Good Design Award

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design commendation system that is operated by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion aiming to further enhance our everyday life, the industry, and society as a whole through selecting "good designs" out of a variety of unfolding phenomena while celebrating them.

2016

Fieldmicroscopes EZ-Micro

Good Design Long Life Design AwardFieldmicroscopes EZ-Micro

The "EZ-Micro" is a portable fieldmicroscope that enables observation of such subjects as insects, plants and minerals in outdoor situations. You can easily carry it with you and enjoy 20x magnification observation. Attaching a compatible Nikon COOLPIX digital camera allows the user to observe objects and capture images at the same time. Since its release in 2006, it has been highly acclaimed as a unique observing tool.

D5

D5

Nikon's flagship D5 D-SLR responds to a wide variety of shooting scenarios and subjects, as it provides superior performance such as dramatically boosted acquisition performance for moving subjects and elevated image quality at high ISO. Boasting a new-generation, 153-point AF system and high-speed continuous shooting at approx.the camera demonstrates highly reliable subject acquisition in diverse situations.

D500

D500

Nikon's D500 DX-format flagship D-SLR ensures subject acquisition during high-speed continuous shooting at approx. Employing a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor and the highly advanced EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, the camera yields stills and movies in high-quality images throughout the wide standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200.

MONARCH Fieldscopes

MONARCH Fieldscopes

High-performance Fieldscopes employing the Advanced Apochromat Optical System with ED (extra-low dispersion) glass that minimizes chromatic aberration at the furthest limits of the visible light range, and the Field Flattener Lens System that provides consistent sharpness across the entire field of view, all the way to the periphery. They are ideal for all kinds of nature observation, astro observation and target confirmation for archery, as well as birdwatching.

Digital Imaging Solution Nivo-i

Digital Imaging Solution Nivo-i

Nivo-i incorporates three image sensors - in a collimation camera, wide-angle camera and centripetal camera, as well as an accurate rangefinder and angle-measuring features. The onboard software simultaneously acquires images while measuring the distance, allowing location data to be embedded on the images. This helps scientific modeling of temporal changes for applications such as the geological study of landslides, or examining cracks on concrete bridges - contributing to increased efficiency for infrastructure inspections.

Application software for Microscope Camera Control Unit DS-L4

Application software for Microscope Camera Control Unit DS-L4

This software for the DS-L4 allows setup and control of the Microscope Camera DS-Fi3, live image display and acquisition of pictures from the camera. The tablet-style control unit enables easy building of a microscopic image storage system in a compact space without using a PC. The software incorporates a variety of measuring functions as well as annotation features for text input with markers on-screen.

Inverted Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2 / Ts2R

Good Design Best 100Inverted Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2 / Ts2R

The ECLIPSE Ts2R is an inverted microscope for cell culture observations in biological and medical research. The compact, sophisticated body provides intuitively positioned control buttons, LED-based diascopic and epi-fluorescence illumination as well as enabling the Emboss Contrast technique that realizes pseudo-three-dimensional images of thick samples.

MONARCH HG

MONARCH HG

MONARCH HG binoculars are the most advanced models in the history of MONARCH binoculars, which are Nikon's representative binoculars. While providing a wide field of view, the Field Flattener Lens System also assures a sharp and clear view all the way to the lens periphery. A high-quality multilayer coating is applied to all lenses and prisms. Dielectric high-reflective multilayer coating is applied to the roof prism. All of this combines to achieve a bright view with light transmittance of up to 92% or higher, plus natural color fidelity.

2015

COOLPIX P900

Good Design Best 100COOLPIX P900

The COOLPIX P900 is a super-telephoto camera that realized an attractive size and price that D-SLR cameras have never achieved. It supports a range of shooting from macro photography of subjects as close as 1 cm to the lens, to astrophotography with a super-telephoto 2,000 mm angle of view (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format).

