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Nikon Z7 pre-order deliveries will be delayed for some buyers

The company plans to start delivering its newly announced full-frame mirrorless camera to early buyers in September, but Nikon says high demand for the model will result in some customers receiving their products at a later date.

Nikon D5 firmware update adds useful 'recall shooting functions' feature

'Recall shooting functions' lets you recall previously saved exposure settings (including shutter speed and aperture) by simply pressing and holding specific controls. The function is designed to allow for quick shooting parameter changes in variable light conditions.

'I'm Back' digital back for analog SLRs successfully returns to Kickstarter

I'm Back, the digital back that promises to transform your old 35mm SLR into a digital camera, has returned from the Kickstarter graveyard... and this time it's blown past its funding goal.

Nikon's ES-2 film digitizing adapter for the D850 will finally ship in March

The film digitizing adapter Nikon introduced alongside the D850 DSLR is finally ready for delivery at the end of March. It has been available for pre-order since it was first announced last August, but the release date has been slipping backwards.

Nikon patents 400mm, 500mm, and 600mm phase fresnel lenses

A new Nikon patent in Japan may reveal the company's plans for its "phase fresnel" PF lenses. In addition to the 300mm F4E PF ED VR lens currently in production, we may eventually see 400mm, 500mm, and 600mm F5.6 lenses

Nikon D850 firmware 1.01 fixes long exposure green cast and other minor bugs

Nikon's updated D850 firmware brings a number of smaller bug fixes, including fixing a green cast issue that was happening when users had long exposure noise reduction turned on.

Rumor: Nikon's full-frame mirrorless will sport an all new 'Z-Mount'

Nikon Rumors is reporting that an upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera from Nikon will sport an all-new "Z-Mount" with an extremely short flange distance of just 16mm.

Cosina has discontinued the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses

It's the end of an era. Two years after releasing the Milvus line, Cosina Japan has announced that it has ceased production of the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses.

Nikon will shut down all sales operations in Brazil at the end of 2017

The restructuring continues. Starting January 1st, 2018, Nikon will no longer sell cameras, lenses and accessories in Brazil.

Lexar responds to rumors: will continue making XQD memory cards

After reports that Lexar was discontinuing its XQD memory cards, the company has officially set the record straight.

Nikon shuts down camera factory in China, blames 'the rise of smartphones'

Nikon has decided to close a subsidiary and its camera & lens factory in China due to the "rise of the smartphone" and the "rapidly declining" compact camera market.

Nikon Director of Development: 'If Nikon will go mirrorless, it must be full-frame'

In an interview with a Chinese website, Nikon Japan's Director of Development dropped a bombshell, saying that a Nikon mirrorless camera "must be full-frame."

Nikon patents two full-frame mirrorless lenses: 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2

Nikon has filed two new full-frame mirrorless lens patents in Japan, leaving many of us hoping that the company will make good on its promise to deliver a 'superior' mirrorless camera.

NASA just ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs for the ISS and training purposes

NASA has a long-standing relationship with Nikon, and it's not going anywhere. The space agency just spent over $340K on 53 Nikon D5 cameras for the International Space Station and training purposes.

Nikon delays 100th Anniversary D5, D500 and lenses over logo printing issue

Nikon has issued a delay and apology regarding their 100th Anniversary D5, D500, and Triple Lens sets. Due to a logo issue, the company is being forced to delay shipments until October.

New photos appear to show Nikon D850: Illuminated controls, tilting LCD, no built-in flash

Images have appeared which claim to show Nikon's forthcoming D850 DSLR, the development of which was announced this week. If genuine, the pictures indicate that the D850 will offer illuminated controls and a tilting LCD screen, but no built-in flash.

Nikon updates firmware for D600, D610, D750 and KeyMission 80

Nikon just released four new firmware updates, adding features and fixing bugs in the D600, D610, D750 and the KeyMission 80.

