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CP+ 2014: Nikon stand report

By Barney Britton on Feb 14, 2014 at 07:34 GMT
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Moving on, here's the new Coolpix P600, which packs a lens covering an equivalent zoom range of 24-1440mm. In theory this makes it ideal for traveling, where its extreme zoom range and lightweight body offer real advantages.

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Total comments: 47
RichRMA
By RichRMA (2 months ago)

Nikon's execs not offering interviews like Sigma and Fuji? I'm not surprised.

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (2 months ago)

Nikon's strategy for winning customers is to bore everybody to death.

2 upvotes
RichRMA
By RichRMA (2 months ago)

No, it's to hammer existing customers with lens price increases because that is the only place they are making any profits.

0 upvotes
PaulDavis
By PaulDavis (2 months ago)

Because the cameras are are so boring....

0 upvotes
Just a Photographer
By Just a Photographer (2 months ago)

Is there actually something to see at the Nikon and Canon stand?

Nothing to stop by for - Just walk ahead and see the new Fuji's and Sony camera's they innovate and bring something new to the community.

Canon and Nikon just stand still as a dead horse in the stable.

6 upvotes
PaulDavis
By PaulDavis (2 months ago)

It is so true. I shoot Sony but I love seeing what Fuji and Olympus are out with as well. Much more interesting stuff. Although the DF is certainly an more exciting then other nikon models.

0 upvotes
Skulls
By Skulls (2 months ago)

Z-z-z-z-z...

2 upvotes
aut0maticdan
By aut0maticdan (2 months ago)

a 24-1440mm equiv on the P600? 1440MM? That seems over the top. What could the quality be like beyond like 300mm. I guess people buying this type of camera don't care. They're all like "1440MM, 'nuf said."

2 upvotes
Frank C.
By Frank C. (2 months ago)

Just missing Godzilla spewing his fiery venom on those buildings and setting everything ablaze and the pic would be complete

0 upvotes
Carlos Henrique
By Carlos Henrique (2 months ago)

I really don't understand the complain about Canon and Nikon stick with DSLRs. Both have huge systems and probably are led by marketing numbers. There are tons of mirrorless options for those who want it. Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji are doing a great job!!

I can understand the complaint about a D400 but I think that there must have a money decision involved. Sales numbers might guide the company.

0 upvotes
Just a Photographer
By Just a Photographer (2 months ago)

Time progresses and electronics are gettting better all the time. Mirrorless is the future - Canon and Nikon are just sleeping giants and they will be surpassed in sales volume if they keep standing still. As a long time Canon and Nikon user I am seriously thinking about buying one of the new Fuji's.

Comment edited 55 seconds after posting
1 upvote
taktak91
By taktak91 (2 months ago)

Nikon and Canon should stick to DSLRs. Let others do the mirrorless. My question is, if Nikon and Canon are so intent on sticking to DSLRs, why is it that their products seem duller and duller? No D400. No 7D2. They just churn out cheap plastic DSLRs instead. Even the upcoming D4s is simply a minor brush-up. There's nothing in Nikon's or Canon's current line-up that I can say "Wow, this camera is so perfect for me, it should be NAMED after me!"

2 upvotes
JGoodard
By JGoodard (2 months ago)

Love my P7700....but, where's the next gen P8000 with a 1" sensor? Nikon, your high end, and recent, P77/78xx series is more interesting than your APS-C lineup. There are other brands-meaning choices-out there. Seriously.

Why is the diorama more interesting (and innovative) than most of your products?

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
1 upvote
Carlos Loff
By Carlos Loff (2 months ago)

I would not even bother to look at it, so disappointed with Nikon, and Canon also follows the same path- Guess Pentax K-3 will be my choice

3 upvotes
Jim F
By Jim F (2 months ago)

I wonder what the over and under bet for how long one would need to spend at the Nikon booth to view all the "new and compelling" Nikon offerings would be. My bet would be about 30 seconds. Canon's presentation was not any better either.

Comment edited 34 seconds after posting
5 upvotes
raztec
By raztec (2 months ago)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..........................

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
11 upvotes
expoboy52
By expoboy52 (2 months ago)

It looks like the diorama was the highlight of the Nikon booth. That's sad.

8 upvotes
johnparas11zenfoliodotcom
By johnparas11zenfoliodotcom (2 months ago)

I want an auto focusing pancake lens nikon :-)

2 upvotes
Northgrove
By Northgrove (2 months ago)

Haha, this series of gear is so Nikon. The tractor of photography, where they sure have reliability and proven technology going for them, but...

Comment edited 37 seconds after posting
1 upvote
RichRMA
By RichRMA (2 months ago)

No serious mirror-less cameras. Are they that terrified a mirror-less with an APS size sensor will cannibalize their DSLR sales? Guess what Nikon? Better to cannibalize your own sales than let the competition do it.

14 upvotes
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (2 months ago)

Hey Nikon, you know what would be great? A 17mm PC-E lens for photographing your Yokohama diorama.

6 upvotes
Joseph
By Joseph (2 months ago)

Yes, that would be awesome.

0 upvotes
Joe Huckleberry
By Joe Huckleberry (2 months ago)

Where are the updated/new wide angle primes?

0 upvotes
Retzius
By Retzius (2 months ago)

D400?

Never mind Nikon...

I give up.

