Monthly Archives: September 2011

The latest Nikon patents

Sometimes patents provide valuable information about upcoming products. For example the first Nikon mirrorless patent was reported back in August of 2009 (incl. also a patent for the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4). Here are the most interesting Nikon patents filed since the last recap: Nikon filed a patent application (#20110228407) for a 70-200mm f/4 VR II lens: Nikon 18-300mm […]

Posted in Nikon Patents | 132 Comments

Weekly Nikon news flash #129

With the Nikon 1 announcement this week, there was not much else going on in Nikon’s world: MyShutterCount will tell you how many times you “clicked” your digital camera. A reader sent me a screenshots as a proof that his Nikon D2x clicked 691,701 times and is still going. Can someone beat this? Check also this website for camera […]

Posted in Weekly Nikon News Flash | 106 Comments

NikonRumors.com will be down for maintenance tonight

One dedicated server can no longer handle the NikonRumors traffic. My hosting company will be adding a second server tonight. Two servers with a front-end load balancer should be able to handle the expected traffic spike for the D800/D4 announcement (whenever that would be). Tonight at 11:00 pm (EST) NikonRumors.com will be down for approximately […]

Posted in Other Nikon stuff | 93 Comments

Last Nikon 1 recap, I promise

This is the last Nikon 1 recap, I promise: AP:  a senior Nikon official said that Nikon is not worried if Canon announces a mirrorless camera with a larger sensor Nikon expects their new mirrorless cameras to become #1 in Taiwan and Malaysia. All Nikon 1 products are made in China. Nikon J1 is really small – […]

Posted in Nikon 1 | 179 Comments

Nikon Sweden executive: no new full frame cameras in October

Swedish Nikon executive Lasse Pettersson answered this question during a live Q&A interview yesterday about the new Nikon mirrorless cameras (about 22:45 minutes into this clip): Reporter: “The question everybody asks; when will the D4 or D800 be released? Lasse Pettersson: [Jokingly] “Later!” Reporter: “Will they be announced at the event in October?” Lasse Pettersson: “No, […]

Posted in Nikon D4, Nikon D800 | 252 Comments

Poll #2: Are you going to buy the new Nikon 1 mirrorless camera?

Few weeks ago I posted a poll to see what percentage of [NR] readers were planning to buy the Nikon mirrorless camera. Those were the results: Today I would like to see if some of you have changed their mind after the Nikon 1 is already official: Are you going to buy the new Nikon […]

Posted in Nikon 1 | Tagged | 239 Comments