Nikon expands D750 shutter recall yet again, more cameras affected

The Nikon D750 shutter recall has been expanded (again) to include even more cameras. It's time to check your serial number...

Nikon releases several firmware and software updates, adds new features to the D5

Nikon just released a slew of firmware and software updates, including new features and several bug fixes for the Nikon D5.

Rare Nikon D500 'Rex Edition' still works despite run-in with German Shepherd

A Belgian camera shop is showing off an extremely rare, limited 'Rex Edition' Nikon D500. The cosmetic alterations were provided by a customer's German Shepherd Rex, who got ahold of the camera within a day of its purchase.

Photographer captures Miami Beach air show with Nikon 800mm and custom rig

When you want to take pictures of airplanes for hours but lack superhuman strength, you invent a sweet custom rig.

New Nikon D3400 and D5600 firmware improves Snapbridge connectivity

Firmware version 1.12 for the Nikon D3400 and 1.02 for the D5600 are now available to download and install via Mac OS or Windows PC from the Nikon website.

Nikon reshuffles management structure

Nikon today announced a reorganization of its corporate structure which will see several divisions and business units closed or merged.

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A new high-res sensor + the D5's AF system? Yes please!

Viltrox launches lens adapters for Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras

The Viltrox NF-E1 lets you use Nikon Nikon F mount lenses on Sony E mount cameras. The EF-M1 and EF-M2 models let you connect Canon EF and EF-S lenses to your Micro Four Thirds camera.

Are the Nikon D810/D750 about to be replaced?

Recent rebates and deals on refurbished cameras has Nikon Rumors wondering if replacements are coming for the D810 and D750.

Nikon in legal tussle with ASML and Carl Zeiss over alleged patent infringements

On Monday, Nikon initiated legal action against ASML and Carl Zeiss AG over semiconductor lithography patents. Now the two companies have teamed up to counter-sue Nikon. Read more

Nikon releases firmware update for 1 J5 mirrorless system camera

Version 1.01 of the Nikon 1 J5 firmware fixes a bug in the image deletion function of the camera. Read more

Nikon Museum 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition showcases prototype cameras

Nikon continues its 100th anniversary celebration with a special exhibition at the Nikon Museum which includes 40 rare camera prototypes. Read more

STC offers clip-on light pollution filter for full-frame Nikon DSLRs

Taiwan-based filter maker STC is offering an Astro-Multispectra filter for several full-frame Nikon DSLR cameras, clipping over the camera's sensor to cut light pollution for astrophotography sessions. Read more

Oldest existing Nikon I camera goes up for auction with original lens and case

The oldest known Nikon camera in existence has gone up for auction at WestLicht. This particular Nikon I, serial number 60924, was made in April 1948 and is the third camera produced by Nikon. Read more

Collector's item: Nikon's 87th F SLR camera up for auction on eBay

A rare Nikon F SLR camera with the original cloth-type shutter and a Nippon Kogaku Tokyo Japan 1:1.4 F = 50mm lens has surfaced in an eBay auction. Read more

Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay

A seller on eBay is offering up a rare Nikon 1200mm F11 lens with AU-1 focusing unit for $5,750. Read more

D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising

A disgruntled D500 owner has taken out a legal warning against Nikon advertising the camera as offering 'integrated Wi-Fi,' in the equivalent of a cease-and-desist order. Andreas V of Germany says that the term is misleading, given there are unusual restrictions to using the function. Read more

Nikon brings stepping motors to its DSLRs with two 18-55mm AF-P lenses

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

Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available

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

Nikon delays AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens until October

In a press release on its Japanese website, Nikon has announced that its new AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR lens - announced earlier this month - is being delayed from its original shipping date of 27th August to October. No specific reason for the delay has been given, only that it is necessary to 'satisfy the customer'. Click through for more information

Nikon updates Coolpix P900 and S6700 firmware

Nikon has released firmware updates for a pair of its Coolpix compact cameras. Firmware v1.2 for the Coolpix P900 superzoom resolves issues that can occur when using a wireless remote, while the v1.1 update for the S6700 fixes a rare problem where the camera locks up when powered on. Read more

