Nishika N8000

Nishika N8000
Nishika N8000

The Nishika N8000 camera was manufactured in USA from 1989 until 1996 when production stopped 22 years ago. The N8000 was designed to take 35mm, Cartridge Roll film. The camera requires 2, AA batteries. Unloaded, the camera weighs 543.00 g (1 lb, 3.15 oz.), with batteries 593.00 g (1 lb, 4.92 oz.), and with film, 612.00 g (1 lb, 5.59 oz.). Features include tripod socket.

General Information

Years Made1989-1996 (22 to 29 Years Old)
Film35mm Film
Weight543.00 g (1 lb, 3.15 oz.)
Date AcquiredJune 15th, 2013
Owner's ManualAvailable
Battery2 x AA
Country of ManufactureUSA


Features

Tripod Socket Integrated Flash Auto Focus Self Timer Date Back Hot Shoe Cold Shoe
Yes No No No No Yes
Aperture Settings:Sunshine, Cloudy, Indoors. No Related F-Numbers.


Technical Notes

The Nishika N8000 3D camera features what appears to be four 30mm single element plastic lenses with three aperture settings. Branded as "focus free", the lenses do not posses the ability to be zoomed or focused, and the camera suggests an optimal range of 6-feet to infinity.

The camera and company were involved in a series of lawsuits for deceptive practices, some of which are revealed by this interesting camera. In the top, middle of the camera, there is a false pentaprism indicative of an SLR, however the camera is not a reflex camera, and the viewfinder is placed directly under the false prism. Additionally, the camera features a grip on the right side which is designed to look like a film rewind motor, however this is not the case and the bump is the chamber for the 2xAA batteries used for the electronics of the camera.

Despite the dark past of the camera, there are many tutorials available online showing how to modify these cameras for an Andy Warhol effect (by removing the septums and introducing color filters of similar light conductivity), and other modifications.


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patty wrote on June 26th, 2013
Really informative, very interesting!!! Love this site!

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