Nikon is getting out of DSLR camera market

Nikon will reportedly stop developing single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras soon.

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A new report stated that the Japanese camera maker will focus on digital offerings after the sales of SLRs have dwindled owing to intense competition from smartphone manufacturers.

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The Japanese camera maker will be focusing on new mirrorless camera models and the Nikon D6 DSLR will be Nikon’s last SLR.

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An SLR (single-lens reflex) camera uses an array of mechanical parts and mirrors to show an image through the lens or up through the eyepiece.

Mirrorless cameras have taken the industry by storm over the last decade or so.

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Plus, smartphone cameras are becoming more capable and casual consumers no longer see as much of a need to purchase a separate camera.

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Nikon’s SLRs and mirrorless cameras are widely used by professional photographers.

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The company has been in the camera business for nearly 60 years.

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Nikkei Asia reported that Nikon, for the same reason, plans to focus resources on mirrorless cameras, which have become mainstream products on the back of more advanced digital technologies.

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