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The latest patents from Nikon: camera that can be attached to a smart phone, 28mm f/2.8 lens and more

Here are some of the patents Nikon filed in the last few months:    → patent for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone     → patent for a one-piece external flash hot shoe and viewfinder accessory → patent for a 28mm f/2.8 lens for unknown sensor size (it’s either for […]

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This is the upcoming Vivo phone with rotating Nikon-branded camera and EXPEED processor

Those rendering are from the rumored Vivo smart phone that will feature rotating Nikon-branded camera and EXPEED processor (via Phonearena). The next Nexus 5 phone is also rumored to have a Nikon camera module inside. With the shrinking compact camera market, Nikon is obviously trying to position themselves as a camera technology supplier to the fast growing smart phone industry.

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Chinese smart phones producer BBK rumored to start using Nikon Expeed image processor in their devices

The Chinese mobile phone producer BBK Electronics is rumored to announce a new Vivo phablet equipped with 20MP camera (1/1.7″ sensor), fast f/2.0 lens and Expeed image processor: “The professional image processing chip used is Nikon’s Expeed E1-158 1051 200 M, which could be a slightly modified version of the old Expeed 3 ARM processor introduced in 2011 with the Nikon […]

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Nikon working on a “secret” product (smart phone?)

In a recent interview at Nikon’s headquarters, the company’s president Makoto Kimura raised concerns about falling sales of compact cameras due to the growing market share of smart phones: “The number of people taking snapshots is exploding by use of smartphones that sold 750 million or so last year and are still growing. We’ve centralized our ideas […]

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