2008 is a very special year for Nikon with the 75th anniversary of NIKKOR camera lenses and 60th anniversary of Nikon cameras. For its entire history, Nikon has been leading the imaging technology front with many legendary cameras, lenses, and innovative features. This special 6-minute video outlines the remarkable Nikon history.

Below is a list of Nikon’s “World First” shown in the video:

  • 1932: Birth of Nikkor lenses
  • 1948: Nikon I 35mm rangefinder camera
  • 1957: Nikon SP, 28-135mm universal finder 
  • 1959: Nikon F, SLR with 100% frame coverage and large-diameter bayonet mount 
  • 1967: Nikon F Photomic TN, Center-weighted exposure metering system
  • 1973: Nikkor Auto 300mm f/2.8, ED (Extra-low dispersion) lens
  • 1980: Nikon F3, Built-in TTL exposure meter using a pinhole mirror
  • 1982: Nikon FM2, 1/4, 000 sec. shutter speed
  • 1983: Nikon FA, SLR with Matrix Metering
  • 1983: Nikon FE2, 1/250 sec. flash synchronized shutter speed
  • 1986: Nikon F-501 (N2020) with built-in AF drive motor
  • 1986: AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8, Lens with built-in CPU
  • 1988: Nikon F-801 (N8008), 1/8, 000 sec. shutter speed
  • 1988: Speedlight SB-24, TTL-BL flash with F-801 (N8008)
  • 1988: Nikon F4, Built-in vertical sensor for metering
  • 1989: Nikon TW20QD, Red-eye reduction feature
  • 1992: Nikonos RS, Underwater SLR
  • 1992: Nikon F90, Multi-area matrix balanced fill-flash
  • 1992: Zoom-nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P ED, 1700mm zoom lens
  • 1994: Nikon Zoom 700VRQD, Still camera with optical vibration reduction
  • 1996: Nikon F5, 1005-pixel RGB sensor for metering
  • 1997: AF Zoom-Micro Nikkor 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6ED, Zoom micro lens
  • 1999: Nikon D1, bolsters the digital SLR market
  • 2003: Nikon D2H, SLR with wireless LAN connectivity and Creative Lighting System
  • 2005: COOLPIX 7900, Face-priority compact digital camera AF
  • 2005: COOLPIX P1, Compact digital camera with built-in Wi-Fi
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