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Nikon to return to thriving mirrorless camera market

Photography major responds to sector's growth with a high-end model aimed at pros

Nikon 1 mirror less camera
Nikon stopped production of its small mirrorless camera, the Nikon 1, in 2017. The company is planing to re-enter the market, which has been enjoying brisk growth.

TOKYO -- Nikon is re-entering the mirrorless camera market after ceasing production in 2017, and plans to launch a luxury model with a high-performance sensor by year-end.

The major camera maker has reversed its previous policy as the market has been expanding rapidly. The overall digital camera market has been shrinking, and mirrorless cameras are the only segment where growth is expected.

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