Today, April 19, Nikon launched its new, “entry-level” D3200 camera, a dedicated wireless mobile adapter and the full-frame 28 mm f/1.8G wide angle lens. The D3200 is Nikon’s third camera launch in 2012 – after the D4 and D800/800E – and most likely the penultimate, short of the D300S replacement.
Adobe Labs has released the Camera Raw and DNG converter Release Candidate v.6.7, while Nikon in recent weeks has released updates for View NX2, Capture NX2 and Camera Control pro. All these new releases add support for the Nikon D4, D800 and D800E and now all run natively on 64-bit systems. Download here.
With the launch of Nikon's new flagship D4 and the rumored specs of the upcoming D800 – supposedly to be launched in February – it's a good time to try and take a look at what may be on their (marketing) mind.
This has definitely not been a good year for Nikon, nor for most other Japanese international companies, for that matter. The devastating March 11 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami followed by severe flooding in Thailand in November 2011 must – even if the company has been extremely careful in its damage assessments – have servery affected normal operations. This is what Nikon did in 2011, in spite of these mayor setbacks...
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.