Development of Nikon Cameras

Camera Models


Note: The brand names of "Nikon," "Nikkor," "Nikkorex", Nikkormat and "Nikonos" are derived from "Nippon Kogaku K.K.". Prior to the manufacturing of cameras & lenses, it was an optical company, See
another section for further info.
Year Announced

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Nikon Model 1 1948 March


Nikon Model M 1949 August


Nikon Model S 1950 November
Nikon Model S 2 1954 December
Nikon Model SP 1957 September


Nikon Model S3 1958 March
Nikon Model S4 1959 March
Nikon F

* Full Detailed of this very first professional SLR
1959 April


Nikon Model S3M 1960 April
Nikon F Photomic 1962 April
Nikkorex F 1962 June
Nikonos I 1963 August


Nikkormat FT

* Full Detailed of this very first mid range SLR
1965 July
Nikkormat Index Page - Nikormat FT / FS 1965 July
Nikon F Photomic T 1965 September
Nikon F Photomic Tn 1967 April
Nikkormat FTn 1967 October
Nikon F Photomic FTn 1968 September
Nikonos II 1968 August
Nikon F2 1971 August
Nikon F2 Photomic 1971
Nikkormat EL

* Full Detailed of this very first electronic SLR
1972
Nikon F2 Photomic S 1973
Nikkormat FT2 1975
Nikonos III 1975
Nikkormat ELw | Nikon F2/T, F2/H High Speed 1976
Nikon F2 Photomic SB 1976
Nikon F2 Photomic A| F2 Data Camera 1977
Nikkormat FT3

* Full Detailed of this very AI mechanical SLR
1977
Nikon FM 1977
Nikon EL2

* Full Detailed of this very AI electronic SLR
1977
Nikon F2 Photomic AS
Nikon F2A 25th Anniversary
1977


Nikon FE 1978
Nikon EM 1979
Nikon F3

* my view on this 3rd generation professional SLR
1980

Nikonos IV-A 1980
Nikon F3 HP 1982
Nikon FM2 1982
Nikon FG 1982
Nikon F3T 1982
Nikon F3AF | Various Limited Edition Model 1983
Nikon FM2n 1983  
Nikon FE2 1983
Nikon L35AF 1983
Nikon FA 1983


Nikon L135AF 1984
Nikon FG20 1984
Nikonos V 1984


Nikon F-301 1985
Nikon F-501 1986
Nikon L35TWAF 1986
Nikon L35AWAF 1986
Nikon AF3 1987
Nikon RF 1987
Nikon TW2 1987
Nikon F-401 1987
Nikon F-801 1988
Nikon F4 1988


Nikon F4s 1988
Nikon TW Zoom 1988
Nikon RF2 1988
Nikon F-401s 1989
Nikon TW20 1989
Nikon F-601 1990
Nikon F-601m 1990
Nikon TW Zoom 35-70 1990
Nikon F-801s 1991
Nikon TW Zoom 35-80 1991
Nikon F90 1992
TW Zoom 85 1992
Nikon RF10 1992
The Nikonos RS 1992


Nikon TW Zoom 105 1992
Nikon Zoom 100 & AF600 1993
Nikon AF200 & EF100 Nikon AW35 1993
Nikon 35Ti 1993


Nikon FM2/T 1993
Nikon F50, AF210, AF400 & Zoom 300 1994
Nikon Zoom 700VR 1994
NikonF90X 1994
28Ti 1994
F70 1994
Zoom 500, Zoom 310QD, Zoom 200 & EF200. 1995
Nikon FM10 1995
Nikon FE10 1996
Nikon F5 1996 refer to F5 page
Nikon Pronea XI (APS) 1996


Nikon F3 High Speed Camera 1997
Nikon E2n/E2Ns Digital SLR Camera 1997  
Nikon F60 1998  
Nikon F5 1998  
Nikon F5 50th Anniversary Model 1998  
Nikon Pronea S (APS) 1998  
Nikon F-100 1998  
Nikon E3 Digital SLR Camera 1998  

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