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Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens USA

B&H # NIFM103570 Mfr # 1689
You Pay: $319.95
Product Highlights
  • Ideal 35mm SLR for Students
  • Manual Focus
  • Manual Exposure
  • Manual Loading/Advance/Rewind
  • Accepts Lenses w/ Aperture Ring
  • Built-In Light Meter
  • Simple Match Diode System
  • Centerweighted Metering Pattern
  • Shutter Requires No Batteries
  • Includes Fitted Case

A basic, all-manual SLR combination for students, the FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens will help you learn the art of photography the old fashioned way.  Load, advance, and rewind the film yourself.  Determine exposure manually with just a simple match diode centerweighted meter, and enter the settings on the aperture ring and shutter speed dial.  Use any Nikon F-mount lens which has an aperture ring.  You'll only need small, long-lasting button batteries for the meter (the shutter is all-mechanical) and some film.  The FM10 is a basic camera that's a great teaching instrument and fun, too.

An ideal 35mm SLR for students
Fully manual focusing, exposure control, film loading, film advance, and film rewind
Accepts all Nikon F-mount lenses with an aperture ring
Simple centerweighted metering and match diode system
Shutter requires no batteries
Includes fitted case

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Type 35mm SLR
Lens Mount Nikon F mount lenses(some lenses have limitations, and "G"-type lenses cannot be used with this camera)
Focus Modes Manual
Focus Type Manual
Focusing Range Not applicable
Exposure Modes Manual
Exposure Metering Centerweighted
Metering Range @ ISO 100 with f/2.0 Lens EV 2-19
Shutter Speed 1/2000th to 1 Second + Bulb, with sync at 1/125th second
Exposure Compensation No
Exposure Bracketing No
ISO Range 25-5000 (manually set)
Built-in Flash No
Film Wind Manual
Focusing Screen Fixed split image screen with microprism
Diopter Correction Interchangeable (accepts 6006/N50 diopters)
Self Timer 10-Second delay
Remote Control Accepts standard mechanical cable release
PC Terminal No
Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
Mirror Lock-Up Yes (when self timer is used)
Multiple Exposure Yes
Viewfinder Info + / O / - Metering scale
LCD Information Not applicable
Color Silver & black
Power Source Two 1.5-Volt LR44 alkaline batteries
Dimensions 5.5 x 3.4 x 2.0" (140 x 86 x 51mm) WxHxD
Weight 0.88 lb (397g)
Lenses
Filter Size 52mm
f/Stop Range 3.5-22
Minimum Focus Distance 1.4' (0.43 m)
Magnification Not specified by manufacturer
Zoom/Focus Control Two-touch
Angle of View 65 to 34 Degrees
Groups/Elements 7/7
Length 2.5" (64mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.5" (64mm)
Weight 0.44 lb (198g)
Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens
  • Strap
  • Two LR44 1.5-Volt Batteries
  • Nikon Fitted Case
  • Front Lenscap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    NikonFM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 74 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable design (54)
    • Simple controls (54)
    • Compact (38)
    • Fast film loading (32)
    • Meters well (29)

    Cons

    • Easily scratched (7)
    • Too few features (6)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (41)
    • Home (34)
    • Photojournalism (33)
    • Action shots (17)
    • Office (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Photography student (15), Casual photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Incredible film camera...reliable

    As in incoming student at NYU for Photography, I needed this summer to practice with film and I researched a bunch of other film cameras and this one reined champion on paper. I bought...Read complete review

    As in incoming student at NYU for Photography, I needed this summer to practice with film and I researched a bunch of other film cameras and this one reined champion on paper. I bought it and to say that I am incredibly happy about my decision is an understatement. It reins champ on and off paper.

    The photos turn out really well and are just really beautiful. I like the zoom in the lens and it isn't heavy at all. Some say that it feels/is made of cheap materials but I don't think that at all.

