Category: Nikon

Nikon Finally Makes A Touchscreen DSLR, The D5500


D5500_BK_18_55_frt34l.0Its main rival, Canon, introduced touchscreen LCDs for its DSLRs — back in 2012. So, enter the CES of 2015 and Nikon has taken the initiative with the D5500: a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor , shoots up to five-frames-per-second, and one of its best features, a 39-point autofocus system. Oh, and yes it records video: 1080p HD at up to 60 frames-per-second.

Pricing is rather straightforward; an early February release for $899.95, or $999.95 with Nikon’s standard DX 18-55mm kit lens.

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Nikon Goes All Out On Full Frame With The New D750

d750 Full frame DSLRs remain the preference of professional photographers, but also those with the additional cash to spend on a high-performing product. Take the new D750 that Nikon just lifted the curtain on: it’s a full frame DSLR, 24-megapixel FX format CMOS sensor, an Expeed 4 image processor, a light-sensitive 51-point autofocus system, and an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12,800 — all with a carbon fiber body and what Nikon says is improved battery life.

For the wireless capability, Nikon has added WiFi to the D750 as well as 3.2-inch tilting LCD screen. Starting in October, the body-only will retail for $2299 with the option of a 24-120mm f/4 VR kit lens, with as of yet, undisclosed price.

The Nikon D810 SLR Is All About Shooting Great Video, Apparently

nikon-d810It’s been quite a while since Nikon last made  a significant jab at the Canon EOS line of cameras, famed for their video recording capability and overall awesomeness. However, this very early Thursday morning proves to be the end of that: the Nikon D810 is a DSLR that is all about shooting top-notch video.

Specifically, there’s a 36.3 megapixel sensor, the EXPEED 4 image processing engine, an ISO ceiling of  12,800 (or as high as 51,200 when going into Hi-2 mode) which can make for some very interesting scenarios, and a 3.2-inch LCD with resolution. Nikon decided to hold off on the 4k for a little while longer, so you’ll have to be content with 1080p HD shooting at 60fps (NSTC) or 50fps (PAL).

Oh, and it comes out July 7th for $3,299.95. I never said anything about it being a budget video-oriented DSLR — still, it is less expensive than the 5D Mark III, but for now, the D810’s real-world merits are unknown.

Nikon Made The Full-Frame Df Camera So Outstandingly Beautiful

nikon-dfWith an ISO range of 12,800 and expandable to ISO 204,800 all via a physical dial, the full-frame Nikon Df camera is just what a professional photographer ordered, with the price to go along with it — $2,999 for the 1.56 pound body and a new 50mm f/1.8G lens, or $2,750 body-only starting later this month. One really awesome fact: it supports the current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D lenses, but also Ai and non-Ai Nikkor lenses going all the way back to 1959.

Thankfully, Nikon made sure that the Df wasn’t just a beautiful camera, but one that could shoot pretty great photos, with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, shots at 5.5 frames per second, an optical viewfinder with 100 percent field of view (thanks to the pentaprism hump), and displays the shots you took on a 3.2-inch screen filled with 921,000 dot resolution. Its dimensions are totally within the retro camera stage: 5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 inches, so it is a little large, but strangely, as part of the engineering, it features a small battery, so video recording is not an option.

Still, it’s amazing to look at.

The Nikon AW1 Might Just Be The Coolest Waterproof Camera Ever

nikon-aw1With waterproofing down to 49 feet without any more protective housing than its own body, the Nikon AW1 is a great contender for best mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that is waterproof.  For optics, it has an AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and the AW 10mm f/2.8 lens, which will be sold in a kit with the 11-27.5 lens for $800, or in a two-lens kit with both optics sets for $1000. Also, add shock-proofing to 6.6 feet drops and built-in GPS to that list.

Other dandy gadgets built on-board the AW1 include an altimeter, depth gauge, electronic compass, and built-in WiFi, making it fitting for just about any situation. The only real con here is the image sensor: it’s a CX sesnor, which is smaller than traditional mirrorless sensors and takes 14.1 megapixel shots.

The ISO range is 100 – 6,400 and can shoot 15 FPS stills and can go all the way to 60 FPS when the autofocus is locked. Video is shot in 1080p and includes a slow-motion mode that captures footage at either 400 FPS or 1,200 FPS.

Pretty nice camera, right? Release date is in October with colors of black, red, or white.

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Nikon D7100 Launches In March, Part Of High-End Line: 24MP, 51 AF Points, Weather Sealed

1513-D7100-leftWant a high-end camera that’s not over a year old? Well, Nikon has you covered where Canon doesn’t (for now). The D7100 has 24.1-megapixel sensor for the high end of Nikon’s consumer DSLR offerings. The new camera has its very own CMOS sensor — which is completely new for DSLRs. The ISO range of 100 to 6400 and can also be pushed to ISO 25600 in Nikon’s Hi2 extension mode for different lighting conditions. A  51-point autofocus system (15 cross-type sensors in the middle) also adds to the feature list of the D7100.

The image processing engine is Expeed 3, which is a welcomed improvement that the D90, D4, and D800 all have, plus 2 SD card slots and a 1900mAh EN-EL15 battery. Last of all, there’s a new 3.2-inch RGBW LCD display with a 1229k-dot resolution plus a set of stereo microphones so you can record  HD video in 1080 / 30p or 1080 / 60i with a max recording time of up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

The whole D7100 is also weather sealed to protect against moisture when it comes out in March to the United States for $1,199.95 (body-only) and $1,599.95 (18-105mm VR lens kit).

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Nikon D5100 Review: It’s A Veteran, And A Fit One At That

While it may have been more then a year since it was released, the Nikon D5100 is one of the company’s best entry-level DSLRs. A 16.2 megapixel DX format sensor, kit 18-55mm lens, full 1080p HD video recording with autofocus at 24, 25 or 30fps, the famous 3-inch 920,000-dot articulating LCD display, continuous shooting at 4 frames-per-second, option for RAW shooting, and Nikon’s EXPEED 2 image processor. It’s been great to use for the past few weeks, with image quality that is superb, compared to even new DSLR camera systems from early to mid-2012. The review? Available after the jump!

Nikon’s D6000 Is The Cheapest Full-Frame DSLR Out There

The Nikon D6000 is the kind of camera for a photographer who has the money to invest on a high-end DSLR, but not enough to score the D8000 or a Canon EOS 5D. The D6000 is the perfect gray area, with a 24.3-megapixel, full-frame (35.9 x 24mm) sensor, a light weight 26.8 ounces, a 3.2-inch LCD screen, a smaller 31-point autofocus system (compared to 51 in the D8000), and finally, can shoot video in 1920 x 1080 resolution video at 30, 25, 24 frames-per-second and 1280 x 720 video at 50 and 60 fps.

Want to take a continuous set of photos? Then you can do so at 5.5 photos per second. That’s pretty awesome for a full-frame camera.

But now, for the prices. Nikon has a cute D600 kit option; for $2700 the camera comes bundled with a sweet 24-85mm f/3.5 lens, or for $2,100 you can get the body-only. It may not be the very best DSLR, but Nikon is pushing it as a game changer, and game changers usually change the game, obviously. Maybe the D6000 will on its launch date, September 18th?

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