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Nikon FM10 35mm SLRs

3.97/5 (76 Reviews)


  • Lens MountNikon F
    Camera TypeSLR (Single Lens Reflex)
    Film Type35mm
    Zoom LensWith Zoom Lens
    Zoom Range35 mm - 70 mm
    Battery Type2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Focus LockWithout Focus Lock
    Interchangeable LensesInterchangeable Lenses
    Shutter Speed1 - 1/2000 sec
    Max Flash Sync Speed1/125 sec
    ISO Range - Manual SettingISO 25 - 3,200
    Mirror LockupWith Mirror Lockup
    Light Metering ModesCenter Weighted
    Min Aperturef4.8
    Max Aperturef3.5
    Auto ExposureNo
    Bulb Shutter SpeedWith Bulb Shutter Speed
    Self TimerYes
    WaterproofNo
    Film Auto TransportRewind
    Viewfinder Frame Coverage92 %
    Viewfinder Magnification0.84X
    Depth2.1 in.
    Height3.4 in.
    Width5.5 in.
    Weight14.72 oz.
    Included AccessoriesNeck Strap • Case • Battery
    Release Date1995
    MPNFM10
    Product ID31045

Product Description

If you want total manual control, the FM10 is a great choice. Select shutter speed and aperture. Use manual film advance and rewind manually. The Center-weighted light meter guides you towards a great exposure, but you have options to do it on your own. You focus manually and preview depth-of-field to see the image quality and sharpness. It's 100% your choice – a great way to learn and build confidence.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Talal a Beginner

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Hello, I have Nikin N65 camera..I lost the manual, I was trying to take a pic, it says ERR on the screen,,Can anyone help me,,Thanks..

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Forto a Casual

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2009

Strengths:    sharpness of the picture and light weight

Weaknesses:    plastic body

Bottom Line:   
I'm just a kid when i found photography. Now i am 13 and im using FM10 because it is a good SLR film camera... my dad bought it at 2001 and it is still good today. The sharpness of the picture is nice and it is full manual.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Purchased At:   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Similar Products Used:   i also used Nikkon D40 and its nice but at FM10 u can learn real photography because its manual.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sumit a Expert

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2008

Strengths:    SHARP PICTURE QUALITY

Weaknesses:    PLASTIC BODY (LIGHT WEIGHT)

Bottom Line:   
EXCELLENT CAMERA, SHARP PICTURE, KING IN MANUAL (DAY & NIGHT)
++++++++++++++++++++++++RATING

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   New Delhi, India

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randy a Professional

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2003

Strengths:    Fully Manual
Flash and Lenses that can be used


Weaknesses:    Plastic

Bottom Line:   
I just purchased my Nikon FM10. I got this camera because I wanted to go back to some real photography. I used to have a Pentax K1000 and Nikon FM2 but I got rid of the old manual bodies when I started buying new AE models. It is a nice camera that seems to be built better than most Auto SLR's of the same price range, not as solid as my older manual cameras were, but what is built as well these days. I also like the fact that my SB-80DX flash works on this body, ( Manual and Non-TTL auto only ) and some of my lenses for my N80 and D100. Great camera if you want to get back to the basics of photography.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $269.00

Purchased At:   Local Camera Shop

Similar Products Used:   Pentax K100
Canon T-50,Rebel G,Rebel X,Rebel 2000,Elan 7
Nikon FM2,N80,D100


Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gabby Juanengo a Expert

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2003

Strengths:    Built in metering, easy to hold, lightweight , compatibility with over 100 nikkor lenses, nice finish, takes good pictures...

Weaknesses:    Shutter speed goes only to 2000..but hey thats fast enough to take alomst any kind of photo

Bottom Line:   
THis is one of the greatest nikon SLR's of all time!!! its beatiful curves and easy to hold body, built in center weighted metering, and compatibility with over 100 F nikkor lenses makes it extremely versatile

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   Some Photography Sto

Similar Products Used:   Nikon FM2, FM3, N60, F100

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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