    My only con is so ridiculously minor but the lever that changes the film after a picture has been taken has to be propped out so the shutter button clicks, which is a little bothersome but it does help to prevent pictures being taken if it is not propped out.

    I couldn't be happier with this camera and it's perfect for not only beginners but for any photographer, in my opinion.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A good start

    The FM10 was my first real camera. Its an excellent student camera with all the features you need and none you don't. It comes with a good lens (although I wish it was...Read complete review

    The FM10 was my first real camera. Its an excellent student camera with all the features you need and none you don't. It comes with a good lens (although I wish it was a tad faster) and thats what really matters. In fact, even though I have upgraded my entire film collection, I still use this lens often. My main complaints about the camera are its durability and longevity. I have had the camera about 6 years now and it has some significant brassing, to the point that I can't read the serial number. The depth of field preview lever also broke off long ago. I upgraded my film setup to some FM2s, which I like much better, even though they have almost identical features. Bottom line: great student camera, but I would recommend getting a vintage Nikon SLR and a decent 50mm lens instead of this. It would cost about the same and you'll be a lot happier down the road.

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    5.0

    Awesome student camera!

    By Alizabeth

    from Indiana

    Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

    I bought this for my first photography class. It is beautifully simple and has been a good first camera to learn with. I have been really pleased with it.

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    5.0

    nikon fm10 camera

    By shark2723

    from new york

    Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

    estoy feliz, me encanta mi camara, me gusta esta tienda encuentro de todo tambien compre, wacon pen, es lo maximo, y los precios geniales

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    5.0

    Nikon FM10

    By CG

    from San Francisco

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

        Great camera to learn traditional photography.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Great for beginner camera users!"

        By Sexy Lady

        from Moreno Valley, Ca.

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Compact
        • Fast Film Loading
        • Meters Well
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Photojournalism
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

          Photography student could use for class. Great starter camera. Has easy to follow directions that help you use it the first time!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          For film photography lovers

          By Todofotografia

          from Medellin, Colombia

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Compact
          • Fast Film Loading
          • Meters Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photojournalism
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

            Its great to have a brand new film camera nowadays, just put the film you want and start thinking about great shots. It has a light body, great lenses, cheap batteries and you can use it with the film you prefer.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Daughter loves it!

            By miami beach mom

            from Miami Beach, FL

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                We purchased this camera for my daughter to use in her photography class in high school. From the easy to understand web site to the quick receipt (within a week) we were very pleased with the process. Our daughter was thrilled when the camera arrived and had it unpacked, loaded and ready to go very quickly. She was taking pictures within a few hours (had to wait for the light to be right) and can't wait to develop them at school.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                FM10

                By Bob

                from Sykesville, Md

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                  I've always been a Nikon fan, I still have my working FTN. You can;t beat this setup for the money, not to mention tax and shipping is free for none NY's.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Basic but great for a newbie

                  By Want to be professional

                  from Pismo Beach, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Compact
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                  • None That I Have Found

                  Best Uses

                  • Fun
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                  I got this as a gift and it is great! It has good instructions if you have never used a 35mm and also if you have, but have forgotten some basics. I love my digital, but having what I consider a "real" camera is much more fun! Great gift!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Best Camera Ever

                  By Alberto

                  from New York

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Compact
                  • Fast Film Loading
                  • Folds Away
                  • Meters Well
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Action Shots
                    • Home
                    • Office
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Sports Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                    I bought this camera for my photography class, it has been the best purchase ever. This camera is amazing. Nothing else to say, works great, easy to use and looks good. I really recommend this camera...

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    overall solid beginners camera

                    By Becky

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                          The biggest issue for me is that it doesn't have much of an aperture range in the lens it comes with, which is pretty inconvenient, And the eyepiece gets fogged up pretty easily. But overall not bad For beginners, i love Nikon

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens

                          By Torrie the student

                          from Cornell university

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Compact
                          • Fast Film Loading
                          • Folds Away
                          • Meters Well
                          • Simple Controls

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Photojournalism

                            Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                            Great product for my film class. Easy to use and understand and be taught with.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I would recommend this camera !!!

