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Nikon is a Japanest multinational corporation specializing in optics and imaging products. It is best known for its cameras, camera lenses, and binoculars, though Nikon is also one of the world's largest manufacturer of steppers for photo-lithography in semiconductor fabrication.

History

Founded in 1917 via a merger of three leading optical manufacturers, Nikon has always been a leader in optics and optical equipment such as binoculars and microscopes in the Japanese market.
After WWII, Nikon produced rangefinder cameras that were essentially imitations of Leica cameras of the time. In 1959, however, the successful launch of the Nikon F-series single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras quickly established Nikon as a favorite among professional photographers.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Nikon lagged behind in autofocus capabilities. The decision to retain the F-mount and compatibility with lenses dated from the 1950s continued to pose difficulties.

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Nevertheless, Nikon enjoyed broad success as digital imaging come along. Its digital SLRs are widely popular and consistently ranked 2nd in market share, after Canon. Its compact camera business is especially successful.
In 2018, Nikon introduced its first mirrorless Z-series cameras, the Z6 and the Z7. They mark a departure from the F-mount dating back to 1959.
While best known for its cameras, Nikon is also a major player in industrial applications.
Nikon is part of the Mitsubishi group of companies (keiretsu).

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Nikon B600 Review Rundown

The Nikon B600 offers maximum zoom on a minimum budget. Image quality is relatively consistent from the wide angle to the maximum zoom. Images tend to be a tad ...
13 Jun 2021
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Nikon Z5 Review Rundown

Nikon Z5 is the company's new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera with a large 24MP full- frame sensor at its heart. The Nikon Z 5 combines sophisticat...
21 Mar 2021
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Nikon D780 Review Rundown

The $2,300 D780 is a new Goldilocks camera and Nikon's first DSLR to include on-chip phase-detection autofocus. It updates the aged D750 with some modern fe...
20 Mar 2021
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Nikon A1000 Review Rundown

The Nikon A1000 offers optical zoom that's not possible on a smartphone. The camera is packed with physical controls and design features that are tough to f...
20 Mar 2021

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