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Sony Displaces Nikon As No. 2 Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera In The US

Tyler Lee April 16, 2017

When you think of cameras, there’s a good chance that brands such as Canon and Nikon come to mind. However it seems that Sony has been catching up because the company has recently announced that they are now the number 2 ranked in the US as far as the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market is concerned.

This was a position that was formerly held by Nikon which goes to show the inroads that Sony has been making in terms of appealing to photographers with their offerings. Sony is attributing this success to their “key models” which includes the Sony A7R II and the A7S II, both of which are of the mirrorless variety, meaning that they are more compact that a traditional full-frame DSLR.

There have been quite a few famed photographers who have publicly announced their plans in the past to make a full conversion to Sony’s mirrorless lineup because like we said, the ability to have a full-frame camera in compact body does have its appeal, especially for those who’d rather not lug around large DSLR cameras.

According to Neal Manowitz, VP of Digital Imaging at Sony North America, “Our commitment to the industry is stronger than ever. We are always listening to our customers, combining their feedback with our intense passion for innovation to deliver products, services and support like no other.”

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The Nikon D7500 Has Been Officially Launched

Tyler Lee April 12, 2017

The other day thanks to a leaked image, it was revealed that Nikon had a new DSLR in the works by the name of the Nikon D7500. If you are in the market for a new DSLR camera, then you might be interested to learn that shortly following the leak, Nikon has officially taken the wraps off the Nikon D7500.

According to Nikon, the specs of the D7500 include a 20.9-megapixel DX-format sensor, an ISO range of 100-51,600, and 8fps of continuous shooting. It will also support 4K video capture at various frame rates which include 24, 25, and 30fps. Unfortunately for those looking for that buttery smooth 60fps, you’d be out of luck as far as 4K video is concerned. However given that 30fps is already pretty decent, you should be able to get by.

The camera will also be powered by the Expeed 5 processor which is used by the Nikon D500, and there will also be a 3.2-inch LCD display that can tilt, along with an OLED EVF. There will also be Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for those who like the ability to transfer photos and videos without the need for cables.

As for pricing, the Nikon D7500 will be a relatively affordable model for those who are looking for a DSLR. The body-only model will be sold for $1,250 while the version with a kit lens will go for $1,750. Unfortunately there is no mention as to when the D7500 will be made available.

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Alleged Nikon D7500 Photo Leaked

Tyler Lee April 10, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new DSLR camera, it seems that Nikon might have something for you that could be announced very soon. In a post on Nokishita, an alleged image of the Nikon D7500 has been revealed, which apparently is due for a release in June 2017, so we should be able to expect an official announcement in the coming weeks or months.

As for what we might be able to expect from the camera, the folks at Nikon Rumors have posted some specs which includes a 20MP sensor that is based off on the Nikon D500, so if you liked what the D500 could do then the D7500 should be equally pleasing. It is also expected to sport an iSO range of 100 – 51,200, the ability to capture video in 4K resolution, a 51-points AF system, 8fps continuous shooting capabilities, a tilt screen LCD which should help photographers grab some interesting angles, as well as SnapBridge support.

Obviously this information should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but Nokishita and Nikon Rumors have in the past been pretty reliable and accurate with their leaks/rumor postings, so there is a chance that what we have seen and heard could be the real deal. In any case we should find out for ourselves soon enough, so do check back with us in the near future for the official details.

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Nikon Still Has Plans For A High-End Compact Camera

Tyler Lee February 25, 2017

Compact cameras used to seen as cheap and affordable cameras for the masses back in the day. However in recent years, camera manufacturers have recognized how there are consumers who want high-quality images without necessarily having to spend a lot of money on mirrorless or DSLR systems.

This has led to the creation of high-end compact cameras that we’ve seen from the likes of Sony, Fujifilm, and Canon. For a while Nikon had something similar with their DL lineup, but that changed earlier this month when the company announced that they had decided to kill off the DL lineup, but for Nikon fans you can rest assured knowing that the company is giving up anytime soon.

According to news outlets in Japan (via Nikon Rumors) in which several Nikon executives were interviewed, it seems that Nikon still has plans to develop a high-end compact camera. Details were scarce but basically it sounds like Nikon isn’t quite ready to throw in the towel just yet, despite the fact that the DL lineup was cancelled.

