Nikon E3/E3s Digital Still SLR Camera - Specifications



Technical Specifications

Note: Specifications may also be applicable to Fujix / Fuji DS 560 series Models.


Type of Camera:   Interchangeable lense SLR-type digital camera
CCD   2/3 inch VT (vacant Transfer) type; 1.3 million pixels (1,280 X 1,000 array); captures 8-bit full-color image
Sensitivity STD equivalent to ISO 880 film
MID equivalent to ISO 1600 film
  HIGH equivalent to ISO 3200 film
Lense Mount   Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and CPU contacts)
Usable Lenses   AF Nikkor and Ai-S type Nikkor lenses with limitations*
Focus modes: S Single-Servo Autofocus mode
C Continuous-Servo Autofocus mode
M Manual
Autofocus:   TTL phase detection system using Nikon Advanced AM200 autofocus module
Autofocus Detection range   Approx. EV-1 to EV18 at ISO equivalent 100 (nikon spec.).
Exposure / Metering Matrix Five segment multi-pattern metering system
C-Weighted Concentrates approx. 70% meter's sensitivity into viewfinder's central area
Spot Meters approx. 5mm circle in viewfinder's center
Metering Range
(with f/1.4 lens in STD mode)
Matrix Metering EV 1 to 16-1/3
Center-Weighted EV 15 to 20
Spot Metering EV 2 to 20
Exposure Control   Program (P), Shutter-Priority AE (S), Aperture-Priority AE (A) and Manual (M) exposure modes
Aperture   controlled by built-in diaphragm inside Reduction Optics; controlled aperture: f/4.8 to f/38, set by command dial; command lock possible
AE Lock   Possible via AE-L (AE lock) button; BV memory type
Exposure Compensation   Possible within ±2 EV range in 1/4 steps
Auto Bracketing (AEB)   Shoot 2 to 3 frames, each with differnt exposures. Compensated value range from +- 1/4 to +-3/4; 9 combinations are available.

Shutter Speeds   Controlled from 1/2000 to 1/2 sec. steplessly in P or A mode; set from 1/2000 to 1/8 sec. in 1/2 EV steps in M or S mode
Viewfinder   Optical-type eye level viewfinder (fixed); approx. 98% frame coverage; approx. 0.7x magnification with 50mm lense set at infinity
Focusing screen   Nikon advanced B-type BriteView, screen (fixed)
Storage System   Digitally stored (compressed JPEG or uncompressed TTFF)
Storage Media   Nikon Image Memory Card EC-15 (PCMCIA/JEIDA standard memory card (Type I)
Storage Modes (no. of images can store in 15MB card) HI (uncompressed): Approx. 5 images (approx. 2.45MB)
FINE (1/4compressed): Approx. 21 images (approx. 640k)
NORMAL (1/8 compressed): Approx. 43 images (approx. 320k)
BASIC (1/16 compressed): Approx. 84 images (approx. 160k)
Shooting Modes S (single frame shooting) mode Advances one frame for each shutter release
C (continuous shooting) mode E3: Approx. 1 frame per second (varies according to storage mode);
E3s : Approx. 3 frames per second (up to 12 consecutive shots)
PV (Preview) mode Images displayed on screen after each exposure
PC mode Personal computer or printer mode
PB (Playback) mode Via Video out port, play back on TV screen. NTSC or PAL (selectable)
SCSI   Possible. Via 25 pins D-sub
White Balance Auto: Color temperature auto tracking
Manual: SIX-steps mark selection 1) Incandescent light (3,000k), 2) Fluorescent light (6,700/5,000/4,200K), 3) Fine weather (5,300K), 4) Cloudy weadher (6,500K), 5) Shade (8,000K), and 6) F[ash mode (5,700K)]. Flurther finetuning can be performed.
Flash Synchronization   X sync only; top sync speed of 1/250 sec.; in M or S mode, shutter fires at user speed set (1/350 to 1/2000 sec. cannot be chosen); Matrix Balanced Fill Flash possible with Nikon TTL Speedlights including SB-28, 27, 26 and 25; Standard TTL Flash is also possible; External sync (PC) terminal also provided.
Autofocus Flash Photography   Possible with Nikon Autofocus Speedlight SB-28, 26, 25, 23, 22 or 20 or other equivalents.
Power Supply / Voltage   7.2V Quick Charger EH-3 used for Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-3 (charging thrie: approx. 1 hr, 1150mmAh capacity) can also supply power directly to E3/E3s body via DC Adapter ES-1
Dimensions (W x H x D) and Weight (body with battery):   164 x 1152.6 x 120.2mm (6.5 X 4.7 X 6 in.); approx. 1,850g (4.1 ibs.)

System Accessories:

Rechargeable Battery Pack EN-3; Quick Charger EH-3; DC Adapter ES-1; External Sync Adapter EX-10; Video Cable EG-10; lmage Memory Card EC-15 etc.

The E3 Series Digital Carmeras were co-developed with Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. All products indicated by trademark symbols are trademarked andlar registered by their respective companies. Specifications based on April 1998

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