Nikon's website, NikonUSA.com, does not offer repair advice for their cameras. The website offers product manuals, firmware downloads, shopping help and repair services in the Service & Support section.
Nikon Corporation is a Japanese company that specializes in imaging and optics products. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Nikon was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha, or Japan Optical Industries Corporation, product of the merge of three leading optical manufacturers.
The company manufactured a variety of optics equipment during World War II for the Japanese military, including binoculars, bombsights, periscopes and lenses.
The Nikon name was originally given to the company's cameras, and it emerged in 1946 as a combination of Nippon Kogaku, or Japan Optical, and Ikon, a brand from the Zeiss Gruppe. The company was renamed Nikon Corporation in 1998.