Pre-Flash(es) to provide automatic balanced exposure of the foreground subject and background scene.
  • Built-in Speedlight automatically pops up when light is low in AUTO and Vari-Program modes.
  • Coverage for lenses as wide as 28mm.
  • Guide number of 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft.).
  • Flash sync of 1/90 sec.
  • Slow Sync.
  • Rear-Curtain Sync.
  • Red-Eye Reduction.

Controls and accessories

  • Complete control at a user’s fingertips.
    • New On-Screen Battery/Film Indicators in the viewfinder.
    • Large top deck LCD panel.
    • Command Dial.
    • Mode Dial.
    • Diopter-Adjustment (-1.5 to +0.8m-1).
    • Electronic depth-of field preview button.
    • In-focus confirmation beep.
  • The F75 delivers a film advance speed of approximately 1.5 fps in Continuous mode.
  • Dedicated accessories.
    • Battery Pack MB-18 with vertical shutter release button (accepts four R6/AA-size batteries).
    • Camera case CF-63.
  • Compatible with all AF Nikkor lenses.(Except DX Nikkor and IX-Nikkor lenses)

Nikon F75 Specifications

Type of camera Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically controlled focal-plane shutter and built-in Speedlight
Exposure modes AUTO mode
Vari-Program (Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports, Night Portrait mode);
P: Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible);
S: Shutter-Priority Auto;
A: Aperture-Priority Auto;
M: Manual
Picture format 24 x 36mm (standard 35mm (135) film format)
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Lens AF Nikkor and AI-P Nikkor lenses (except DX and IX-Nikkor)
Viewfinder Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach-mirror type, built-in diopter adjustment (-1.5 to +0.8m-1)
Eyepoint 17mm (at -1.0m-1)
Focusing screen B-type Clear Matte Screen V with focus brackets
Viewfinder frame coverage Approx. 89%
Finder magnification Approx. 0.68-0.60x with 50mm lens set to infinity (at -1.5 to +0.8m-1)
Viewfinder information (with illuminator) Focus indications, focus area, shutter speed, aperture, electronic analog exposure display/Exposure Compensation value display, Exposure Compensation, flash ready-light/flash recommended/full flash output, film status, battery power
Five sets of focus brackets (area), 12mm dia. reference circle for Center-Weighted metering
Reflex mirror Automatic, instant-return type
Autofocus TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module with AF-Assist Illuminator (approx. 0.5m-3m/1.6-9.8 ft.);
Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)
Lens servo AF: Auto-Servo AF: camera automatically chooses Single Servo AF or Continuous Servo AF operation according to the subject status, i.e. stationary or moving.
M: Manual focus
Focus area One of five focus areas can be selected
Focus Area mode AF focus mode: Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority, Dynamic AF Mode with Center-Subject Priority, and Dynamic AF Mode
M focus mode: Center Area Mode and Single Area Mode
Metering system TTL full-aperture exposure metering system:
3D 25-segment Matrix Metering with G- or D-type AF Nikkor;
25-segment Matrix Metering with AF Nikkor other than G- or D-type (except AF Nikkor for F3AF and IX-Nikkor), AI-P Nikkor;
Center-Weighted Metering automatically selected with Manual exposure mode;
Spot Metering in Auto Exposure lock with Custom Setting option (metering system in the Auto Exposure lock)
Metering range 3D 25-segment Matrix Metering: EV 1-20;
Center-Weighted Metering: EV 1-20;
Spot Metering: EV 4-20 (at normal temperature, ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure compensation Exposure compensated in -3 EV range, in 1/2 steps (except in M or AUTO exposure mode)
Auto Exposure Bracketing Bracketing range: -2 EV; number of shots: three; bracketing steps: 0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 EV (except in AUTO or Vari-Program modes)
Film speed setting Automatically set to ISO film speed of DX-coded film in use (manual not selectable); Film speed range: DX: ISO 25-5000, automatically set to ISO 100 with non-DX-coded film
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds In AUTO, Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports, Night Portrait, P, A: Automatically set between 30 and 1/2000 sec.;
In S: 30 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/2 steps);
In M: 30 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/2 steps), Time
Sync. contact X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/90 sec.
