Nikon Pronea 6i

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The Nikon Pronea 6i was an autofocus SLR body for Nikon F mount lenses and IX240 APS film. It was also sold as the Pronea 600i. Kodak made a digital variant of it, the Kodak DCS 315 and DCS 330.

The electronically controlled vertically travelling focal-plane shutter has speeds of 30s to 1/4000 of a sec. in half steps. Flash sync is at 1/180 or slower. A self-timer mode is available with a delay of 10 seconds.

The exposure metering system supports matrix, center-weighted and spot modes. It has a metering range of 0 to 20 EV, and in spot mode 4 to 20 EV (ISO 100, f/1.4). Exposure modes include; Program mode, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, and Manual exposure. In Program mode there is also a mulit and vari modes which has scene modes for portrait, hyperfocal, landscape, close-up, sports and silhouette. Exposure compensation can be adjusted up to 5 EV in half steps. Bracketing is also available with 3 shots in 1/2 of 1 EV. A built-in auto pop-up flash is also in the top housing it has a GN of 20. A hot shoe is also provided.

The automatic focusing system has a range of 0 to 20 EV (ISO 200). Auto focus modes include single, continuous or manual mode with a wide or spot focusing area. Autofocus can also be locked. The camera is able to use H, C and P aspect ratios. The finder has 100% coverage in H mode with 0.84x magnification (50mm lens at inf). The camera back has a rather large LCD display. The film speed is automatically set, but can also be set manually from 6 to 10,000 ISO. The film transport is motorized with drop-in film loading and advances to the first frame. There are two drive modes; Single or continuous advance for up to 3.5fps. Rewinding is automatic, but manual rewinding is also possible in mid-roll. The film counter is upwards counting on film advance and downward on rewind. The camera is powered by two CR123A battery.


SLRs for the Advanced Photo System
Canon EOS IX | Canon EOS IX Lite (IX 7) | Fujifilm Fotonex 4000ix SL | Minolta Vectis S-1 | Minolta Vectis S-100
Nikon Pronea S | Nikon Pronea 6i (600i) | Fujifilm Endeavor 4000SL | Olympus Centurion | Olympus Centurion S