The Nikon D500 is a 21MP DSLR that shares most of its key features with Nikon's flagship D5, but packs them into a smaller APS-C format body. The long-awaited successor to the D300S, the D500 is Nikon's most professional DX-format camera ever and, with only a few exceptions, we've been very impressed. Read more
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With 12 and 14 frames per second on tap respectively, the Nikon D5 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II are both high-speed sports-shooting machines. So, we took them to photograph some other high-speed machines at a motocross practice northeast of Seattle. Read more
Two years after Nikon shook up the high-end DSLR market with the 36MP D800 and D800E, it has consolidated the 800-series with the release of a new camera, the D810. The D810 replaces both previous 800-series models. Read our full review to find out how it performs.
Our Nikon D500 studio tests have produced encouraging results, so we were eager to follow them up with some real-world shooting – by land and by sea. See gallery
At long last, a Nikon D500 has found its way into our office (thank you LensRentals!). We put the camera straight into our studio to find out what the long-awaited successor to the D300 can do. Learn more
Among the features introduced in Nikon's new D5 and D500 DSLRs, we're very excited by automated AF Fine Tune. This feature allows users to quickly fine-tune their specific camera bodies and lenses, maximising the chanes of a sharp shot and avoiding the lengthy process of trial-and-error tuning that was previously necessary. Watch our video and read our in-depth analysis
Nikon has announced delays of some recently announced compacts, including the DL-series compacts, the Coolpix A300/A900, B500/B700 and the KeyMission 360. Read more
The major earthquakes that struck Japan on April 14th and 15th have closed Sony's Kumamoto factory, which primarily manufacturers sensors for digital cameras. Read more
Nikon's SnapBridge utilizes BLE connectivity between compatible cameras and mobile devices.
From the mountains to Puget Sound and weddings to contact sports, we've been toting the Nikon D5 all over the state of Washington. Were the results from Nikon's new flagship worth the weight in our bags and on our backs? Click through to see for yourself. Read more
Firmware updates for the Nikon D810 and D810A cameras are now available. Both updates fix a bug that may cause the cameras to stop responding if attached to a WR-R10 wireless remote control running firmware 3.00. Read more
Nikon's new flagship DSLR has landed and it offers some serious high ISO reach. Natively, you can push the camera all the way to 102,400. To put the camera's high ISO capabilities to the test we brought the D5 with us to a much-loved Seattle concert venue. See gallery
When the Nikon D5 arrived in our office on Friday we immediately wanted to answer a few questions: How is the low light performance? How good is the autofocus? How is the Raw dynamic range? We've found that while the D5's sensor is clearly optimised for low-light image making, it represents a rather surprising - and disappointing - step backwards in terms of base ISO dynamic range. Click through for a closer look
Just moments after the Nikon D5 rolled into our office we whisked it into our studio, putting the flagship FX-format DSLR in front of our test scene. We were curious to see exactly what the 20.8MP CMOS sensor is capable of, and what its impressive ISO range looks like. Read more
DPReview was in Yokohama, Japan last month for the annual CP+ photography show. As well as reporting from the show floor, we also made time to sit down with senior executives from several of the major manufacturers, including Nikon. We spoke to Nikon about the company's new DL-series compact cameras, the D500 and D5 and the future of the 1 System. Read more
Tech Editor Rishi got his hands on the D5 and D500 at CP+ this year, and has been very impressed by initial, informal testing. AF is much improved, as are ergonomics. Join him as he dives deep into the menus to highlight new and improved features, and get an idea of the extensive customization options available. Read more
Attendance is up at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, and that's partly thanks to new products from some of the biggest camera manufacturers, including Nikon. We're at the show, where large crowds are gathering around Nikon's booth to get their hands on the new DL-series compacts, and two new DSLRs, the D5 and D500. Read more
It's all well and good to imagine what Nikon's trio of 1"-type sensor compacts might be like based on spec, but there's nothing like getting them in your hands. See what the buzz is all about – straight from the show floor of CP+ in Yokohama, Japan. Read more
DPReview is at the CP+ 2016 show in Yokohama, Japan, where Nikon announced three new compact cameras. The 'DL' range is distinct from the established Coolpix and 1-series lineups, and consists of three cameras built around the same 20MP 1"-type sensor. We headed straight to Nikon's booth to get hands-on time with the DL 18-50, DL 24-85 and DL 24-500. Read more
Nikon has arrived a little late to the 1" sensor compact party but it's turned up mob-handed. It's announced three DL models: two fast-lens compact cameras with a choice of wide or standard zoom range, and a 21x superzoom model. Click through to read about the specifics of the DL18-50, DL24-85 and DL24-500, and where they sit among the competition.
