Monthly Archives: January 2010


The Nikon D700x sensor and Nikkor AF-S 18-50 f/3.5-4.5G lens rumors got busted. Busted because those images were published in the Japanese magazine CAPA and are not part of an upcoming Nikon brochure: Go to flickr or bayimg for hi-res image (thanks to the reader who sent that in). Here is a general translation of […]

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More rumors from China (Nikon D700x and Nikkor AF-S 18-50 f/3.6-4.5)

Two more interesting images appeared on from the same user in the past hour (Google translation). The first looks like a larger crop (but a tiny image) of the previously reported Nikon D700x sensor: The second one (Google translation) is for a new lens – Nikkor AF-S 18-50 f/3.5-4.5G: Translation: AFS Nikkor 18-50 mm f3.5-4.5G Reasonably-priced, high-quality […]

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Battery for Nikon D900, this time in print

In the past, we went through a list of products compatible with Nikon D900. Some of them could be a typo or just an easy way to get Internet traffic. Today, a NR reader sent me those pictures of Phottix Titan battery which is compatible with Nikon D900 – clearly written on the back of […]

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This may be the Nikon D700x sensor

Just got this picture with questionable quality of a Nikon D700x sensor from (Google translation) – it seems to be the same sensor used in the Nikon D3x: Can anyone give us a quick translation? Thanks! Update – here is the translation: Nikon D700X Price  350000 yen  (around?) Special Feature: Fitted with the 24MP […]

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Official response from Nikon on the 70-200mm internal lens surface

I said already that I will not cover this issue anymore, unless there is an official word from Nikon. The official word came yesterday from Nikon Europe: “The 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VRII lens features a component in the lens design which may appear to have surface pits or a rough texture when viewed through […]

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Interview with Tetsuro Goto

Mr. Tetsuro Goto is the Director of Laboratory Research and Development at Nikon Japan. Focus-Numerique just published a lengthy and very interesting interview with him (in French | Google translation). Key points & quotes: No medium format from Nikon: “We have no experience in the niche market of medium-format. It may simply be impossible for Nikon […]

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All I got is some Coolpix specs

From what I hear, there will be no “serious” Coolpix camera announced this time: Coolpix S8000 will be the slimmest 10x zoom with HD video available to date Coolpix P100 has a back-illuminated sensor (Nikon’s first?), 26x zoom In the next few weeks before PMA, new compact cameras are expected from Olympus, Ricoh, Panasonic (new […]

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Nikon Coolpix S3000 and Coolpix S8000 will also be announced

In addition to the P100 and L110, Nikon will also announce Coolpix S3000 and Coolpix S8000 cameras. I am still expecting more details in the next few days. I am sorry I keep bringing up compact cameras, but I think this is what the February 3rd announcement will be about. I now strongly believe that […]

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