Nikon Digital Cameras

Nikon - The First producer of a widely accepted professional 35mm sized digital SLR camera!

Until Nikon introduced the D1 camera, digital cameras were generally perceived as producing low quality and resolution pictures, they were of little interest to most professional photographers, the Nikon D1 SLR changed this perception for ever!

Nikon uses a "D" and a series numbers to designate it's digital SLR cameras, this may be followed by a H, S or X to identify variants of the basic models. Nikon digital SLR cameras with a single number are for professional use and are built like a tank with die-cast metal bodies and substantial weather proofing. Cameras with three numbers are semi pro, they still normally have die-cast metal bodies but are lighter and less robust with less weather proofing. Nikon digital cameras with two numbers are for amateur photographers and have light plastic bodies and virtually no weatherproofing. Cameras with four numbers are primarily for amateur photographers making the transition from a compact camera to their first digital SLR, they tend to be the lightest and  least robust of the Nikon SLR cameras.


Many Nikon digital SLR cameras have a single or double letter prefix added to the end of the model number, a "H" designates a high speed variant of the basic camera, a "X" indicates a higher resolution version, when a "S" is added it means it is an improved or "second version" of the camera, the improvements will not alter the basic resolution but could add video or significant picture quality improvements often via new firmware and numerous minor improvements, Nikon is always improving it's cameras and even it's cheapest SLR will be quite impressive!


Nikon D1H

Nikon Digital SLR Camera timeline

Introduction Date

Model Number

Maximum Resolution

June 1999

Nikon D12.74 megapixels

February 2001

Nikon D1X5.4 megapixels
February 2001Nikon D1H2.74 megapixels
February 2002Nikon D1006.1 megapixels
July 2003Nikon D2H4.1 megapixels

Nikon D200

February 2004

Nikon D706.1 megapixels
September 2004Nikon D2X12.4 megapixels
February 2005Nikon D2Hs4.1 megapixels
April 2005Nikon D70s6.1 megapixels
April 2005Nikon D506.1 megapixels
November 2005Nikon D20010.2 megapixels
June 2006Nikon D2Xs12.4 megapixels
August 2006Nikon D8010.2 megapixels

November 2006

Nikon D406.1 megapixels
March 2007Nikon D40x10.2 megapixels
August 2007Nikon D30012.3 megapixels
August 2007Nikon D312.1 megapixels
January 2008Nikon D6010.2 megapixels
July 2008Nikon D70012.1 megapixels
3August 2008Nikon D9012.3 megapixels
December 2008Nikon D3X24.5 megapixels

Nikon D300s

April 2009

Nikon D500012.3 megapixels
July 2009Nikon D300010.2 megapixels
July 2009Nikon D300s12.3 megapixels
October 2009Nikon D3s12.1 megapixels
August 2010Nikon D310014.2 megapixels
September 2010Nikon D700016.2 megapixels
April 2011Nikon D510016.2 megapixels
January 2012Nikon D416.2 megapixels

Pic6 Add6

February 2012

Nikon D80036.3 megapixels
April 2012Nikon D800E36.3 megapixels
April 2012Nikon D320024.1 megapixels
September 2012Nikon D60024.3 megapixels
November 2012Nikon D520024.1 megapixels
February 2013Nikon D710024.1 megapixels
October 2013Nikon D61024.3 megapixels
October 2013Nikon D530024.1 megapixels


November 2013

Nikon DF16.2 megapixels



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