D5500

D5500

The Nikon D5500 DX-format D-SLR features high image quality delivered by 24.2 megapixels and superb operability. Its compact, lightweight and very agile body further pushes the horizons of shooting opportunities and creative photography. Rigorous exploration to find the perfect form as a handheld device has resulted in the slim body with a deep grip that fits comfortably in users' hands, whether large or small. Combined with the intuitive touch-screen LCD monitor and Wi-FiĀ® connectivity allowing instant image sharing, the camera offers comfortable and practical photo shooting experience.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

The Nikon 1 J5 is an ultra-high-speed, advanced camera with interchangeable lenses, satisfying the high shooting motivation of users. It employs a 20.8-megapixel backside illumination CMOS image sensor and can capture fleeting facial expressions or movements of subjects beautifully. Improved design, operability and other specifications encourage users to shoot. The tilting LCD monitor enables self-portraits, and the wide tilting range facilitates shooting from the best angle.

COOLPIX S33

COOLPIX S33

The COOLPIX S33 offers shock- and water-proofing performance that enables worry-free use for anyone from children to adults. It can be used in any situation. In addition to the design that makes it easy to hold with both hands, operational buttons are placed closer to the fingers, for more natural shooting. Simple operational buttons are easy to use not only for children but also seniors.

PROSTAFF 7S 8x30 / 10x30

PROSTAFF 7S 8x30 / 10x30

PROSTAFF 7S 8x30/10x30 binoculars are waterproof models that feature a highly practical design to fit in your hands comfortably with high-class texture, and can be used for a wide variety of applications, including birdwatching. Magnifications are 8x and 10x. The lightweight and slim body employs fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate resin. These easily portable, 30mm-diameter binoculars deliver genuine performance.

COOLSHOT 40i / 40

COOLSHOT 40i / 40

Laser Rangefinders for golfers that display the measured distance to a target speedily. As well as the actual distance, Golf mode displays "the guide distance to shoot" considering slopes where a sense of distance is otherwise difficult to judge. This is realized by Nikon's original First Target Priority Algorithm, which easily measures the distance to a flagstick. Employing various functions that expand the enjoyment of golf, the COOLSHOT 40i/40 Laser Rangefinder combines compactness, portability, easy operation and sporty styling.

F6

Good Design Long Life Design AwardF6

The Nikon F6 is a 35mm-format film SLR camera developed for professional photographers working in diverse genres. It reigns as a top-quality film camera even ten years after its launch. The grip form was repeatedly refined to enable quick and secure operation, a must for a professional tool. This process yielded an ergonomic body with a firm grip and efficient layout of controls, allowing users to comfortably hold the camera while easily operating buttons and dials with their fingers.

NIKKOR Lenses

Good Design Long Life Design AwardNIKKOR Lenses

Since their introduction in 1932, NIKKOR lenses have been highly evaluated by a wide range of users all over the world. Their intricately fine but rugged design has consistently placed emphasis on operability and long-term reliability, employing features such as an easy-to-grip roulette and easy-to-read lens information. This highly praised NIKKOR lens lineup will continue to successfully advance into the future.

Fieldscope ED50 / ED50-A

Good Design Long Life Design AwardFieldscope ED50 / ED50-A

Employs ED glass to compensate chromatic aberration. Multiple, exclusive eyepieces, including zoom eyepieces, can be attached for a variety of purposes, while super-telephoto shooting is available by attaching a digital camera to the Fieldscope via an attachment. The small, lightweight body can be operated with a single hand. These models have been highly appreciated by many people as entry-level equipment which has a practical, simple design while delivering genuine performance and that can be used over many years, and also as sub-equipment for professionals.

2014

Nikon 1 J4 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM

Nikon 1 J4 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM

The Nikon 1 J4 is a compact and lightweight, CX-format advanced camera with interchangeable lenses. High-speed continuous shooting and superior image quality delivered by 18.4 megapixels capture the decisive moments. Images and movies can be handled by touch operation easily, allowing a variety of image expressions. Nikon 1's characteristic minimal appearance has been enhanced by a seamless design, while a sharp and sophisticated texture portraying solid metal is achieved.

Nikon 1 V3(Premium Kit)+1NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

Nikon 1 V3(Premium Kit)+1NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

The Nikon V3 is an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses, employing a CX-format CMOS sensor and achieving outstanding subject acquisition performance of moving subjects, condensed in a compact and lightweight body. In addition to realizing superior operability equivalent to that of D-SLR cameras, the camera supports system expansion with an array of accessories, including an EVF and grip, for flexible response to a variety of shooting situations.

