In a achievable circumstance of “out with the old and in with the new”, Nikon has quietly killed off the one-series of cameras, the only mirrorless snappers it had in its catalogue.
In accordance to NikonRumors, the company has discontinued the whole Nikon one series by listing them as “old products and solutions” and removing them from its formal Japanese website, virtually a yr immediately after rumors of the line’s demise commenced circulating.
Nikon has confirmed with DPReview by means of electronic mail that “the Nikon one series cameras, lenses and equipment are no for a longer period in production”.
RIP Nikon one
While the early one-series products did not have a lot in the way of distinguishing options, the most recent addition to the variety, the Nikon one J5 – which debuted way back again in 2015 – was just one of the speediest mirrorless cameras at the time with a 20 frames per next burst pace.
That wasn’t all the series had to provide both. The Nikon one AW1, which released in 2013, is however the only interchangeable lens digital camera that is totally water-proof and can be utilized beneath h2o devoid of a housing.
Even so, Nikon was unable to broaden away from its outstanding DSLR variety to contend with the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and Fujifilm. 1 achievable explanation being the choice of sensor – inspite of a one-inch form sensor, it was more compact than what was being utilized by the opposition, who had been transferring on to total-frame formats.
Add to that a unusual nomenclature for the series and a selling price issue that did not do justice to its graphic top quality, Nikon’s mirrorless variety received left behind.
Shiny new toys
While the discontinuation of the one-series immediately after a solid seven-yr run has sparked rumors that Nikon may possibly give up on mirrorless cameras completely, we discover that extremely not likely, offered how preferred they’ve turn out to be with fanatics and execs alike.
Rumors have suggested that a new Nikon mirrorless digital camera could be introduced in the latest fiscal yr (which runs until March 2019 for Nikon), and this was all but confirmed with a verbal slip-up by just one of the company’s executives during a Television set interview.
Nikon is however producing improvements in its most recent digital camera line-up, with the D850 at the moment just one of the company’s bestsellers in the large-stop variety. Nikon also not too long ago introduced the Coolpix P1000, with its unbelievable telephoto arrive at of 3000mm.