We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Nikon is one of the few names in the photography industry whose reputation has been earned over decades spent producing incredible cameras and lenses. The models on our list represent the best that the company has to offer in a number of categories, from their rugged point-and-shoots to their most capable professional DSLR bodies. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
9. W300 Waterproof
If you need something that can take pictures in a variety of unforgiving environments, including underwater, look to the W300 Waterproof. The unit can safely be dropped from a height of nearly eight feet without being damaged.
A recent resurgence in the point-and-shoot market has created a lot of excellent compact options, and the Coolpix A900 is a great example of that trend. Its articulating LCD screen can flip all the way around to let you frame up the perfect selfie.
If you’re looking to invest in your first DSLR, the D3400 DX might be your best bet. You can use it with the same ease with which you’d operate a simple point-and-shoot, but you can also use it to gradually learn the ins and outs of manual photography.
The D5600 DX boasts a few important features that progress it away from being a simple entry-level DSLR, such as its ability to shoot raw images in both 12- and 14-bit, as well as its lightweight and durable composite body.
The D7500 DX is a smart option for anyone looking to invest in a DSLR that doesn’t cater to newer shooters the way many entry-level models do. It’s a body for experienced, but casual, photographers who want something that’s proofed against the near future.
The D750 FX takes a lot of cues from its beloved full-frame predecessor, the D700, which didn’t have any video capture ability whatsoever. This model does, but it keeps its resolution in check at 1080p, preferring instead to focus on its still image production.
A long-awaited upgrade to the company’s revolutionary D300, the D500 DX has quickly become the undisputed king among bodies with an APS-C sensor. Its 153-point autofocusing system covers nearly the entire frame with available AF points.
For shooters who want the pristine quality of full-frame, but don’t need the burst rate or card features of the much more expensive D5, there’s the D850 FX. Its sensor is packed with 45.7 megapixels, allowing it to perform more like a medium format body than a DSLR.
The D5 20.8 MP FX-Format is the company’s flagship professional full frame body, used by the top-tier shooters in sports, event, and conflict coverage. It can house a pair of either CF or XQD cards, and boasts a burst mode worth 200 shots before it has to render.