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    Nikon teases a substantial lens mount and grip for its new camera

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    08.02.2018

    Nikon is not exactly known for breathless marketing, but it's going all out for its upcoming mirrorless full-frame camera. The company has unveiled yet another video teaser called "Mount" that gives us a good look at the shape of the camera, especially the grip and lens mount.The latter has four interlocking tabs, rather than three like its DSLR models, and is pretty large for the size of the body. The grip also looks more stout than the one on Sony's A7 III.

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    Nikon confirms new full-frame FX mirrorless cameras and lens mount

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    07.25.2018

    It's official: Nikon will soon launch a full-frame mirrorless camera system with a brand a new lens mount. In a press release, it announced that it's developing a "next-generation full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera and Nikkor lenses, featuring a new mount," adding that "professional creators around the world have contributed to the development." As expected, it's also working on an adapter that will let you use existing full-frame Nikon F-Mount DSLR lenses with the cameras.

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    Nikon teases its first full-frame mirrorless cameras

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    07.23.2018

    If you thought Nikon was going to introduce its first full-frame mirrorless cameras without some fanfare, you had another thing coming. Nikon has posted a teaser video and "In Pursuit of Light" campaign website that might just hint at what its first pro-oriented mirrorless cams will look like. Provided the brief view is representative, it backs up a number of rumors, including the large mounting format (which could support super-bright f/0.95 lenses), an electronic viewfinder and a more ergonomic design. The lineup could be public as soon as July 23rd, so you may see much more in the near future.

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    Nikon phases out 1 series mirrorless cameras

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    07.11.2018

    Nikon's 1 series mirrorless cameras never quite set the world on fire, and now it looks like they're on the way out. The company's home division has listed all 1 cameras as discontinued and removed them from its website, while Nikon Rumors has learned that they're no longer available at major camera retailer B&H. They're not completely gone (you can still find them on Nikon's US website or stores like Adorama, for example), but they're on the way out.

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    Nikon's P1000 takes the superzoom crown with a beastly 125X lens

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    07.10.2018

    Nikon already holds the superzoom title with the 2,000mm (83X zoom) equivalent P900, but it hasn't been sitting on its haunches. It just unveiled the CoolPix P1000 with a 24-3,000mm f/2.8-8 lens (35mm equivalent), offering an astonishing zoom range of 125X. That will let you capture closeups of birds from a long, long distance, or even the moon, for a fairly reasonable price of $1,000.

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    Gigapixel timelapse captures a day in the life of London

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    07.06.2018

    There's a real chance you've seen gigapixel city shots before, but they've rarely had a dynamic element -- you've had to be content with that one sliver of time. Now, there's something a little livelier. Lenstore, Nikon and Canary Wharf have partnered on what they say is the first gigapixel timelapse, 24 Hour London. As the name implies, the project provides 7.3-gigapixel snapshots of the city for every hour of the day -- you can see how the roads come to life in the day, or how Tower Bridge illuminates the night. The trick, unsurprisingly, revolves around some robotics.

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    Nikon may release two full-frame mirrorless cameras this summer

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    Swapna Krishna
    Swapna Krishna
    07.05.2018

    Sony has been leading the way when it come to mirrorless camera tech, leaving Nikon and Canon scrambling to catch up. Now, Nikon Rumors reports that Nikon has two mirrorless cameras on the way. According to the website, they'll be announced sometime around July 23rd and ship about a month later.

  • Engadget / Steve Dent

    Can Nikon and Canon ever catch up with Sony’s mirrorless cameras?

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    06.01.2018

    Canon and Nikon are under pressure. As if they weren't already far enough behind in mirrorless cameras, Sony just launched the A7 III, which I called a "near-perfect all-around camera" in my review. It might come as a relief, then, to die-hard fans of those aforementioned camera companies that both are readying their own much-anticipated full-frame mirrorless models for as soon as this September. A prototype Canon model is reportedly already in the hands of select professionals, and Nikon told NHK it will bring a model to market by spring of 2019. A new mirrorless (or full-frame) model won't be enough. To compete, they'll have to be very aggressive with features and prices for the new cameras -- and that would be out of character for Canon and Nikon. Both are highly conservative and have lucrative DSLR lineups they won't want to cannibalize. But to compete against Sony's increasingly polished cameras, they have no choice.

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    Nikon goes after video pros with the D850 Filmmaker's Kit

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    03.20.2018

    Until recently, Nikon had been wasting an opportunity to make its cameras more appealing to filmmakers. It doesn't have a pro video camera lineup to cannibalize, unlike Canon and others, so by adding 4K and other video features to DSLRs, it could have made taken sales away from rivals. Thankfully it started to catch up with the D850, which features 4K with no cropping and 1080p,120fps slow motion. Now, Nikon has made its clearest pitch for videographers yet with the Filmmaker's Kit.

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    How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    03.19.2018

    When photography or filmmaking becomes a consuming passion or a career rather than a hobby, you might look longingly at fancier equipment. Luckily, "enthusiast" cameras have edged so close to professional gear that there's no need to spend $4,000-plus for models like the Sony A9, Canon EOS 1DX Mark II, Hasselblad X1D or Nikon D5. For considerably less, you can pick up Sony's A7 III, the Nikon D850 or, for videographers, Panasonic's GH5s -- and get performance that's nearly as good. But which suits you specifically? We're here to help.

