Nikon Inc. Corporate Profile

Nikon Inc. is involved in a broad spectrum of businesses centered around specializations in imaging products, optics, precision equipment, and instruments. Nikon’s efforts to provide the kind of products, technologies and solutions that will exceed its customers’ expectations are already achieving impressive results.

Nikon is perhaps most well known for its reputation as a world leader in imaging products, and its technologies continue to play a significant role in defining the photographic industry.

Nikon is perhaps most well known for its reputation as a world leader in imaging products, and its technologies continue to play a significant role in defining the photographic industry.


The Nikon Z series of  mirrorless cameras embody the elegance, durability, handling and operation of award-winning Nikon DSLRs—just in a smaller package. Built around the revolutionary new Z Mount, perfectly-matched lenses combine reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for all kinds of creators. Add the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and experience the best of both worlds—the F-mount NIKKOR lenses you know and love and the latest in imaging technology.

Nikon’s digital SLR cameras continue to revolutionize photography for professional photographers and photojournalists. With a range of consumer digital SLR cameras, Nikon also offers enthusiasts and virtually anyone looking to take spectacular pictures the speed, quality and durability of its award-winning digital SLR camera technology.

Nikon’s COOLPIX cameras are helping reshape how people take pictures and share them with others. By integrating sophisticated automatic features, Nikon’s COOLPIX cameras are making digital photography more accessible to consumers and enabling anyone to take stunning pictures.

ringing world-class cameras to the U.S. market, Nikon also distributes a broad line of consumer and professional accessories that add to the photographic experience. These include NIKKOR brand optics; Speedlights, system accessories and Nikon software products.

Nikon also makes premium sports and recreational optical products, including a full-line of quality binoculars, and Fieldscopes, as well as rangefinders for golf and sporting use; all designed to meet the demands of our customers worldwide. As one of the few makers of optical glass in the world, Nikon has the advantage of being able to specify and select the exact type of glass, lens geometry and multicoatings needed to optimize the optical performance of any given optic. The result is what we call our “Optics First Design Principle”, which is applied to every product.

Nikon’s imaging business and its commitment to providing professional photographers and consumers with world-class products remains central to the company’s efforts.

Beyond photography, Nikon Inc. is also the leading innovator of precision optical lens and imaging devices. Our array of Nikon industrial inspection and measuring systems, Nikon microscopes and imaging systems for the biosciences and Nikon surveying instruments are improving the way companies advance their business and professionals care for their clients.

Nikon’s precision equipment business is also driving remarkable innovation and growth. Immersion lithography technology in IC scanners and LCD scanners that feature Nikon’s multi-lens scanning system are now the finest in the industry, attracting keen attention. Nikon is also making active efforts in new fields, such as photomask substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

For more than 100 years, Nikon has consistently moved the photography, imaging and optics industry forward, discovery by discovery and product by product. As we continue our research and development mission to uncover advanced technologies that will enhance the lives of our customers, we also reaffirm our commitment to delivering the highest quality products and support.

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