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Nikon announces the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera Photo

Nikon announces the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera

Nikon has announced the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera. It has a 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, a new EXPEED 4A image processor, 1080/60p Full HD video capabilities and can shoot at 20fps. Its ISO is 160-12,800 with high ISO noise reduction and Nikon will bundle an electronic viewfinder with the camera

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Nikon releases Capture NX-D beta Photo

Nikon releases Capture NX-D beta

Nikon has released a beta version of their new Capture NX-D RAW processing software. It features a non-destructive editing process, with image information being saved into sidecar files and allows for adjustment of images. It also has a number of display options, batch processing options and viewing filters.

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Nikon unveils the D4s SLR Photo

Nikon unveils the D4s SLR

Nikon has released an updated version of their D4 full frame pro SLR. Labelled the D4s, the camera features several refinements over its sibling, namely more processing power, autofocus refinements (including a new “group AF” mode), faster continuous shooting, and enhanced video features (including 1080/60p support). In addition, it has a new smaller sized Raw format option to speed workflow and an improvement in battery life.

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Nikon announces the Df SLR Photo

Nikon announces the Df SLR

Nikon has announced the release of its retro-styled Df SLR. Produced as an homage to Nikon’s “F” series of pro film cameras, it features the 16.2 megapixel FX sensor used in the D4, a 39 point AF system with a 2016-Pixel 3D Matrix Metering and Scene Recognition System, similar to that of the D7000.

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Nikon unveils the D610 Photo

Nikon unveils the D610

Nikon has announced its D610 FX SLR camera. Widely rumoured to be a solution for the sensor oil spotting problem that occurred with the D600, there are actually only three new features on it. A new shutter mechanism allows for 6fps continuous shooting and a quiet continuous mode at 3fps. It also features an improved white balance system.

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Nikon announces AW1 underwater camera Photo

Nikon announces AW1 underwater camera

In a move rumored previously, Nikon has announced an interchangeable lens camera based on its 1 system. They have also unveiled waterproof 10mm f2.8 and 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses as well as an underwater Speedlight (SB-N10). Whilst comparisons with Nikonos are bound to be made, it is important to note that the maximum depth of these is 15m, so it is still not a “proper” underwater camera and the current lens choices are, at best limiting for underwater use.

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Rumor: Nikon developing an underwater camera Photo

Rumor: Nikon developing an underwater camera

Nikon Rumors has reported that Nikon is developing a “serious” underwater camera. The article speculates that this may be a part of the Nikon 1 line, and that the plans are for a Nikonos-like dedicated underwater camera with an ability to go to 6-100 ft (20-30m).

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Nikon: Mirrorless camera sales disappointing Photo

Nikon: Mirrorless camera sales disappointing

The New York Times has reported that Nikon has cut its planned full year profit forecast. Executives have blamed the demise of the compact camera market, which has been usurped by the cameras on smartphones, and a lack of growth in mirrorless camera sales in the U.S.A. and Europe.

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Field review: Nikon D600 versus D800 Photo

Field review: Nikon D600 versus D800

Alex Mustard presents a side-by-side review of the underwater performance of Nikon’s D600 and D800 full frame cameras. The review was carried out during the annual Nudibranch Safari which is held at Gulen Dive Resort, near Bergen, Norway. During the event, Alex was able to swap between the cameras on consecutive dives, which he says, “made the differences and similarities easy to spot.

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Nikon announces the COOLPIX A Photo

Nikon announces the COOLPIX A

Nikon has announced the release of a new compact camera with a 16.2 million pixel DX format CMOS sensor. The COOLPIX A has an EXPEED 2 image processing engine and a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. It is equipped with an 18.5mm f2.8 lens, and its control layout is designed to mimic that of an SLR, making it suitable for use as a back-up camera for an SLR shooter.

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