Nikon in 2021: What happened, why and where next for the Big N?

Nikon in 2021
(Image credit: Nikon)

Back in January 2020 Nikon raced out of the starting blocks with the announcement of the Nikon Coolpix P950, Nikon D780 and NikonAF-S 120-300mm f/2.8E, and didn’t let up. The Big N continued to launch the Nikon D6, Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II, tallying no fewer than six camera launches throughout the year. 

Nikon in 2021 was a year largely spent bolstering its mirrorless lens line-up (momentarily ignoring the Nikon Z9-shaped elephant in the room) with a whopping 12 products announced throughout the year. No F-mount releases suggest that Nikon is focusing on its mirrorless systems and, with the quality of Z lenses it’s been pumping out, it isn’t hard to see why.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.