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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 images. It's a bit wild, though, as the lens selection shows a couple that dwarf the camera itself,... 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 feeling the pinch somewhat. According to Tech-On!, the company has cancelled the release of their upcoming... 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 Hi Boost setting (that'll introduce a lot of grain!) at 25,600. The camera seems a nice replacement,... 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 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD as well as HD Movie (720p) capabilities with HDMI connectivity. The... 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 and the full HD (1080p) movie recording with one-touch operation. The new COOLPIX L120 combines... 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 a next-generation memory card. Nikon, SanDisk and Sony proposed the new format in order to meet the... 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 2D images into 3D images for viewing. If you have a set of 3D glasses and you're viewing an image... 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 manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. "When you combine the innovation of the agile D7000 with the... 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 number of colors to choose from (black, red and gold). The $299.95 price tag isn't all that bad either... 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 digital image processor. Low-light users should also be pleased with selectable ISO ranges from 100... Read more...
Sony has their NEX line, while Olympus and Panasonic have Micro Four Thirds. It's a blossoming market, and just about everyone is getting into the interchangeable lens camera sector. They're smaller than DSLRs, yet offer far more flexibility compared to a standard compact digital camera. But one camera company that has yet to dive in is Nikon. Nikon is a staple in the camera industry, and it makes sense to think that they'd eventually follow suit. But they real question is "When?" According to a new interview and report from Reuters, "when" may be "soon." Nikon's president has reportedly told Reuters that they are "readying a camera model [that they hope] will create a new market," and that camera... Read more...
Nikon is targeting a wide range of photographers with its new D3100 DSLR. This 14.2-megapixel camera is the successor to Nikon's D3000. It offers a number of features for the more advanced photographer but also has some of the technologies you'd find in a compact, point and shoot model from Nikon's COOLPIX line. What's really cool about the new D3000 is that it's the first DSLR to have full-time AF for D-Movie video shooting and while in Live View mode. The camera can record 1080p resolution (1920x1080) movies in the H.264 AVCHD codec. The D3100 uses contrast based AF to focus on subjects while shooting in Live View. It also supports Face Detection technology and can focus on up to 35 human faces.... Read more...
Nikon recently added two new compact cameras to its lineup. The new COOLPIX S1100pj broadens your ability to share photos, documents, and more with its built-in projector and ability to connect to your computer via USB. When connected to a PC, the camera can project anything that is displayed on the computer screen or JPEG images saved on the camera's memory card or internal memory. The projector in the COOLPIX S1100pj is 40 percent brighter than its predecessor. This 14-lumen internal projector works with the camera's touchscreen user interface. For ease of use, the camera also has a built-in stand. The COOLPIX S1100pj can project images up to 47-inches from over 7-feet away. Additional features... Read more...
This week we peek at the computer enthusiast's wish list with our friends at TechVi. On the list this time around? We talk processors, video cards and notebooks / netbooks. Also, a peek at the D5000, Nikon's latest DSLR sexy-cam, and ChromiumOS, the pre-release version of ChromeOS from Google. Show Notes: 0:36 — Nikon D5000 DSLR, 2:01 — Gift Guide: Processors, 4:10 — Gift Guide: Video Cards, 6:18 — Gift Guide: Notebooks gift guide, 8:34 — Google ChromiumOS... Read more...
Consumer DSLRs with HD video capabilities are becoming more and more prevalent these days. As a result, manufacturers are constantly battling to find ways to differentiate themselves and their products from the others. Nikon's D5000 offers a few features that help set it apart from other options in the company's line as well as from the models offered by other manufacturers. Like many DSLRs today, the D5000 offers Live View mode. It also has HD movie recording capabilities with the ability to capture up to 720p HD video at 24fps. While some cameras such as the Canon EOS Rebel T1i focus on a large, high-resolution display on the back of the camera, Nikon has gone a slightly different route and... Read more...
