Nikon Corporation, commonly known as Nikon, was established in 1917. It ia a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo. Nikon claims the position of the world’s second largest manufacturer of cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments and other imaging products.
Nikon introduced basic technologies like precision measurement and manufacturing, optics, image processing. Through R&D and its alliance with the University of Tokyo, Nikon Chair of Imaging Science and the Institute of Industrial Science, Nikon aimed at nurturing next-generation engineers to lead the optics industry. Work in this field has been ongoing since the company’s establishment, making its product line the best in the field.
Nikon imaging lenses, Nikon F-series of 35 mm film SLR cameras, Nikon D-series of digital SLR cameras, the Coolpix series of compact digital cameras and the Nikonos series of underwater film cameras manufactured by Nikon are the fastest moving imaging gadgets in the market.
1. Established in 1917 as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi
2. Produces imaging products (digital cameras, lenses and accessories), sport optics (binoculars, telescopes and laser rangefinders), precision equipments (semiconductor/ FPD lithography systems) and instrument products (microscopes and measuring instruments)
3. Consolidated sale of 980,556 million Japanese Yen (for the year 2014)