8 upvotes
Carlos Loff
By Carlos Loff (2 months ago)

It makes 2 of us and I guess there must be some 1.000 users that would gladly pay 1.500$ for it and also gave up

1 upvote
lem12
By lem12 (2 months ago)

I was waiting for DX pro model and gave up. I do use Nikon camera but would not upgrade. I do not care for 35mm sensor, I already invested thousands into DX format lenses and choosing better samples. I have no use for 24MP. and see better image quality in less MP count and so camera speed/performance. I still use my D90 and got a new D5100. ...that's where I stop.

0 upvotes
MarkByland
By MarkByland (2 months ago)

I really like the new P340. The P310 was a great P&S. Full manual control, easy to hold, great image quality. Nice that they added a 24-120 lens on the front.

1 upvote
WACONimages
By WACONimages (2 months ago)

Nikon where is the 1 Series V3....????

7 upvotes
venancio
By venancio (2 months ago)

Couldn't help but notice that the D4S is not triggering much internet hoopla as the Df did... something about crying wolf and it turns out the Df was not a beast... or those Sochi sample pics just didn't show what a D3S can easily do... I'm sure Nikon is noticing this apparent apathy from potential buyers, or non-buyers... are people ignoring Nikon just so the company could feel how it is to be ignored?

1 upvote
Revenant
By Revenant (2 months ago)

It's a professional workhorse camera. The Df was more aimed at enthusiasts, who I'm sure are responsible for most of the internet discussions. Add to that the retro design, which always provoke strong opinions, and the teaser campaign promising "pure photography", and you have a recipe for hoopla.

3 upvotes
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (2 months ago)

The best product introductions are when expectations are low and the product turns out to be spectacular. The product, not the marketing or endorsements, generates the interest.

3 upvotes
Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (2 months ago)

Soon gonna be D4s on air!!! And DPR hasn´t accomplished D4 review yet?

Tell me its Nikon´s fault, otherwise I would be upset :(

1 upvote
taktak91
By taktak91 (2 months ago)

As exciting as a funeral.

Actually, I've seen funerals that are more intriguing.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 8 minutes after posting
11 upvotes
JDThomas
By JDThomas (2 months ago)

I picked up a D3300 a few days ago and the IQ is stellar. The new kit lens is very cool. Small and sharp.

The D7200 is going to have to be very special, because as it stands the D3300, D5300, and D7100 stand neck and neck in regards to IQ. As it is the only thing the 7100 has going for it is the sturdier build and more buttons.

For products shots in my studio I've been using a D5300. I don't need a weather-sealed body nor a camera with a million dedicated buttons. Set it and forget it.

7 upvotes
BarnET
By BarnET (2 months ago)

The d7100 has
An large 100% viewfinder.
An more advanced AF system
An larger LCD screen
Weathersealing
More buttons and dials
Af motor for older lenses
Some firmware edges

The d7100 is worth the extra cash if you value these features.

3 upvotes
Josh152
By Josh152 (2 months ago)

If the they give the D7200 a bigger buffer and 7 fps it will be the only sports camera under $6000 in Nikon's, or canon's for that matter, line up that isn't several years old. That alone will be enough. It would be a nice upgrade, or maybe side grade, for all the people on D300s still waiting for a D400 that is almost certainly never coming.

1 upvote
JDThomas
By JDThomas (2 months ago)

@Barnet: Yeah, the D7100 is worth it if you need that stuff. If you need a flippy screen then the D5300 is better than the D7100.

I guess my point was that IQ-wise, all of Nikon's DX cameras are pretty much the same. The only reason to choose one over the other is body features, not for the IQ.

The gap between pro and consumer cameras, in the DX line at least, is almost nil. I mean the D3300 may not have all of the features you mentioned, but for shooting products almost none of that stuff matters too much.
Live View = 100%
AF can be done manually
It can be tethered
Once set you don't need a bunch of dedicated for quick changes
Weather sealing and heavy frame aren't needed in a studio.

I think it's pretty cool that someone can get pro results from a $650 camera. I lucky enough to get to buy every Nikon camera as part of my job. I've seen Nikon's entry-level go from shitty to stellar. Sometimes I keep lesser cameras and sell the better ones because they have less features.

0 upvotes
Suntan
By Suntan (2 months ago)

That's great if you only shoot studio. Then you don't have to pay a lot for features you don't value.... ...Pretty much exactly like it was with film.

However, other people have different requirements and to them, the non-image quality features matter.

Your world is not the same thing as everyone else's world.

-Suntan

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Nukunukoo
By Nukunukoo (2 months ago)

Love the Diorama and how the Japanese have a knack for minute details!

2 upvotes
JDThomas
By JDThomas (2 months ago)

I thought it was fake tilt/shift! That's really something!

1 upvote
Gazeomon
By Gazeomon (2 months ago)

Chr-r-r-r- - - z - z

Comment edited 51 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
Fahd
By Fahd (2 months ago)

Blah blah blah...

0 upvotes
forpetessake
By forpetessake (2 months ago)

Nikon is just as boring as Canon these days.

5 upvotes
JDThomas
By JDThomas (2 months ago)

The technology is reaching a plateau. Most changes from now on are going to be processing and internal things of that nature. I think Canikon has figured out that the mega-pickle war is over and the high ISO is at least marginally good in all current DSLR's.

6 upvotes
Hauer
By Hauer (2 months ago)

Where are the long expected optics???

AF-S 300VR f/4G
TC14E-III

Cheers - Herman

1 upvote
pew pew
By pew pew (2 months ago)

I like the D4s design

1 upvote
JDThomas
By JDThomas (2 months ago)

I think it looks suspiciously Canon-like...

Conspiracy?

0 upvotes
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