  • Engadget

    The best cameras under $1,000

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    03.01.2018

    Enthusiast cameras like Sony's A7R III, the Nikon D850 and Fujifilm's X-H1 get a lot of attention. The good news is that nowadays, you can spend less than $1,000 for a camera body and get almost as much as you would with a model with three times the price. Cameras like Nikon's D5600, the Sony A6300 and Fujifilm's X-T20 handle both photos and video superbly. As you'd expect, though, each model has a different combination of strengths and weaknesses. This guide is meant to help you figure out which best fits your needs.

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    How to buy a camera in 2018

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    02.08.2018

    Smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for most folks, but weirdly, that's a good thing for photography lovers. With fewer boring point-and-shoots, manufacturers are focusing on building incredible cameras like Sony's RX100 Mark V compact, the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless and Nikon's high-end, full-frame D850 DSLR. For $500 and up, recent models deliver faster shooting than ever, 4K video, wireless mobile sharing and more.

  • Wirecutter

    The best DSLR for beginners

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    Wirecutter
    Wirecutter
    10.22.2017

    By Mike Perlman This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. The Nikon D3400 is the best entry-level DSLR for those looking to improve their photography and learn the ins and outs of tweaking camera settings. The D3400 has some of the best image quality we've ever seen at this price, along with excellent battery life, Bluetooth connectivity, 1080/60p video, silent autofocus for video, and easy-to-use controls—and it's widely available for less than $500.

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    Nikon is making a full-frame mirrorless camera

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    09.16.2017

    To say Nikon has been conservative with mirrorless cameras would be an understatement. While most of its rivals have embraced mirrorless (even a cautious company like Canon takes them seriously), Nikon's efforts have been timid at best -- the 1 series is closer to point-and-shoots in spirit than a DSLR replacement. Thankfully, it's mending its ways. In an interview with Xitek, company R&D manager Tetsuro Goto says that any new Nikon mirrorless camera "must" be full-frame. Given that the firm's president has already said that a mirrorless camera is in the works, it's clear that this upcoming model will come with a giant sensor.

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    Nikon's D850 DSLR blends speed with insane resolution

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    08.24.2017

    Nikon recently teased a full-frame D850 for its 100th anniversary, hoping it would fulfill the wish-lists of pro photographers. It has now unwrapped the DSLR and seems to have wildly succeeded with that goal. The D850 is entering medium-format territory, resolution-wise, with a 45.7 megapixel sensor, and can push those images through the camera at 7 fps, or 9 fps with the optional battery grip. And this time, Nikon didn't leave videographers out, as it can handle 4K video at 30 fps.

  • Microsoft

    Windows 10 will soon include built-in eye tracking

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    08.01.2017

    It's not easy to use a PC if you have ALS or another neuromuscular disease that prevents you from using your hands. You can use eye tracking, but that could easily entail specialized software and an imperfect experience. Microsoft thinks it can do better. It's adding built-in eye tracking to Windows 10, nicknamed Eye Control, that will let anyone navigate using their gaze. You can launch apps, type and otherwise perform common tasks just by focusing your eyes on the right part of the screen.

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    Nikon working on next-gen D850 DSLR for its 100th anniversary

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    07.25.2017

    Nikon has become a bit set in its ways, failing to compete with Sony, Fujifilm and others in the profitable mirrorless and high-end compact realm. For its 100th anniversary, the camera maker has no intention of ceding the high-end professional market, however: It just announced the development of the full-frame (FX) D850, the successor to the 36.3-megapixel, full-frame D810 (above).

  • Nissan

    Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    07.23.2017

    Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of 2017. As Nissan stresses, the initial version is intended only to make life easier during single-lane highway driving. Think of it as a sort of Autopilot lite. It'll use a camera, radar and sensors to keep you in your lane, maintain speed and brake if the driver ahead slows down, but it won't change lanes, handle city streets or brake in an emergency. It's definitely not a hands-free option -- it'll deactivate if you have a less-than-firm grip on the steering wheel.

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    Nikon's Coolpix W300 is a rugged point-and-shoot with 4K chops

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    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    05.31.2017

    Not to be outdone by rival camera maker Olympus, Nikon is getting ready to launch a rugged point-and-shoot of its own. The new Coolpix W300 borrows a few features from the AW130 that was introduced in 2015, including the same 16-megapixel (1/2.3-inch) CMOS sensor, wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD as well as built-in NFC, WiFi and GPS. Naturally, the W300 is also waterproof (100ft/30m), freezeproof (14F/-10C), shockproof (7.9ft/2.4m) and dustproof. But the main new feature here is support for 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) video at 30fps. Aside from being able to record your adventures at a super high resolution, you can take still images while you're shooting in movie mode -- which isn't something a lot of 4K cameras let you do. In terms of ergonomics, Nikon says its W300 is an improvement over the AW130, thanks to a slightly redesigned grip that should make it easier to grip and hold it comfortably in your hands. If that's enough to peak your interest, the Coolpix W300 will be hitting stores this summer for $395, about $55 less than Olympus' recently announced TG-5 rugged camera.

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    Nikon's D7500 DSLR arrives this summer for $1,250

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    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    04.12.2017

    Those of you with eyes set on a mid-range DSLR may want to wait for Nikon's D7500, scheduled to launch later this summer for $1,250 body-only. The new shooter features a 20.9-megapixel DX-format sensor, an ISO range of 100-51,600 (with a low setting of 50), 8fps continuos shooting and 4K UHD video at 24, 25 and 30fps. What's more, the D7500 comes with an Expeed 5 imaging chip, the same processor that's on Nikon's D500 high-end DSLR. According to the company, that should make the camera versatile enough to handle fast-action and low-light scenarios with ease.