D700 Goes After Extreme Weather

14 Jul

Extreme weather photographer Jim Reed was asked by Nikon to test drive the new D700 during the 2008 storm season. This gallery contains 15 assorted images taken with the D700.

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Coolpix P6000 Rumored

13 Jul
New Nikon Coolpix P6000?

New Nikon Coolpix P6000?

Rumor has it that Nikon will announce a new Coolpix model to compete with Canon’s high-end G9 in the compact point and shoot digital camera niche. Rumored Specs:

• 13.5 MP sensor
• 28-112mm 4X zoom
• VR optical image stabilization
• Raw Mode
• ISO to 6400
• Optical viewfinder
• GPS photo tagging
• LAN connection capability

SB-900 Speedlight Flash Announced

1 Jul

Nikon Speedlight SB-900

Today Nikon also announced a new flagship Speedlight flashgun – the SB-900. It’s perfectly suited for both FX and DX formats and offers zoom coverage from 17 – 200mm, in addition to many other improvements over the SB-800.

SB-900 Product Page

Full-Frame D700 Announced Today!

1 Jul

Nikon D700

The rumors were all true! Today Nikon officially announced the D700, essentially a compact version of the D3, offering the same full-frame 12.1 megapixel FX-format sensor. The new D700 incorporates an extensive array of features that boast a level of performance that is in many ways comparable to the D3, and even a few features that better the D3 (such as built-in sensor cleaning). The D700 will retail for $2,995 US and should be available at the end of July.

Nikon Press Release
Digital Photography Review Preview
D700 Product Brochure
D700 Product Page with Image Samples

Nikon D700 Announcement Coming Soon?

29 Jun

All rumors point to a July 1st announcement from Nikon of a new full frame camera priced in the $2500 – $3000 US range. This would be Nikon’s first entry into the market niche currently owned by the Canon 5D. read more….

The Photographer’s Guide to Capture NX2

6 Jun

Unlock the secrets to Nikon Capture NX 2.0 with this all-new eBook by Jason P. Odell, Ph.D.  With over 400 pages, this eBook tutorial is the most comprehensive guide to Nikon Capture NX2 available. The easy to use guide is illustrated with step-by-step instructions that will help you get the most out of your Nikon DSLR and start generating professional results– fast. Read more.

Nikon Engineer Discusses New Scene Recognition System

28 May

Nikon engineer Hiroshi Takeuchi discusses the merits of Nikon’s new Scene Recognistion System introduced with the D3 and D300 cameras.  The Scene Recognition system allows the camera to analyze the components of an image, much the way a photographer’s brain does, thereby improving focus, exposure and white balance. Read interview…