Corporate History

  1. 1917–
  2. 1980–
  3. 2000–
  4. 2010–

2010–

2010
D3S and D3X digital SLR cameras, and NIKKOR lenses are used in the International Space Station (ISS)

2010
N-SIM and N-STORM super resolution microscopes are marketed

Achieved a resolution that is beyond the capabilities of conventional optical microscopes.

  • Photo:The "N-SIM," which has nearly double the resolution of conventional optical microscopes.

2010
Nikon Holdings Hong Kong Limited is established in Hong Kong

2010
HN-6060 non-contact multi-sensor 3D metrology system is marketed

An object's shape and waviness can be measured in a single operation, a difficult achievement for conventional measuring instruments.

2011
Nikon Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. starts operations in Thailand

Established to fortify sales and enhance after-sales service for imaging products, including digital cameras, in Thailand. The photo shows Empire Tower, where the office is located.

2011
Nikon do Brasil Ltda. starts operations in Brazil

Established to fortify sales and enhance after-sales service for imaging products, including digital cameras, and instruments products, including microscopes and measuring instruments, in Brazil. The photo shows Parque Cultural Paulista building, where the office is located.

2011
Nikon 1 J1 and V1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses are marketed

Nikon's first advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. Video and still images are of equally high quality.

Nikon 1 J1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses

2012
D4 digital SLR camera is marketed

The flagship model of Nikon digital SLR cameras, it achieves high sensitivity and high image quality as well as excellent high-speed performance. Reflecting the real needs of photographers in the field, operability and reliability have been pushed to the limits.

2012
Nikon Middle East FZE starts operations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Established to fortify sales and enhance after-sales service for imaging products, including digital cameras, in the Middle East, Africa, Western and Southern Asia. The photo shows Galleries, Building 2, where the office is located.

2013
PT Nikon Indonesia starts operations in Indonesia

Established to fortify sales and enhance after-sales service for imaging products, including digital cameras, in Indonesia. The photo shows Wisma 46 BNI building, where the office is located.

2013
Compact digital camera COOLPIX A is marketed

Nikon DX format CMOS sensor is used in a COOLPIX series camera for the first time.

2013
Nikon Lao Co., Ltd. is established in Laos

Established to fortify production of digital SLR cameras and reduce costs.

2013
Nikon Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is established in Singapore

Established as the financial headquarters in the Asia and Oceania region, where business opportunities are expanding, to effectively manage finance, accounting, legal affairs and tax. The photo shows Capital Square building, where the office is located.

2013
Nikon 1 AW1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses is marketed

The world's first digital camera with interchangeable lenses that is both waterproof and shockproof.

2014
Nikon Latin America, S.A. starts operations in Panama

Established to fortify sales and enhance after-sales service for imaging products, including digital cameras, in Latin America. The photo shows P.H. Oceania Business Plaza building, where the office is located.

2014
Nikon Head Office is relocated to Shinagawa Intercity Tower C

2015
Optos Plc becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Nikon Corporation in the U.K.

2015
Nikon CeLL innovation Co., Ltd. is established

2015
The Nikon Museum is opened

Established for the 100th anniversary of Nikon's foundation in 2017.

2016
D5 digital SLR camera is marketed

The flagship model with innovative features such as the refined acquisition of subjects in motion and an expanded sensitivity range, that is responsive to a wide variety of scenes and subjects.

2016
Nikon CEE GmbH starts operations in Austria

Established to fortify and manage the sales, marketing, and after-sales service, for imaging products and biological microscopes in Central and Eastern Europe. The photo shows the building where the office is located in Euro Plaza.

2016
KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80 are marketed

Nikon's first action cameras

KeyMission 360

2016
Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited becomes a wholly owned subsidiary

2017
Kurobane Nikon Co., Ltd. is merged with Tochigi Nikon Corporation