We’re not sure when such a camera is expected to make its debut or how far long Nikon’s efforts are, but perhaps you shouldn’t hold your breath just yet. In the meantime Nikon has also iterated their plans to keep churning out mid and high-end DSLRs as well as mirrorless cameras, but ultimately they want to reduce the number of models that they put out in the future.

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Nikon DL Series Cancelled

Adnan Farooqui February 13, 2017


Nikon created its DL series of premium compact cameras in order to compete against the likes of Sony and Panasonic in this particular segment. However, things appear to have taken a turn for the worse. Nikon was supposed to launch the DL series in June last year but due to some problems, the launch was delayed. Nikon has now decided to cancel the DL series altogether.

The delay cost Nikon dearly as during that time its rivals came out with new premium compact cameras. The market was already soft and given the added competition, Nikon probably thought it this endeavor wouldn’t turn out to be too profitable so it decided to give up on the DL series. Nikon’s DL series would have featured three premium models with 20.8 megapixel 1 inch sensors, the series also had zoom and superzoom models.

Nikon’s decision to kill the DL series comes amid troubling times for the company. It’s undergoing fundamental restructuring. The company announced today that it’s laying off 1,000 employees via voluntary retirement to further cut costs as it seeks to recover sales that are down 8.2 percent year-over-year.

This is without a doubt a big blow for Nikon because it doesn’t have anything to offer in the mirrorless segment and nothing in the premium compact segment, you can count the Nikon 1 series, but customers are likely going to opt for rivals’ more recent products. Nikon appears to have pinned all of its hopes on its DSLR products, for now.

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Nikon D5600 Price And Release Date Confirmed

Adnan Farooqui January 4, 2017

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Nikon unveiled its new mid-range D5600 DSLR in November last year and it has kept us waiting until the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 to reveal the pricing and release date information for the United States. The company has finally confirmed the Nikon D5600 price and release date for prospective customers in the U.S. It’s going to be available for purchase stateside later this month.

The Nikon D5600 will be yours for $799 later this month, it comes with an 18-55mm AF-P DX Nikkor lens. This mid-range DSLR is a slight improvement over the Nikon D5500 that was released back in 2015.

Nikon has particularly improved the connectivity functionality of this camera by adding support for NFC and Bluetooth. The 3.2 inch touchscreen on the back can also be used for a frame-advance bar and for applying tweaks like cropping to a photo.

The camera features Nikon’s Snapbridge technology which can instantly beam photos taken with the D5600 to a smartphone. This eliminates the hassle of having to deal with cables or complicated Wi-Fi connections to transfer photos from a DSLR to a mobile device.

For $799, the D5600 is a pretty robust DSLR with its 24.2 megapixel sensor coupled with an Expeed 4 image processor, and max ISO of 25,600. If you want one, head over to one of Nikon’s retail partners to pick up the D5600 later this month.

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Oldest Nikon Camera Fetches $406,000 At Auction

Adnan Farooqui December 1, 2016

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It’s not uncommon for rare items to be auctioned for staggering amounts of money. There are people in this world who are willing to pay $55,000 for a rare Pokemon card so you can just imagine how much money people are ready to spend on such trinkets. This is the story of the oldest remaining camera made by Nikon. It has fetched $406,000 at an auction in Austria.

This is said to be the third camera ever that Nikon manufactured back in April 1948. It has the original F2 Nikkor H lens that it came with back then as well as its original double strap case which itself is extremely rare. Even the body of the camera carries the inscription that it was “made in occupied Japan.”

This camera was originally launched as the Nikon but later came to be called as the Nikon One as in the following years M and S models were added to the lineup. The camera was valued at $190,000 but bidding at the auction opened at $95,000. One lucky and very rich person has been able to scoop it up for an eye-watering $406,000.

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The person who bought it won’t really be able to use it for shooting pictures, however, since it uses a non-standard film size that Nikon was quick to ditch once it figured out that it was holding back the camera.

