Nikon is discontinuing its Nikon 1 series of mirrorless cameras

Nikon hasn’t updated the series since 2015

  • Published: July 12, 2018 1:46 PM IST
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon has officially announced that it will discontinuing its mirrorless line of camera series, known as Nikon 1. The company has failed to get a lot of traction in the mirrorless camera segment. The series was last updated in 2015 with the Nikon 1 J5. However, after that it looks like Nikon has completely neglected the series.

Mirrorless cameras are generally seen as compact alternatives for DSLRs. However, Nikon 1 series failed to capture that idea with its customers. According to The Verge, the cameras were criticized for being priced high, when they still carried smaller sensors and fewer features, compared to Sony counterparts.

But all doesn’t seem to be lost. A recent report suggests that Nikon is currently working on launching two full-frame mirrorless cameras by the end of July. The cameras are said to come with high-end features, including a 5-axis in-body stabilization, and 9fps capabilities in the burst mode. Nikon is also expected to equip them with 55mm mirrorless mount, which can support lenses with f/0.95 aperture. The move hints at the fact that Nikon might be discontinuing the 1 series to make space for other camera models that can cater to photography enthusiasts better.

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Nikon might have big plans for the mirrorless segment, but it still seems dedicated to its Coolpix series. The company recently launched the Coolpix P1000 camera, which features 125X super-zoom lens, with a focal range of 24-3,000mm. It’s the highest found on a Nikon camera yet, and should let users take some detailed shots of far-off objects. Nikon is pricing the camera around $1,000, which is approximately Rs 68,700.

  • Published Date: July 12, 2018 1:46 PM IST