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)?
The Nikon D500 is the DX camera many of us have been waiting for. With 10fps, 20.9 megapixel effective resolution, 153 AF points and 4k UHD video, this is a killer in a sleek outfit. Discuss its usage, features and share knowledge and photos in our Nikon D500 forum. Street price is around $2000 USD or 2300 EUR
Stay up to date on the new Nikon D5, learn about how to utilize it, share images and discuss with other D5 users in our Nikon D5 forum.
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
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 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
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
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
It's always a challenge to overcome when you take photographs and they come out hazy. Do you remove, and spare another precious moment that might not be captured? Well, it's always worth another shot - no pun intended - but don't delete that photograph. Read how fellow Nikonian, Mike Hagen makes things crisp and clear. So grab that cup of joe and have a nice read :)Fixing a Hazy Photograph
Nikon has announced the Nikon 1 AW1, the world’s first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera. This version allows for underwater photograph by snorkeling and scuba enthusiasts.Nikon 1 cameras gain underwater brother
Uncompressed video stands to hold a significant higher quality compared to compressed, allowing even resolution up scaling.Streaming Uncompressed HDMI Video from your Nikon D800
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
Nikon UK has launched its spring cashback promotion offering up to £150 cashback. The cashback promotion includes the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, D7000 and D600 from 14th March – 31st May (inclusive).
The promotion will run from 14th March – 31st May 2013 and all claims must be received by the 30th June 2013 in order to qualify.UK and Ireland members: Nikon cashback
Nikon has released version 2.7.4 for their Nikon ViewNX2 image browsing and editing software.
This version addresses correct lens naming for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens. It also includes updates for images captured with a Nikon 1-series camera (and the FT-1 mount adapter) and movies recorded using a digital-SLR camera.
The Macintosh version resolves an issue that prevented images saved in JPEG format with Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.3.0 or 2.3.1 from opening in ViewNX 2. Both the Windows and Macintosh versions add support for the Nikon D7100.
Check Nikon's support page for more information and download instructions.Nikon ViewNX2 upgrade released
Nikon has announced three new additions to the COOLPIX line of cameras, the Nikon Nikon COOLPIX A, COOLPIX P330, and Nikon COOLPIX S3500.
• The Nikon COOLPIX A is the first COOLPIX camera to incorporate a DX-format sensor for capturing high quality images and videos with point-and-shoot convenience. It will be available this month for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1099.95 (USD) and will be offered in Black and Silver.
• The Nikon COOLPIX P330 is an advanced performance compact camera that delivers beautiful imagery, even in low light conditions. It will also be available in this month for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $379.95 (USD) and will be offered in Black and White.
• The Nikon COOLPIX S3500 is an affordable yet stylish option for those who want a convenient and versatile camera that is compact enough for travel without sacrificing performance. It will be available this month for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $139.95 (USD) and will be available in five colors: Silver, Red, Purple, Orange and Decorative Pink.Nikon boosts COOLPIX line
The long-awaited upgrade for the venerable 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens was announced today. Nikon's new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR FX-format telephoto zoom will be available in early April 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,699.95 (USD).NEW 80-400mm VR Nikkor Lens