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Nikon D5600 Camera Announced, But For The US

Tyler Lee November 10, 2016

d5600_afp_18_55_vr_front_big-originalIf you’re looking to get a DSLR camera but you don’t want to spend big bucks on full-frame models like the Canon EOS 5D or the Nikon D5, not to worry as the folks at Nikon have something else for you in the recently announced Nikon D5600, a presumably mid-range DSLR based on its predecessors and also its specs.

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So what can we look forward to in the D5600? For starters it comes with a 24.2MP sensor and an EXPEED 4 image processor. It has an expanded ISO sensitivity of up to 6,00 in Night Landscape mode, and there is also the inclusion of SnapBridge which basically allows users to connect to the camera remotely via a smartphone or tablet so that they can review images from the camera or even control it remotely if they don’t have a shutter release cable.

There is also a Time-Lapse Movie function, a feature that has trickled down from Nikon’s higher-end DSLR cameras. We are also looking at a 3.2-inch touchscreen with vari-angle, as well as the ability to shoot video in Full HD and up to 60fps. Unfortunately in terms of pricing and availability, Nikon has yet to announce that just yet.

However we should point out that the Nikon D5600 was announced on Nikon’s European website and not its US website, so presumably for now we can assume that it won’t be arriving stateside just yet, or if it will perhaps it’ll be announced later.

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Nikon Hints At Possible Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera In The Future

Tyler Lee September 24, 2016

nikon_d3400_10In the full-frame mirrorless department, Sony has pretty much led the charge with its A7 series of cameras which have proven to be quite a success. With this success, we wouldn’t be surprised if more camera makers were to hop on board, and it looks like a potential contender would be Nikon.

Speaking during Photokina 2016, Nikon’s European Product Group Manager Jordi Brinkman made some comments that seemed to hint at a full-frame mirrorless camera in the future. In an interview with Amateur Photographer, Brinkman was quoted as saying, “When you are talking about larger sensor mirrorless, this is definitely also a market we are officially monitoring in detail and we are really considering this segment.”

He then got more specific by referencing Sony’s A7 cameras in an interview with Camera Jabber. “This is a growing sector, and the Sony Alpha 7 series is particularly strong. Those cameras bring innovation, a new level of technology. They’re faster, lighter, the autofocus and movie technology – they bring that kind of innovation that is demanded.” While he notes that such a camera isn’t in development at Nikon, he says that it is on their radar.

“I’m not saying we’re announcing a full-frame mirrorless camera, but it’s definitely something we’re analysing a lot, looking at the market very closely; it’s on our radar.” He adds that should Nikon decide to enter such a market, they would have to think of how their cameras would add value compared to existing solutions, so until then Nikon fans and hopefuls probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

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New Nikon Action Cameras Introduced

Adnan Farooqui September 19, 2016

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Nikon – a company that needs no introduction – today announced a new line of robust action cameras meant to take on the GoPros of the world. The company has also confirmed the finer details of its KeyMission 360 camera which was announced earlier this year at CES. The new Nikon action cameras also feature the same KeyMission branding, these are the first cameras of this kind that Nikon has ever come out with and they will all be available next month.

The Nikon KeyMission 170 is a robust action camera that can take amazing stills as well as record 4K UHD video at a wide-angle point of view. The Nikon KeyMission 80 is a lightweight and compact action camera that’s meant for the casual user.

First unveiled at CES 2016, the Nikon KeyMission 360 is the first camera of its kind from Nikon that’s capable of capturing 4K UHD video in 360-degrees. It’s also going to be available next month.

The Nikon KeyMission 170 features a 170-degree f/2.8 lens with 8.3 megapixel CMOS sensor to capture video in 4K UHD or 1080p. It’s waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof without a housing. There’s a LCD on the back of the device that will enable users to easily frame shots in live view and adjust settings.

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Nikon’s KeyMission 80 camera has a 80-degree angle-of-view f/2.0 lens with a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture video in full HD 1080p. It even has a secondary 5 megapixel front camera that lets users easily take selfies on the go. It happens to be waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof as well with a LCD touchscreen on the back.

Nikon KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170, and KeyMission 80 will cost $499, $399, and $279 respectively, they will all be available for purchase in October.

New Nikon Action Cameras Introduced , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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