- Cost: $25-150
- Noteable Features: Auto Exposure, can mount pre-AI lenses
- Relative size: medium
- Relative weight: light
The Nikon FE was a mid-tier professional camera, slotting in below the F3 in features and value. For modern use it has nearly all of the capabilities of the F3 in a smaller, cheaper package that makes it possibly the best bang-for-buck classic, electronic timing, Nikon camear.
These cameras are at very special intersection of Nikon history, one of the few cameras I know of that give you aperture priority exposure meter on the old pre-AI lenses. As far as I know, (of electronic cameras) only the FE1, F3, and the Dƒ have a flip-up aperture indexing tab (“feeler”) that allow you to mount those older lenses. This is useful say if you wanted to set up a remote camera rig, and therefore needed the camera to time it’s own exposure.