New patent: the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera replacement could have a 100x zoom lens

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Nikon Japan has a new patent for a compact super zoom camera with a 100x optical zoom lens (4.4-440mm f/2.8-8.3 or 24-2400mm equivalent) designed for a 1/2.3″ sensor. The current Nikon Coolpix P900 model ($499.98) has a 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm). Here are the details of the patent application:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #366

Nikon refurbished deals
→ Checkout the latest refurbished Nikon offers at BuyDig.

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→ Three new deals on image processing software:

→ Nikon D500 vs. Canon 7D Mk II, Nikon D7200, D5 review by Tony & Chelsea Northrup.

→ Nikon D500 review by The Camera Store.

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Kyoto cherry blossom with the Nikon D810

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Martin Rousseau shares some of his Kyoto cherry blossom photos that were on display at the Nikon Plaza in Tokyo Shinjuku:

The ancient capital and iconic symbol of Japan Kyoto, together with Venice and Paris, are certainly some of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Martin Rousseau (website, flickr), a French national based in Japan for the past 18 years, had the great chance to work as a photographer to promote Kyoto around the world. He shot every angle of the city, shrines and various festivals.

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Nikon D500 updates part 4

More Nikon D500 updates (see also part 1part 2 and part 3):

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→ I received some reports from readers having issues with 3rd party batteries and lenses used with the Nikon D500 camera:

"My Nikon D500 will not recognize 3rd party batteries (e.g. Hahnel) which my D810 accepts quite happily."

"It seems the new D500 cannot use 3rd party batteries. Tested my new D500 with 3rd party/oem battery and the camera flashes the battery bar a few times then shuts off. Battery was full and verified working with other cameras. This behavior was tested on two different D500 cameras. Original batteries worked fine."

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Best XQD/SD memory cards for the Nikon D500 (and the D5)

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Lexar published new speed test results for their latest XQD memory cards on a Nikon D500 camera - see the video below for more details:

XQD cards test results on the Nikon D500

Lexar XQD Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 64GB vs. Lexar XQD Professional 1400x XQD 2.0 64GB:

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