Nikon Corporation (Nikon, Nikon Corp.) Is a Japanese company specializing in the field of optics and image. Its products include cameras, binoculars, microscopes, measuring instruments. The company was founded in 1917 as Nihon (Nippon) Kogaku Kogyo (日本 光学 工业 株式会社), later renamed (株式会社 ニコン), on behalf of his camera, in 1988. In 2002, it has 14,000 workers. Nikon is one of the Mitsubishi companies.
Famous products are Nikkor camera lenses, Nikonos underwater cameras, the Nikon F series professional cameras, and digital cameras Nikon D-series.
Nikon's main rivals, including Canon, Minolta, Leica, Pentax, and Olympus.
Nikon Corporation was founded on July 25, 1917 when three leading optical manufacturers merged to form a company, comprehensive, integrated optics, known as Nippon Kogaku KK Tōkyō Over the next sixty years, this company developed into a manufacturer of optical lenses (including for the first Canon camera) and equipment used in cameras, binoculars, microscopes and inspection equipment. During World War II the company grew to nineteen factories and 23,000 employees, supplying items such as binoculars, lenses, bomb sights, and the periscope with the Japanese military.
Nippon Kogaku K.K., or Japan Optical Co.. established as a result of a merger of three smaller optical firms. They produce products such as optical microscopes, telescopes, and optical measurement equipment for industry and science.
First Nikkor lens photography emerged as a product that varies from a distance of 50mm to 700mm.
Completing the design for the 50mm f4.5 lens, 3.5, and 2.0. Nikkor appear as original equipment for the Hansa Canon comes out in the same year. Nippon Kogaku actually produce
all lenses for Canon until mid-1947.
Nikon camera I launched. The development of own products started since 1945. Many of the proposed names like BENTAX, PANNET, NICCA, NIKKA, NIKORET, NIKO and NIKKORETTE. When
NIKKORETTE finally decided as the name of the fi nal, the name was changed back into NIKON just before the final design is produced.
To produce the best, expert technicians Nikon searching all over the world for new ideas and solutions. Leica when it is the leader in rangefi nder 35mm camera and a lot of camera manufacturers try to imitate it. Nikon dared to try to fix it. After various experiments, the Nikon SP finally released in September. Leh followed in March 1958 S3 and S4 in March 1959.
In May 1959, the first Nikon SLR, the Nikon F, introduced and quickly
become an unwritten standard for fotojurnalis as well as other professional photographers. In introducing the series F, with viewfi nder which can be changed, the layer focus, and lens-lens, Nikon past the Leica as the new leader of the world's cameras.
Nikon F2 easily be a dream camera. It has all the required by professional photographers on an SLR camera that can be purchased. Also has a beautiful shape and a charming tour fi.
The first compact camera with autofocus Nikon, L35AF, marketed.
Nikonos RS, underwater cameras first SLR in the world, are marketed.
Nikon CoolPix 100 digital camera market.
Camera Nikon D1 professional digital SLR market.
Nikon D2X digital SLR camera marketed D2HS Nikon digital SLR camera market.