Confessions of a Nikon Employee

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Confessions of a Nikon Employee

1) The Nikon Df was not a "failure" and production continued well beyond expectations because of that.

2) At any given time, Nikon has more than 15 cameras in the planning stages, some of which will never see production.

3) The new Nikon Mirrorless cameras have already been heavily tested with very positive user feedback. Nikon was not "ignoring Sony" and targeted them almost 100%. HOWEVER, Nikon is not planning to rule mirrorless on day one with just two cameras.

4) Nikon was/is planning a camera with a video-friendly form-factor that will depart from typical designs. Think old super-8 movie cameras!

5) Nikon's design team was "punished" over the Nikon 70-200 VRII due to focus breathing. The issue was prioritized as a "must fix" thereafter and vanished on the two 70-200 models that followed. A redesign of the 80-400 is also in the works for the same reason.

6) Nikon is looking (again) at the high end compact market and may revisit the Coolpix A concept.


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Ricoh GR Digital II Nikon D850 Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F4G ED VR Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR +14 more
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