Nikon N65 / F65QD SLR camera
Brief Introduction/Technical Specification

 

Brief overview:- Easy operation with exposure mode select dial and command dial with large top deck LCD panel. Uses Nikon’s cross-ranged, five area autofocus sensor (Multi-CAM 900 sensor). Dynamic AF and Lock-On™ autofocus operation. Nikon's exclusive 3D Matrix Metering using six-segment Matrix sensor. Built-in auto pop-up Speedlight with 28mm lens coverage and guide number of 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft). Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash for automatic balanced exposure of both foreground subject and background AUTO mode for fully automatic control Vari-Program System includes five versatile programs. Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator. Alternate F65QD version offers data imprinting.

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Specifications

Type of camera: Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically controlled focal-plane shutter and built-in Speedlight
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Exposure modes: Auto AUTO mode:-Vari-Program Portrait: Portrait, landscape.gif Landscape, macro.gif: close-ups, sport.gif: Sports Continuous, night.gif: 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 film format)
Lens mount: Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts) Lens D-type AF Nikkor (except IX-Nikkor): Autofocus and all functions possible; PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Usable in Manual exposure mode; AF Nikkor other than D-type (except AF Nikkor for
F3AF): All functions except 3D Matrix Metering possible; AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering and autofocus possible; IX-Nikkor: Cannot be used; Non-CPU: Usable in Manual exposure mode (exposure meter cannot be used); Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Viewfinder : Fixed eye-level pentaprism, built-in deportee adjustment (-1.5 to +0.8 DP) Eyepoint 17mm (at -1.0 DP)
Focusing screen:
B-type Clear Matte Screen V with focus brackets
Viewfinder frame coverage: Approx. 89%
Finder magnification
(with illuminator) : Approx. 0.68-0.60°- with 50mm lens set to infinity (at -1.5 to +0.8m-1)
Viewfinder information:
Focus indications, focus area, shutter speed, aperture, electronic analogue exposure display/exposure compensation value display, exposure compensation, ready-light/flash recommended/full flash output; Five sets of focus brackets (area)/ø12mm reference circle for Center-Weighted metering
Reflex mirror:
Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Depth of Field Preview: Possible.
Autofocus/Lens aperture:
TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM 900 autofocus module with AF-Assist Illuminator (approx. 0.5m-3m);
Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)
Lens servo:- AF
: 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 (including directional information); Single Servo AF (focus is locked when the subject is in-focus); Continuous Servo AF (camera continues to focus on a moving subject), Focus Tracking with Lock-On™ automatically activated by subject's status
M: Manual focus

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Focus area select button Simply use your left thumb to select a desired focus area, even as you shoot. The button can be used to cancel AF-Assist Illuminator operation, too. Viewfinder LCD information Most data on the upper LCD panel also appears in the viewfinder LCD, for setting adjustment without taking your eye from the viewfinder.

Focus Area mode:- One of five focus areas can be selected Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority; Dynamic AF Mode; Single Area Mode with M (manual focus)
Metering system: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; Three metering systems (limitations with lens used)- 3D six-segment Matrix Metering: with G- or D-type AF Nikkor; Six-segment Matrix Metering: with AF Nikkor other than G or D-type (except AF Nikkor for F3AF, DX Nikkor and IX-Nikkor), AI-P Nikkor; Center-Weighted Metering: automatically selected with Manual exposure mode
Metering range:
3D Matrix Metering: EV 1-20; Center-Weighted Metering: EV 1-20 (at normal temperature, ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure meter: coupling CPU
Exposure compensation:
Exposure compensated in ±2 EV range, in 1/2 steps (except in M, Auto or Programmed Flash)
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Auto Exposure Bracketing/Multiple exposure button This button lets you activate Auto Exposure Bracketing or multiple exposure function Aperture/Exposure compensation button Press this button while rotating the Command Dial to select aperture in Manual 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)
Film speed setting/
Film speed range: • 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.gif, macro.gif, sport.gif, night.gif, 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.gif or sport.gif,) 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

