Nikon E-series serial numbers

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Nikon E-series serial numbers

Post by Webmaster » Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:23 pm

In an attempt to figure out how many E-series cameras were made, here's a list of serial numbers I've collected so far. I've indicated if the cameras are owned by forum members (fm), or found on eBay.

See also: E-series production number estimate (and in particular spreefurt's excellent serial number analysis)

Both Nikon E-series and Fujix DS models are included:

E2 5100001 (eBay, Feb 2010 - unconfirmed?)
E2 5100007 (eBay, US, $188.50, March 2010)
E2 5100025 (fm)
E2 5100050 (fm - for sale on eBay Feb 2010)
E2 5100055 (eBay, US, Dec 2006)
E2 5200107 (fm)
E2 5200006 (eBay, US, March 2009)
E2 5200067 (eBay, Dec 2005)
E2 5200072 (eBay, US, March 2009)
E2 5200075 (eBay, US, Dec 2006 - bought by fm)
E2 5300017 (eBay, US, March 2009)
E2 5300020 (eBay, US, Nov 2006)
E2 5300023 (fm)
E2 5300026 (eBay, US, March 08, parts camera, $78.11)
E2 5300053 (fm, purchased camera show Toronto Ontario)
E2 5400006 (eBay, UK, Feb 2006, listed again in Dec 06, bought by fm)
E2 5400062 (eBay, US, Nov 2007)
E2 5400063 (eBay Canada Feb 07)

E2S 5100035 (fm)
E2S 5200007 (fm)
E2S 5200011 (eBay, US, Feb 09, $309 - very nice, incl charger, 2 batteries, sold by Adorama)
E2S 5200028 (eBay)
E2S 5400001 (fm, bought on eBay, Germany)
E2S 5400040 (Germany)

E2N 6300001 (Westlicht auction, May 2011)
E2N 6300024 (fm)
E2N 6300092 (fm, Jan 2012)
E2N 6400009 (eBay Canada Feb 07)
E2N 6400034 (eBay US June 2008, fm Oct 2010)
E2N 6400045 (eBay, US, March 08, $153.50)
E2N 6400046 (eBay, US, December 2017)
E2N 7100006 (eBay)
E2N 7100021 (fm)
E2N 7100030 (eBay, Canada, Oct 06)
E2N 7100064 (German eBay, Aug 05)
E2N 7100067 (fm, Paris, for sale, Jan 05)
E2N 7100076 (Norwegian collector)
E2N 7100079 (fm)
E2N 7100103 (first seen on web, later listed on eBay, US, Dec 2006)
E2N 7100134 (eBay, US, May 2009)
E2N 7100137 (fm)
E2N 7100153 (eBay, Nov 2011)
E2N 7200005 (fm)
E2N 7200031 (eBay, Australia, May 2007)
E2N 7200035 (eBay UK Mar 2007)
E2N 7200080 (eBay, Canada, Aug 2006)
E2N 7300019 (eBay, US, March 2009)
E2N 7300065 (fm, May 2010)
E2N 7300102 (eBay, US, Nov 2007)
E2N 7300112 (eBay, UK, June 2010)
E2N 7400023 (eBay, Canada, Jan 2008)
E2N 7400029 (eBay)
E2N 7410010 (?)
E2N 7410058 (fm)
E2N 7410073 (eBay US Feb 07)

E2Ns 6400003 (fm)
E2Ns 7100007 (eBay, US, Dec 07)
E2Ns 7200071 (eBay, Hungary, Feb 07)

E3 8200045 (fm, May 2008)
E3 8200066 (fm)
E3 8200067 (eBay)
E3 8300008 (eBay, UK, Oct 2005)
E3 8300022 (eBay, US, May 2006, US $117.79)
E3 8300058 (eBay, US, Nov 2007)
E3 8300090 (eBay) - typo? same unit as below?
E3 8310090 (fm)
E3 8300100 (eBay, US, Feb 2006)
E3 8400043 (fm, France)
E3 9100065 (eBay, US, Nov 2007)
E3 9100092 (fm)

