Nikon turns 100

Nikon Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its Founding

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo) was established in 1917 (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.). Since then, we have been creating unique value all over the world by providing consumer and industrial optical equipment, including lithography systems and microscopes as well as cameras, based on opto-electronics and precision technologies.

Over these 100 years, Nikon has contributed to industries and people’s quality of life with its state-of-the-art technologies during each era.

100 Years of Stories

Over the past 100 years, Nikon has been instrumental in transforming the world of imaging. From iconic milestones, camera launches and product innovations to the individual inspiration of professional photographers, amateurs and fans, Nikon shares some of the most important, personal and beautiful stories from across Europe and the world.

Virtual Nikon Museum

To showcase Nikon’s legacy and where it all began, Nikon has created a 360-degree virtual tour of its world-renowned museum in Tokyo. Entering the world of Nikon, viewers will get an insight into Nikon’s technologies, products and key milestones in its history – including how Nikon has assisted bioscience, medicine and even space.

Icons with Nikons

Nikon cameras and lenses are used by people from all walks of life. This series of photos shows celebrities from the worlds of music, TV and film, and sport with a Nikon to hand.

100 Years of Helping

Since 1917, Nikon has supported photographers with their chosen discipline, sharing insights and advice to push the boundaries of what’s possible, as well as guiding amateurs and fans along the way. To commemorate this, and with insights from a selection of the brand’s global photographer base, Nikon has collated its best tips from a century of expertise.