Nikon Wins Injunction Against The Polaroid iM1836

Nikon Wins Injunction Against The Polaroid iM1836Earlier this year, Polaroid unveiled a mirrorless camera of its own in the form of the Polaroid iM1836 which was then released back in October. However it seems that Nikon did not take too kindly to the camera, and while it is understandable given that both companies are competing in the camera market, we can see why Nikon would be a bit peeved, especially since the Polaroid iM1836 resembled the Nikon 1 lineup of mirrorless cameras in terms of design, which led to Nikon suing Sakar, the company behind the Polaroid iM1836, over patent infringement.

Now according to the court’s ruling, they have ruled in Nikon’s favor and have since issued a consent injunction, with both parties agreeing that, “Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.” This comes after Nikon had reportedly tried to reach an amicable settlement with Sakar, but failed to do so. So if you were after the Polaroid iM1836, we guess you can still try some retailers who might still have it in stock, otherwise you’d be flat out of luck. What do you guys think? Is this injunction a rightly deserved one? Or do you think that Sakar has nothing to be guilty about?

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    Nikon DF Photos Leaked, Spotted On Amazon For $2,746.95 Body-Only

    Nikon DF Photos Leaked, Spotted On Amazon For $2,746.95 Body OnlyWe have been hearing about the Nikon DF for a while now, with the camera supposedly being Nikon’s attempt at a mirrorless hybrid camera with a full-frame sensor, similar to what Sony has done with their recently announced A7 and A7R devices. While the camera has yet to be officially announced, it seems that photos and a listing on Amazon have made their way online. According to Amazon’s listing, which has since been taken down, the camera is expected to retail for a rather pricey figure of $2,746.95 which is the price for the camera’s body only, but if you were to get it with the 50mm f/1.8G special edition lens, the entire bundle will set you back $2,996.95. Amazon has also pegged the camera for a release on the 28th of November 2013.

    The camera itself appears to be true to the rumors and leaked images and has been given a rather retro look and will be available in either black or silver. The camera will also feature a host of dials and buttons that allow for greater control over the photographs taken, something professional photographers might appreciate. The retro-styling of the camera along with its modern hardware would definitely be in line with Nikon’s “Digital Fusion” branding of the camera, which is apparently what “DF” stands for. In any case we expect the announcement to be made shortly, so check back with us later for all the official details.

    Nikon DF Photos Leaked, Spotted On Amazon For $2,746.95 Body Only
    Nikon DF Photos Leaked, Spotted On Amazon For $2,746.95 Body Only
    Nikon DF Photos Leaked, Spotted On Amazon For $2,746.95 Body Only
    Nikon DF Photos Leaked, Spotted On Amazon For $2,746.95 Body Only
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    Nikon DF Spotted In Teaser Video

     

    Nikon DF Spotted In Teaser Video

    If you have been following the rumors, word on the street has it that Nikon has a new camera set for an announcement in the very near future in the form of the Nikon DF. The rumors claim that this device is an upcoming hybrid mirrorless full-frame system by Nikon and supposedly will be styled rather retro-ishly, akin to that of the Nikon FM2. Well in the latest teaser video from Nikon, the camera in all of its glory has been spotted and it turns out that the rumors might be right after all, and that the Nikon DF will indeed bear a close resemblance to that of the Nikon FM2, as you can see in the screenshot above. Unfortunately this is hardly the clearest picture we’ve seen, but if the rumors are to be believed and that an announcement is on the 5th of November, we guess we won’t have to wait much longer to find out!

    Other rumored features of the camera includes a similar AF system found on the Nikon D610 and also how there is a possibility that the camera might not come with video recording features, a very odd move given that the majority of cameras offer video capture functionality these days, so for Nikon to not include that feature would seem like a disadvantage. Either way take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us tomorrow to see if the rumors of the Nikon DF pan out!

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    Nikon DF Announcement Rumored For 5th November

    Nikon DF Announcement Rumored For 5th NovemberNikon has been rumored to be getting themselves ready for a launch of one of their new cameras, a certain Nikon DF which is allegedly a hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera system, akin to Sony’s recently announced A7 AND A7R products. We had heard that an early November announcement of the camera was a possibility and now according to Nikon Rumors, an announcement for the 5th of November will most likely be taking place. We’re not sure where they are getting their information from, but presumably it is coming from one of their sources, so we guess you should take this news with a grain of salt for now.

    As to what we might be able to expect, well the Nikon DF is said to feature a body whose design is similar to that of the Nikon FM2, giving it a more retro look. It is said to sport a full-frame sensor (the megapixels are unknown at this point in time), and will have the same AF system found on the Nikon D610, meaning that photographers can look forward to a 39-point AF system. It will also have settings for 1:1, 3:2, and 16:9 aspect ratios, and there is a chance that the camera might come without video recording capabilities.

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    Nikon D600 Marked As Discontinued

    Nikon D600 Marked As DiscontinuedBack in 2012, Nikon announced the D600 DSLR camera but it looks like a little over a year later, the camera manufacturer has decided to discontinue the device. This is according to a listing on B&H which states that the camera has since been discontinued by the manufacturer, meaning that photographers who are thinking about getting their hands on the device will no longer be able to. Of course there will still be some stock left and should be available through a variety of retailers, although like we said since it has been discontinued, whatever stock is left is pretty much all there is. Photographers who wish to get their hands on the Nikon D600 will probably have to act quickly just in case their local retailers run out stock.

    The reason for the discontinuation of the D600 is due to the release of the Nikon D610 which was announced earlier this month. The innards of the D610 is expected to be similar to the D600, although the changes made were to its shutter mechanism which was reportedly improved, and quiet, continuous shooting options, higher FPS rate, and improved white balance. Given that the camera’s release is in October, we guess it makes sense for Nikon to discontinue the Nikon D600 lest it ends up competing with the newer model or confuses customers.

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