The Nikon 1 product line was recently removed from the Nikon Japan website and the products are listed as ‘old product’ which may mean that the product line is being discontinued.
July 12, 2018 Update
It would appear that Nikon has confirmed that the Nikon 1 product line has been discontinued.
The fact that the Nikon 1 product line has been removed from the Nikon Japan website is likely is not a good sign for Nikon 1 owners who have been hoping that the product line would continue.
At this point Nikon 1 is still listed on the main Nikon.com website and various bodies etc. are still showing as current in the major national markets that I checked.
It is difficult to say how long Nikon 1 gear may remain available in these other markets. Folks looking to add to their Nikon 1 kit may want to check the Nikon Global Network site to check on the status of the product line in their specific country.
As regular readers will know, I’ve been adding to my Nikon 1 kit for the past couple of years and I intend to continue to shoot with the system for many years to come. Regardless of whether the Nikon 1 product line is discontinued or not, it is still the best camera system for my specific needs which is really all I care about…so I’ll continue to enjoy using it!
If this change on the Nikon Japan website means that the Nikon 1 system will be discontinued, I liken the event to owning my Scion XB. This model was discontinued by Toyota 3 years ago. My car has still been doing a great job for me and I intend on driving it for many more years to come.
Nikon 1 owners who intend on keeping their gear and want to get the most out of it, may want to consider purchasing a copy of my Nikon 1 eBook, The Little Camera That Could.
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