Image of the Nikon 1 J5 being held and having a lens attached to it
Nikon has discontinued all of its mirrorless cameras in the Nikon 1 series

Say goodbye to all Nikon 1 series mirrorless cameras. Nikon is officially discontinuing all mirrorless camera in the series.

The report comes from NikonRumors; they noticed that all the mirrorless cameras in the Nikon 1 line are listed as discontinued and have been removed from the official Nikon Japan website.

This announcement doesn’t come as a complete shock though. The Nikon 1 series hasn’t received a new addition since the J5 — which was announced all the way back in 2015. Many even believed the series had already died in 2016.


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There were a number of factors that contributed to the line’s demise. One of them is the type and size of sensors used in these cameras. They used a small 13.2×8.8mm CX sensor with an undesirable 2.7x crop factor. When pitted against mirrorless competitors with increasingly larger sensors, there wasn’t much of a comparison.

Here is a list of all the mirrorless cameras that Nikon is discontinuing:

  • Nikon 1 J5
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 J2
  • Nikon 1 J1
  • Nikon 1 S2
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Nikon 1 AW1

As reported above, all these cameras are listed as discontinued and removed from the Nikon Japan website. Also, B&H no longer has Nikon 1 products in stock.

So, as we say goodbye to the Nikon 1 mirrorless line, Nikon moves forward. This week, the company announced the Coolpix P1000 — a $999 camera that has an insane 125x optical zoom lens.


  1. The Nikon 1 was always treated like an unwise adoption decision in the Nikon family. This attitude is hard to understand from a consumer point of view because there was a product that did a lot for a tiny price. Interchangeable lenses on a genuinely pocket-sized camera; the ability to use standard Nikon lenses by way of a mount adapter; NEF stills format option which gave a lot of latitude for Photoshop manipulation, and reasonable UHD video recording all added up to an ideal travel companion. Nikon throws all that away for a camera that costs twice as much? Oh, wait, Now I see the logic!

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