With the Nikon D5 and D500 preferring the XQD format for storage, is the Compact Flash card format doomed (any time soon)?
My take on this is, yes. Of course the format is doomed over time, but it will be around for quite a few more years, just that manufacturers will not produce much of any new camera models supporting it. One reason being reduced manufacturing costs to support XQD vs. higher costs for supporting CF. The CF format is physically great, being robust. The size of these cards reminds me of video cassettes somehow and it is clear that smaller cards are often more practical, ignoring any speed advantages newer specs provide in addition.
For us CF dinosaurs, we can order the D5 with CF slots, for anyone else, get the one for XQD cards. Maybe we can come up with some DIY projects, things to create out of old CF cards, something to put in the window, or to have the kids playing with.
Join the discussion on the future of the Compact Flash in our forums.
More about the XQD card format (on wikipedia)Is the Compact Flash format doomed (anytime soon)?
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have released leather versions of their most popular shoulder bag line and added a new size to their mirrorless bag line.
Nikon started this week with announcements of new camera bodies in a variety of price ranges, offering features aimed to lure both beginners and professionals.
The announcement unveiled nine new cameras under the COOLPIX banner, and a specialty FX format DSLR designed for serious astrophotographers. Our members in the Astrophotography forum are already discussing the new Nikon D810A.Nikon unveils new star-gazer DSLR and nine COOLPIX
Profoto's release of the Air Remote TTL-N, made the Profoto B1 become the world’s first off-camera flash to accomodate TTL with Nikon cameras.
Nikon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-N to their camera’s hotshoe. If you are using a Canon you can use the Air Remote TTL-C.Profoto takes cordless to new heights
Nikon has announced their first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting Vari-Angle LCD, along with a new Speedlight and fast wide angle prime lens.
The new Nikon D750 will be available in late September with a suggested retail price of $2299.95 USD (body only). The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED will carry a suggested retail price of $799.95 and the SB-500 Speedlight comes in at $249.95 (both due on the street by late September).Nikon releases new FX-format D750
Nikon issued a Service Advisory last week for the brand new Nikon D810.
The advisory warned that the D810 had a problem where, "noise (bright spots) are sometimes noticeable in long exposures, and in some images captured at an Image area setting of 1.2× (30×20)."Nikon D810 Service Advisory
Nikon has announced their D810, calling it a multimedia marvel.
The new DSLR camera comes with an FX-format 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and will be available in late July for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $3,299.95 (USD) for the body only.
Nikon has announced new additions to both the Nikon 1 System of interchangeable lens cameras and new professional NIKKOR optics.New Nikon 1 cameras and accessories plus NIKKOR additions announced
Our friends at Think Tank just announced the release of new products aimed at enhancing your workflow and increased mobility.
Nikon's long awaited next generation flagship DSLR has finally come out from behind the secrecy curtain.New Nikon flagship unveiled- The D4S
Nikon has announced six new COOLPIX compact cameras. The current slate of COOLPIX offerings now includes more models with Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS technology.Nikon COOLPIX line expands
Congratulations to our friends at Berger Brothers, who have a few milestones in mind as they begin the new year. For starters, the Long Island, New York based camera store will be celebrating their 64th year (established in 1951).Congrats to Berger Bros.
Nikon's newest Digital Single-Lens Reflex is creating quite a buzz in our forums. The newly announced Nikon Df is an FX (full-frame camera) with 16.2 million effective pixels. It uses a standard 36x24 mm CMOS sensor (36.0 x 23.9 mm).
This may not be the camera you absolutely need -- But for many Nikon enthusiasts with warm memories of the good old days -- it is destined to become the camera they absolutely want.Retro Nikon debuts -- Nikonians react
Nikon's DSLR inventory now adds the 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor D5300 -- Nikon’s first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
The new Nikon D610 FX-format camera features a continuous quiet mode, allowing you to shoot sequence shots with a minimum of mirror-slap noise. It should be available in late October with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1999.95 USD for the body only.
Our members are discussing the new camera right now.Nikon announces newest FX-format camera
Nikon's worldwide site has announced plans to shift some current Thailand camera production work 800 kilometers (500 miles) northeast to neighboring Laos in the Savannakhet Province
Nikon's press release says the establishment of a new factory in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) is designed to reinforce its digital SLR camera manufacturing organization and reduce costs.
The factory will have 800 employees and will be 99.9% owned by Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Operations are scheduled to commence in October 2013.
The new factory in Laos will be preparing components to be used in final production of digital SLR cameras in the Ayutthaya Province of Thailand.
Nikon Corporation President Makoto Kimura said in an interview last year that the Thailand facilities had fully recovered from the October 2011 floods.
Our members are discussing the news in the English CaféNikon announces new factory
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just announced three new photography accessories for you.Hot from Think Tank Photo
Nikon has announced the new flagship of their DX-format HD-SLR lineup.
The D7100 features a 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and fast shooting (up to 7 frames per second in 1.3 crop mode). From the back you'll be able to work with your images on a 3.2 inch (8cm) high resolution LCD monitor.
The Nikon COOLPX line has added seven new models. These cameras cover long zoom requirements, GPS and Wi-Fi enhancements, rugged harsh outdoor environments, and even modest budget needs.
The Nikkor FX-format lens category has also expanded, with a hefty 800mm fixed focal length lens and an 18-35mm wide-angle zoom designed for Nikon's ultra-high-pixel-count D-SLR cameras.
Nikon is showcasing its full line of imaging solutions including new products at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas starting today (Jan 8th).
Highlights at the Nikon Booth (#8643) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center include the new Nikon D5200 D-SLR, and new Nikon 1 duo of cameras, the Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1.