Nikon have announced the D300S, its new DX-format DSLR flagship. The 12.3-megapixel DX-sensor camera has 51-point autofocus and can shoot 7 frames per second; however it can also record 24fps 720p high-definition video with contrast-detect AF (while in Tripod mode). Nikon have added a stereo microphone input and in-camera movie editing for clip trimming.
Never one to under-egg the photography pudding, Nikon have organized two separate press conferences in the upcoming months, first on July 30th and then another on August 4th. That's prompted speculation as to which two products might be imminent; the Nikon D300s, with its SD card slot, seems a likely candidate for one date, but there's less certainty about the second DSLR.
We've seen the leaked photos of the D5000's in the wild, but the official announcement came through from Nikon about the D5000. The D5000 features a 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor that allows you to shoot easily from any angle you can work your way into.
First the spy shots, now the official announcement. Nikon has unveiled the much-speculated D5000 12.3MP DSLR. It is essentially the D90 in a compact chassis at cheap price -- aims to compete with the newly announced Canon Rebel T1i. The entry-level Nikon packs 12.21 million image pixel CMOS sensor, capable of 4fps continues shooting speed and 720P HD capture, which also features Nikon’s first DSLR with articulated 2.7-inch LCD display.
Photos purporting to show an as-yet unannounced Nikon DSLR with an articulated display have emerged, tipped to be officially unveiled at a Nikon press event on April 14th. No specific details for the camera have been given, but the photographer who snapped the mystery shots claims to have been traveling in Eastern Europe only to "stumble across" a Nikon commercial shoot.
More Nikon Optics but made suitable for scientific researchers or Audubon naturalists. Like the stereoscopic microscope we reported last time, this high performance Nikon fieldscopes are compatible with Nikon’s DSLR and Coolpixs series digital cameras.
Nikon didn’t showcase any all-weather tough camera at PMA 2009 this year, in fact, there isn’t one but a splashproof, basic sealing Coolpix S2 in the past. This tough Coolpix you about to see is a concept, a designer piece from Yakon Design by artist Camillo Vanacore.
Rumor at best, and this time coming from a Korean digital camera community forum: someone claimed to have received information from another person who’s working at Nikon headquarter about a new DLSR to be unveil on the opening of PMA 2009. That sounds familiar with all the second-hand stories been told before any major digital camera shows, right? Let's get to the story. That new model oddly, dubs D5000, and inherits the rather depressing no in-body’s AF motor likes the D40 and D60, hence the Entry-Level. However, it’s slightly upscale in performance level, and is neck to neck with current D90.
Our thought on Nikon’s lack of interest in much faster primes than the newly announced DX 35mm 1.8G could change this year, and probably around the PMA 2009. In an interview with folks from DPR, the Nikon’s Europe Region lenses product manager, Ludovic Drean, has revealed company’s plan to release more DSLR lenses by this year.
According to Drean, “ this [refer to AF-S DX 35mm F1.8 ] is not the lens announcement we’ll making this year” but details were thin on lenses focus distance and format.
Nikon has recently covered the 35mm digitally optimized DX, and 50mm Nikkor AF-S with field of view equivalent to about 50mm and 75mm lens on a 35mm sensor size camera. Would there be another affordable large aperture DX-format fast prime at wider end, says 20ish? Or they will finally get to fill one of the many holes in FX line-up, or a combination of both ? I’m sure the Nikonians are dreaming on a AF-S F1.2G for a very long time now.
Nikon has today announced the AF-S DX 35mm F1.8G lens with field of view equivalent to about a 52mm lens on a 35mm sensor size camera. It’s the faster Nikon’s DX-format digital SLR prime lens to date, but hardly ground breaking.