Moon video recorded with 83x zoom Nikon Coolpix P900 shows Earth's rotation

With a 2000mm equivalent zoom range, the Nikon Coolpix P900 leads the current ultrazoom class in terms of reach. While there's no question that the camera has an impressive zoom range, a nature photographer based in Germany has made it ever-so-obvious just how powerful this little ultrazoom is. His YouTube video of the moon shows that at 83x optical zoom the magnification is so powerful, the rotation of the Earth is easily seen as the subject drifts through the frame. Read more

Phottix highlights compatibility issues with Nikon D750 hotshoe

Phottix, a lighting equipment maker, is reporting an issue where its Odin TTL triggers may not work properly with the Nikon D750. According to a recent blog post the company claims that the D750's hot shoe design differs slightly from that of other Nikon DSLRs, which causes the pins of the Odin trigger to line up incorrectly. Read more

Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced

Sony has introduced a new line of XQD format version 2 memory cards, the G Series. As with other XQD cards, the G Series promises fast read and write speeds that are able to match the demanding needs of select cameras, such as the Nikon D4 and D4s. In turn, Nikon has announced that the D4s will support Sony's version 2 XQD cards, with improved write speeds and burst capacities. Read more

Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology

The Nikon 1 V3 has been out of stock with many retailers online and elsewhere, making the mirrorless camera hard to come by. The duration of the stock shortage has prompted an apology from Nikon Japan, which it recently posted on its website. Read more

Non-stick glass: Nikon demonstrates new fluorine coating

Nikon’s 800mm F5.6 FL ED VR and 400mm F2.8 FL ED VR lenses earn the 'FL' in their names from the coating of fluorine applied to the lens elements. But what exactly is fluorine coating, and why is it important? In this video from Nikon Japan, the coating's repellent properties are demonstrated as a variety of liquids are dripped, drawn and painted onto the lens surface. See video

1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space

What was the first digital camera in space? It turns out in 1991 NASA sent a modified Nikon F3 with small Kodak CCD sensor and external processing unit on a shuttle mission. Called the Hawkeye II, this system used a RS-232 serial port to connect to its external gear. Kodak would use this platform as the basis for the DCS system, the first commercially available digital camera. Learn more

Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems

According to a Nikon support advisory there are a small number of Lexar 400x or 1000x compact flash memory cards that may have issues communicating with the new D4s camera. Nikon USA's service and support site has outlined how to identify the faulty cards and instructions for replacement. Learn more

Sigma to pay Nikon $14.5 million for VR patent infringement

The Tokyo District Court has ruled in favor of Nikon in a patent infringement case brought against Sigma. The lawsuit, filed in 2011 and settled last month alleged that six of Sigma's interchangeable lenses infringed on certain Nikon patents relating to VR (vibration reduction) technology. Click through for more details. 

Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs

Reports have been surfacing that Nikon is issuing new D610 cameras to customers who send in their D600s for service. It's hard to substantiate, but Nikon Rumors has been collating reports from Europe and the US which seem to show that some customers who send their D600s in for service related to the now notorious dust accumulation issue have been receiving brand new D610s in exchange. Read Nikon's statement on the matter

Nikon firmware update breaks support for third-party batteries

Owners of some of Nikon's entry and mid-range DSLRs are reporting that a recent firmware update broke support for their third-party batteries. The firmware update for the Nikon D3200, D3100, D5100, D5200 and CoolPix P7700 cameras claimed to report remaining charge more accurately for the EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery. However, on installing the update, some owners found their third-party batteries suddenly incompatible.

Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM'

The rumors of Nikon creating a stripped-down, film-era-style camera are exciting because it's something people have been calling for, for years. Nikon Rumors has been reporting possible specifications all week. Adding fuel to the flame, Nikon recently released a short teaser video and ad campaign for a "pure photography" camera. Watch the video