Consumer DSLRs with HD video capabilities are becoming more and more prevalent these days. As a result, manufacturers are constantly battling to find ways to differentiate themselves and their products from the others. Nikon's D5000 offers a few features that help set it apart from other options in the company's line as well as from the models offered by other manufacturers. Like many DSLRs today, the D5000 offers Live View mode. It also has HD movie recording capabilities with the ability to capture up to 720p HD video at 24fps. While some cameras such as the Canon EOS Rebel T1i focus on a large, high-resolution display on the back of the camera, Nikon has gone a slightly different route and... Read more...
Nikon announced the new FX-format D3S DSLR today. This new professional-grade camera inherits many of the quality and speed performance features from the D3. The D3S provides photographers with shutter speed and aperture freedom thanks to a base ISO sensitivity range from ISO 200 to 12,800. Expanded ISO equivalent settings up to 102,400 and a setting of ISO equivalent 100 are also available. For the first time in a Nikon FX-format flagship camera, the D3S incorporates Nikon's HD-quality D-Movie function. The D3S' broad ISO range can be used while recording HD video clips. The D3s can capture smooth 1280x720 video at 24fps and features a new algorithm that helps to reduce the "rolling shutter"... Read more...
Well that certainly didn’t take long. Yesterday, we told you about a new Nikon camera / projector combo known as the COOLPIX S1000pj. Today, Nikon made this camera official and announced three others, one of which that has a new touch-screen interface. All of the new cameras incorporate Nikon’s EXPEED digital image processing concept. They also feature an enhancement to Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with a new Skin Softening feature, Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, and Scene Auto Selector. Check out videos of the new S70, S640, and S1000pj here. COOLPIX S70 Starting things off, we’ve got the COOLPIX S70, a 12.1 megapixel model that builds on the success of Nikon’s previous generation... Read more...
Details are still pretty sparse, but Nikon Rumors is reporting that Chasseur d'Image (a French magazine that has a history of publishing rumors that turn into reality) has published an article that talks about a new Nikon camera with the code name Nikon VP650. According to the report, the Nikon VP650 is expected to be announced in August and shipping in September. What’s really cool about the Nikon VP650 is that it will have an integrated LED projector that could project up to 8x12 images in good quality in the dark. The VP650 will be a compact camera. Another report from Photo Review offers some additional information, calling the camera the Coolpix S1000pj. According to Photo Review, the camera’s... Read more...
Confirming rumors that we'd heard over the past few weeks, Nikon has today introduced two new Digital SLR cameras in its expanding Dxxx lineup. The two cameras couldn't possibly be more different, with one of these aimed at amateur/professionals and the other aimed at those looking to finally make the leap to the DSLR world. Starting with the former (the D300s), we've got a new higher-end model that seems like a souped-up D90 in most respects. Basic specs include a 12.3MP CMOS sensor, a 51-point autofocus system, SD and CompactFlash memory card slots, one-button LiveView, a new Quiet Shutter Release mode,  Active D-Lighting bracketing, faster 7 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting... Read more...
Don’t be fooled by the Nikon Coolpix L100’s DSLR-like looks. Although the L100 looks like a serious camera that could compete with the functions of a DSLR, it’s really a relatively simple point-and-shoot with a wide angle 15x zoom lens as well as image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, and a high speed burst shooting mode of 13fps that surpasses that of many cameras. The L100 is part of Nikon’s Life series of digital cameras that are known for their simple and easy to use functions. As Nikon describes it, the Life series is “Powerfully capable–yet simple, at an entry-level price.” Indeed, the L100 offers plenty of fully automatic controls for the user who wants to simply point and shoot. In fact,... Read more...
Don’t be fooled by the Nikon Coolpix L100’s DSLR-like looks. Although the L100 looks like a high-end camera that could compete with the functions of a DSLR, it’s really a relatively simple point-and-shoot with a wide angle 15x zoom lens as well as image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, and a high speed burst shooting mode of 13fps that surpasses that of many cameras.The L100 is part of Nikon’s Life series of digital cameras that are known for their simple and easy to use functions. As Nikon describes it, the Life series is “Powerfully capable–yet simple, at an entry-level price.” Indeed, the L100 offers plenty of fully automatic controls for the user who wants to simply point and shoot.... Read more...
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