The AF3 introduced in 1987 was an evolution from Nikon's first autofocus compact camera, the L35AF and in some territories was branded with the One•Touch logo, making it very easy to confuse with the camera also known as the L35AF2. Its lens had a different design to the earlier models and this allowed closer "macro" focussing. The body also gained a flash disable button. The AD3 variant had an "autodate" function.


  • Autofocus, auto-exposure compact 35mm film camera.
  • Lens: Nikon 35mm f/2.8, 4 elements in 3 groups.
  • 16-step autofocus, with macro function for close-ups down to 0.45 metres.
  • Motorized film winding.
  • "Smart flash" reduces power of flash when focus is less than 0.7 metres.
  • Threaded lens barrel for 46mm filters.
  • Automatic back-light compensation.
  • Self-timer.
  • Tripod socket.
  • Switches on when cover is slid open with switch under lens.
  • Power: 6V CR-P2 lithium battery.