Nikon Number One for DSLR

December 1, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | 5 Comments | |

Nikon D3XNikon is now the number one manufacturer for DSLR cameras. Speaking at today’s UK launch of the new 24.5 megapixel D3x DSLR, Chris Hoare, Professional Business Manager at Nikon UK, revealed that Nikon was ranked number one in the UK for October 2008, and that the company had also reached the top position in Europe, USA and Japan during 2008. Nikon’s strong showing at the recent Olympic Games in Beijing, where 50% of pros were using Nikon gear, was also cited. In the UK, Nikon’s DSLR sales have grown by 333% since 2004/05.

Meanwhile, James Banfield, Nikon UK Professional Support And Training, explained why the D3x doesn’t feature a video mode. “We have one goal for the D3x - to achieve the best image quality at the highest resolution”. Chris Hoare added “We didn’t have the right type of video technology for the D3x, but our R&D team is focusing on getting this right for the future.” When questioned about the lack of built-in dust-removal, Banfield replied that Nikon didn’t want to have to reduce the viewfinder coverage by 5% in order to incorporate the technology. He also revealed that the 24.5 megapixel sensor inside the Nikon D3x is a “Nikon exclusive design”.

The new D3x will make it’s first UK public appearance at the Nikon Solutions Expo, held on 9th and 10th of December at Olympia in London.

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#1 Paul

So, Nikon declares itself nr. 1. What does this mean? More DSLR's sold than any other brand? DSLR's in use? revenue generated? pictures made? popularity amongst pros? profit? number of models?

10:04 pm - Monday, December 1, 2008

#2 Good

Way to go, Nikon! This type of competition will finally benefit the consumers. Canon, Sony... hope you'll do something to answer Nikon.

11:01 pm - Monday, December 1, 2008

#3 Rob

Funny... I thought THIS was Nikon's answer to Canon... :D

10:40 pm - Tuesday, December 2, 2008

#4 Rodd Gibbs

so when is the 24.5 sensor going to be an upgrade for the d700?

10:48 pm - Tuesday, December 2, 2008

#5 custom usb

I have a Nikon DSLR and have had it since launch - still the best I've had and still works a dream! Cheers for the post.

6:31 am - Tuesday, August 3, 2010