Nikon Just Dropped the Axe on Its Nikon 1 Mirrorless Camera Line

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.

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.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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