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.
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.
Untitled Document Nikon D4 Nikon D800 (E) Pentax 645D Sensor type CMOS CMOS CCD Anti Aliasing (AA) filter Yes Yes / No (E version) No Sensor size 36x23.9 mm 35.9x24 mm 44x33 mm Res…
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…
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.
Today, Nikon launched - as expected - two new Coolpix cameras: the 14.1 Mp. S1100 Pj with a built-in 14 Lm. projector and the 12.2 Mp. S5100.Today, Nikon launched - as expected - two new Coolpix cameras: the 14.1 Mp. S1100 Pj with a built-in 14 Lm. projector and the 12.2 Mp. S5100.Both feature a 5-25 mm 5x optical zoom lens with a 135-for…
The Adobe ACR and DNG converter 6.2 RC are now available for download from the Adobe Labs website.