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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 AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2014)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2014)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR is a professional super telephoto prime lens for Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2014, it has 16 elements in 12 groups.As a super telephoto prime lens, the Nikon AF-S N...
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Thumbnail of product Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F1.8G ED Full-Frame Lens (2014)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F1.8G ED Full-Frame Lens (2014)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F1.8G ED is a ultra wide-angle prime lens for Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2014, it has 13 elements in 11 groups.Unfortunately, Nikon has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens...
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Thumbnail of product Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR is a professional super telephoto prime lens for Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2015, it has 16 elements in 12 groups.For incremental weathers, Nikon is kind enough to i...
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Thumbnail of product Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR is a professional super telephoto prime lens for Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2015, it has 16 elements in 12 groups.For incremental weathers, Nikon is kind enough to i...
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Thumbnail of product Nikkor AF-S 300mm F4E PF ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Nikkor AF-S 300mm F4E PF ED VR Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a super telephoto prime lens for Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2015, it has 16 elements in 10 groups.As a super telephoto prime lens, the Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR ...
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Thumbnail of product Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm F4-5.6G VR II APS-C Lens (2015)

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm F4-5.6G VR II APS-C Lens (2015)

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm F4-5.6G VR II is a telephoto zoom lens for Nikon F-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2015, it has 13 elements in 9 groups.Unfortunately, Nikon has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, ...
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Articles

Thumbnail for article Nikon Z fc Review Rundown

Nikon Z fc Review Rundown

Nikon Z fc is the latest in the company's ‘Z' series of interchangeable lens cameras. It features a regular APS-C sized CMOS sensor, the same as that of the manufacturer's earlier Z 50 camera. It sits below the more professional targeted Z 6 and Z7 and...
21 Oct 2021
Thumbnail for article Nikon Z 7II Review Rundown

Nikon Z 7II Review Rundown

Nikon Z 7II is a modest update to the first edition. The most notable improvements include the addition of a second memory card slot and support for a proper vertical grip. Dual processors provide plenty of pep, and the image sensor remains one of the ...
21 Oct 2021
Thumbnail for article Nikon Z 6II Review Rundown

Nikon Z 6II Review Rundown

Nikon Z 6II is the more-affordable and more well-rounded model to its more-expensive sibling, the Z 7II. Nikon has used an almost identical body to the original Z6, with the only exception being the slight reworking to include a second memory card slot...
21 Oct 2021
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 l...
13 Jun 2021

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