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Peter iNova, author of the popular 'Mastering Nikon Compact Digital Cameras' eBook has just dropped me a line to let me know that the eBook has been updated and released as version 3.0, the new eBook adds detail for Nikon's new Coolpix 995 and 775 digital cameras. "The 995 is an evolutionary camera that has become the standard bearer for the Nikon 3 megapixel camera line," said author Peter iNova, "and while the little CP775 may be the 'least' Coolpix, it certainly delivers a lot in a small package."
Today must be discount day... Nikon has today announced it is cutting the price of the Coolpix 775 to a new low MSRP of $399.95 in addition it is also offering a $100 rebate on purchases of the Coolpix 995. "Nikon today announced a price reduction and a rebate on two of its most popular digital cameras. The Nikon Coolpix 775 will now have a reduced manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $399.95 and the Nikon Coolpix 995 will be offered with a $100 manufacturer's rebate." (16:30 GMT)
EST: 0600 UTC: Nikon has today announced the Coolpix 5000. This
all new five megapixel, three times optical zoom (28 - 85 mm equiv.) digital
camera marks the new prestige in the Nikon line. There are many noticeable
specifications: all metal case, flash hotshoe, new flip-out and twist
LCD, record/play instant switch, rear status LCD, AE-L / AF-L button and
dual speed continuous shooting plus all of the major features of the Coolpix
995. This article (part one of two) we'll examine the cameras specifications
in detail as well as the full press release. Price: $1099. 0600
EST: 0600 UTC: Nikon has today announced the Coolpix 5000. This
all new five megapixel, three times optical zoom digital camera marks
the new prestige in the Nikon line. It's all metal (magnesium alloy) body
and stylish lines make it extremely distinctive and professional looking.
Don't be deceived by the looks this camera is smaller than you would think!
In this article (part two of two) we have press photos of the image as
well as some exclusive shots of a pre-production unit we have in-house.
We've just posted our full review of Nikon's fast shooting D1H digital SLR. The D1H is based on the sucessful D1 but adds the features and user interface seen on the D1x as well as a faster 5 fps shooting rate, 40 image continuous shooting buffer and improved high ISO performance. As a part of the review I took the D1H to the Silverstone race track for rounds 21 and 22 of the British Touring Car Championship. Catch some of the action and see how the D1H stands in our extensive review.
Europe has today posted an update to Nikon Capture 2 (for D1 / D1x / D1H).
v2.0.1 has two major fixes: (a) When multiple images are selected in the
Thumbnails section of the
Camera Image Window, if Image Adjustment is pasted, White Balance and Adranced Raw settings will not be reflected. (b) Saving JPEG(JFIF or EXIF) images at the excellent quality (the lowest compression ratio) setting does not produce the expected results. The update requires an existing full install of Nikon Capture 2 and is available for both Windows and Mac OS platforms.
We've just posted our full in-depth review of Nikon's latest Coolpix, the 3 megapixel 885. The 885 is far more than just an udpate to the 880, although it has a similar 'look' it has had a complete ergonimic overhaul. It also now has a full 3x optical zoom lens and a wide range of manual controls and features (only just less than the 995!). Best of all? The 885 should hit the streets for around $600, that should make it a bit of a bargain...
IFA 2001: 0800 CET: Nikon today announces the Coolpix 885. A smaller, more attractive design and a full 3x optical zoom lens are just the beginning of the changes made to the 885. There are new scene modes, auto transfer, noise reduction and the exposure modes have been simplified, gone are P, A and M to be replaced by the CSM exposure mode in which you can select manual exposures. As you can see the cameras are available in silver and charcoal black, it's not yet been made clear whether this is different markets or whether both colours will be available everywhere. All this for a list price of $600!
IFA 2001: 0800 CET: Nikon Europe has this morning confirmed that the Coolpix 775 will be released to the European market, they have also announced the new upgraded and improved Coolpix 885. "As compact as most film cameras, the Coolpix 775 is a natural choice for families and individuals who want to make the move to digital and to enjoy sharing their images on line and on print.", "Ready for anything, the Coolpix 885 takes compact digital photography to a new level of sophistication in a remarkable combination of quality, convenience and ease of use."
We haven't yet been lucky enough to get our hands on Nikon's fast shooting D1H but Scott Audette (Pro Photographer) has posted four ISO 800 and ISO 1600 samples on his website. It has to be said that these are some of the cleanest, sharpest high ISO images I've seen from any digital SLR (including Kodak's DCS620x). I've checked the images and they are original and unaltered. Simply amazing.
