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Nikon issues firmware update for D850 to fix rare issue of shutter delays

Nikon says firmware version 1.03 "Fixes an issue that in rare circumstances would delay the shutter release or the start of the autofocus operation."

Nikon Z7 AF tested: Tracking lags behind the D850, mirrorless competition

The Nikon Z7 is slated as a mirrorless equivalent to the D850, but it can't subject track with the same reliability as its DSLR counterpart. AF performance is otherwise good, except in low light where hunting can lead to missed shots.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 First impressions review

Nikon's Coolpix P1000 has moved the zoom needle from 'absurd' to 'ludicrous,' with an equivalent focal length of 24-3000mm. So far, it's a fun camera to shoot with – if a bit over the top.

Banding means Nikon Z7 can't match D850 dynamic range

Testing and real-world shooting show slight banding and striping patterns in Nikon Z7 images, undermining its otherwise excellent dynamic range. We demonstrate when you'll encounter the effect so you can assess its importance for your photography.

Sigma confirms that its current lenses are fully operational on the Nikon Z7 with FTZ adapter

Sigma has issued a statement confirming that its current lenses operate without any issues when mounted on the Nikon Z7 via FTZ adapter.

Nikon Z7 added to studio comparison scene

The Nikon Z7 has a sensor that's closely related to the one in the company's D850 DSLR. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.

From F to Z: we tour Nikon's Sendai factory

Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 sample gallery

There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix P1000 – with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, it really is in a class of its own. It's a conspicuous-looking superzoom with one main job: getting you really close to far away subjects. We've put together a gallery showing the kind of results you can expect from it.

First lens adapters for Nikon Z already appearing

British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.

Nikon stops all activity in Brazil after ending sales in 2017

Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.

Nikon Z7 gallery updated with full-production samples

We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.

Shooting with Nikon's new 500mm F5.6E PF in Kamchatka

Amid all the excitement surrounding the launch of the Nikon Z-series recently, you could be forgiven for missing the official unveiling of Nikon's new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR. In this article, wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his impressions.

What you need to know about Nikon's new entry-level D3500

Nikon's D3500 isn't just a very compact and inexpensive DSLR. It's also a camera with great image quality, an easy-to-user interface and battery that can last for days. Let's go hands-on to see how much camera you get for just $499.

Raw conversions added to Nikon Z7 pre-production gallery

We've updated our Nikon Z7 sample gallery with a handful of Raw conversions, courtesy of a beta version of Adobe Camera Raw.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7 III: Specs and key features compared

Both Nikon and Sony now offer a $2000 mirrorless full-frame camera. Spec-wise, the two have a lot in common, but small differences between them might affect your preference.

Nikon D3500 gets smaller and cheaper, battery life gets a boost

The successor to Nikon's popular entry-level D3400 DSLR has arrived, aptly named the D3500. The only real changes are that it's gotten even smaller, and will sell for just $499 with a lens. Battery capacity has also increased by 30%.

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.

Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III

Now that Nikon has entered the full-frame mirrorless camera market, the natural question that comes up is how its first model, the Z7, compares to Sony's high resolution king, the a7R III. We take a look at how these two cameras stack up against one another.

DPReview on TWiT: Nikon Z Mirrorless

On this week's episode of The New Screen Savers from the TWiT Network, DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal talks with host Leo Laporte about Nikon's entry into the high-end mirrorless market. Together we cover everything from our initial impressions to what it means for the industry at large.

Nikon Z7 sample gallery updated from New York and Japan

We've just returned from two launch events for Nikon's new Z system - one in New York, and one in Tokyo. After spending a little more time with two more pre-production cameras, we've updated our previously-published samples gallery.

The Nikon Z is a big step for Nikon but they need to keep being brave

The Nikon Z is a brave and important step for Nikon and, while it might not have got everything right first time, it shows enough promise to encourage existing users to commit themselves to the system. However, to deliver the system's full potential, Nikon needs to continue being brave, according to our own Richard Butler.

Nikon announces 64GB and 120GB XQD memory cards

Nikon is getting into the XQD card business. Its new cards come in 64GB and 120GB versions and boast a maximum read speed of 440MB/s and a maximum write speed of 400MB/s.

The Nikon Z system: What we think, where it should go

Most DPReview staff members were lucky enough to get their hands on a Nikon Z7 ahead of launch, so we've had time to form some initial impressions. Here's what we think of the system as it stands now – and where we would like to see Nikon take it in the next couple of years.

Nikon Z7 sample videos
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Nikon's new Z7 mirrorless camera promises to be useful for video work as well as still photography, and includes features such as 4:2:2 10-bit video over HDMI, usable autofocus in video, and improved video processing. We've put together a quick sample reel recorded at Nikon's launch event in New York.

A closer look at Nikon's new Z6 and future Z-mount lenses

The higher resolution Z7 might be getting most of the attention, but Nikon's new Z 6 also has a lot going for it. We're at the launch of the Z system in Tokyo, where we took a closer look at the Z6 and three forthcoming S-line lenses.

Nikon's three-year lens roadmap includes 58mm F0.95 Noct

Nikon has laid out its ambitious plans for the next three years of Z-mount lenses. The most eye-catching is a 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens and, naturally, standard focal lengths such as an 85mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 70-200mm F2.8 will be appearing in due course, as well.

