Nikon Camera Series: DSLRs, Mirrorless, Compact. Budget Ultra

You can determine the status of the camera model you are interested in by belonging to a specific series. Moreover, it should be borne in mind that each leading manufacturer of photographic equipment cultivates its own family tree. As part of the article, we will focus on deciphering the Nikon camera series.

It’s no secret that a clear view hierarchy can be traced in the family of cameras. At the lower levels are simple digital compacts, while the higher echelons of power are full-frame DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, or even delegates of a small detachment of medium format.

Nikon Camera Series

The Nikon range is replete with a variety of camera offerings. Acquaintance with him begins with a detachment of SLRs:

nikon camera series
nikon camera series


Conventionally, Nikon SLR cameras are divided into several camps:

  • D3XXX – models of the three thousandth series are basic and designed for beginners;
  • D5XXX – “five-thousanders” are sharpened for amateur photography;
  • D7XXX – advanced DSLRs with APS-C sensor;
  • D5XX – semi-professional non-full-frame cameras;
  • D6XX – the initial layers of the full-frame society;
  • D7XX – balanced full-frame DSLRs;
  • D8XX – flagship cameras with a full-frame image sensor;
  • D5 and D6 – top level.

Nikon D series cameras (SLR):

  • Nikon D750 body
  • Nikon D610 body
  • Nikon D5600 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D5300 kit 18-55 + 70-300
  • Nikon D5200 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D780 body
  • Nikon D3500 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D850 body
  • Nikon D5100 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D5300 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D7500 body
  • Nikon D3100 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D7100 body
  • Nikon D3200 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D3300 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D7200 body
  • from 45 400 rubles.
  • Nikon D3400 kit 18-55
  • Nikon D810 body
  • Nikon D5600 kit 18-140
  • Nikon D7000 body

1, Z (mirrorless)

The history of Nikon mirrorless cameras began in 2011 with the advent of the system at number “1”. It was unbearable to impose serious competition on rivals due to the use of an inch image sensor, which can often be seen on board advanced compacts. The brand’s reimagined mirrorless cameras came out in 2018. Now they are classified according to the following points of the program:

  • Nikon 1 – pre-styling mirrorless cameras;
  • ZX – cameras with a full-frame image sensor;
  • ZXX – cropped mirrorless cameras of a new era (with an APS-C matrix).

Nikon cameras Nikon 1, Z series (mirrorless)

  • Nikon Z5 body
  • Nikon Z5 kit
  • Nikon Z50 kit 16-50
  • Nikon Z6 II body
  • Nikon Z6 kit
  • Nikon Z6 body
  • Nikon Z6 II kit 24-70
  • Nikon Z50 body
  • Nikon Z fc kit 16-50
  • Nikon Z7 II body
  • Nikon Z50 kit 16-50 + 50-250
  • Nikon Z7 body
  • Nikon Z7 II kit
  • Nikon Z7 kit
  • Nikon Z fc body
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Nikon Z9 body
  • Nikon 1 S1 kit 11-27.5
  • Nikon 1 J1 kit 30-110
  • Nikon Z fc kit 28

B, L (budget ultras)

The B and L lines feature low-cost Nikon Ultrazooms that achieve long-range distances up to 1440mm (full-frame equivalent).

Cameras Nikon series L, B (budget)

  • Nikon Coolpix B500
  • Nikon Coolpix L830
  • Nikon Coolpix L840
  • Nikon Coolpix L27
  • Nikon Coolpix L810
  • Nikon Coolpix L340
  • Nikon Coolpix L330
  • Nikon Coolpix L31
  • Nikon Coolpix L25
  • Nikon Coolpix L610
  • Nikon Coolpix B600
  • Nikon Coolpix L120
  • Nikon Coolpix L24

A, P, DL (functional compacts)

Functional compacts appear in the Nikon portfolio under the sign of the A, P and DL series. A-family cameras range from very simple ( A100 ) to moderately pumped ( A1000 ). The P-line focuses on long-range qualities. Finally, the DL-series are premium compacts.

Nikon A, P, DL series cameras (functional compacts)

  • Nikon Coolpix P600
  • Nikon Coolpix P950
  • Nikon Coolpix A900
  • Nikon Coolpix P530
  • Nikon Coolpix A10
  • Nikon Coolpix A100
  • Nikon Coolpix P900
  • Nikon Coolpix P520
  • Nikon Coolpix P510
  • Nikon Coolpix P330
  • Nikon Coolpix P310

AW, W, S (dust and water resistant)

Nikon’s S -line of cameras is rightfully considered the most wide-profile. Here you have basic models of the initial class, cameras with a touch screen, and separate copies with moisture protection of the case.

The compacts of the AW and W series (All-Weather and Waterproof) are fully waterproof, which will fit adepts of outdoor activities and extreme sports.

Nikon AW, W, S series cameras (dustproof, waterproof)

  • Nikon Coolpix W300
  • Nikon Coolpix W150
  • Nikon Coolpix AW100
  • Nikon Coolpix AW130