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Nikon World Firsts Chronology

2005 - 2009 World Firsts

2009
World's first digital camera with a built-in projector.
COOLPIX S1000pj
2008
Effective dust reduction using the Airflow Control System.
Nikon D60
2008
Equipped with D-Movie function for recording movies with a digital SLR camera.
Nikon D90
2008
Support for firmware upgrades downloaded via the Internet: when mounted on a camera, firmware can be downloaded to the memory card inserted in the camera; firmware upgrade is performed using camera operations.
Speedlight SB-900
2007
14mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens.
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
2006
Lens equipped with VR II vibration reduction mechanism.
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
2005
Lens adopting Nano Crystal Coat.
AF-S VR Nikkor ED 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
2005
Vibration reduction equivalent to a 4-step increase in shutter speed.
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
2005
Face-priority compact digital camera.
COOLPIX 7900
2005
Compact digital camera with built-in Wi-Fi.
COOLPIX P1

2000 - 2004 World Firsts

2004
Wideangle zoom lens beginning at 24mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format) focal length.
COOLPIX 8400
2003
SLR with wireless LAN connectivity and Creative Lighting System.
Nikon D2H
2000
Vari-Brite Focus Area display system.
Nikon F80

1990 - 1999 World Firsts

1999
Integrated control of metering, white balance and tone compensation.
Nikon D1
1997
Zoom micro lens.
AF Zoom-Micro Nikkor 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
1996
1005-pixel RGB sensor for metering.
Nikon F5
1994
1700mm zoom lens.
Zoom-Nikkor1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P ED-IF
1994
Camera featuring optical vibration reduction.
Nikon Zoom 700 VR QD
1992
Underwater SLR camera.
NIKONOS RS
1992
Designed with Multi-Area Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash control.
Nikon F90S/F90D

1980 - 1989 World Firsts

1989
Featuring red-eye reduction.
Nikon TW20QD
1988
1/8,000 sec. shutter speed.
Nikon F-801
1988
TTL-BL flash control.
Speedlight SB-24
1988
Designed with vertical sensor for metering.
Nikon F4
1986
Lens with built-in CPU.
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8S
1983
SLR with Matrix Metering Nikon FA.
Nikon FA
1983
1/250 sec. flash synchronized shutter speed.
Nikon FE2
1982
1/4,000 sec. shutter speed.
Nikon FM2
1980
Built-in TTL exposure meter using a pinhole mirror.
Nikon F3

1957 - 1979 World Firsts

1976
F-mount interchangeable lens with the world's widest angle of view among wide-angle lenses (as of 1976).
Nikkor 13mm f/5.6
1975
Full-fledged wideangle zoom lens.
Zoom-Nikkor 28-45mm f/4.5
1973
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens.
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8
1968
Aspherical lens elements adopted for use with SLR cameras. World's only orthographic projection fisheye lens.
OP Fisheye-NIKKOR 10mm f/5.6
1967
Featuring the Close-Range Correction (CRC) system.
Nikkor Auto 24mm f/2.8
1967
Center-weighted exposure metering system.
Nikon F Photomic TN
1959
SLR with 100% frame coverage and large-diameter bayonet mount.
Nikon F
1957
28mm-135mm universal finder.
Nikon SP