"Nikon has withdrawn from the development of SLR cameras" (report)

Nikon D500
(Image credit: James Artaius)

After producing SLR cameras since 1959, and with no new DSLRs released since 2020, "Nikon has withdrawn from the development of SLR cameras" – and "Canon also plans to follow Nikon and stop producing SLRs within a few years." 

That's according to a report by Nikkei, which notes that the ongoing erosion of the DSLR business (thanks, in the main, due to the best camera phones stealing share from the best cameras) has caused the Big N to withdraw from the development of mirrored cameras to focus on the mirrorless sector.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.