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Nikon announces D5000

Nikon announces D5000

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.

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Nikon 12.3MP D5000 Digital SLR gets official

Nikon 12.3MP D5000 Digital SLR gets official

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.

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Nikon DSLR with articulated LCD coming April 14th?

Nikon DSLR with articulated LCD coming April 14th?

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.

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New Nikon EDG fieldscope series for serious birders?

New Nikon EDG fieldscope series for serious birders?

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.

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Nikon Coolpix Extreme, a concept camera inside the mind of an artist

Nikon Coolpix Extreme, a concept camera inside the mind of an artist

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.

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PMA 2009 Rumor : Nikon new entry-level DSLR’s D5000

PMA 2009 Rumor : Nikon new entry-level DSLR’s D5000

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.

More Nikkor Lenses to come, says Nikon

More Nikkor Lenses to come, says Nikon

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 fastest DX prime to date : AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f1.8G

Nikon fastest DX prime to date : AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f1.8G

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.

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Nikon D400 prediction gone mad : 24mp with touchscreen LCD

Nikon D400 prediction gone mad : 24mp with touchscreen LCD

We know the Nikon DSLR D400 is coming, there’s no leak more credible than a guide book dropping on Amazon: we’ve seen it happen with the Canon 5D sequel before, and both the book and camera made it to the shelf. However so far there aren’t any technical details of the D400 about. A Chinese site is suggesting the upcoming Nikon would be another bold move, just how Nikon surprised us with the D700: a shrunken D3x with 24mp but a touchscreen display. Is it even possible?

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Nikon D400 imminent? Guide book coming in July

Nikon D400 imminent? Guide book coming in July

Is Nikon planning to launch the D400 DSLR around July this year?  That's one interpretation of this Amazon Germany listing for a new book about the rumored camera; the text, simply called Nikon D400 - "gebundene ausgabe" means "hardcover" - is by Michael Gradias, and according to the retailer it will launch in July this year.

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Nikon’s stereoscopic Microscope now fits Nikon DSLR, Extreme Macro anyone?

Nikon’s stereoscopic Microscope now fits Nikon DSLR, Extreme Macro anyone?

Shoot! I thought my stacked lenses with 2.7:1 magnification was extreme, Nikon optics geek-squad have came out a portable stereoscopic microscope, for the first time ever, allows the use of its DSLR lineup to capture images with magnification of up to 66 times from a 1.5 crop factor image sensor.

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Nikon Price Raises hit US

Nikon Price Raises hit US

As you’ve probably aware, due to plunging of the major currencies against raising yen, Nikon has begun to implement a price raise to most of its Digital SLR optics, globally. First country to confirm new pricing came from our friendly neighbor to the North, then the UK, Australia and is now taking its toll in US major retailers.

An official announcement of the US prices adjustment was never revealed to consumers, but was shortly reported by camera vendors and Nikon Guru Thom Hogan with manufacturer’s plan to change in pricing term coming in the beginning of February. Camera bodies and bundle kits are said to hold its current pricings, only DLSR lens pricings are going up. As advertised, new prices are set in on number of camera lens, as much as 10-15% increases are being shown major online retailers such as B&H.

Nikon is not the only one that’s raising camera price, other camera and optical lens makers such as Sigma and Canon in Europe regions have announced similar pricing scheme to battle the currency fluctuations. An advice for Canon’s shooter, it’s time to practice your L-fever, store ‘em used L-lens up.