First set of rumored Nikon D7300 camera specifications


Here is the first set of rumored specifications for the Nikon D7300 DSLR camera:

  • 20MP sensor (same sensor from the D500)
  • 4K video
  • 51 points AF
  • SnapBridge

I do not have an announcement date yet.

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New firmware updates for the Nikon D3400 and D5600 cameras released


Nikon released new firmware updates for the Nikon D3400 and D5600 cameras related to the latest version of SnapBridge (I mentioned this over the weekend):

Fixed an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app.

Here are the download links:

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Additional information on the new Sigma Art lenses (14mm f/1.8, 135mm f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8 and 100-400mm f/5-6.3)


The pricing and pre-order options for the new Sigma Art lenses that were announced last week will be announced at the end of March, here are the links:

In addition to my coverage, Sigma has released the various performance tests/graphs on their global website. The 135mm f/1.8 looks absurdly sharp (according to Sigma, the diffraction MTF better represents real-life performance, even if almost everyone in the industry uses the geometric MTF, which tends to be sharper than reality):

Update: more sample photos from the 135mm f/1.8 from AP:

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Sample Image Gallery

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 AF speed test video:

The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/1.8 ART lenses will also be available as cinema versions in the future (part of their new line of cinema lenses). Sigma also mentioned that they will be making cinema zoom lenses:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #407


→ You can now use the Fujin sensor cleaner also for your Nikkor lenses with this new adapter for Nikon F-mount.



→ Vintage lens review: non-retrofocus ultra-wide-angle lenses.



Calumet UK is now offering an "Enhanced" trade-in program: they will now take ANY working DSLR.

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Only 100 Nikon D5 and D500 100th anniversary limited editions sets will be produced, price not yet released

I received some additional information on the new graphite/gunmetal gray Nikon D5 and D500 100th anniversary limited editions sets that were on display at the CP+ show in Japan: only 100 sets will be produced (I assume 100 from each set, including the 3 Nikkor sets from the pictures above). I was told that 20 will go to the UK. Pricing is not yet released.

Here are several related videos, mainly in Japanese:

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DSLR vs. mirrorless cameras produced in the past four years (based on CIPA data)

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As a part of the discussion in my last post I went to CIPA's website and got the numbers of units produced for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in the past four years and plugged them into a graph (blue: DSLR, green: mirrorless, click for larger view):


There are many different conclusions you can make out of this data, so I will let you do this in the comments section. Here are the detailed CIPA stats for the past 4 years:

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