Nikon is entering the 1"-type premium compact market in a big way, introducing three new models that cover pretty much every focal length. The guts of all three 'DL' models are the same, in that they have 20.8MP BSI CMOS sensors, Hybrid AF with 20 fps burst shooting with continuous AF, and 4K video support. The DL18-50 has an 18-50mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens and a tilting touchscreen display, while the DL24-85 has a 24-85mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens and no built-in flash. The DL24-500 is the long zoom model, with a 24-500mm equiv. F2.8-5.6 lens, fully articulating display and built-in EVF. More details
Nikon has announced three new superzoom cameras. The Coolpix A900 is the compact one of the bunch, offering a 20MP BSI CMOS sensor, 24-840mm equiv. lens, tilting LCD and 4K capture. The Coolpix B500 is an inexpensive bridge camera with a 22.5-900mm lens, 16MP sensor and tilting display. It uses AA batteries - a rarity these days - but cannot capture 4K. Its big brother, the B900 does, and it also comes with a 20MP sensor, 24-1440mm lens, electronic viewfinder and fully articulating LCD. Read more
Keep it simple. Do what you can with what you've got. A great expression can be perfection. After over 30 years in the business, professional portrait and wedding photographer Bambi Cantrell is chock-full of useful advice for both aspiring amateurs and established pros alike. Click through to see some of Cantrell's work, and how she uses common sense, intuition and charm to capture meaningful images for her clients. Read more
The Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera was unveiled at an event in early January, and while Nikon offered some details about the model, it did not reveal the price. Now, nearly a month later, the camera has surfaced on German retailer Cyberport's website with a list price of €499 and a features list. Read more
Last week, Nikon Singapore chose an image submitted by photographer Chay Yu Wei as the winner of a 'casual photo contest.' Critics quickly pointed out that the airplane featured in the image had been digitally inserted, given away by the highly visible white square around the plane's silhouette. Nikon and Yu Wei have both issued apologies over the submission. Read more
Nikon has released details of price increases it will implement in the Japanese market from the beginning of March this year. The changes will affect a total of 73 of its DX and FX lenses, as well as three teleconverters. In addition, 21 lenses for the Nikon 1 system will be included, the FT1 mount adapter and six Speedlite flash units along with the systems associated wireless remotes. Read more
Nikon has released firmware version 1.01 for its D5300 and D5500 cameras. Both updates add support for the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm F3.5–5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm F3.5–5.6G lenses, Nikon's first DX lenses to offer stepping motors. Read more
Winter can be a stark wonderland in the Pacific Northwest, especially east of the Cascade mountain range. Editor Barney Britton spent some time with the new Nikon 24-70 F2.8 ED VR lens amongst the snow-covered rolling hills, waterfalls, forests, and even sunny beaches our beautiful state provides. See how the lens performed in this set of real-world samples. Read more
CES 2016 has turned into a big event for Nikon thanks to the release of the company's new D500 and D5 DSLRs. We were able to get some hands-on time with both cameras at the show and it's fair to say that we're impressed with what we've seen so far. We've put together a quick overview of the D500, based on our impressions of using it a little this week. Read more
CES 2016 saw the announcement of two important DSLRs from Nikon, including an update to its flagship line, as well as an almost mythical product many had given up hope of ever seeing: a true D300 replacement. The D5 and D500 really refine the DSLR with a number of under-the-hood improvements. In case you missed any, we've compiled and analyzed some of the most important underlying technologies in these cameras. Read on
Today at CES Nikon announced two new DSLR cameras: the pro-oriented D5 and the enthusiast-oriented D500. Just after the press conference we slipped away from the CES crowds with Nikon’s DSLR product manager, Mark Soares, to get his take on the new bodies, a rundown of some major features, and some insight into their target audience. Read more
Nikon has formally announced its D5 professional DSLR, a 21MP full frame capable of shooting at up to 12fps with AF and 14fps without. The camera features an all-new autofocus module with 153 points, 99 of which are cross-type, sensitive to both horizontal and vertical detail. It's also Nikon's first DSLR to be capable of 4K video capture and its first high-end camera to include a touchscreen.