We've finally posted our updated Nikon Coolpix 995 review. The review now reflects results based on a full production Coolpix 995 with firmware 1.6. We've re-shot resolution charts, colour test patches, ISO sensitivity, night shots, flash. All timings have been re-confirmed as have dynamic range results. Changes? There's less noise at ISO 100 and 200 on this full production unit and Microdrive timings have changed (subtley). Otherwise most of our original conclusions and results stand. NEW: Animated 990/995 Kodak Q60 target. Plus 31 new sample images!
We've just posted our full, in-depth review of a production (firmware v1.3u) Nikon Coolpix 775. This tiny, lightweight 2 megapixel digital camera has a 3x optical zoom lens, 1.5" LCD monitor and a range of pre-programmed scene exposure modes. Unlike some of its rivals the 775 has a comfortable hand grip and ergonomic control layout which make it small yet perfectly usable. So how does it stack up to our in-depth review tests?
Internet Pictures Corporation (iPIX) has today announced that it's "immersive imaging kits" (for creating 360 degree interactive 'bubble panoramas') are now available for the Nikon Coolpix 995. Available as a full kit including the Coolpix 995, Rotator arm, Tripod, Software, 48 MB CF card, Case and documentation. "The iPIX Professional Camera Kit featuring the Coolpix 995 camera is priced at $2,099. The iPIX Starter Kit for the Coolpix 995 camera is available separately for $495."
Nikon today announce the new D1X and D1H digital SLR's. These two progressions from the successful D1 are an attempt to satisfy two sides of the professional market, first, the D1X aimed squarely at the commercial market, sporting a new 5.4 megapixel CCD but limited to 3 fps, second, the D1H featuring the same 2.74 megapixel CCD found in the original D1 but now with boosted buffer space and faster ASIC the D1H can shoot up to 40 frames at 5 fps.
Nikon Japan has today announced that the D1H, the updated high-speed, large buffered version of the D1 will retail at 470,000 YEN (excluding taxes) and will go on sale (in Japan) on 25th July 2001. The D1H was first announced back in February as a high speed, lower resolution (2.74 mp) alternative to the D1x, the D1H can shoot 5 frames per second for up to 40 frames. This newly announced price appears to be considerably lower than the originally mentioned price (US$ 4,500) as it works out at approximately US$ 3,800 (excluding taxes). UPDATE: Nikon EU set price at 9,999 DM (£3199.99). (We await pricing from Nikon US).
Just because I thought it wasn't big enough! (Sarcasm) I've now updated our Nikon D1x review to include a brief exploration of Nikon View 4 including image transfer via Firewire as well as updating the section on Nikon Capture 2 and remote camera control and capture (ideal for a studio situation) via Firewire. A few people also asked about Firewire transfer performance and so we've now tested that as well (turns out to be approximately 1.6 MB/sec).
Our good friend (and contributor) Peter iNova has just posted his own personal user review of Nikon's new Coolpix 995. Written in a way only Peter could he's attacked the camera from a day-to-day usage point of view. He also controversially (at least to me ;) counters some of the complaints other reviewers have made. Peter certainly likes the 995... "...there is virtually no difference in the sharpness of the 995's lens"
We've just posted our full review of Nikon's six megapixel digital SLR, the D1x. This is a mammoth review for a mammoth camera, by far our largest review yet. The D1x is the first of two new digital SLR's from Nikon based on the original D1. The review is based on a full production D1x with the latest v1.01 firmware. When Nikon announced it the D1x broke the mould by introducing a CCD with twice the horizontal resolution than vertical. The camera then downsamples horizontally and upsamples vertically to produce the final image. This obviously stirred up debate and discussion, so how does the final output measure up?
Today, in a press release issued by Epson three more companies have announced that they will be incorporating Epson's Print Image Matching (PIM) colour technology into their upcoming camera models. They are Nikon Corp., Pentax Corp. and Sanyo Electric Co. This now brings the total number of manufacturers supporting this colour matching technology (source to print) to twelve. Others already signed up include Sony, Olympus, Casio and Minolta.
In a fascinating story posted on Rob Galbraith's website, photographer David Bergman writes about how his D1x shot while on assignment at the US Open not only made it into the magazine but was printed as a two page spread in the 'Leading Off' section. "The photo was shot from a helicopter with a Nikon D1X as Bergman took in the US Open from acircling helicopter. Shooting info: 400mm f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/750 at f/5.6, JPEG Fine (16.9MB when opened into Photoshop), Cloudy WB, Normal Contrast and Sharpness".