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Nikon announcement tonight: new SB-300 flash, 18–140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, Coolpix L620 and S6600 compact cameras

In addition to the 18–140mm f/3.5-5.6G DX lens, in few hours Nikon will also announce a new SB-300 flash. The 18–140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens will have 17 elements in 12 groups, 4 stops VR, weight: 490g. The Nikon SB-300 flash will have tiltable head (120°) and guide number of 18. You can see the details at digiarena.e15.cz. There will be […]

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Aptina: compact cameras with 1″ sensor to be announced in early 2014

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Nikon concerned about shrinking compact digital camera market

Nikon published several new articles discussing their future business plan. In a recent Q&A session, Makoto Kimura (President, Member of the Board) raised his concern on the increasing smart phone market share and shrinking compact camera market: For the Imaging Company, it is crucial that we determine how best to adapt our strategies in response to […]

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 firmware update 1.2

Nikon released firmware update 1.2 for the Coolpix P7700 compact camera (currently listed for $389). The only modification in this release is: “When shooting with shooting mode set to M (manual) with Flash, and the ISO sensitivity set to Auto, ISO 80-200, ISO 80-400, or ISO 80-800, ISO sensitivity was sometimes not locked at ISO […]

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Nikon Coolpix A camera review

The Nikon Coolpix A ($1,096.95) was announced in early March, 2013 and it was marketed as the world’s smallest compact camera with a DX sized sensor. A month later Ricoh announced their new GR model which is smaller (Ricoh GR: 4.6×2.4×1.4″/117x61x36mm; Coolpix A: 4.4×2.5×1.6″/111×64.3×40.3mm) and lighter (Ricoh GR: 8.6oz/244g; Coolpix A: 10.6oz/301g) and most importantly $300 cheaper. The shutter on the Coolpix […]

Nikon Coolpix A with SB-900
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Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 released with support for D7100, P330, Coolpix A and more

Adobe released Lightroom 4.4, Camera Raw 7.4 and DNG Converter 7.4 with support and improvements for several Nikon cameras and F-mount lenses. Download links: Lightroom 4.4: Windows | Mac DNG Converter 7.4: Windows | Mac New camera support for: Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 S1 Nikon D7100 Nikon Coolpix A Nikon Coolpix P330

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Nikon Coolpix A at DxOMark

This has been a DxOMark week – another set of test results were published today for the Nikon Coolpix A compact camera. The smallest APS-C camera today outperforms many other compact/mirrorless cameras and comes close to the capabilities of the D5200 and D7100 DSLRs in terms of high ISO and dynamic range performance. DxOMark’s conclusion: “The Nikon Coolpix A […]

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