The Story of Nikon Cameras
Summary about Nikon Cameras By Timothy Tye & james_s
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The Nikon Corporation, or in Japanese Kabushiki-gaisha Nikon, and known the world over as Nikon or Nikon Corp, is a famous Japanese company that makes high quality digital cameras. But digital cameras are not everything that Nikon makes. Nikon’s camera lenses take the name Nikkor. Nikon built its brand reputation of its F-series SLR cameras, a choice of many professional photographers.
Nikon Corporation was founded in 1917 in Tokyo, Japan, under the name of Nippon Kogaku Kogyo or Nippon Kogaku K.K.. It took the name Nikon Corporation in 1988 and is today one of the components of the Mitsubishi Group
As the world embraces digital photography , so did Nikon. Nikon’s line of digital cameras include the Coolpix series of compact digital cameras and the D series of SLR digital cameras.
The first Coolpix camera was Coolpix 100. The Nikon D1 was Nikon’s response to the 35mm film professional camera. The Nikon D1 was subsequently replaced by the Nikon D1H and D1X on 5 February, 2001, allowing Nikon to garner a chunk of the professional digital market.
To be able to differentiate Nikon’s line of D series digital SLR cameras, note that the professinal range come in single digits, ie Nikon D1, Nikon D2X, Nikon D2H, Nikon D2Hs, and Nikon D3 recently introduced on 23 August 2007. The Semi-pro range has three digits, such as Nikon D100, Nikon D200, and Nikon D300, also introduced on 23 August, 2007. Next step down are the Prosumer range, namely Nikon D70, Nikon D70s and Nikon D80, introduced on 9 August, 2006. At the entry-level are also 2-digit models, including Nikon D40x, Nikon D40 and Nikon D50.
Nikon Professional Digital Camera – Every Photographer’s Dream
Around the middle of the 20th century, Zeiss-Nikon lenses were the standard for professional quality lenses throughout the world. Nikon’s reputation in the camera market quickly reached the top mainly thank to their excellent line of Nikon professional digital camera .
At the time when other camera makers were quickly occupying the digital camera market, Nikon wanted to make sure it made the conversion right with their biggest base relied on a Nikon professional digital camera. As market forces changed, Nikon also tries to give amateur photographers the opportunity to have the quality professional use in a Nikon professional digital camera.
Nikon’s reputation as a top camera maker is unparalleled in the photography world.
In August 2006, its amazing line of five Coolpix camera models strengthened their position at the top, and a Nikon professional digital camera became affordable to regular folks. The Nikon D80, costing around $1,000 is not considered to be a Nikon professional digital camera, but shares many of the features. The Nikon professional digital camera D2X is packed with all possible features, which most amateurs will hardly use in a lifetime.