Today's guest post on Bhutan is by Nemanja Rakic (website | Facebook | Instagram, see also his previous guest post on Cuba):
The Russian website novocert.ru has multiple online certificates for the Nikon cameras that will be released next month during the CP+ show:
Note: the Nikon Coolpix S2700 camera is already officially announced.
Nikon issued another statement on the Nikon D750 reflection/flare issue: they will inspect and service all affected cameras for free starting the end of January, 2015. The fix will contain light-shielding components and AF sensor position adjustments. Additional details will be announced at a later date. Here is the full text of the announcement (EU link):
A reader sent me this link to a Nikon press release scheduled for January 19th that will announce a new “I AM Advancing” program for Nikon DSLR owners where photographers will be able to download advanced firmware updates and add new functionality to their cameras for up to 3 years. The program is starting with support for 6 FX DSLR cameras (D750, D810, D800, D800E, D610 and D600) and will be free to join, not sure what will happen after the first 3 years. The new website will be located at http://imaging.nikon.com/advancing (not yet active).
There were some rumors few weeks ago that Nikon may start charging money for certain firmware updates and maybe this new program is the first step towards that. Here is a list of firmware updates will be available after the program starts:
- New White Balance update, containing Nikon’s latest algorithms for high-quality color balance in any light.
- New “Metallic” Picture Control option, providing photographers with a unique high-contrast setting which is both natural and eye-catching.
- New RAW Histogram. This feature displays impressive full-screen histograms for all 3 color channels (red, green and blue) simultaneously, based on data directly from the image sensor. The new feature allows advanced photographers to fine-tune perfect exposure for each shot.
- Nikon will bring two D810 features to other cameras in the Nikon DSLR line-up:
- "Flat” Picture Control, which allows photographers more options for adjustment in post-processing and
- Electronic First-Curtain Shutter feature, which eliminates vibrations caused by the shutter, is newly available for the recently announced Nikon D750 camera.
I already reported that I expect another Nikon announcement around January 16th, still not sure if this rumor was for the "I AM Advancing” program or there will be something more.
Here is the full press release:
This is the Nikon booth at the 2015 CES show in Las Vegas (the full schedule of events can be found here):
Nikon D5500 pre-order options:
Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens pre-order options:
Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lens pre-order options:
All three new Nikon products will start shipping on February 5th, 2015.
More pre-order options (including EU links) will be added as they become available. Check this post later for the latest updates.