Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Nikon produces advanced compact cameras and DSLR cameras for different kinds of photography.

Point and shoot photography:
Nikon's Coolpix line of compact digital cameras are easy to use and shoot with friendly features. These digital cameras offer you features like camera resolution up to 16.2 Megapixel and HD video recording of 1080p resolution. Some of the best Nikon compact cameras support instant photo sharing feature with the help of optional Wireless Adapter. For amateur photographers and beginners, Nikon has some of the in-camera image effects like High Dynamic Range, Monochrome (Black & White), Selective Color and others.

Nikon's Coolpix compact digital cameras classification includes Advanced Performance Cameras, Fun and Innovative Cameras, Comfort long Zoom Cameras, Ultra-Slim Zoom Cameras and Budget Friendly Cameras of L series (Life), S series (Style), P series (Performance), AW series (All Weather) products.

The compact and compact system cameras from Nikon for point and shoot photography support portability and are very useful during vacations, travel, parties and many other situations to capture your photographs on the go.

Professional photography:
Nikon manufactures consumer, professional and full-frame DSLR cameras useful for wildlife photography, landscape photography, action photography, events like marriage parties, photojournalism, macro photography and many others.

Nikon's DSLR cameras feature resolution of 12, 14, 16 and 24 Megapixel and even more, along with the support for recording HD (720p) and Full HD (1080p) videos.

Nikon releases DSLR cameras under two product lines: DX (consumer and professional models) and FX which use APS-C and professional FX (Full-frame or 35mm) sensor sizes respectively. The best Nikon cameras for photography support 1600 ISO, 3200 ISO, 6400 ISO and 12800 ISO for various lighting conditions.


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Nikon D7200
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D5500
Nikon D750
Nikon Coolpix P900
Nikon D7200
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D5500
Nikon D750
Nikon Coolpix P900
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Release Date
Apr 2015
May 2015
Jan 2015
Sep 2014
Apr 2015
Focus Type
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Touch, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View, Manual focus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Live View
Frames Per Second
6.0 Frames
60.0 Frames
5.0 Frames
6.5 Frames
7.0 Frames
Camera Type
Mid-size SLR
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
SLR-like (bridge)
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
21.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
13.23 mm
28.2 mm
43.18 mm
2.5 mm
Image Quality
75% Positive
25% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
90% Positive
10% Negative
94% Positive
6% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
Performance
55% Positive
45% Negative
63% Positive
37% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Focus
77% Positive
23% Negative
46% Positive
54% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
Ease of Use
50% Positive
50% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
Video
66% Positive
34% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
Low Light
83% Positive
17% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Modes
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
63% Positive
37% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
Display
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Flash
75% Positive
25% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Negative
Exposure
75% Positive
25% Negative
Connectivity
33% Positive
67% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
100% Positive
Viewfinder
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Battery
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Negative
Storage
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative

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