As you know, Nikon SP shows the best performance among Nikon's rangefinder cameras and is the flagship of Nikon S series.
Following Nikon S and S2, SP came on the market in 1957. Noteworthy features of SP were that all the lenses and accessories for S series were available for SP, and also it employed the separated viewfinders for wide-angle and telephoto lenses, single-pivot non-rotating shutter dial and the self-timer which was the first among Nikon's cameras. Especially, the bright-frame finder (1.0x viewfinder magnification) matched six kinds of lenses. Besides, parallax was automatically corrected.
In addition to this, its shutter releasing sound was so quiet that it was called "whispering shutter".

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