Although it is among the digital camera makers affected by the rise of the smartphones, Nikon might be the one to put the final nail in the coffin for compact cameras. The Japanese maker is rumored to have signed an agreement with a Chinese company, which will launch a BBK Vivo phablet powered by an EXPEED image processor.
The 2013 WestLicht Camera Auction has been announced to take place on November 23. Multiple antique imaging devices will be available during the sale and there are some very interesting listings, as usual. Among them, bidders will be able to find NASA-modified Nikon F3 camera, as well as the “One Millionth Leica”.
After leaking details about this camera, the rumor mill has determined that the Nikon D610 release date is October 7 or 8. The new DSLR will replace the D600, a shooter riddled with manufacturing issues, leading to an inconsistent shutter and on-sensor dust accumulation. The woes will be over soon, as the D610 is close to its launch.
Sony will announce two new E-mount full frame shooters within the next few months. If the high-end model holds few secrets from us, the entry-level one is still a partial mystery. However, it appears that the cheaper Sony NEX-FF camera will become available for a price around $2,000, comparable to the prices of the Canon 6D and Nikon D600.
Nikon will soon replace the D5200 and D600 cameras. The DSLRs are around one-year-old, but the company seems constrained to discontinue the devices and focus on the next-generation shooters. The Nikon D5300 will substitute the D5200 and it will bring both GPS and WiFi to the table, while the D610 is said to replace the D600.
After being rumored for the first time a few weeks ago, the first Nikon D610 specs have showed up on the web. The full frame DSLR camera will not be a major upgrade in terms of features, but the Japanese company will fix all of the device’s issues. Meanwhile, the D600 price has dropped after its MAP list removal.
After being rumored recently, the Nikon 1 AW1 underwater camera has become official. It is a rugged shooter which can withstand freeze, drops, and to be submerged under several feet of water. It comes alongside the 1 Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 10mm f/2.8 lenses, which are not compatible with other 1-system cameras.
Nikon has been rumored to announce a new 1-system mirrorless camera recently. It seems like the gossip talk was pretty accurate as inside sources are claiming that a rugged Nikon 1 camera will become official soon. Details are pretty scarce, but if everything goes according to plan, then the new device is coming this week.
Nikon D600 and D5100 have been removed officially from the Minimum Advertised Price list. This decision will allow retailers to set their own prices for the two cameras. Additionally, this is another evidence that the D610 and D5300 DSLRs are in the works and that their release dates might be closer than first thought.
Nikon is rumored to be working on a lot of cameras, including the D610 and D5300. The list gets longer in a heartbeat, but it is all part of gossip talk. However, another product which could be announced soon is a new Nikon waterproof camera that could also support a water-resistant interchangeable lens system, sources say.
Digital camera manufacturers are patenting new technologies very often. This is what they should do and photographers are certainly happy that things are advancing pretty fast. The latest patent refers to a Nikon 100mm f/2.5 medium format lens, signalling the company’s intention to join the medium format business.
Nikon has announced a replacement for the P7700 camera and a brand new LD-1000 LED Movie Light, which should help Coolpix and 1-system shooters to brighten up dark environments. The new Nikon P7800 comes with an exciting new feature, but the compact camera is lacking an important one found in its rival, the Canon G16.
Nikon has announced a new “ultra-chic” camera which will replace the Coolpix S01. It is called Nikon S02 and it is a super-compact camera that comes packed with several improvements over the previous generation, including a higher-megapixel CMOS image sensor and 1920 x 1080 full HD video recording among others.
Online retailers and digital camera makers are usually striking deals in order to provide instant rebates to customers. This month, B&H PhotoVideo and Amazon have revealed their Nikon camera deals, which are available until September 28. They have a potential of allowing users to save up to $300 when buying a new camera and lens kit.
Nikon rumors are rare sightings these days. Not too much is being heard about the company’s future plans, but it is the right time to put everything behind. The gossip season is kickstarted by the so-called Nikon D610, which should replace the D600, as well as by the D5300, that will substitute the mid-range D5200 APS-C DSLR.
A Taiwan-based designer has created a replica of the Nikon D800 DSLR. He called it Nikon D800X and, although it looks like it is working, it is actually a sculpture. The artist has put a lot of effort into building it, but the result is simply amazing. The only thing that may give it away is its size, as the D800X is gigantic.
A new entry-level Nikon DSLR camera is in the works and it will be released in the near future. The company has posted dreadful financial results, but claims it has a plan to get back on track. The first step is to launch a low-end DSLR camera soon, which will most likely compete against the Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D.
Nikon has announced a new zoom lens for its APS-C cameras. Photographers using the company’s DX-format DSLRs will be able to purchase the Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens at the end of August for a price under $600. The optic should allow users to get a little more creative, thanks to a 7.8x optical zoom.
Nikon’s second announcement of the day consists of a pair of compact cameras. The launch event has revealed the Nikon Coolpix L620 and S6600, both of them being high-powered zoom shooters. The two cameras will become available for purchase in the first part of September in several colors and for the same price tag.
Nikon has decided to answer the calls of its photographers and it has announced compact, lightweight, and easy to control Speedlight flash. The new Nikon Speedlight SB-300 is the company’s third announcement of the day and the flash will be released at the end of the month for FX, DX, and selected Coolpix cameras.
After launching a new lens, two cameras, and a flash gun on the same day, Nikon has surprised some of its fans with a new announcement. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 firmware update has been released for download to fix several bugs of the compact shooter, which have been troubling the users since the device’s launch.