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Description

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 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a compact full-frame prime lens for the Z-mount mirrorless system. It features a design that echoes that of classic NIKKOR ...
Thumbnail of product Nikon Z fc APS-C Camera

Nikon Z fc APS-C Camera

Nikon Z fc is an APS-C mirrorless camera that inherits much of the same features found in the Z 50 and combines them with the design of classic Nikon cameras...
Thumbnail of product Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is a standard macro lens with autofocus. Unlike the MC 105mm f/2.8 unveiled at the same time, this lens can only stop down to a ...
Thumbnail of product Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S is a mid-telephoto macro lens with autofocus and optical image stabilization. While its f/2.8 maximum aperture is moderate...
Thumbnail of product Nikon MB-N11 Battery Pack with Vertical Grip

Nikon MB-N11 Battery Pack with Vertical Grip

Nikon MB-N11 is a battery grip for Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II full-frame mirrorless cameras. It can accommodate two batteries and has mirrors key buttons for vert...
Thumbnail of product Nikon Z 7II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z 7II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z 7II is the company's 2nd-gen flagship mirrorless camera. Launched together with the Z 6II, the Z 7II also features dual EXPEED 6 image processors for...

Articles

Thumbnail for article Nikon B600 Review Rundown

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 softer both at full zoom and in macro mode. While the camera captures decent shots in good ligh
13 Jun 2021
Thumbnail for article Nikon Z5 Review Rundown

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 sophisticated features inherited from the Z 7 and Z 6 and brings them to a new low price point.
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 features, including a newer version of its 24MP full-frame sensor. But it costs more than the mirrorl
20 Mar 2021
Thumbnail for article Nikon A1000 Review Rundown

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 find on budget cameras. At full zoom with the maximum f/6.9 aperture, getting a sharp, bright shot i
20 Mar 2021

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