Nikon D5600, Coolpix A300 and W100 pre-orders now open

Nikon D5600:

  • Nikon D5600 body only: AdoramaB&H (Amazon still lists the grey market version only)
  • Nikon D5600 + AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens: AdoramaB&H
  • Nikon D5600 + AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens: AdoramaB&H
  • Nikon D5600 + AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lenses: AdoramaB&H

Nikon Coolpix A300: AdoramaB&H

Nikon Coolpix W100:

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  • Eric Calabros

    for just $137 you get 8x zoom and relatively high quality jpegs, that even $700 smartphones can’t deliver. If it had a native Instagram app, Nikon could sell a lot.

    • Semaphore

      If Nikon could figure out how to run android on their cameras smoothly, they’d dominate the market. That’s all their connectivity problems solved in a neat package.

      Sadly that’s probably never gonna happen. Maybe if Nikon buys an actual software company.

      • Eric Calabros

        The whole Android is unnecessary software bulk. They just need a lightweight OS that handle few C# apps.

        • Semaphore

          Android by itself is fairly lightweight, it’s all the apps you install on top of it.

          Creating a whole new OS for just “a few c# apps” is entirely unfeasible. If you want Instagram on a camera, you will have to tap into an existing ecosystem, not reinvent the wheel.

        • manattan

          The benefit to Android and using off-the-shelf bluetooth and wifi modules is that the ongoing security patches will likely be done by someone else so can be copied for Nikon’s cameras without too much investment. Also, Android would open up the possibility of third party apps [think of your iPhone before it had 3rd party apps; it was useful, but not as useful when there are other 3rd party apps available].

        • Francesc Genové

          You just need to put one wheel in front of another and use it to go to the Moon. It’s that easy!
          (It’s a translation, to human terms, of you’re sentence.)

          Instagram platform:

      • Samsung tried that already and it did not work for them.

    • nwcs

      Better pairing with a smartphone would work pretty well. Like Thom has indicated, maybe have a dead simple method of taking/editing/deleting pics and picking destinations to send it (optional captions using on screen keyboard) when connected to a phone/wifi/computer or other internet aware access point.

    • Fly Moon

      They can’t even get Snapbridge working probably after all this time.

    • doge

      The problem we have with these cameras is their battery life sucks when it’s cold out. We use the coolpix models for work and anytime it’s sub 30 degrees we’ll be lucky to get 2 hours out of a battery.

      The constant powered zooming when turning on/off is a real drain.

    • Aldo

      Let me ask you something… If you were given this camera for free… would you carry it around all the time and take pictures with it instead of your cellphone?

      • dabug91

        No, because my phone has the same sized sensor as this rehashed point and shoot.

        • Max

          I see on the Nikon website these have ccd sensors. I wonder why. Canon use cmos in most of their point and shoots.

      • Eric Calabros

        If it could connect directly to the internet (wifi or LTE) and send pictures to Insta/facebook/Twitter, yes.

      • I would. Personally i don’t enjoy taking photos with phones. Tends to be slower(although improving), I don’t enjoy the user interface or the manual settings. I wouldn’t get a p&s without a manual setting so might not be this particular model,but yes if I had a small good compact camera i would use it all the time in place of a phone camera.

    • dabug91

      And yet it can’t even do 1080p video. Worthless. 1080p video was available in cameras that were actually priced at $150 SIX YEARS AGO.

      • Eric Calabros

        For social media, even 720p is more than enough. I don’t remember the last time I saw a home video on TV.

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Incredible! A nice $100 off the D5100 to D5500 generations’ introductory MSRP, and even $50 off compared to the D5000! Is this Nikon’s admission that they have gone way too far in their cost cutting quest and have decided to give us the customers some of that value back? Either that or somebody on accounting is gonna get the boot. At least Nikon didn’t take anything out of the D5500 to pay for the added BT/SnapBridge functionality. And to those detractors who will say “Because no 4K”, well, show me anybody who’s doing 4K with an APS-C sensor for less than $1K.

    • manattan

      4K video in an ASP-C sensor for <$1,000:
      Samsung first did it with the NX500 years back. Then Sony did it with the 6300. Not saying that the 5600 is not a great camera, just it is not as earth-shattering as your post indicates.

      • CaMeRa QuEsT

        Oops! Yes, there are the A6300 and the NX500 before that, my bad! Wait, why should I be apologizing for Nikon? They have only themselves to blame for loosing their market share, although somehow Canon is giving consumers even older tech and yet, somehow, they are actually gaining market share.

        • dabug91

          Because consumers, and American consumers especially, are a special kind of stupid.

    • Citizen Kang

      I believe a brand new Sony a6300 APS-C camera, which can shoot 4K, can be readily had for less than $1,000.

  • Politics_Nerd

    I am thinking of getting an 80D to do wedding videos. I wish Nikon would compete with Canon on video AF.

  • T.I.M

    Still no signs of my D900 !
    Here is what I think it will be:
    54MP FX
    clean 800 ISO
    6fps at full resolution
    CF or Sony cards option.
    4K video at 60fps

    • T.I.M

      By the way, I will turn 50 this year, a D900 would make a perfect gift !
      Thank you Mr Nikon

  • Eric Calabros

    Yes, the poorest possible translation

    • Francesc Genové

      What you’ve asked for makes no sense. And only points that you have no idea what you’re talking about.
      First of all, Android is based on the Linux kernel that runs on systems as light as it can be an even real time systems.
      Second, Instagram is written in C (nothing to do with C#) and relies heavily on Python (Django), PostgreSQL, Redis,… and a bunch of other Free Software technologies. So, take out C# and Microsoft of the picture.

      And third, why on Earth what you want a “lightweight OS” and then put a heavy interpreter on top of it to run apps that are not even written with it? And most of the libraries of this interpreter doesn’t work (yet) on this “lightweight OS”?

      So yes the translation is absurd ’cause what you say (in the first place) is as absurd and makes no sense at all.

      • Eric Calabros

        Android is open, and everyone can copy what you run on that, while camera makers wants to differentiate with even small features and quality advantages on their platform. something proprietary like windows mobile with its own app store but without windows bloat and smartphone based UI is needed. and C# is better for image related processing if they gonna start from scratch.
        For the record, Samsung already tried what you think “works better” but failed:

        • Francesc Genové

          And the nonsense continues my friends! What the heck has Free Software to do with the demise of Samsung cameras? Sony uses it too. And it’s doing quite well.

          And an interpreted language, anyone, is better in intensive HW applications that a native app??? In what? Oh, yeah. In being slowly and consume more battery. Maybe that’s the reason why NOT A SINGLE MANUFACTURER put such nonsense inside of their cameras!!

          And don’t put your words in my mouth. For me, personally, it would be so useful to have a camera that can upload pics (I shoot only RAW) to Instagram when I’m outside in the wild with no Internet at all. Don’t forget the reason why God created the hotel rooms with Wifi.

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