ikon first got into the interchangeable-lens, mirrorless camera game back in 2011. The J1 and the V1 stood out from the already-established competition with its smaller 1-inch sensor (compared to Sony’s APS-C offerings and the Micro Four-Thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus available at that time). That small chip allowed Nikon’s mirrorless cameras to look like larger compacts. That small size, however, meant that the bodies weren’t really suited to accommodate Nikon’s massive line of legacy lenses from decades of film cameras and DSLRs—at least not without an adapter. And even if you got an F-mount lens attached, the 1-inch sensor applied a 2.7x crop factor, which meant wide angle lenses didn’t look nearly as wide.