Nikon Released Their First Camera in 1948
They were determined to make the very best camera (the Nikon 1). Leica was the undisputed leader in
35mm cameras, so Nikon set about to
improve upon this camera and created various
Nikon models through 1959.
May of 1959, the Nikon F
single-lens reflex (SLR) camera was introduced
and quickly became the unconfirmed standard of photo journalists and
other professional photographers. The F had interchangeable
viewfinders, focusing screens and lenses. (Many of these lenses can be
used on new Nikon digital cameras being made today). With these new F
cameras, Nikon bypassed Leica as the
new world leader
By offering what users want -- and need -- to capture sensational
pictures, Nikon cameras have continued to be the standards against which all
other cameras are measured. It has been said, "Canons are designed by
engineers, Nikons are designed by photographers
Nikon Interchangeable Lens Cameras Sorted by Release Date
|Kodak created first digital camera in 1973
Do you see a trend in the table above?
Digital cameras like all electronics
keep getting better and cheaper. The Nikon D90 is better and cheaper than the
Nikon D300. The D3 is better and cheaper than the D1. And just look at all the
discontinued models. Film cameras used to last for years and years. So, bottom
line: Digital Cameras have become disposable, while all the old F series camera
lenses continue to work on the newest D90,
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Nikon DSLR Chronological History Dates
Nikon Corporation was established in 1917 when three leading optical manufacturers merged to form a comprehensive, fully integrated optical company known as Nippon Kogaku Kokyo K.K. Over the next sixty years this growing company became a leading manufacturer of optical lenses (including those for the first Canon cameras).
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