Nikon released their first camera in 1948, starting a long tradition of camera lines that now produce some of the best DSLRs on the market. While their DSLRs are their most popular, Nikon also produces a good range of compact cameras and some very fast mirrorless cameras.
The evolution of Nikon cameras. Graphic courtesy of eBay Deals.
DSLRs are our favorites from Nikon. They've seemed to be advancing a bit faster than their Canon counterparts lately and they produce some pretty solid images. Their latest round of APS-C cameras eliminate the optical low pass filter for enhanced detail and have extra add ons like wi-fi, and now, a touchscreen for the D5500.
While their DSLR line-up pretty much offers something for everyone, their mirrorless selection is a bit more limited. The Nikon 1 line has a 1 inch sensor, which is smaller than most other mirrorless cameras, unfortunately. But, they counteract that with the best speed around at up to 15 fps, so for shooting sports or active kids, that smaller sensor might be worth the better speed.
|Nikon D5500||Nikon D750||Nikon D4S||Nikon 1 J4|
For the complete list of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, view our collection of Nikon Reviews: Best DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras.
Compact cameras are a hit or miss for Nikon. We're tried a handful that we've loved, while some are only so-so. They're a bit harder to judge without a hands-on review, but Nikon does offer a good selection from budget compact to advanced compacts.
|Nikon Coolpix S5300||Nikon Coolpix AW130||Nikon Coolpix P340||Nikon Coolpix L32|
For the complete list of compact cameras, browse our list of Nikon Reviews: Best Compact Cameras.
In between their interchanceable lens cameras and their compacts lies Nikon's extensive lineup of zoom options, from travel zooms to bridge-style super zooms. Speaking of super zoom, their 2015 P900 offers an amazing 83x optical zoom and may be our favorite compact from Nikon so far this year.
|Nikon Coolpix P900||Nikon Coolpix P610||Nikon Coolpix L840||Nikon Coolpix P9900|
The zoom cameras currently on the market are listed on our Nikon Reviews: Best Zoom Cameras list.