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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.

Current Products

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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Products

Thumbnail of product Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 VR S Full-Frame Lens (2022)

Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 VR S Full-Frame Lens (2022)

Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 VR S is a super telephoto prime lens for Nikon Z-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2022, it has 22 elements in 14 groups. For incremental weathers, Nikon is kind enough to include weather sea...
Neoscore 73%
Thumbnail of product Nikon Coolpix A100 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix A100 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix A100 is an entry-level 1/2.3" compact camera. Introduced by Nikon in 2016, it comes with a 1/2.3" sensor with 20 MP (5152 x 3864) resolution. The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get y...
Neoscore 27%
Thumbnail of product Nikon Coolpix A10 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix A10 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix A10 is an entry-level 1/2.3" compact camera. Introduced by Nikon in 2016, it comes with a 1/2.3" sensor with 16 MP (4608 x 3456) resolution. The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get yo...
Neoscore 24%
Thumbnail of product Nikon Coolpix B700 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix B700 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix B700 is an affordable 1/2.3" compact camera with a large zoom range. Introduced by Nikon in 2016, it comes with a 1/2.3" sensor with 20 MP (5184 x 3888) resolution and a 0.92 million-dot EVF. The camera has a usable battery life, ...
Neoscore 17%
Thumbnail of product Nikon Coolpix B500 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix B500 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix B500 is an entry-level 1/2.3" compact camera with a large zoom range. Introduced by Nikon in 2016, it comes with a 1/2.3" sensor with 16 MP (4608 x 3456) resolution. The camera has a good battery life, though it is nothing to writ...
Neoscore 37%
Thumbnail of product Nikon Coolpix W100 1/3.1" Action Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix W100 1/3.1" Action Camera (2016)

Nikon Coolpix W100 is an entry-level 1/3.1" compact action camera. Introduced by Nikon in 2016, it comes with sensor with 13 MP (4160 x 3120) resolution. The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get you th...
Neoscore 30%NEX score 88%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Nikon Introduces NX Studio for Photo and Video Viewing and RAW Processing

Nikon Introduces NX Studio for Photo and Video Viewing and RAW Processing

Nikon introduces NX Studio with stills and video cataloguing, RAW processing, and image and video editing features for Nikon digital cameras for free.
04 Mar 2021
Thumbnail for article Nikon Releases the Webcam Utility Software to Stream High-Quality Video Directly from Nikon Cameras

Nikon Releases the Webcam Utility Software to Stream High-Quality Video Directly from Nikon Cameras

Nikon launches Webcam Utility Software that turns all recent Nikon mirrorless and DSLR cameras into webcams for teleconferencing and live-streaming.
05 Nov 2020
Thumbnail for article Nikon Wins Four 2020-2021 EISA Photography Awards, Including Best Full-Frame Camera & Best Professional Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon Wins Four 2020-2021 EISA Photography Awards, Including Best Full-Frame Camera & Best Professional Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon won four 2020-2021 EISA Photogrpahy Awards. Winners include the D780 and Z50 cameras as well as NIKKOR 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR and NIKKOR Z 85mm F1...
15 Aug 2020
Thumbnail for article Nikon Packs Rode VideoMicro, SmallRig Vlogging Mounting Plate & Joby GorillaPod 3K into Z50 Creators Kit

Nikon Packs Rode VideoMicro, SmallRig Vlogging Mounting Plate & Joby GorillaPod 3K into Z50 Creators Kit

Nikon introduces Z50 Creators Kit for vloggers that includes NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR compact lens, RØDE VideoMicro Mi
18 May 2020

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