Question about Nikon Pronea S 35mm SLR Camera

Open Question

Battery door replacement

How do i replace the battery door on my pronea si

Posted by on

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


1 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where can you get nikon pronea film

Just look out for APS film, the actual brand doesn't matter as whatever the brand they're all made by the same few companies. Kodak Advantix and Fuji nexia are the most common. Get the 400 version for indoors and dull, overcast days, and 200 for shooting outdoors in bright conditions or indoors with flash.

Although it's effectively a dead format now, you'll still find it widely available online and in larger drugstores and supermarkets. Availability outside of major developed nations is very patchy except in areas which attract international tourists, so if that applies to you then you'll have to order online from a stockist such as Amazon.

APS film is more expensive than traditional 35mm film and produces inferior results as the negatives are smaller. Also, try to avoid buying in a large stock of film as the APS system was very badly designed and engineered, regardless of the camera brand. Most APS cameras are now broken and you shouldn't expect your Nikon Pronea to last long. When it does break it's likely to be the film transport mechanism and that will be the end of it as spares are not available.

May 19, 2010 | Nikon Pronea S 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

My Pronea S have a auto focusing problem, may it be repair?

Thanks for the clarification.

Unfortunately there's nothing you can do to fix the fault described. It's definitely either an electronic or mechanical fault (most likely electronic) and like all APS film cameras would be difficult and expensive to repair IF spare parts were available.

There are NO spare parts available for your camera, nor for many other APS models which I'm aware of. The whole APS concept was very poorly engineered and even the high end models such as the Nikon Pronea SLR's were very cheaply built with an intended lifespan of no more than around three to four years. That's why you see hardly any functional APS cameras any more.

Although your camera is unrepairable junk, the good news is that you can usually get far superior (in terms of build and image quality) 35mm autofocus SLR cameras for free or at least very cheaply now. They don't have the "panoramic" mode which your camera has, but as that was achieved solely by masking the top and bottom of a standard APS negative it's easy enough to replicate on a 35mm print by just trimming the top and bottom of the photo off.

If you want to look for free autofocus 35mm SLR cameras and lenses then I suggest that you join your local FreeCycle and Freegle groups. I've had dozens of excellent cameras this way and although I own and use all of the major SLR brands I've only ever paid for a tiny fraction of what I have.

May 03, 2010 | Nikon Pronea S 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Film will not load

Sadly there is really nothing you can do about this. APS cameras have a complicated film transport mechanism and everything was badly engineered and done on the cheap. That's why there are so few APS cameras of any make still in a functional condition.

Nikon no longer support your model and spare parts are as rare as fresh dodo eggs, like most APS cameras yours is effectively near worthless even when fully functional so any investment in it is dead money on a nearly dead film format.

This is not all bad news as you can replace it with a "proper" 35mm film SLR for next to nothing or even for free. I've had plenty of Nikon and Canon 35mm SLR's from my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups over the last couple of years, including a boxed and near unused N-75 with a 28-100mm lens. Despite digital, 35mm film is still alive and kicking, it's cheaper and easier to get than APS and cheaper and easier to get processed.

I'd recommend that you chuck the body away and sell the lens: it fits later DX-format digital Nikons although the poor build quality means it's only likely to attract reasonable bids from another Pronea user and they are exactly commonplace.

Sorry not to offer a fix, but sometimes it's better to take a realistic view and to move on.

Feb 18, 2010 | Nikon Pronea S 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Nikon Pronea S Film still lists FujiFilm APS Nexia on their website. I've seen it at Walgreens as well. Any full service camera store should still have the film in stock.

Dec 30, 2007 | Nikon Pronea S 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer


No, the camera uses APS, ( advanced photo system ) type film.

Dec 30, 2007 | Nikon Pronea S 35mm SLR Camera

3 Answers

Battery door

I am in the same position with broken battery covers. A local camera shop has been ordering replacements for me. They said the battery cover from Nikon fits the Vivitar but this can only be ordered from an authorized dealer. Try a local camera store.
Hope this helps

Oct 23, 2007 | Vivitar V3800N Zoom 35mm SLR Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon Pronea S 35mm SLR Camera Logo

Related Topics:

45 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon 35mm SLR Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

94039 Answers

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

201 Answers

Bart Pulverman

Level 2 Expert

354 Answers

Are you a Nikon 35mm SLR Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides