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There's been some criticism over a letter Nikon started sending out recently to independent repair shops in the U.S. in which the camera maker announced that "it will no longer maker repair parts available for purchase by repair facilities that have not been authorized by Nikon Inc. to perform camera repairs," a policy that goes into effect around the middle of July. Nikon says the policy is necessary due to the complexity of today's cameras, but some have questioned the rationale. iFixIt, a big proponent of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) repair, called the news "unnerving" and believes the policy change... Read more...
The D700 finally has a replacement. As one of the oldest, still-current full-frame cameras on the market, the D700 was an oldie-but-goodie. But there's nothing like a major replacement to make us move on to what's next. Nikon just introduced the D800 this evening, with an astounding 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor (7360 x 4912 resolution), a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and a 1080p30 movie mode. There's also an improved 51-point AF system, uncompressed HDMI output, their latest EXPEED 3 image processing engine, and an ISO range of 100-6400, expandable... Read more...
The high-end camera market is seriously heating up. Just months after Canon's EOS-1D X hit the scene, Nikon's response is now official. It's the D4, and while you may say it's a follow-up to the D3S, it's more like an evolutionary step. There's a new FX-format CMOS sensor (16.2MP), the same ISO range as on the D3S (100 to 12,800 natively), an ISO boost range as high as 204,800, 10fps shooting, a magnesium alloy body that's sealed to resist elements, and a dual-slot memory card system that'll take CompactFlash and the new XQD format. There's also an uncompressed HDMI output, mic/audio jacks, 1080p... Read more...
I don't care what you're planning to dress up as for Halloween, Tyler Card has you beat. Who exactly is Tyler Card and why is his costume so epic that I can feel confident dismissing all others? He's a photography nerd who took some scraps of cardboard and built a working -- yes, WORKING -- Nikon DSLR camera costume, complete with a giant LCD screen! It also has a built-in flash, shutter-release button, and is capable of wirelessly triggering his Alienbees strobes, he says. This is why I'm convinced Tyler's costume is better than yours, mine, and anything else I'm likely to see between now and... Read more...
Rumors had been swirling about Nikon's intentions to jump into the crazy world of mirrorless cameras, and last night that's exactly what the imaging company did. Nikon hasn't released a new DSLR in quite some time, and while this certainly is no DSLR proper, it's definitely the company's smallest interchangeable lens camera yet. The 1 System is the new label, and it will initially launch with two members, the J1 and V1. Both are similar in many, many ways, with a 10.1MP CMOS sensor "(CX format)", support for 720p and 1080p video, and a new Motion Snapshot mode that captures both stills and motion... Read more...
We had no illusions that the earthquake in Japan earlier this year was truly tragic, and aside from disrupting and ruining the lives of thousands of individuals, it has also caused tons of problems for companies operating out of the island nation. To our surprise, it seems that most companies have managed to pick up the pieces and forge ahead without too many notable disruptions; there have been a few supply problems here and there, but largely things have been cruising along just fine so far as the outside world can tell. Nikon, which obviously has a huge amount of operations within Japan, is... Read more...
Nikon has been fairly slow to update some of their higher-end cameras (like the D700, for example), but they're refreshing the lower-end models quite hastily. This morning, the D5100 was revealed to replace the aging D5000, and it's looking to be a great mid-range option for those looking to step up from their entry-level cam. It's a good bit slimmer than the outgoing D5000, and it offers a swiveling 3" LCD, an array of Effects, a 16.2MP CMOS sensor, 1080p D-Movie mode, an 11-point AF system, built-in HDR support and 4fps burst shooting. There's also a native ISO range spanning 100-6400, with a... Read more...
The super-zoom COOLPIX P500, COOLPIX S9100, and COOLPIX L120 cameras aren't the only new offerings in Nikon's line. In addition to these three new cameras, Nikon also added five other handsets to its lineup. Among the new offerings, you'll find the COOLPIX P300, a 12.1-Megapixel shooter with a 4.2x Wide-Angle, f/1.8 maximum aperture NIKKOR glass lens. This camera also features full manual controls as well as Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes. The new COOLPIX S6100 is a 16.0-Megapixel camera with a 7x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens. This camera features Touch Panel operation on a large... Read more...
Nikon revealed a handful of new COOLPIX digital cameras, including the all new COOLPIX P500 with a 36x zoom. The COOLPIX P500 features a 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor with a 22.5mm to 810mm (35mm equivalent) lens. Nikon also announced the new COOLPIX S9100 and L120 cameras for users who want a slim zoom or affordable telephoto camera. The new COOLPIX S9100 packs an 18x zoom (25mm-450mm equivalent) in a sleek body. The COOLPIX S9100 offers a 12.1-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor and ISO sensitivity up to 3200. It also has a 3-inch high resolution, 921,000-dot LCD monitor... Read more...
Well, this is the pain of progress. We love keeping things the same simply because it's easy. It's easy to acquire things that are compatible, and it's easy to forecast the future. But limits are eventually hit, and we have to innovate to move forward, even in the memory realm. The existing memory card formats that we have today have been in use for a good while, and the CompactFlash Association knows it has to stay one step ahead of the SD Association if they want to maintain a tight grip on pro photographs and the like. Today, the group announced the formation of a new working group to develop... Read more...
Nikon is in the television business? Or the display business? Those were our first thoughts upon seeing the NF-300i, but it's actually a bit more complicated than that. And thankfully, the explanation makes everything…make sense. Nikon isn't interested in building nor selling monitors, but they are interested in pushing their My PictureTown online photo hosting service. And there's no better way to do that than to give paying subscribers a NF-300i. This display is a fancy new digital photo frame, which is able to showcase photos from a user's My PictureTown online account and then convert... Read more...
The rumor sites were all over this one, and usually when you see smoke, there's fire. That's certainly the case here, as Nikon has gone and officially outed its sizzling new D7000 DSLR with a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, 39-point AF system, and 1080p HD movie recording with full time autofocus. "The D7000 DSLR creates a new class of Nikon camera by delivering exceptional quality, control, and an innovative feature set; this is a camera that enables DSLR users to achieve a true expression of their creative vision, while concentrating primarily on image quality above all else," said Lisa Osorio, general... Read more...
More Nikon goods? That's right. The Coolpix P7000 was just the beginning, as the company has two more point and shoots to consider today. The Coolpix S8100 is a robust, well-rounded pocket camera for those who aren't quite ready for a DSLR, yet need the resolution of 1080p video. It offers a 12.1MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, 10x zoom, 1080p video support, subject tracking, Nikon's EXPEED C2 image processor, a 4-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System and ISO settings that range up to 3200. There's even in-camera HDR, a 3" LCD on the back, in-camera red-eye reduction and a... Read more...
The prosumer camera sector just got a lot more interesting. Canon's G11 and G12 have largely stood alone in recent years; those prosumer point and shoot cameras didn't have too many rivals, but now Nikon's knocking on their door with the new Coolpix P7000. This is one of Nikon's most advanced, yet compact cameras to date, offering a slew of manual controls that you'd expect on a DSLR but within the shell of a camera that can easily slip into your rear pocket. The new camera has a 1/1.7” CCD sensor coupled with a 7.1x Wide Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens, not to mention an EXPEED C2... Read more...
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