Nikon E3 (1998)

Announced 1998-06-15, the Nikon E3 was not marketed until a few months after Nikon introduced the famous D1 in 1999. The E3 and it's slighty improved brother the E3S marked the end of the E-series. From 2000 on Nikon focused entirely on their D-line. The E3 had a full-frame 1.3 MP sensor and was jointly developed with Fuji. Therefore Fuji marketed this camera as the Fujix DS-560. While the D1 already used CF Typ I and II cards and Firewire, the E3 still used the older PCMCIA Flash ATA cards and the not-so-easy-to-use SCSI ports. As it seems from the pictures, there was also a special macro kit available for dentists or other medical purposes. I've never seen a kit like this and it reminds me of the Fujix DS-220.


  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: E3
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $18,000
  • Imager Type: 1.3MP 2/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x1000
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: PCMCIA Flash ATA cards
  • Lens: interchangeable Nikon F-Mount
  • Shutter: 1/2S to 1/2000S
  • Aperture Range: F4.8 to F38
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 164 x 152 x 120mm
  • Weight: 1,850 gr.
  • Remarks: --

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