Ken Rockwell, a long time authoritative Nikon commentator writes that the new Nikon will be called the D80 and is an update of the D70/D70s model. He forecasts the following specs compared to the D70:
10 Megapixels, up from 6
2.5″ LCD, up from 2.0″
4.5 FPS, up from 3
1/250 sync speed, down from 1/500
Price: $899 US
He’s also displaying the same photos on his website that have been floating around the net for a few days, which seem to have been leaked from the Nikon website.
Apparently a couple of photos were leaked recently on the Nikon Europe site that show a new camera model called the D80. If these are real (and they seem to be), then it looks like the D80 will be the new model that Nikon is releasing next month. To see more pics, click here.
Apparently Nikon has a new 10.2 megapixel camera in the works, as seen in this teaser ad from Nikon’s European site. Rumor is that it will be either a D70 replacement, or a new model such as a D80/D90. In the meantime, Nikon Canada has lowered the prices on current models such as the D50, D70 and D200, as well as some Coolpix models.
Using the Nikon Creative Lighting System, A Step by Step Guide to Using the SB-600 and SB-800 Speedlights
Mike Hagen (veteran Nikon Trainer) and Out There Images have just released a new book on how to use the Nikon Creative Lighting System including everything you wanted to know about using Nikon’s iTTL flash system. It shows you all the steps required to set up consistent and amazing photographs. The book is published in eBook format and is only available via CD-ROM. Cost is $29.99 plus shipping and handling.
The big news this month is Nikon’s release of its long awaited Capture NX image editing program. Capture NX is a greatly improved and significantly redesigned version of Nikon Capture and is intended to compete with programs like Adobe Photoshop. One of the most important new features is non-destructive editing of Nikon NEF (RAW) files. A 30 day trial version can be downloaded for free and is available for both Windows and Macintosh. Nikonians.org has a good Tips and Tricks FAQ for Capture NX, for anyone trying to get up to speed with this new program.
Here’s a couple of Reviews and Previews (looks very promising!):