Nikon has finally unveiled the D4, the long-awaited successor to the camera maker’s full-frame D3S DSLR. It features a 16.2 megapixel sensor and an extended ISO to 204,800 at Hi-4 as well as a brand new full-frame FX-format sensor to take things next level. The D4 can also capture 10 fps stills at full resolution with full auto focus and exposure. A new 51-point AF system offers full cross-type focusing that’s compatible with all Nikon lenses, even when paired with a teleconverter. Nikon’s latest beast also features two card slots with support for both UDMA-7 CF and the recently-announced XQD format, which brings write speeds of up to 125 MB/s — enough to capture 105 consecutive RAW images at 10 fps. A release is slated for late February.
Being loyal Nikon fans, we’re really excited to hear that the company is releasing a line of mirror less cameras. The Nikon 1 system will consist of two new, extremely versatile cameras — the V1 and J1 — and will also bring forth four new ultra-portable lenses. To compete directly with the NEX-5, PL1, GF-1 and their brethren, the Nikon 1 system will be the perfect blend of image quality, speed and portability. The system’s built from the ground up and comes with some top-notch features.
The battle continues between Canon and Nikon with the release of the Nikon D7000, a monstrous beauty that brings the goods. Though it’s got 16 megapixels compared to the Canon EOS 60D, all know by now the pixel count should never be the leading selling point for an SLR. The D7000 has plenty of other solid reasons including a mesmerizing 39-point Autofocus system, 100-percent viewfinder coverage, 1080p video at 24 fps, dual SD card slots (yes, dual), a partially magnesium alloy shell to deliver increased durability. It’s also got continuous autofocus and a stereo mic and the ability to record video non-stop for 20-minutes. Yes, there’s a cap but a small price to pay to get the mic and enhanced 1080p shooting on board.
Look for this to drop in mid-October for $1,200 for the body only (note: the Canon EOS 60D runs for about $100 less), or $1,500 with an 18-105 lens kit. There are also a few additions to the lens lineup as well as an upgraded flash. You can get the AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II for $5,999.95, an AF-S 35mm f/1.4G for $1,799.95, and an SB-700 Speedlight for $329.95.
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Nikon‘s S8000 is a beauty. It’s slim and sleek and it packs a punch. Shown above in a fresh black finish, their latest point and shoot’s got a 10x zoom Nikkor lens, crisp 3-inch, 921,000-dot display and a 14 megapixel sensor. All this is great but it’s also got the ability to capture 720p video at 30 fps. Look for the S8000 to hit stores sometime this month for $299.95.
The 12.1-megapixel D3S has officially been released, with all eyes on Nikon’s latest work of art. The professional-grade DSLR is packing a rather wide ISO range of 200 to 12,800, which can be further boosted to 102,400. Plus, there’s a 720p video recording mode at 24 frames per second with autofocus, though we’re a bit disappointed with the lack of 1080p action.
Don’t like the carrying case Ashton’s sporting in the Nikon D90 commercial? Incase has the remedy with their DSLR Camera Carrying Case and Sling Pack. With weather resistant nylon construction and adjustable padded camera and lens compartment, their carrying case is designed to “offer professional-grade protection for a photographer’s most important equipment.”
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Nikon‘s breaking ground on the first digital camera to pack a built-in projector and we like what we see. As Gizmodo explains, the S1000pj can project any photos or movies onto a flat surface at up to 40 inches in size. It’s got12.1 megapixels, 5x Zoom-Nikkor lens with 28mm (equivalent) wide-angle coverage and a sleek black design.
The S1000pj also comes with a projector stand as well as a remote control that can operate the projector, release the shutter and much more. No word yet on a release date, but when it finally does hit the shelves, expect to pay around $600 to get your hands on one.
The latest digital SLR to join Nikon’s stable, the D5000 is compact and powerful. It’s a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities with breathtaking 12.3-megapixel image quality. The swivel LCD monitor is one of our favorite features as it allows you to take a shot from just about any angle or height.
You can add an optional GPS unit for geo-tagging that automatically identifies and records every image’s latitude, longitude and altitude, with satellite time-of-day.
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Set to drop later this month, Nikon’s full-frame FX format D3X is a DSLR that packs a punch. The D3X is quite similar to the D3, just with a bigger sensor. It will give images of up to 6048 x 4032 pixels, and runs from ISO 100 to a rather conservative ISO 1600, compared to the ISO 6400 available on the smaller 12MP D3.
The price tag’s set at $8000 USD which doesn’t seem as expensive when compared to other DSLRs on the market.
Head to Nikon’s product page to read more about the newest toy on the block.