Nikon F401 Quartz Date (sold as N4004 QA in the USA) is a integral-motor autofocus 35mm SLR with built-in TTL flash. The F401 is a great camera for beginners with its ergonomic design and placement of controls. The F401 employs a relative fast and precise autofocus system. With an mixture of technology and tradition control locations, the F401 is easy to use. F401 features include locking shutter speed and aperture dials with larger numerals; focus with manual override and focus lock; camera shake warning, flash ready signal visible in VF; and built-in flash (GN 12, 35mm lens coverage).
Recommended flash: SB20, SB22, SB-23, SB24. F401s outside the U.S.
Use only AIS AF lenses. Non-AI lenses should not be mounted as damage may result. AIS Non-AF lenses may be used, but integral metering functions will not work.