Posts Tagged ‘Nikon’

Nikon Announces Flagship FX-Format D4 DSLR

Just ahead of CES, Nikon has unveiled its new big gun: the D4 DSLR. Featuring a 6.2-megapixel FX (full)-format CMOS sensor and an ISO range up to 204,800, the D4 is a professional grade low-light fighting machine. Notable upgrades to 2009′s D3S—in addition to the 7.3-micron pixels sensor and mega ISO range—include: a 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD screen; a time lapse shooting feature that combines a selected frame rate and shot interval in a dedicated time lapse photography menu with playback speeds from 24x to 36,000x; and full HD video recording (1080p at 30 or 24fps and 720p at 60 fps). Additionally, using B-Frame data compression allows you to record H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format video for up to 20 minutes per clip.

 

The Nikon D4 will be available for $5999.95 in February and is compatible with all 50+ lenses in the NIKKOR optics system.

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Nikon Announces Mirrorless “Nikon 1″ Camera System

Nikon has announcedthe Nikon 1: the company’s first mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera system. This marks the first time one of the Big Two camera makers has stepped into the genre ring alongside early adapters Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic and Sony. The “1″ system is comprised of two bodies so far: the J1 and the V1. Both cameras feature a newly developed CX-format 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that measures 1-inch in size—drastically smaller than the APS-C size sensor of manyDSLRs, and still much smaller than the Micro Four Thirds sensor of Olympus and Panasonic fame.

The Nikon 1 features a new 73-point AF system for capturing fast moving action, and can shoot at full resolution up to 60 fps, which is “the world’s fastest continuous shooting speed.” It shoots full High Definition (1080p) video, and features “Motion Snapshot” for capturing stills while recording video. The V1 is the more powerful of the two new models and is the world’s smallest and lightest EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens) camera at this time. It features a 1.4 million dot high resolution electronic viewfinder that “automatically activates when the user raises the camera to their eye,” a magnesium alloy body, a mechanical shutter and a multi-accessory port and stereo mic input for video.

Nikon has also announced the 1 NIKKOR lens system of lightweight lenses, including 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens (27-81mm 35mm equivalent); 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens (81-297mm equivalent); 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 pancake lens (27mm equivalent); and 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 (27-270mm equivalent);—Nikon’s first power zoom lens. A mount will be available sometime in the future, according to Nikon, so that photographers can use lenses from their existing NIKKOR lineup.

The Nikon J1 and V1 will be available beginning October 20th. The J1 kit will be an estimated $649.95; the V1 kit will be an estimated $899.95. See the full release from Nikon below.

 

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Nikon Announces Rugged COOLPIX AW100 Digital Camera

Both Olympus and PENTAX have been playing the extreme-camera game for years, challenging the earth’s elements on behalf of adventurous photographers with rugged cameras like the Olympus Tough TG-810 and PENTAX Optio W90. Finally, Nikon has joined in on the fun with the just announced COOLPIX AW100, a waterproof, freeze proof and shockproof compact camera that features full High Definition (1080p) video recording, a 16.0-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS image sensor, and a 5x wide angle NIKKOR ED glass lens (35mm equivalent of 28-140mm). The AW100 also has a GPS function and internal map display, which allows photos to be “displayed via location information and saves latitude and longitude information in the image data,” according to Nikon.

The COOLPIX AW100 will be available in early September for an estimated $379.95. Read the full press release from Nikon below.

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This Is My City: Photo Contest

Chrome has just announced their new Niko Camera Bag, and to celebrate they’ve launched a photo contest—the prize for which is the Niko Camera Bag and a Nikon D3000 DSLR to go inside of it. The deadline is July 25, 2011 so listen close if you want to enter. They are looking for shots that capture something special about your city. “Stories that make up your city are found in the faces, sights, and sounds that are immersed in it. From the recluse to the regulars, everyone carries a piece of its many parts. We’ve all got that favorite record store, little-known food spot, bicycle shortcut, or local hero that makes a city wholly ours,” says Chrome. So go ahead and capture your own shot for the chance to win. More info on how to enter can be found at the official This Is My City: Photo Contest site.

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Nikon Announces AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens

Nikon has just revealed the new AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens. Available in August for an estimated price of $279.95, the lightweight, versatile lens provides macro capabilities with a minimum focusing distance of just 0.53 feet (6.4 inches). According to Nikon, the lens “is an ideal ‘next’ lens to complement any DX-format shooter’s growing D-SLR kit” with a “wide variety of applications, whether capturing close-up details in flowers and insects or shooting flattering portraiture with a pleasing bokeh.” More from Nikon in the press release below.

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