                            By Tudica

                            from Portland,OR.

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Design
                            • Compact
                            • Fast Film Loading
                            • Meters Well
                            • Simple Controls

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Action Shots
                              • Home
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Sports Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                              Excellent for a beginner and not only.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Great Camera

                              By TheTrueMikeP

                              from Holyoke, MA

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Design
                              • Compact
                              • Simple Controls

                              Cons

                              • Too Few Features

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                              I am an aspiring photographer, and this camera is great for beginners. Easy to use and control. It's weight is very attractive as well. Highly recommended. The lens does have its limits, though.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great B&W Camera

                              By B

                              from Charleston, SC

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Design
                              • Compact
                              • Meters Well
                              • Simple Controls

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Action Shots
                                • Photojournalism
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                                This has been a great first manual camera for me. I'm in college taking black and white photography classes and this camera has exceeded my expectations thus-far.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                This product is amazing

                                By Nikki

                                from Sprinfield, Masschuettes

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Compact
                                • Fast Film Loading
                                • Simple Controls

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photojournalism

                                  Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                                  I use this product very well it is easy to use, When I clean the film, the pictures comes out great. I like that I can always change the lens whenever i want, how it reloads the film, at frist, I did not know how to operate it but then it got way easier.

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                                  • No

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I would buy it again and again

                                  By Patou

                                  from Quebec,Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Fast Film Loading
                                  • Simple Controls

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                                      Its the best manual camera in the word.You can learn and try it whit a Ilford Delta 400 its incredible....

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                                      • No

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                                      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Incredible film camera...reliable

                                      By Chris Klemens

                                      from Newark, DE

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Design
                                      • Compact
                                      • Fast Film Loading
                                      • Meters Well
                                      • Simple Controls

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Photojournalism
                                        • Still Life
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                                        As in incoming student at NYU for Photography, I needed this summer to practice with film and I researched a bunch of other film cameras and this one reined champion on paper. I bought it and to say that I am incredibly happy about my decision is an understatement. It reins champ on and off paper.

                                        The photos turn out really well and are just really beautiful. I like the zoom in the lens and it isn't heavy at all. Some say that it feels/is made of cheap materials but I don't think that at all.

                                        My only con is so ridiculously minor but the lever that changes the film after a picture has been taken has to be propped out so the shutter button clicks, which is a little bothersome but it does help to prevent pictures being taken if it is not propped out.

                                        I couldn't be happier with this camera and it's perfect for not only beginners but for any photographer, in my opinion.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        The Best 35mm Camera

                                        By Chris

                                        from Syracuse, NY

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Design
                                        • Compact
                                        • Simple Controls

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Action Shots
                                          • Home
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                                          Excellent quality. Great price.
                                          if you really want to learn the art of photography buy a F10.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this product again and again

                                          By The Other Artist

                                          from Willimantic, CT

                                          About Me Photography Student

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable Design
                                          • Fast Film Loading

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                                              Great product, it came really fast. Pretty easy to use. It comes it a leather case like thing. Can't find anything wrong.

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                                              • No

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                                              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Fine by me

                                              By Lynn pinero

                                              from Bridgeport ct

                                              About Me Photography Student

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Meters Well
                                              • Simple Controls

                                              Cons

                                              • Easily Scratched

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens:

                                                As I am a photography student who has yet to develop her film I cannot quite say how great it is. However, I can appreciate how simple it is to use and well as the instructions that come along with it. My capture buttons gets stuck from time to time as well as my advance lever but it could just be my mishandling it. Though while I was carrying it and camera slipped from my hand (tho covered in leatherette case) the nikon "ribbon" along the lense flopped right off. It still seems to operate jus fine tho. Overall I have no complaints.

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                                                • No

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