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Category Archives: Other Nikon stuff

Nikon’s Video Remote Control System from 1962

In 1962 Nikon produced the Video Remote Control System that could capture images on film and record video signal. This was a combination of a still and video camera into one (similar to the modern DSLRs today). The system even had an early type of ‘live view’ system with 800-line high-resolution 2:1 interlaced closed-circuit television system:

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NikonRumors is 6 years old

I almost forgot – yesterday NikonRumors.com turned 6 years old – the first blog post went live on May 1st, 2008 (you can see more old [NR] screenshots at web.archive.org). Since then we had another 3,535 posts and 336,949 comments! Stay tuned – we will have an interesting Photokina summer ahead of us and thanks for […]

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The new Nikon Quick-Draw Strap is now shipping

The new Nikon Quick-Draw Strap is now shipping and is currently in stock at B&H. The strap was announced with the D4s in February and was developed in cooperation with BlackRapid. Product description:

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Nikon USA adds four new brand ambassadors

Nikon USA added four new brand ambassadors: Bambi Cantrell, Tamara Lackey, Blair Bunting and Doug Gordon:

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What to expect from Nikon in the next few months

This is an updated post on what to expect from Nikon in the near future - the next Nikon announcement will most likely be in May for new Coolpix cameras with 1″ sensors (P8000 and P700):

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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

Here’s a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world’s first professional digital SLR camera system:

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Nikon at the 2014 NAB show

Nikon is taking part in the 2014 NAB show (booth #C8825) that is currently ongoing in Las Vegas. Here is full schedule of events for the next two days (can also be downloaded here):

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