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Nikon Cameras:
1. Intro and Nikon History 2. Nikon Digital SLRs 3. Nikon Coolpix Cameras 4. Nikon 35mm SLRs 5. Other Nikon Equipment


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Top Nikon Cameras:
Based on community popularity and editor's judgement

Nikon D50 digital SLR camera
Nikon D50 Digital SLR

Nikon D300 digital SLR camera
Nikon D300 Digital SLR

Nikon D60 digital SLR camera
Nikon D60 Digital SLR

Nikon D200 digital SLR camera
Nikon D200 Digital SLR

Nikon D700 digital SLR camera
Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera

Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix S610c digital camera
Nikon Coolpix S610c Digital Camera



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by Photo-John
A Little Nikon History
Nikon has been one of the world's largest and most respected camera manufacturers for decades. They got their start as an optical company, in the 1930s. They began making cameras in 1948, when they introduced their first 35mm camera, the Nikon 1, a rangefinder based on Leica and Contax models of the day. The Nikon that we know today really began in 1959, when they produced their first 35mm SLR, the Nikon F. Nikon's worldwide reputation as a manufacturer of innovative and professional-quality photographic equipment is based on the Nikon F and that camera remained in production for over 20 years. Nikon is especially revered for the range and quality of their Nikkor 35mm and digital lenses. Although they recently announced that they were going to stop production of most 35mm cameras, they continue to make two 35mm SLRs, including an all-manual camera and one manual focus lens. Currently, Nikon makes 35mm SLRs, Nikon Coolpix compact digital cameras, film scanners, Nikkor lenses, digital SLRs, and a full range of accessories for their 35mm and digital SLRs.

Nikon Digital SLRs
Nikon has long been one of the world's two leading 35mm and digital SLR makers. If you're a pro, you probably own a camera made by either Nikon or Canon. Nikon produces a whole range of digital
SLRs, from their entry-level model, the D50, to their top-of-the-line pro digital SLR camera, the D2X, and the brand new 10.2-megapixel D80. Nikon digital SLRs are distinguished by their light weight, standard sensor size with 1.5x digital crop factor, durability, and the Nikkor lenses. The introduction of the Nikon D1, in 1999, was the beginning of the digital SLR era. Previous digital SLRs were super expensive hybrids made from professional 35mm bodies mated to a digital back. They were bulky, prohibitively expensive, and awkward to use. Nikon changed all that with the D1. Since the introduction of the D1, Nikon has continued to
innovate, introducing the Nikkor DX digital SLR lenses, larger LCD displays, wireless file transfer, and built-in wireless flash control (D200). The dedicated digital SLRs that we know today all owe a huge debt to the Nikon D1.

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Nikon Coolpix Digital Cameras
Nikon was one of the first camera companies to get serious about compact digital cameras. Their 900-series Coolpix digital cameras, including the venerable Coolpix 950, were the standard that other compact digital cameras were judged by. They are notable for their innovative camera body design, macro capability, and fine optics. Recently, they have added their VR Vibration Reduction technology and WiFi capability to the Coolpix digital camera line.

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Nikon 35mm SLRs
Nikon built the reputation on 35mm SLRs. Their first 35mm SLR, the Nikon F, was introduced in 1959 and was in production, in various incarnations, until 1973. Nikon 35mm SLRs have been a mainstay for photojournalists and other working photographers and are renowned for their durability and ability to function in the worst of conditions. Their pro auto focus bodies, the F4, F5, and currently, the F6, have likely served in more diverse and forbidding environments than cameras from any other maker. Nikon recently announced that they would no longer be producing most of their 35mm SLRs. But they do plan to continue production of their flagship, pro 35mm SLR, the F6, and their entry-level 35mm SLR, the manual focus FM10.

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Other Nikon Camera Equipment
Nikon Nikkor Lenses

Nikon 35mm Compact / Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Nikonos Underwater Cameras

Nikon Film Scanners

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