News tagged with "nikon"
Nikon it would appear is going to announce a new digital camera on May 29th. That according to a new splash 'pop-up' on the Nikon Coolpix (USA) website. The clues are - Simply Cool, Digital from all Angles, Taking Digital to the Next Dimension. You can even sign up on the Nikon Coolpix page to be the first to hear of the new camera as it is announced.
Nikon Japan has today announced the local (Japanese) price for the D100 as 300,000 ¥ (approx. US$2,340) as well as several D100 accessories such as the MB-D100 battery-grip and the RAW file conversion software Nikon Capture 3. Another interesting fact in their press release is that the D100 is due for release (in Japan at least) on 22nd June 2002.
Another exclusive preview! In an update to the D100 preview I posted this morning I've now added a full preview of the software which will come with the D100 (Nikon View 5.1) as well as the optional Nikon Capture 3.0. There's also a nice surprise in Nikon View 5.1, it now comes with a new application called 'Nikon View Editor' which provides basic RAW image manipulation (exposure compensation, white balance selection).
I've just posted our updated Nikon D100 Preview. This update was produced using one of the most recent D100's with the latest pre-production firmware (v0.32). Gone is the four page article prepared in my hotel room at PMA, now replaced with an eight page detailed preview with clean, high resolution product shots and LCD monitor captures. This preview now includes specifications, body & design, operation, displays and menus (essentially this is 'half of a review'). Nikon's policy of not allowing publication of samples from pre-production cameras stands, this means that our next update will be the final review (sorry, no time scale yet).
We have just received an updated specifications document for the D100 D-SLR from Nikon Europe. This new document adds and updates several important specifications. HOWEVER, this document does note that these specifications are as "expected to be..." Some of the more notable additions are continuous shooting (3 fps, max 6 JPEG's), the camera will output EXIF 2.2 (EXifPrint) compatible image files. UPDATE: Confirimed, Nikon Capture 3 will not be included with the camera (optional extra).
Nikon has today released a major new version of its Nikon View software, and it's available for free download from the Nikon Tech USA website. Nikon View 5.0.1 has a whole new interface, improvements, fixes and features. Nikon View 5.0.1 consists of three main areas: Image Transfer, Nikon Browser (thumbnail browser) and Nikon View (image viewer). Nikon View 5.0.1 is available for both Windows and Mac Operating Systems (inc. OS X). UPDATE 19/Apr: Nikon View 5.0.1 for Mac is pulled. DO NOT INSTALL on OS X if you have already downloaded.
Today we can confirm that the "expected street price" for the Nikon D100 is: USA - US$1,999, Canada - CAD$3,350, Europe - around 3000 (EUR), UK - below £2000 (UKP). This makes the price of the D100 just as competitive as we had expected it to be (compared to the EOS-D60). Indeed the D100 kit at US$1,999 includes everything you need to start shooting (except a lens). RAW conversion software is not thought to be included. UPDATED: 9/Apr/2002 08:00 GMT (from Nikon US official)
Site contributor Vincent Bockaert has put the finishing touches to his extensive "second opinion" review of the Nikon Coolpix 5000. His review is from a different perspective than mine, as a long time Nikon Coolpix owner Vincent takes a look at the 5000 in comparison to the 950, 990 and 995 Coolpix digital cameras. Vincent's article covers the add-on lenses, camera overview, batteries, image quality and the advantage to be gained over a two or three megapixel digital camera.
We've just posted our full review of a production Nikon Coolpix 2500 (as far as I know this is the first review of a production unit). The two megapixel, three times zoom Coolpix 2500 was announced at PMA 2002 this year as Nikon's unique foray into the trendy, compact, yet affordable end of the digital camera market. The 2500 is a completely new camera yet has echos of its older split bodied siblings, with an internal twist mechanism the 2500 manages to keep the lens protected while still offering the flexibility of a lens which can be positioned freely. All this for under US$400, but how did it perform in our tests?
EST GMT: Nikon has today announced its
first foray into the 'prosumer' digital SLR market. The new D100 digital
SLR is based on the popular F80 film SLR. The D100 features a six megapixel
sensor (1.5x field-of-view crop / focal length multiplier), ISO 200 -
1600 sensitivity, three colour modes (inc. sRGB & Adobe RGB), pop-up
flash, five area AF, AF assist lamp, 3D Matrix Meteringplus full Nikon
F mount lens support. There's also an optional add-on battery pack / portrait
grip for extended battery life (which also adds a microphone). Nikon has
not yet announced a price for the D100 but we expect it to be VERY competitive.
Available this summer.
EST GMT: Nikon has today announced the
stylish, new split-body (with a twist) Coolpix 2500. This new model is
the first split-body Coolpix where the twisting lens portion of the camera
sits inside the main body. This offers better protection to the lens when
closed and a stiffer, more robust overall camera feel. The Coolpix 2500
has a 2 megapixel CCD sensor, a 3x optical zoom lensand easy-to-use features.
The Coolpix 2500 is a stylish shift from the previous Coolpix split-body
range and marks an interesting new option in the 'middle ground' of the
digital camera market.
PMA 2002: We've had an exclusive opportunity to try out Nikon's new six megapixel D100 digital SLR. The D100 is due to go up against the Canon EOS-D60, Sigma SD9 and Fujifilm S2 Pro in this years "Battle of the digital SLR's". So far the D100 appears to be one of the strongest contenders with a very good feature set, excellent controls, auto focus, speed and resolution. Dive in for our exclusive close-up look at Nikon's latest. UPDATE: Added continuous shooting test results.
EST GMT: Nikon has today announced the
new Zoom Nikkor 70 - 200 mm F2.8G AF-S VR IF-ED (whoa, nice short name)
as well as a 24 - 85 mm F3.5 - F4.5 AF-S ED lens. The 79 - 200 mm has
a fixed body, internal focus and internal zoom mechanism. It also has
a 'Silent Wave Motor' focusing motor and 'Vibration Reduction' stabilisation
EST GMT: Nikon has today announced no
less than three new Speedlight flash units. The SB-29s is a modified SB-29
designed to work better with digital SLR's, it adds an extra stop lower
power level. The SB-30 is an ultra-compact Speedlight designed to be used
with SLR's, digital SLR's and Coolpix digital cameras. The SB-80DX replaces
the SB-28/28DX and adds new features and functionality.
Pre-PMA 2002: Nikon has started a 14 day countdown to the announcement of its latest Coolpix digital camera. As a part of the build-up Nikon USA are running a 'Guess the slogan' competition which has new clues published on the nikoncoolpix.com website every day. So far we've had two clues: an ice cream cone and a twister. Enter and you could win one of the new cameras!
The long wait is now over... It seems like an eternity since I started this review, it was indeed before Christmas. At that time the camera I had for review revealed a fault and we didn't receive a replacement camera until the New Year. Since then the British weather and a host of other commitments have done all they can to delay this review. Anyway I've worked solidly to get it out, and here it is... Nikon's latest Coolpix prosumer digital camera, the 5000 under our spotlight and run through our tests. So just how well did it do?
This is a message to the fifteen to twenty people who email me every day asking when I will be posting my Nikon Coolpix 5000 review. I received my latest (working) Coolpix 5000 on 2nd January, I'm currently about 50% through the review and it should be published mid to end of next week. There will be image quality comparisons with the Olympus E20 and Sony DSC-F707. The only potential issue at the moment is the appalling weather we've been having here in London for the last week. So please guys, stop emailing me and let me get on with it :) UPDATED 18/Jan/2002: DELAYED AGAIN.