Nikon F55 New Age 35mm SLR Camera with 6 Months Warranty (Body Only)


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Condition: 8.5/10 some cosmetic damage normal wear and tear


Key Features 

  • Easy operation with exposure mode select dial and Command Dial with large top deck LCD panel 
  • [AUTO] mode for fully automatic control 
  • Three-Area Autofocus system 
  • Choice of Dynamic AF and Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF 
  • Focus Tracking with Lock-On™ 
  • Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator 
  • 3D Matrix Metering (with D-/G-type Nikkor lens) 
  • Center Partial Metering (in [M] mode) 
  • Five Vari-Program modes 
  • Four exposure modes ([P], [S], [A], [M]) 
  • Built-in auto pop-up Speedlight: guide number 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft.); 28mm lens coverage 
  • Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash capability 
  • F55D features data imprinting 


Exposure control 

[AUTO] mode, Vari-Program modes (Portrait / Landscape / Close-Up / Sports Continuous / Night Portrait), Auto-Multi Program, Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] modes 

Shutter speed 

1/2,000 to 30 s; electromagnetically controlled Time setting 

Exposure metering (works with AF and AI-P type Nikkor lenses only) 

EV 1 to 20 at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens 

Power source 

Two 3V CR2 lithium batteries 

Dimensions (W x H x D) 

Approx. 129 x 92 x 65mm (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.6 in.) (F55),  
Approx. 129 x 92 x 67.5mm (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.) (F55D) 

Weight (body only without batteries) 

Approx. 350g (12.3 oz.) (F55),  
Approx. 360g (12.7 oz.) (F55D) 



I bought one of these for my mom, and it's everything I thought it would be. It's super lightweight, far less than you'd imagine, and works fast and great. For $200 including lens brand new, it's the film camera bargain of the digital age. It sells for much less used - I paid about $140. 

If you want digital, it's easy! I buy print film at Costco for $1 a roll (Fuji 400 with a coupon) and have it developed with 5x7" prints and the images burns as JPGs on a CD for about $9 a roll. You can shoot this way for years, not pay as much as you would for a digital camera, and have the files on gold archival CD, prints, negatives, and presuming you copy the files to your computer, your computer, too! 

Nikon first announced the N55. It's called the N55 in the USA and the F55 elsewhere.They are the same camera. I've seen and played with it but not shot with it. People ask, so here are my impressions. 

This is easy to write. This is a simple camera ideal for people who want great photos with a simple, lightweight camera. Yes, it should take photos just as good as any $1,000 camera.

Not only that, but this film camera can give better color, wider dynamic range in highlights and sharper enlargements than my $4,000 digital Nikon D1H. 

                                                                                               - Ken Rockwell 





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