May 10, 2016   8:44 AM | TrackBack
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation has announced that three of its products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA Awards 2016 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the photography and imaging industry.
The Nikon D5 digital SLR camera has been selected for the Best DSLR Professional/Action awards, the Nikon D500 for the Best APS-C DSLR Expert award, and the SnapBridge app for the Best Imaging Innovation award.
The best photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 in a number of categories were selected for the TIPA Awards 2016 through voting by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
More details here.
April 20, 2016   2:45 PM | TrackBack
The Nikon Corporate Press Room has released two updates posted April 20, 2016.
The news provided:
The new Nikon compact digital cameras, COOLPIX A300 and B500 will be available in May 2016, the COOLPIX A900 and B700 will arrive in July 2016 and the Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera will be available in October 2016 as more time is required for software adjustment.
The new COOLPIX products were originally scheduled for release in April and the KeyMission 360 action camera was announced for a spring 2016 release.
In addition, the premium compact cameras, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be delayed due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras, originally scheduled for a June 2016 release.
The new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided.
April 20, 2016   12:45 PM | TrackBack
The Nikon D500 seems to be in high demand and our members are waiting for their preorders to be fulfilled.
While we wait, we have this D500 information to digest, including the D500 user manual - enjoy!Nikon D500 summary
April 19, 2016   2:39 PM | TrackBack
The Nikon Group has announced financial aid following earthquake activity this past weekend.
Announcement from Nikon News:
April 18, 2016 -
The Nikon group would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, which took place after April 14, 2016.
In response to this tragedy and to extend an immediate support to its victims and affected areas, the Nikon group has decided to donate the following assistance: Cash donation 5 million yen (Nikon group total)
The allocation and timing of the donation are now under consideration. The Nikon group sincerely hopes for the earliest possible recovery from this disaster.
On April 21, 2016 Nikon Group increased the scope of their support for earthquake victims:
The Nikon group has decided the increased donation for the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake than the announcement on April 18, to expand further support in consideration of the disaster situation.
Cash donation: 10 million yen (Nikon group total)
Donee: Japanese Red Cross Society
With this change, furthermore we have started a fund-raising activity by directors and employees and donate it as the matching gifts of the Nikon group after the end of this activity. And we continuing every effort to support for recovery of our customer plant affected by the disaster.
The Nikon Group would express our profound sympathy and heartfelt concern to those individuals and families suffering from the disaster and sincerely hope for safety and swift recovery of the people and areas.
Nikon provides aid to 2016 Kumamoto earthquake victims
January 14, 2016   12:29 PM | TrackBack
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)?
January 9, 2016   8:41 PM | TrackBack
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
January 9, 2016   1:16 PM | TrackBack
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.
February 11, 2015   4:42 AM | TrackBack
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
September 12, 2014   7:46 AM | TrackBack
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
June 26, 2014   6:01 AM
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.
May 14, 2014   6:30 AM
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
February 25, 2014   5:47 AM
Nikon's long awaited next generation flagship DSLR has finally come out from behind the secrecy curtain.New Nikon flagship unveiled- The D4S
February 11, 2014   10:38 PM
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
November 5, 2013   5:11 PM
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
October 17, 2013   6:52 PM
Nikon's DSLR inventory now adds the 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor D5300 -- Nikon’s first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
October 8, 2013   11:02 AM
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
October 7, 2013   11:13 AM
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
September 19, 2013   8:02 PM
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
April 17, 2013   10:07 AM
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
March 26, 2013   9:21 PM
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