On November 5, 2012, Nikon officially announced the D5200 mid-entry-level camera or “Baby-Nikon” in Europe, Asia and Australia, at a launch price of € 899; approximately 1.150 dollars.
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.
With the launch of this lens Nikon completes it AF-S full-frame (FX) line-up of relatively fast and reasonably affordable f/1.8G primes: 28mm, 50mm and 85mm.
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.
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).
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.
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.