On September 21, 2011, Nikon launched the Nikon One mirror-less camera system, consisting of 2 cameras and 4 lenses, one speedlight, a gps device and compatibility with the ML-L3 IR wireless remote control and the ME-1 stereo microphone, both already used in its DSLR line. The cameras - baptized J1 and V1 - are expected in stores around October 20, priced at $ 650 and $ 900 respectively, a ESP which includes the new One Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR standard lens (27-81 mm equivalent).
In spite of the widespread clamor among wildlife photographers for semi professional long lenses in the 2.500 dollar price bracket, the mayor manufacturers are still unwilling to listen. Time to call upon Nikon to give us an affordable 500 mm. Join us at Flickr and Facebook.
Today (05-04-2011), Nikon launched the new D5100, which replaces the D5000.Among its most interesting specs are the "swing-out" 3 in. 921 K-dot monitor, 16,2 Mp. CMOS sensor, standard ISO from 100 - 6.400 (extendible to 25.600) and 1080p full-HD movie mode with continuous AF.
Nikon recently released the Nikon View NX 2.1.1 update, which – apart of a series of bug fixes – adds some new features plus support for its new Coolpix cameras. Adobe released the ACR & DNG converter 6.4 and Lightroom 3.4 updates, and Apple updated Digital Camera RAW for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Aperture and iPhoto to version 3.6.
Yup, I’ve been off of the radar for quite a while. We spent most of September in Amsterdam, to meet my first grandchild, hook up with the family and do tourist–stuff. I also went to the Photokina in Cologne, held both the new Nikon D7000 and Pentax 645D while I also bought some gear. So: I have a lot to talk about.
Nikon has spent many years contributing to NASA's study of space through the development and manufacture of advanced cameras and Nikkor lenses, starting with the F1 Photomic FTN, carried aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971.
Again, as predicted by Nikon Rumors, today Nikon launched its new entry level D3100 DSLR with almost exactly the same core specs as rumored.The surprise for me, however, is that the D3100 includes GPS support, a novelty in entry level DSLR's and a feature which is - coincidentally - supported in the new Nikon View NX2 software with excellent Google Maps integration.