Nikon has accused US firm Sakar International of patent infringement and launched legal action to stop it manufacturing and selling the Polaroid iM1836, an interchangeable-lens camera.

Nikon filed the lawsuit against Sakar on 11 October, in the US.

In a statement, released today, Nikon’s Japanese headquarters claimed: ‘Although Nikon has negotiated with Sakar to amicably resolve this problem, we could not reach an agreement.

‘Consequently, Nikon has decided to initiate the lawsuit by necessity.’

Sakar, which is based in New Jersey, had yet to respond to a request for comment at the time of writing.

Earlier this year, industry watchers likened the looks of the Polaroid iM1836 to the Nikon 1 J1/J2 cameras.

The Polaroid iM1836 was first announced at the CES show in January.

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Industry observers have compared the design of the Polaroid camera to Nikon’s J1 and J2 models