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…and here is the official announcement from Nikon

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  • Réno

    Gaspppp ! Still no info about a D80 replacement. It’s really too long now that rumors are running on the Net about this and still nothing real to come … “Today, is a very sad day”. Be patient, once again ;-)

  • Alex

    Huge MEGAPIXEL disappointment!
    When will they stop the Mp war?
    No one needs a compact with more then 6-10Mp!!!!!!!!
    Give us fine grain, DR, and reliable autofocus!!!!

  • Marc

    WHAT?!?!?! Capture NX can NOT edit these RAW FILES?! WTF!

    “* COOLPIX Picture Control NRW (RAW) files can only be processed in-camera. NRW (RAW) files are compatible for use in-camera, with ViewNX (Windows version only) or with WIC based applications. Capture NX, Capture NX2 and NEF files are not compatible with NRW (RAW) images.”

    http://www.nikon.com/about/news/2008/0807_coolpixp6000_01.htm

  • Blog Admin

    This is BAD!

  • RobJ

    I agree, this is BAD! And it’s quite a head scratcher, too. Why in the world would Nikon use a proprietary format that can only be processed in camera or on Windows machines? Hello, Nikon, is anyone home??? Lots of Mac users are into digital photography.

  • Marc

    I don’t think it’s Windows only because you can open the files in the new ViewNX…. Is ViewNX available for the Mac?

  • Marc

    Stupid me… it says “Windows Only”. Never mind!

    So much for a G9 killer.

  • Theodore

    I have to agree – for all the good thinking that seems to go on over at Nikon, this is an incredible decision (and not in a good way). Of course they must know that a lot of photographers use Macs (have they been to NAPP show?) And aside from Macs (and those who use Aperture with their Macs), what above folks who use PS or Lightroom on either platform? And of course, they seem to be neglecting their own software as well. There is some non-sense about a codec for the format – one which will have to be adapted for various platforms and programs (who knows how long that will take). Why not just use your standard RAW format Nikon.

    Again, I agree – this went from a camera with a lot of excitement to a catalyst of internet-posted disappointment very quickly and I echo the general theme – great Nikon, but I’m not going to buy one because you made so it isn’t compatible with my workflow.

  • dps

    Perhaps Apple/Mac needs to start building or at least co-opting some P/S cameras that actually make more sense to a particular market than a global marketed company missing out on the customers who would be most likely to buy their products… Oh well… Still hoping the D90 is almost everything we hope it will be!

  • davidthenikonuser

    Man I thought there was going to be some lenses. I could care less about those cameras.

  • P

    The “RAW” format on the P6000 is so bad. When does Nikon finally understand that our workflows are more important than the cameras we use? None is going to change their workflow and picturelibraries containing tens of thousands of pictures to accommodate for something as stupid as this. I am not going to buy a new PC, reformat my RAID, install windows, buy new licenses for all my programs and figure out a new workflow, just because the new Nikon camera doesn’t support macs. If Nikon does this to their dSLR line, then how many are going to switch to another camerabrand instead of switching all their other gear?

  • Glenn

    I asked Nikon UK about Lightroom and Macs and this is the reply I received;

    “Thank you for your e-mail.
    We cannot guarantee the compatibly of third party software such as lightroom but you should check with the manufactures for software updates to see if they are available.
    Check the Nikon website for Mac updates after the P6000 is released.”

    Must be an ex politician ;-)

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