Monthly Archives: January 2012

Nikon press event on February 1st in Denmark

In addition to the February 7th announcement, Nikon will also have another press conference on February 1st, 2012. This is a day earlier then my initial report, but the actual public announcement may still happen on February 2nd. I believe this will be for the new line of Coolpix cameras, including a P300 replacement and a new water […]

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Nikon press invitation for February 7th in Thailand

This is the invitation for the Nikon press conference in Thailand on February 7th, 2012. I believe this will be for the Nikon D800 announcement. Via Techxcite

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Weekly Nikon news flash #147

Tokina 12mm-24mm f/4 lens with Nikon mount is currently $75 off. B&H is now also taking pre-orders for the 16GB and 32GB XQD cards. Refurbished Nikon D5100 kit for $589.95. Rare Nikon Repro NIKKOR 85mm f/1.0 lens on eBay. European Samyang 24mm f/1.4 D AS UMC price announced: EUR 625 for the Nikon mount version. “Sendai […]

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Tamron sold more lenses than Nikon in Japan

The Japanese site BCNRanking published their 2012 BCN Awards for various products: Nikon got the #2 spot in the DSLR section Nikon Coolpix cameras are not in the top 3 in the compact segment (Casio is at the #3 spot!) In the lens category, Tamron got the #2 spot after Canon – Tamron sold 0.6% […]

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Nikon vs. Sigma patent infringement lawsuit could be finalized in the next few weeks

Back in May of 2011 Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma over lenses with VR technology. I was told that the negotiations between the two companies should be finalized in the coming weeks and a press release will be issued. Nikon was initially looking for a compensation of 12.6 billion yen (around 150 […]

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Nikon D800 on February 7th, Coolpix cameras on February 2nd

I already mentioned about the Nikon event on February 7th, 2012 but I was not sure what would be announced on that date. It will be the Nikon D800. The camera will have 36MP (not 24MP like reported on several websites). The new Coolpix cameraswill be introduced on February 2nd, 2012. For all US readers this means […]

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