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Weekly Nikon news flash #252

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→ The Nikon 1 AW1 and Coolpix A cameras received the 2014 iF product design award.

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→ Nikon 1 J1 camera kits are still on sale.

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→ The first Nikon D3300 books are out.

Nikon Df laminated instructions CheatSheet
→ New: Nikon Df CheatSheet/laminated instructions.



→ A reader painted his beloved Nikon D90 camera in snow camo.

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→ New Nikon Experience website.

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Nikon Everyday Cinema Video Contest winners announced.

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→ At the 2014 Mobile World Congress Aptina will demonstrate their 8MP, 13MP, 18MP image sensors as well as its next-generation high-performance image sensor along with 4K video for mobile devices.

→ Checkout this video of the new JAS Contax 645 / Nikon F adaptor ring that supports lens EXIF exchange, electronic aperture control, autofocus

Nikonhacker published a new beta patch for 34 and 54 MBps video bit rate enhancement for D5100 & D7000.

Nikon India is offering watches as a promotion when buying Coolpix cameras.

→ Nikon Imaging Division Q&A of financial results for Q3 of the year ending March 31, 2014:

"Q: What are the prospects for the interchangeable lens-type digital cameras and interchangeable lenses markets, and the lowering of the company's sales forecast for the entire fiscal year?

A: Specifying the regions responsible for the lowered sales forecast, there were major drops in China and Europe. The market conditions for digital cameras in the latter half of the fiscal year in both of these markets deteriorated more than we had expected. We had previously anticipated a slump in China in particular, but it has been worse than we forecasted.

Our inventory as of the end of December was healthy condition, but with the current state of the economy and the market, the channel inventory has been substantial, which we expect it will take several months to clear. These are the reasons for the downward adjustment of the market forecast for this fiscal term, and the lowered forecast for the number of units we expect to sell."

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  • Spy Black

    “The Nikon 1 AW1… received the 2014 iF product design award.”

    Well, that must be an awkward moment picking up the award for that…

    “Aptina will demonstrate… next-generation
    high-performance image sensor along with 4K video for mobile devices.”

    That should be interesting.

    “…JAS Contax 645 / Nikon F adaptor ring”

    Are those lenses worth the effort? I dunno, just asking.

    • Andrew

      It sure must be awkward getting rid of all of your expensive camera gear for a next generation 4K video camera. Ah the dilemma of the modern photographer. But in the meantime, good job Nikon!

    • Jebagi Erol Paker

      Also an additional piece means potential alignment problems for these lenses with respect to the camera.

  • http://www.gordonmoat.com/ Gordon Moat

    Nikon Experience is a very well done website. Nice to see some lesser known working photographers in there.

  • Eric Calabros

    “with the current state of the economy and the market, the channel inventory has been substantial, which we expect it will take several months to clear”
    So we wont see D7200 or V3 anytime soon

    • Henry

      Yeah I wondered what “the channel inventory” is code for exactly. I imagined it meant “anything not selling well” but if anyone cares to expand. :)

  • broxibear

    ©Victor Fraile
    XQD and CF slots confirmed by Scott Rovak if you didn’t read all the posts in the Adobe RAW thread.
    http://instagram.com/p/kzH-FSN9Zn/

    • Scott M.

      That is a tantalizing tweet!

  • http://loewald.com/ Tonio Loewald

    Reminds me that Don Norman (author of “The Design of Everyday Things”) would use the phrase “that probably won an award” to describe clever but fundamentally bad examples of design.

  • DesertCat

    There is now another press release from Aptina about a 25MP BSI 4k video sensor for tablets and phones. It’s only in the 1/2″ format so this isn’t a potential sensor for N1 cameras (and doesn’t sample until 2nd quarter 2014). It does, however, raise the possibility that Aptina could bring BSI to the features of a future N1 camera. If so, that would help with low light performance.

    http://www.aptina.com/news/press/aptina_demonstrates_industry’s_first_25_megapixel_mobile_image_sensor_at_mwc_2014/

  • broxibear
    • outkasted

      I just threw up in my mouth..alot. That red is atrocious

      • Scott M.

        No sneaking around on the street with that one

  • Scott M.

    Admin., It is the 25th of Feb. Where is D4s announcement? Midnight?
    Hoping for 24mp:)

    • DuncanM

      A day early friend, its only the 24th.

      • broxibear

        But it’s the 25th in Japan…who knows which time zone they’ll be using.

      • Scott M.

        Ha-ha
        Embarassing. Weekly news flash date was today and threw me off. It is usually Sunday.

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          Sorry – I usually post it before midnight

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      Yep, tonight – see the latest posts on the blog.

  • outkasted
  • broxibear

    If anyone’s looking for a Nikon 58mm Noct f1.2 AIS, you don’t see many around…
    http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Nikon-58mm-Noct–f1.2-AIS_85697.html

    • broxibear

      Although in saying that there’s about 8 of them on ebay, people must be trying to cash in on the Df owners ?

    • broxibear

      Although in saying that there’s about 8 of them on ebay, people must be trying to cash in on the Df owners ?

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