Nikon are the hallmark of engineering prowess. In terms of IQ they have been beating the competition for the last half decade, or so. There are 9 Nikon cameras in the DXO top-20 and Nikkor lenses typically get raging reviews. So why the company has been scrambling around new product strategies, recently, and why have the shares dropped off so dramatically? The answer is as simple as complicated.
Tag: "full frame"
Even without counting new Coolpixes, lenses and accessories, Nikon's 2012 is one of – if not the – most proliferous year in its history. Sofar, the company has launched no less than 5 new DSLR cameras: the D4 in January, the D800/E in February, the D3200 in April, the D600 in September and the D5200 – in Europe, Asia and Australia, on November 5, last.
With the D700 now being fazed-out, semi-pros and advanced amateurs are left with two full-frame cameras to choose from in Nikon’s mid-range price bracket, the D800E and D800 costing $ 3.300 and $ 3.000 respectively, while the D600 will set you back $ 2.100, a premium of $ 400 over the aging D300S APS-C camera. Even in the absence of independent tests of the D600, it is interesting to compare it against the D800, to figure out how much more camera $ 900 buys us, and ask ourselves if it is worth spending the roughly 50% extra.
According to Nikon Rumors - generally well informed - Nikon has set a date for mayor press events in various countries: August 24, 2011. This may very well be Nikon's most anticipated launch date in years, because we may finally get the next generation Professional and Prosumer cameras many people feel they have been waiting for too long. Professional - FX/Full Frame sensor Nikon D3S: October 14, 2009 Nikon D3X: December 1, 2008 Nikon D3: August 23, 2007 Prosumer - FX/Full Frame sensor Nikon D700: July 1, 2008 Professional - DX/APS-C sensor Nikon D2XS: June 1, 2006 Nik…
Feb. 2, 2010. Nikon officially launched 7 new Coolpix cameras, with rumors about more news to come shortly. In this article we take a peak at the top of the line P100, and discuss back side illumination CMOS technology, launched in this very camera.
My Nikon wishlist: D700+MB-D10, AF-S 14-24 mm f/2.8G, AF-S 55-200 mm. f/4-5.6G and Sandisk Ducati 4 Gb. CF plus firewire card reader.
Review of the ATX Pro 12-24 mm f/4G Tokina. Strengths and weaknesses, links to pro reviews. Conclusión: big bang for your buck.