E3S 8200046 (fm)
E3S 8300015 (eBay, Paris, France, Feb 2006)
E3S 8300015 (? - this unit was offered again on eBay in Feb 06, see above)
E3S 8300035 (eBay, US, Oct 2008, $400)
E3S 8300036 (Vienna, Austria, Jan 2008)
E3S 8300052 (fm, 350 €/463USD, bought in France)
E3S 8300053 (for sale, unknown source, Feb 2006, update: fm)
E3S 9100012 (new, for sale, Rotterdam Nov 2005)
E3S 9100024 (eBay/fm)
E3S 9100032 (eBay, US, March 2008, $306)
E3S 9200006 (eBay Sept 2005)
E3S 9200015 (eBay July 2008)

DS-505 5100006 (eBay, Feb 2010, USA, $300 BIN)
DS-505 5200022 (eBay/fm)
DS-505 5200027 (eBay, Jan 2009, US, $227.13)
DS-505 5200040 (added by forum member Whirled One)
DS-505 5200044 (eBay, Jun 2007, NY, $356.00)
DS-505 5200057 (eBay, May 2007, USA)
DS-505 5300012 (eBay, April 2011)
DS-505 5300031 (museum: http://www.photographie.essonne.fr)
DS-505 5400010 (eBay, May 2009, USA)
DS-505 6100008 (Netherlands, April 2009)
DS-505 6100034 (eBay Jan 2006, USA)

DS-505A 6300020 (eBay, UK, May 2011)
DS-505A 6300030 (eBay, US, Oct 2008)
DS-505A 6300031 (eBay, US, Sept 2008, $257)
DS-505A 6400006 (eBay, US, Sept 2008, $244.50, fm Oct 2010)
DS-505A 6400009 (eBay, US, May 2008, fm Oct 2010)
DS-505A 7100015 (fm)
DS-505A 7200003 (eBay, US, Nov 2007)
DS-505A 7200004 (eBay)
DS-505A 7200017 (eBay)
DS-505A 7200024 (eBay, US, Feb 2009)
DS-505A 7200026 (fm, Nov 2011)
DS-505A 7300049 (fm)
DS-505A 7410017 (fm)

DS-515 5200014 (eBay, US, May 2007)
DS-515 5200015 (eBay, US, Sept 2008, $209.61)
DS-515 5200028 (eBay, July 2005)
DS-515 5200044 (fm)
DS-515 5300016 (fm)
DS-515 5400012 (added by forum member Whirled One)
DS-515 5400013 (eBay, US, January 2008)
DS-515 5400016 (eBay, October 2005)

DS-515A 7100013 (eBay, Nov 2011)
DS-515A 7410005 (eBay, August 2005)
DS-515A 7410003 (eBay, US, Dec 2007)
DS-515A 7410006 (eBay, September 2005)

DS-560 8400025 (Auction Team Breker/eBay, Germany, Sept 2006)
DS-560 9200037 (KT, North Carolina, purchased new in 1996)

DS-565 8300019 (France, for sale - 260 euro, March 2009)
DS-565 8300032 (fm)
DS-565 8300031 (eBay)
DS-565 9100022 (eBay, US, Dec 2014)
DS-565 9100024 (eBay, Texas, July 2006)
DS-565 9200003 (eBay/fm)
DS-565 9200005 (eBay/fm)

Please post additional serial numbers as you find them, and I'll update the list.

Note that all serial numbers, except for two, are of the XX000XX type. Apparently, the first digit is the last digit of the year (e. g. 5 -> 1995), the second digit will be the quarter of the year (no number higher than 4). More info in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=375

See also: All electronic and digital Nikon models to date

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NUMBERS

Post by NIKON KIU » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:19 pm

Just for the record I have also recorded:
E2N 7410010
E3S 8300015
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Re: NUMBERS

Post by Webmaster » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:36 pm

Thanks Kiu. I've updated the list.

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Making sense out of these numbers

Post by NIKON KIU » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:56 pm

I wonder if there are duplicate numbers between the two brands,from what we have here it looks like that is not the case.
and we have consecutives already :!: :!: :!:
I am excited :shock:
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Post by Stan Disbrow » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:09 pm

Hi,

Well, the Fujix DS-565 arrived this morning. It's serial number 92000003.

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Nikon-Fujix Serial numbers

Post by drummond93 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:06 pm

Here's the serial numbers from my E2/E3 series:

Fujix DS-505a: 7100015 and 730049

Nikon E2s: 5100035 and 520007

Niikon E3s: 9100024

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Numbers

Post by NIKON KIU » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:30 am

so some of these cameras have 6 digit serial numbers instead of 7 digits?
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Re: Numbers

Post by Webmaster » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:37 am

NIKON KIU wrote:so some of these cameras have 6 digit serial numbers instead of 7 digits?
Probably a typo. I believe they should all be 7 digits, typically in the xx000xx range.

