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Nikon D3xxx and D5xxx products lines are now officially discontinued

Nikon sent official notices to stores indicating that the Nikon D3xxx and D5xxx product lines are now officially discontinued. This also explains the latest rumors about a new Nikon Z30 APS-C mirrorless camera:

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Nikon J3 discontinued, D4 hard to find, D3100 to be removed from MAP pricing

Starting January 5th, 2014 Nikon will remove the following cameras from their MAP pricing – this means that the listed models will likely be replaced/discontinued soon and retailers are allowed to sell them at lower prices: Nikon D3100 Nikon 1 J3 Nikon Coolpix L28, S31, S3500, S5200, S6500, S9500, L820, AW110, P330 and P520 All Nikon […]

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The last D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 firmware update killed third party battery compatibility

Several readers emailed me with reports that their third party EN-EL14 batteries no longer work after the last firmware update for the D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 cameras. It also makes it impossible to use Nikon batteries in third party battery grips. Of course Nikon did not mention anything about that in the change log. I am […]

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Nikon released new firmware updates for the D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 cameras

Nikon released new firmware updates for the D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 cameras. The only fix included in the update is the accurate detection of the remaining battery charge for the rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a. The battery performance/life is also maximized so that more images can be captured on one charge. Firmware download links:

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Nikon D3100 is the best selling DSLR camera in Japan for 2011

BCNranking published their sales statistics and the best selling DSLR camera in Japan for 2011 is the Nikon D3100 with a 9.7% sales share. Nikon D3100 is currently the #5 top selling DSLR camera on Amazon.

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Red Nikon D3100 spotted in BestBuy

The new red Nikon D3100 DSLR camera was spotted at BestBuy (big US retailer): There is still no listing on their website, but it seems that the camera will be available also in the US. Source: @tdeBruyn | Yfrog

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Weird news update from Nikon Corp

This, rather unusual news update, was just published by Nikon Corporation: “Comments on Media Reports about Nikon’s imaging product Nikon understands that some article appeared in the media regarding Nikon’s imaging product. Please note that Nikon has made no announcement in this regards.” Are they referring to the Reuters report from earlier today or to the red […]

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One reason why Nikon announced the red D3100…

… is because Canon has one: But seriously, Nikon and Canon always have announcements scheduled just few days apart and it seems that this will also be the case this month: Canon will present new products on September 15th and 27th. In August Canon announced new compact cameras a day before Nikon. This is not a coincidence.

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