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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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Aquatica announces the AD4 housing Photo

Aquatica announces the AD4 housing

Aquatica has released the specifications and renderings of their new housing for the Nikon D4 SLR. The new housing, which will be known as the AD4, will have access to both the Fn and Pv buttons that are situated on the front of the camera body, a new smoother operating lens gear, a new camera tray that indexes with a push-tab and a left-hand lever that adjusts the camera’s ISO.

Shipping dates for the AD4 are still to be confirmed, and it will have a US retail price of $4,590.

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Nikon announces the D7100 DX SLR Photo

Nikon announces the D7100 DX SLR

Nikon has announced that they will release a successor to the popular D7000 SX SLR. The D7100 uses a new 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, and is supplied without an optical low pass filter (OLPF). The camera uses Nikon’s proven EXPEED 3 image processing engine, and features a native SO range of 100 to 6400. It has a new 51-point AF system and a new Multi-CAM 3500DX AF module. For metering, it uses Nikon’s 3D Color Matrix Metering II 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and Scene Recognition System. Uniquely and of interest for macro shooters, the camera offers a 1.3 x crop mode which gives an extra telephoto boost (2X) with 15.4 megapixel resolution. In addition, in 1.3 x mode, the 51-point AF array covers more of the frame.

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Ikelite housing for Nikon D5200 Photo

Ikelite housing for Nikon D5200

Ikelite has released its housing for the Nikon D5200 SLR. As is normally the case, the company are the first to announce a housing for the camera, has TTL exposure control as a standard feature (when used with current Ikelite DS Substrobes) and is supplied with lens zoom rings. The housing is made of heavy-duty polycarbonate and has a glass viewfinder.

The Ikelite housing for the Nikon D5200 will be available in Mid March at a US retail price of $1,500.00.

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