"Nikon AF modes explained" is a new article by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his previous [NR] posts here:
Have you ever wondered if you’re getting the most out of Nikon’s AF system?
Sure, AF modes may not generate the kind of anxiety that keeps you up till the wee hours of the morning, but it is something to consider. After all, we put a lot of time and effort into our photographs and I doubt you’ll ever run across a photographer who wouldn’t appreciate a higher keeper rate.
However, Nikon’s AF can be a double-edged sword. There are a myriad of options that cover just about any AF situation you may find yourself struggling with. However, knowing which combination of settings to select can sometimes be tougher than cracking the combination at Fort Knox.
I mean, when should you switch from Single Point AF to Dynamic 9, 21, or 51 AF? For that matter, should you be using Dynamic AF or Group AF – or switching between the two? What about 3D AF?
Nikon released firmware update v1.1 for the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera ($596.95) that addresses the following issues, which could occur when the eye sensor was used to switch between the monitor and electronic viewfinder displays:
I am still not sure of the size of the sensor - I am receiving rumors for everything between 1" to APS-C and full frame. Most likely there will be one model with 1" sensor and another with a DX sensor (replacement for the Coolpix A, which is already listed as discontinued). In a recent interview, Nikon's executive confirmed that a new compact camera with 1" sensor is coming in the future:
Q: Any new Coolpix A? Any plans to respond to Canon and Sony's 1-inch sensor fixed-lens compact cameras?
A: Sony's 1-inch CSC is definitely very successful. We will have a competing product in the future.
→ Nikon D5: the D5 is rumored to have 15 fps continuous shooting rate. The official announcement will most likely be at the next CES show in January 2016.
TechRadar posted an interesting Nikon 1 J5 camera review where they compare the resolution, dynamic range and signal to noise ratio with three other cameras (Panasonic GM5, Samsung NX Mini and Sony RX100 III):