Nikon launched the Nikon EM in 1979 as the first in a series of three low budget compact bodies, later additions being the Nikon FG and Nikon FG-20.
Compared to contemporary Nikon cameras, the EM contained a high level of plastic, although it's based on a pretty solid metal internal structure.
The EM was an automatic camera with aperture control. To allow for a higher degree of control, an exposure compensation button was added to the front upper right. This lowered the shutter speed by two steps, to ensure the correct exposure of backlit subjects. Two mechanical speeds were available in case the battery failed: 1/90 sec (x-sync speed) and Bulb (for long exposures).
The camera, with a 35mm 2.5 Nikon Series E lens.
Cosmetic: Excellent condition, with few signs of use
Optical: Viewfinder clean. Lens clean with no haze/fungus/scratches.
Mechanical: All shutter speeds are accurate and all mechanical functions are working.
Electronic: All electronic functions are working.