On November 6th, Nikon finally announced the D5200 DSLR, which will soon be replacing the Nikon D5100 as their premium intro-level DSLR offering. We recently compared the D5100 to the Pentax K-30 and Canon Rebel T4i and found that it held its ground very well, which means that the D5200 can only do better!
The D5200 retains most of the D5100's look and feel while boasting upgraded internals, including a new 24.1-megapixel sensor, EXPEED3 image processor, and full-HD video at 50/60 FPS. The D5200 also inherits the 39-point Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus system from the D7000. These improvements are bound to make the D5200 very competitive within its class, as no other upper entry-level DSLR boasts the same resolution or such an advanced autofocus system. Nikon's choice to re-use components from their higher-end DSLRs is certainly a smart one, we believe!
Read on for a quick comparison of the specifications of the two cameras!
Today, Nikon announced an industry first: the new Coolpix S800c, which is the first digital camera to be powered by Google Android (or any smartphone operating system for that matter). Although this new camera looks just like an ordinary point-and-shoot, the fact that it's powered by Android packs it with a host of features that no camera has had before.
Thanks to its built-in WiFi and GPS, you can even go online with the camera and take full advantage of just about any app available through Google Play. There are apps out there that will let you e-mail posts, wirelessly transfer them to a PC, or even edit them in-camera!
Nikon has just announced what they are referring to as "the most powerful all-in-one zoom ever": the 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Lens. This DX (APS-C) format lens features numerous cutting-edge features, including Nikon's lag-free Silent Wave Motor autofocus technology, full-time manual focus override, stabilization, Super Integrated Coating, and internal focusing.
With this lens you can capture a wide variety of subjects for just about any purpose, and the fast aperture of F5.6 will allow you to get sharper images at a distance compared to F6.3 lenses. The new 18-300mm lens is available for pre-order for a hefty $999.
The Nikon D3200 has been announced by Nikon Corporation. Fitted with a 24mp DX sensor, the new entry-level camera can be used with a new, optional Wi-Fi adaptor that allows images to be transferred to smartphones and tablets. The new camera has a 920 k dot LCD, up from 230k dots, and records 1080p30 video.
The Nikon D3200 will be available from Adorama and other good suppliers.
The full Nikon USA press release follows:
We had a chance to use the new Nikon D4 and the D800 this past week. The D4 is Nikon's new flagship camera, offering a full frame 16.4MP CMOS sensor. It also has the ability to utilize the new XQD Type memory. With the new 51 point autofocus system and all the other features, this is one of the top cameras to be in the market when it is released in Spring 2012.
The D800 is also a full frame camera with a 36.3 CMOS sensor. Aimed to replace the D700, the D800 will also be coming out this spring. Read on for more pictures!
Nikon have announced not one, but two long-awaited replacements of the venerable full-frame FX format D700 camera - the D800, which is a 36.3 million pixel full-frame FX format camera, and the D800E, which is virtually the same camera as the D800, but with no anti-aliasing filter in front of the imaging sensor.
The D800 is expected to be available at the end of March, and the D800E at the end of April.
In a press conference in central London yesterday, a Nikon spokesman refused to say where the new cameras were being manufactured. The current D700 is made in Japan as are Nikon's other high-end DSLRs, but last year, like many other makers, Nikon's Japanese factory was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami, bringing production to a halt. Nikon's plant in Thailand has also been damaged by flooding. A possible explanation for Nikon's reluctance to answer the question may be that parts for the new camera are being made in a variety of locations, to reduce any future exposure to natural disasters by not concentrating production in only one region.
The price of the D800 is expected to be around £2,400 in the U.K and it can be pre-ordered for $2999 in the US. The new camera uses the D4's 91,000 pixel RGB metering sensor, Expeed 3 processing engine and MultiCAM 3500FX AF system.
Nikon has revealed their latest DSLR, to update the aging D700. This camera will sit right under the D3s price wise at $3,299 USD. With any of the latest cameras, the D800 will have HD video recording abilities. Some new features include an advanced Scene Recognition System, 51 point autofocus, and a self diagnostic shutter to name a few.