Built-in Speedlight In AUTO, Vari-Program (except in Landscape or Sports mode): Automatically activated;
In P, S, A, M: Activated by pressing flash lock-release button;
Guide number: 12/39 (at ISO 100, m/ft.); flash coverage: 28mm or longer lens; film speed range: ISO 25 to ISO 800
Flash control Controlled by TTL Sensor; Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor: 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash compatible with built-in Speedlight or optional Speedlight and D- or G-type Nikkor lens, Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash compatible with built-in Speedlight or optional Speedlight and CPU Nikkor lens other than D/G-type (except in Manual exposure mode); Standard TTL: in Manual exposure mode; Film speed range in TTL auto flash: ISO 25 to 800
Flash sync. mode Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Flash Cancel
Ready-light Flash fully charged: ready-light lights; Full output warning: ready-light blinks
Flash recomended indication Blinks when the subject is dark or backlit and Speedlight is recommended in P, S, A and M
Accessory shoe Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact (sync contact, ready-light contact, TTL Auto Flash contact, GND), safety lock provided
Self-timer Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 sec.
Remote control (optional) Infrared, activated by pressing the shutter release button; immediate release mode and 2-sec. delay mode; operating distance: approx. 5m/16 ft. directly in front of the camera; battery: one 3V CR2025 lithium battery; battery life: approx. 5 years (may differ with usage amount or other operating conditions); dimensions: approx. 60 x 28 x 7mm or 2.4 x 1.1 x 0.3 in. (W x H x D); weight: approx. 10g/0.4 oz. including battery
Depth-of-field preview button Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field button; electronically controlled
Film loading Easy loading, automatic prewind with built-in motor; film automatically advances to first frame (frame of the maximum number of available exposure) when camera back is closed
Film advance Automatic advance with built-in motor; Single-frame shooting, Continuous shooting; Film advance speed: approx. 1.5 fps (fresh batteries)
Film rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor; Mid-roll rewind available
Multiple exposure Selectable in P, S, A, M
LCD panel information Shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, exposure compensation value, auto exposure bracketing, multiple exposure, flash sync mode, focus area, battery power, frame counter, self-timer, remote control
Date/time imprint function (F75D only) Built-in clock: 24-hour type with timing accuracy within -90 seconds a month; leap year adjustment until December 31, 2049; Usable film: ISO 32 to 3200 DX-coded film; Display mode: Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, No Imprint, Month/Day/Year and Day/Month/Year
Camera back Hinged back with film confirmation window; F75D: data imprint LCD panel/buttons
Power source Two 3V CR2 lithium batteries
Power switch Power ON and OFF position
Exposure meter Auto meter shut-off 5 sec. after power turned on if no operations are performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter release button after power is turned on
Battery power confirmation Battery symbols on LCD panel and viewfinder, with exposure meter on
LCD panel Viewfinder Status Meaning
Full symbol
Stays on Sufficient power
Half-depleted symbol Half-depleted symbol Stays on Stays on Batteries are nearing exhaustion
Half-depleted symbol Half-depleted symbol Blinking Batteries are just about exhausted
Usable number of 36-exposure (24-exposure) film rolls per set of two fresh 3V lithium batteries

At 20°C/68°F At -10°C /14°F
Without flash Approx. 40 (60) Approx. 23 (34)
With flash and AF-Assist Illuminator for half of all exposures Approx. 12 (18) Approx. 7 (10)
Autofocus operation using an AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G lens, covering the full range from infinity (∞) to the closest distance and back to infinity (∞) before each shot, with a shutter speed of 1/90 sec. or faster.
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) F75: Approx. 131 x 92.5 x 65mm or 5.2 x 3.6 x 2.6 in.;
F75D: Approx. 131 x 92.5 x 67.5mm or 5.2 x 3.6 x 2.7in.
Weight (without batteries) F75: Approx. 380g or 13.4 oz.;
F75D: Approx. 385g or 13.6 oz.

Specifications apply when a fresh battery is used at normal temperature (20°C/68°F).
Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.