Nikon F-601M

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Nikon F-601m Specifications
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Nikon F601m
Manufacturer Nikon
Model F-601m
Camera type Single lens reflex
Format 35mm (135) film, 36mm x 24mm
lens type Interchangeable, enter mount type
shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
shutter range 30s to 1/2000s, bulb
metering type TTL metering
exposure mode Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]
metering mode 5 zone matrix or centre-weighted metering
metering range EV 0 to EV 19 at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens
exposure compensation ±5EV range in 1/3EV steps
autoexposure lock by sliding lever
autoexposure bracketing 3 or 5 frames; 0.3, 0.7 and 1EV between frames
self timer 2-30s in 1s increments
focus modes manual
autofocus areas nil
frame advance mode single, continuous high speed, continuous low speed
frame advance speed 1.2 to 2 frame/s
viewfinder Optical, fixed eye-level pentaprism
viewfinder magnification 0.75x
viewfinder frame coverage 92%
ISO film speed range ISO 25-5000 (DX coded); ISO 6-6400 (manual)
flash ISO type hot shoe
flash exposure compensation -3 to +1EV
flash synchronization shutter speeds up to 1/125s; normal, slow and rear curtain sync.
power source 6V lithium battery
film loading automatic
film rewind automatic
dimensions 154.5 x 96 x 65 mm
weight 565g without battery pack

The Nikon F-601m is a manual focus, autoexposure, auto film loading and advancing 35 mm SLR camera manufactured by the Nikon Corporation and released in 1990. It was sold in USA as the N6000.

The F-601m is a simplified version of the F-601, with no autofocus capability and no built-in flash.[1]


  • Flexible programmed (P), aperture priority (A) and shutter priority (S) auto-exposure and manual exposure control.
  • Matrix and Center-Weighted Metering.
  • Auto-exposure bracketing.
  • Self-timer.
  • High or low speed continuous film advance.
  • DX film code recognition to automatically set ISO speed.
  • Exposure and flash compensation.
  • TTL flash exposure.[2][3]


  • Polycarbonate (plastic) exterior.
  • Metal lens mount.

Lens Compatibility[edit]

  • CPU lenses required for full compatibility.[3]
  • Manual focus lenses lose P & S modes, matrix metering, and aperture display in the finder[3]
  • Pre-AI and IX lenses not supported[3]
  • G-type lenses will work in P & S modes, and only smallest aperture in A & M modes.
  • DX lenses will be vignetted, otherwise same as G-type
  • VR functionality not supported


  1. ^ Foo, Lee (1998). "Nikon SLR Models 1989–1991". Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  2. ^ Nikon Corporation (2008). "Digital Archives on Camera Products - Niion F-601M (N6000)". Retrieved 2008-12-01. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d Nikon Corporation. "Nikon N6000 Instruction Manual". Retrieved 2008-12-01.