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E2/E3 serial numbers

Post by drummond93 » Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:21 pm

I'm away on business, so I can't verify the numbers until next week.

I'll re-check those numbers, but I'd guess I've left a zero out of the 2nd number, should be 7300049 and 5200007.

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Corrected serial numbers for E-series cameras

Post by drummond93 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:17 am

Here's my corrected list, they are all 7-digit series;


E2s - 5100035
E2s - 5200007
505a 7100015
505a -7300049
E3 - 8310090
E3s - 9100024

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NOTE

Post by NIKON KIU » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:47 am

I like to note that Fujix DS-565 serial number 9200005 is mine!
Stan, did you ever get 9200003 working?
I wonder what the serial number was for the other one the florida seller sold to Nxsdream?? Or was it somebody else?
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Post by Stan Disbrow » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:51 pm

Hi,

Yes, I did get the 565 working by pulling the power switch/shutter button assembly out of my E2. That's all that was wrong with the 565. Well, it needed a little cleaning of the front element in the ROS and such, but everything does work properly. :)

I also found out that the power switch in the F4 is *not* the same as in the E-series, even though it looked like it would work based on the exploded view diagrams in the F4 service manual. :(

BTW, If anyone finds themsleves in need of any F4 parts - except for the now screwed up power switch from my attempt to 'make it work' in the E2 - from an F4 with MB-21, let me know. It was a dead F4 off of eBay, so it wasn't really a loss. I'm currently using it as an 'optical checker' for Nikon lenses. ;)

So, I now need a really trashed E-Series unit to swipe the power switch from to put the E2 back in order. The switch will stay in the 565 at this point, since I have a couple of uses for one of these things, and the 565 is the better choice to actually shoot with (faster ROS, buffer, 3 fps, etc).

Next on the list: stick some new cells into my E-series battey packs.

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Wild Speculations

Post by NIKON KIU » Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:43 pm

I have been looking at this thread for months trying to make some sense with this numbering system :idea:
Could it be that Nikon went retro and started the E series numbering system like the old times :?:
First digit being the year of manufature :?:
With the original Nikons the second digit was the month of manufacture but that doesn't make sense with the numbers we have collected.
Second digit being the batches :?:
As you note the newer the model the higher the serial number
E2's start with 5 for 1995
E3S's start with 8 or 9 for 1998 and 1999
I know its a wild guess but its the best I could think of.
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Post by Stan Disbrow » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:11 pm

Hi,

Hmmm. Makes a lot of sense, that does!

I can clearly see the march of years in those numbers. 1995 thru 1999.

The batch makes sense, but I think it means Quarters of the year. I don't see any second digits over '4'. For a low-production product, this would make sense instead of months.

I also see only '1' and '2' for the 'year 9', which would make a lot of sense. The D1 was rocketing off into the distance by mid-1999. They'd have been 'chewing up' the parts stock, working to get out of the E-series before they got stuck with a lot of costly bits. Obviously, once the D1 hit full production steam, the E3 was done for. ;)

I recall that when I was looking hard at getting my first DSLR, which was late 1999, there were still new E3 units to be had. In fact, the D1 had a waiting list (I got mine in late April for a mid-January order) and I was offered an E3 as a D1 price at the time - the salesman gave me the old Full Frame vs. Half-Frame argument. :p

I opted for a used E2 for $750 and waited for my $5000 D1. :) :) :)

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Nikon E-series serial number

Post by Paps » Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:29 pm

Hello,

I discovered this very interesting forum some days ago, thanks to Wolfi, who is also member of another french forum.

So that you can update your list, I own E3 N° 8400043.

I was exceptionally lucky to buy it last year in mint condition, in the original box (also for battery charger PS-3) for the incredible price of .... 75 €, in a photo fair close to Paris. I had never heard about this machine before, and I "felt in love" of it immediately when I saw it.

You know, in 2004, a 1.3 M pixels SLR didn't interest any "serious user", except crazy people as we are. Thanks a lot to the marketing guys and their pixels race who push users to replace their machines every 2 years and allow us to get marvellous cameras at such a low price.

Unfortunately, but not surpisingly, the battery was out of order and I just could test it with the power supply. Can we still find batteries at a correct price ?

Thanks for having created this forum.

Paps

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