Nikon's Z7 mirrorless camera has full-frame 45MP sensor, in-body image stabilization and hybrid AF

After years of speculation and a month of teasers, Nikon has lifted the curtain on its new Z-series full-frame mirrorless system. The flasgship Z 7 has a 45.7MP camera with built-in 5-axis image stabilization and a hybrid AF system with 493 phase-detect points.

Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7

The Nikon Z6 carries over many of the features from the Z7, from its body design and EVF to many of its video specs, but uses a lower resolution sensor with fewer PDAF points. Since it's $600 cheaper, it should be accessible to a larger number of photographers.

Nikon Z-mount launches with 24-70mm F4, 50mm F1.8 and 35mm F1.8 lenses

You can't launch a new camera system without lenses, and Nikon has three Nikkor Z-mount lenses available at and slightly after the launch of the Z 7 and Z 6. They include a 24-70 F4 S, 50mm F1.8 S and 35mm F1.8 S.

Hands-on with Nikon's three Z-series lenses

Nikon's new Z-mount marks a major departure for the company, which (barring the short-lived 1-Series) for almost 60 years has relied on the 1950s-era F-mount for its interchangeable lens cameras. In this article we go hands-on with the first three 'Z' lenses: the 24-70 F4, 35mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8.

Using the Nikon Z7 vs. Nikon's DSLRs

Nikon tells us it put a lot of thought into creating a consistent user experience between its new mirrorless cameras and its F-mount DSLRs. In this short video, we take a look at what the company got right - and where we think it could do better.

Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review

Nikon's Z7 is the first camera to use the all-new Z-mount, the company's first new full-frame mount since 1959. We've put together our first impressions based on quality shooting time with a pre-production camera - check out what we've found.

Nikon Z7 pre-production sample gallery

The Nikon Z7 is here and we've had the chance to shoot with a pre-production model here in Seattle. Take a look at our first sample images.

Nikon Z7: what you need to know about Nikon's first mirrorless full-frame ILC

With Nikon's entry into the full-frame mirrorless game, there's an awful lot to take in: a new mount, new lenses, new features and more. Get caught up quick with everything you need to know about the new, high-resolution Nikon Z7 right here.

What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses?

The new Z-mount may be the big story for Nikon's new Z6 and Z7 cameras, but there's over 100 million F-mount Nikkor lenses floating around the world. Nikon's FTZ Adapter gives those old lenses a new lease on life, and we've had the chance to give it a go and see how it performs.

DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 hands-on first impressions

Join us behind the scenes for this special episode of DPReview TV as we go hands-on with the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. After a couple days of intense shooting, we're ready to share our first impressions of this exciting new product.

Nikon FTZ adapter lets you use over 360 F-mount lenses on Z-series bodies

Nikon will offer an FTZ adapter, allowing full compatibility with over 90 AF-S lenses and functionality with many more Nikkor F lenses. The adapter will sell for $250 starting September 27th; when purchased with a Z7 or Z6 before the end of the year, Nikon will offer $100 discount.

Pricing and availability announced for 'compact' Nikon 500mm F5.6E

The previously-announced 500mm F5.6E uses a Phase Fresnel design for a lighter and smaller body, and will arrive in September for $3600.

Nikon offers optional Dot Sight accessory to aid telephoto photography

Nikon will sell an optional Dot Sight accessory to help telephoto photographers better track moving subjects.

Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 launches in September for Nikon F-mount

Previously available for Canon shooters, Rokinon's ultra-wide 14mm F2.8 with autofocus will be available this fall for Nikon.

Yongnuo releases 50mm F1.4 for Nikon F-mount

Three months after officially announcing the Canon equivalent, Yongnuo has released the YN 50mm F1.4N E II lens for Nikon F-mount cameras.

Nikon mirrorless system beta testers share first impressions in latest teaser

Nikon has posted teaser number five for its full-frame mirrorless system being announced in just three days. In this one, early users of the camera share their first impressions, and there's also a quick glimpse of an F-mount adapter.

New Nikon teaser hints at 'Noct-Nikkor' lens for mirrorless

Nikon has posted another teaser video for its upcoming full-frame mirrorless system featuring some classic Nikkor lenses. Perhaps the most notable thing about the video is the lens that's shown first...

Video: How Nikon tests its D850 DSLR against the elements

Take an inside look at the work that goes into testing Nikon cameras from drops, dust, water and debris. There were definitely cameras harmed in the making of this video.

Nikon's 3rd teaser video showcases the 'Body' of its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera

Nikon has released yet another teaser video for its full-frame mirrorless camera set to be announced August 23rd.

Latest Nikon mirrorless teaser gives a closer look at body and lens mount

Nikon has published a 30 second teaser video about its upcoming mirrorless system, which will be announced on August 23rd. The video focuses on the new mount and also gives us a first look at the DSLR-style design of the body.

Reader poll results: What would you want from Nikon and Canon full-frame mirrorless?

We asked, and thousands of you responded. When Nikon made its development announcement we turned the microphone over to our readers. Here's what you had to say.

Nikon counts down to new mirrorless

Following an earlier leak, Nikon has officially started the clock on a countdown to its upcoming 'special event', widely assumed to be the launch of a new mirrorless system.

What would you want from a full frame Canon or Nikon mirrorless camera?

Nikon has finally confirmed the age-old rumor that it's going to make a full frame mirrorless camera. It's widely assumed Canon plans to do the same. But what are the things they need to get right? We'd love to hear.

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