D750

D750

The D750 is a Nikon FX-format camera offering superb agility, that further expands the horizons of shooting scenarios and creative photography, as well as providing rich rendering performance that goes well beyond its class. Concentrating comprehensive wireless communication features in its compact, lightweight body, it is a full-scale D-SLR camera. It has also achieved superb operability with a series of convenient features: a tilting LCD monitor, a spacious grip area for comfortable holding, the unique i button offering quick access to frequently used menu items, and intuitive info display designs.

PROSTAFF 5 8x42 / 10x42

PROSTAFF 5 8x42 / 10x42

With functional styling and high-class texture that provides a comfortable grip, the PROSTAFF 5 8x42/10x42 models are waterproof binoculars ideal for a wide range of outdoor leisure activities such as birdwatching. Magnifications are 8x and 10x. Employing fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate resin for the body material ensures a lightweight and slim body. The 42mm-diameter binoculars also offer easy portability.

8x20HG L DCF / 10x25HG L DCF

Good Design Long Life Design Award8x20HG L DCF / 10x25HG L DCF

With their high resolving power and bright field of view, 8x20HG L DCF/10x25HG L DCF binoculars achieve a superior optical system with reduced flare and ghost. It has been over 10 years since their introduction and their enduring high-class image quality can be assured. In addition to durability, the lightweight magnesium body offers genuine waterproof performance. By folding both left and right lens tubes inside, they are compact to store. They can be used in any situation from dark interiors to tough outdoor conditions.

Progressive Addition Lens [AI]

Open For The Future AwardProgressive Addition Lens [AI]

The Progressive Addition Lens [AI] has drastically reduced uncomfortable vision problems such as distortion and blurring. This is thanks to Nikon's new Artificial Intelligence design program, which finetunes people's eyesight individually based on the precise condition of the wearer's eyes and lens power information. The [AI] lens, developed in the Cyclone design, is a bifocal lens that allows users to freely adjust their vision, overcoming conventional problems.

2013

D7100

D7100

The D7100 incorporates a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor featuring 24.1 effective megapixels, an image sensor unit developed without an optical low-pass filter, that contributes to sharp depiction, as well as the advanced EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. It also achieves excellent operability that delivers efficient, comfortable shooting. The carefully designed camera grip comfortably fits in users' hands even after long hours of shooting, while the unique i button provides quick access to frequently used menu items.

D610

D610

A Nikon FX-format camera, the D610 is a highly cost-effective model. Its compact, lightweight body packs high image quality, rendering performance, operability and robustness that pursue those of more advanced models. It also inherits diverse convenient functions and features of higher-end models, such as the camera grip that comfortably fits in a user's hand even after long hours of shooting, as well as dust- and weather-resistance at the same level as the D800 and D800E.

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1

The Nikon AW1 is the world's first waterproof and shockproof digital camera with interchangeable lenses. It maintains waterproofing to a depth of 15 m and can withstand the shock of a fall from up to 2 m. Using it with the dedicated 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses, also waterproof to 15 m and shockproof to 2 m, expands shooting possibilities, while delivering the high image quality of the Nikon 1. Inheriting the Nikon 1's characteristic minimal design, the camera incorporates stainless steel on the front surface, providing both elegant styling and ruggedness.

MONARCH 7 8X42 / 10X42

MONARCH 7 8X42 / 10X42

These waterproof models deliver the best optical performance in the MONARCH series of binoculars and feature an elegant design providing secure holding and high-class texture. With their comfortable grip, superb design and outstanding performance, MONARCH 7 8x42/10x42 binoculars are ideal for a wide variety of users, from serious enthusiasts who seek high quality and performance to family users.

Research Stereo Microscope SMZ25 / SMZ18

Research Stereo Microscope SMZ25 / SMZ18

These stereo microscopes feature an expanded zoom range as well as drastically increased resolution. The arm design that smoothly stretches from the back, signifying new-generation products, realizes a fresh, advanced appearance. The combination of color and form, providing an impression of the optical axis, symbolizes reliability and security to inspire users.