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Flash control
:
Controlled by TTL Sensor; Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash: Built-in Speedlight or optional Speedlight and CPU Nikkor lens (except in Manual exposure mode); Standard TTL: In Manual exposure mode
Standard TTL: With built-in Speedlight, SB-28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22s, 22, 20 (See
various Nikon AF Speedlight Models) and non-CPU Nikkor lens; or with built-in . Speedlight, SB-29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22s, 22, 20 and exposure mode set to manual or metering system to Spot Flash sync mode
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: light in green; Full output warning: blinks in green
Flash recommended 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-iight contact, TTL auto flash contact, monitor contact, GND), safety lock provided
Self-timer:
Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 sec.
Depth-of-field preview button:- Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview button; electronically controlled
Film loading:
Film automatically advances to first frame when camera back is closed (shutter and reflection mirror not activated)
Film advance :
Automatic advance with built-in motor. Continuous shooting possible insport.gif Sports Continuous mode Film advance speed: approx. 2.5 fps (fresh batteries)
Film rewind:
Automatic rewind with built-in motor; Rewind speed with fresh batteries: Approx. 16 seconds with 36-exposure film, Approx. 13 seconds with 24-exposure film

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Self-timer/Remote control button Use the self-timer and it's easy to put yourself in the photo. The optional remote control unit can be used for a similar purpose. Diopter Adjustment Enables near- or farsighted photographers to adjust the eyepiece diopter to any setting from -1.5 to +0.8m
LCD panel information (illumination built-in): 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
Multiple exposure:
Selectable in P, S, A, M
Date/time imprint function (N65QD/F65QD model 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; Power source: One 3V CR2025 lithium battery, battery life; approx. three years (depending upon use of data imprint function and other operating conditions)
Camera back:
Hinged back with film confirmation window; F65D: Data imprint LCD panel/buttons

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remoteunitF65.jpg   Remote control (optional): Infrared, activated by pressing the shutter release button; Immediate release mode and 2 seconds delay mode; Operating distance: Approx. 5m or 16.4 ft. directly in front of the camera; Battery: One 3V CR2025 lithium battery; Battery life: Approx. 5 years (june differ with usage amount or other operating conditions); Dimensions: Approx. 60 x 28 x 7mm(W x H x D). Weight: Approx. 10g including battery  
Power source : Two 3V CR2 lithium batteries; optional Battery Pack MB-17 is also available (for four AA-size alkaline, lithium, NiCd or Ni-MH batteries)

Power switch: Power ON and OFF position
Exposure meter:
Auto meter shutoff 5 seconds after power turned on if no operations are performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter release button after power is turned on
Battery power confirmation: In LCD panel, with exposure meter on; : for sufficient power; : indicates batteries are nearing exhaustion; : Blinking indicates batteries are just about exhausted

Usable number of 36-exposure film rolls
per set of two 3V lithium batteries

At 20°C/68°F

at -10°C/14°F

Without flash

Approx. 50

Approx. 25

With flash for half of all exposures

Approx. 10

Approx. 7

* For autofocus operation using an AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D lens, covering the full range from infinity (oo) to the closest distance and back to infinity (OO) before each shot, with a shutter speed of 1/125 sec. or faster  

Tripod socket: 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D):
F65: Approx. 139.5 x 92.5 x 65.5mm (5.5 x 3.6 x 2.6 in.); N65QD / F65QD: Approx. 139.5 x 92.5 x 68mm (5.5 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.)
Weight (without batteries): N/65 /
F65: 395g (13.9 oz.); N65QD / F65QD: 400g (14.1 oz.)
Optional exclusive accessories:
Soft case CF-62

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Top deck LCD panel The easy-to-see LCD panel provides vital information at a glance. * Caution: Infrared film cannot be used with this camera, because the F55(d) detects the film perforation with an infrared ray. The viewfinder image will become slightly darker when batteries are not installed. All specifications apply when fresh batteries are used at normal temperature (20 degrees Celcius). Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice

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