Nikon Poster Shows Sixty Years of Camera Evolution in One Image

Nikon Poster Featured

While planning to originally write up an article about an infographic sent to Nikon Rumors that showed every camera created by Nikon from 1948 to 2005, we came across an even more thorough collection of Nikon cameras in the form of a poster, created by none other than Nikon itself.

Available as a physical poster as well as a large JPEG, this image from Nikon documents every camera the company has made: from the original Nikon 1, which was released in 1948, to the Nikon D700 released in 2008. Rangefinders, underwater cameras, SLRs and point-and-shoots are all documented, showing just how interesting some designs came to be.

Take a look at the complete poster by clicking here; we’d love to hear which of these cameras you’ve owned over the years. And lest you think we’ve forgotten about you Canon folk, click here to see Canon’s “One Step Closer to the Dream” poster. Though not as comprehensive, it shows every SLR and rangefinder the company has made from its inception in the 1930s all the way up to 2010 and the T2i (550D).

  • Vlad Dusil

    Cool graphic. As for my Nikon camera history:

    F70, D70, D300, D300s, D3, D3s, D4, Df. Also added an F3 and F6 to the mix.

  • Chester A. Arthur

    It’s interesting to see how the number of models created exploded with the dawn of digital and age of cheap film compacts.

  • Leonardo Abreu

    F60 and F80! I need to print this…

  • Burnin Biomass

    Mmmm… camera porn. :)

  • Court

    You mean 60 years?

  • DLCade

    Yes we did :) It’s been fixed, thank you for pointing that out!

  • Pete Teoh

    Although I’m using Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras now I had a long history using Nikon cameras. Here’s my list: F-301, F-801, N80, D100, D2h, D200, D300, D700

  • Renato Valenzuela

    FM, FE10, FG, N80, D50, D700,and D7000. a Df or D610 is in the pipeline

  • Muneeb Afzal

    so you are buying D4s next one?

  • Sarah Hull

    Nice poster. I am wondering why I don’t see my Nikon N6006AF (circa 1990).

  • Burnin Biomass

    I think the F601 is the same as the 6006.

  • John Laughlin

    Cool poster. My personal history:

    Started out with my father’s old Nikomat FTn in 1987. Added a Nikkormat FT2 in 1990. In 1991, bought an FM2n. All of them chrome. Sold the Nikkormats in 1997 and bought my first black body Nikon, a well-used FM. Replaced those with a well-used F3P in 2004. Then, in 2005, the film camera market dropped like a rock. Since then, I’ve owned almost 200 Nikon bodies. Not all at once, of course. Right now, my arsenal consists of a black F “apollo” eyelevel with F-36 drive, two black F2’s, both with MD-2/MB-1 drives, one with the DP-12 AS finder, the other with the DP-11 A finder, a real clean F3P, an F4, black FM2n, and three Nikomat bodies (two FT2, one FTn). Digitally, I’ve used a D1H, D2H, two D2x bodies, and a D200. May upgrade the 200 to a 300 in the next 2-3 months. Prices are dropping on them.

  • Court

    ;) I tried to write more and make it sound less douchy but it stopped working so I just posted it. Sorry!

  • clipper

    There’s an even earlier Canon versions – from 1930 to 2007 ‘One Step Closer to the Dream’ and a few Canon posters too ie EOS cameras & EF lenses 20th Anniversary from back in 1987. They appear on ebay ocassionally.

  • Vlad Dusil

    Unless it’s 24MP, no.

  • bill_hater

    and who exactly asked for your camera history? bragger!

  • Vlad Dusil

    The last paragraph of the article did, you imbecile.

  • Avanti eraser

    apply cold water to burned area.

  • Greg Vojtko

    I still have a personal Nikon FM2n, sold a couple F3s, through work used the F3, F4 and F5, then switched to digital and the D1 and D2H before we switched to Canon. I had a D300 that was stolen and now a pair of D700s which I love.