Monthly Archives: February 2017

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: Adorama B&H 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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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Nikon: we plan to concentrate on mid-to-high-end DSLR and mirrorless cameras and lenses

Several Japanese news outlets published an article based on an interview with Nikon executives. Here are the key points from a Google translation (if you have a better translation, please post it in the comments section):

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No Nikon Rumors = No Nikon Announcements (NNR=NNA)

Nikon did not announce any new products at the 2017 CP+ show in Japan, which explains the lack of rumors in the past few months (again, don’t blame the messenger). This is the first CP+ show that I can remember where Nikon did not announce a single new product (except the new limited editions sets). Just a […]

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