Nikon's newly announced SB-5000 Speedlight is the company's first foray into the radio-controlled flash market. It can operate in radio-control mode when paired with the WR-R10 Wireless Remote Adapter Set, or in a more conventional optically controlled mode with the SU-800 or any commander-capable flash unit. In addition, the new design offers an improved cooling system while maintaining the tilt-and-rotate capability of other high-end Speedlights. Read more
Nikon has announced a shockproof and waterproof spherical 360-degree action camera. Called KeyMission 360, it promises to 'put 360 virtual reality in the hands of any enthusiast' and offers 4K UHD recording. Shockproof to 2m / 6.6 ft and waterproof to 30m / 100 ft, the camera includes electronic VR stabilization and houses an image sensor and lens on opposite sides of the device to create immersive stills and video. Read more
Nikon has announced the much-anticipated followup to its D300S, the 21MP D500 which the company calls its 'best enthusiast DX offering.' It features the same 153-point AF system and EXPEED 5 processor. It can shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images. It can also capture 4K/UHD video and also features 'SnapBridge', a constant connection to a smartphone using Bluetooth, similar to what Samsung did with its NX1. The D500 will be available from March at a cost of around $2000. Read more
Update: That's a wrap! Thanks for following along. Aside from teasing its D5 professional DSLR last month, Nikon is keeping the details of its latest products close to its vest. We're live the company's CES press event and you can follow along in real-time right here.
Nikon is bringing stepping motors to its DSLR lens lineup for the first time with a pair of 'AF-P' lenses, both of which are collapsable 18-55mm zooms (one with vibration reduction, the other without). Nikon says that its stepping motor lenses are both faster and quieter than their predecessors, making them quite appealing for video recording. These lenses have two aspherical elements as well as a Super Integrated Coating, with the VR model reducing shake by 4 stops. Read more
Kicking off our 2015 series of articles highlighting some staff favorites of the past year, DPR editor Dan Bracaglia writes about his experience with the Nikon D750. But this is less a story about his favorite piece of gear from the last 365 days, and more about a photographer and system owner holding out several years for the perfect camera. Read more
Nikon has released firmware updates for its D750 and D4S DSLRs, providing both with a new external recording control option for use with external recorders using Atomos Open Protocol. At the end of a list of bug fixes, Nikon also mentions that the D750's firmware version 1.10 introduces 'optimal vibration reduction' with vibration reduction lenses. Read more
In a brief press release, Nikon announced the development of its D5 digital SLR, which will be the company's next flagship camera. There aren't any real details in the release, other than the expected promise of better performance and image quality. A new SB-5000 Speedlight and WT-6 Wireless Transmitter are also on the roadmap. Read more
Nikon has released updated firmware for its D810 DSLR, taking the software from version C 1.02 to C 1.10. The new firmware brings with it several changes, the majority of which are bug fixes. In addition to correcting issues, v1.10 adds an external recording control option for using the camera to start and stop third-party recorders connected over HDMI. Read more
Earlier this year Nikon expanded a series of F1.8 primes with the 24mm F1.8G ED, sitting alongside 20mm and 35mm models. Compact and lightweight, it hits a $750 price point that's relatively reasonable, considering the F1.4 version retails for over $2000. We've spent some time shooting with the new 24mm prime - take a look at its performance out and about. Read more
Thirty years after it first began, the Nikon International Small World Competition continues to highlight outstanding photography of the invisible world right in front of our eyes - the world captured by photomicrography. The competition is open to professionals and amateurs alike worldwide, and first prize nets the winner $3,000 toward the Nikon gear of their choosing. Read more