Rumors of a replacement for Nikon's D90 DSLR have been fuelled by reports that the company is requesting the return of retail demo units. According to Nikon Rumors, employees at a major retailer are reporting that "all stores have been told to remove demo Nikon D90 bodies from display and send them back to head office," while others claim the Nikon SB-600 flash is also up for replacement at Photokina 2010.
Nikon's camera plans are once again in the headlines, as company president Makoto Kimura reveals plans to launch a new model potentially as early as this financial year. According to Bloomberg, the camera may have an "enhanced function" for recording video (and could, the news site suggest, also be mirrorless) being a "new concept" for Nikon in Kimura's words.
Options never hurt. That's why we're happy to hear that the Sony NEX line of mirrorless cameras is going to get a few options for themselves here shortly. Thanks to Rayqual, a manufacturer out of Japan, the pair of cameras is primed and ready to get Leica, Nikon, and Canon lenses attached to their faces. Something as simple as a lens adapter is the catalyst, making it possible for us to take even better shots than we could before.
When it comes to optics and lenses for cameras of all sorts Carl Zeiss is one of the most well known names in the industry. The company typically offers lenses and optics on cameras and video cameras and has unveiled a new range of lenses for DSLR cameras that shoot HD video.
Nikon's DSLR intentions have sprung a leak, according to Nikon Rumors, with the company tipped to be preparing three new models for imminent launch. Details on the cameras are patchy, though there's talk of a new entry-level replacement for the D3000 expected to be dubbed the D4000. However one model stands out as potentially the beginning of a new range for Nikon, packing 39 autofocus points and a 16-megapixel sensor.
It's been a while since we've had a good digital camera teaser campaign, and so we're glad to see Nikon apparently jumping in to deliver just that. Various French camera sites are reporting receiving glossy cards through the post, with a number on one side and some French text ("I am..." and "I am fun" so far) on the reverse; there's no mention of Nikon, but the colors match the company's color-scheme and the recipients are believed to be all Nikon users.
Nikon's PMA 2010 line-up has gone public, and we're beginning to wonder whether we missed some memo about super-zoom cameras. Like Fujifilm and Olympus before them, Nikon have pushed out some whopping great zoom lenses this year, with the Nikon Coolpix P100 getting a 26x optical and even pocket-sized point-and-shoots like the Coolpix S8000 packing 10x or more.
Nikon have outed their latest DSLR, the Nikon D3S, described as their FX-format flagship and packing a new CMOS 12.1-megapixel sensor. The D3S can shoot 720p HD video at 30fps and boasts a broad 200 to 12,800 ISO range (extendable to 102,400, in fact). LetsGoDigital have already played with it in the wild, and they're particularly impressed with the new 51-point AF system and the ability to grab screenshots from video clips as stills, all on-device.