Posts Tagged ‘nikon’

Why Does Canon’s New Industrial Camera Feature a Nikon F Mount?

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At first blush, the news that Canon just released an industrial camera that features a Nikon F mount might confuse you a bit. But once you dig a bit deeper than the surface-level of the announcement, it starts to make more sense. Read more…

The Nikon 1 V3 Falls Short of Cheaper MFT Shooters in DxOMark Tests

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DxOMark is certainly not the be-all-end-all of camera sensor testing outfits, but what it has going for it is consistency and a whole lot of experience. So while you might not put much stock in their sensor scores, DxO is a great resource for comparing sensor performance between models.

We say all this because there are some Nikon fanboys who will immediately be upset by the news that DxOMark claims the new Nikon 1 V3 might not live up to its price tag. Read more…

Chase Jarvis Puts Up New Essential Photo Gear Video

Years ago, well-known Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis went through a collection of the gear he takes on his photo and video shoots. But given the great deal of change in technology — and capital on his side — since then, he recently created a completely new and updated video showing, again, his must-have gear for photo and video shoots. Read more…

Nikon D4/D4s Shutter Comparison Shows Off New Mirror Damping Mechanism

When the D4s was announced, it was mentioned that the camera could shoot slightly faster than its predecessor. But that extra one frame per second isn’t the only change Nikon made to the D4’s shutter mechanism. The D4s also features a new mirror balancer and damping mechanism that reduces bounce when the camera is firing away at 11 fps.

That feature is demonstrated in the video above, which was put together by Nikon Europe using the Nikon 1 V2. With the V2, they were able to capture 1200fps video of the D4 and D4s shooting at full speed, and then place those videos side by side so you can see how much more stable the D4s mechanism is.

Nikon Asked to Halt All D600 Sales in China After Scathing Nationally Televised Exposé

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Nikon has probably had just about enough when it comes to the D600 and its sensor dust/oil issues. It started with user complaints, evolved to class action lawsuits from a number of different sources, and has now escalated to a full-on order by the Chinese government to stop D600 sales in China after a state-run television show featured a scathing exposé about the issue. Read more…

Pro Photographer Shows Off the Nikon 1 V3’s Sports Photography Chops

If you go by first impressions and reader comments, the Nikon 1 V3 has about one-third of people excited, one-third skeptical, and one-third annoyed and wondering why anyone is excited at all. If you happen to fall into the first two of these categories, the video above from Nikon Europe might interest you. Read more…

Nikon 1 V3 is a Mirrorless Speed Freak with 20fps Continuous Shooting

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Nikon has unveiled the newest camera in the Nikon 1 line, an ultra-fast mirrorless shooter that brings the company closer to the competition and lends credence to Nikon’s recent promise that it is still committed to the compact system camera (CSC) market. Read more…

Nikon Launches New ‘Behind the Scenes’ Instructional Video Series

Nikon USA has just joined the Google+ community, and eager as they are to make a positive impression and not seem like they’re arriving empty-handed, the company has simultaneously debuted a new 15-part instructional video series for beginners on up who like their educational content with a side of Nikon advertising. Read more…

Nikon Awarded $14.5M in VR Patent Suit Against Sigma

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After four years in court, the district court of Tokyo has ordered Sigma to pay up for their infringement of Nikon’s VR lens-stabilization technology to the tune of 1.5 billion yen — or about 14.5 million USD. Read more…

Nikon D4s Beats Canon’s 1D X in DxOMark Tests, Falls Short of the Df in Low Light

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The Nikon D4s is only a marginal improvement on the D4, but that didn’t stop Nikon from touting it as significantly better in low light and faster to boot. The question is, do those claims hold up when you put the camera through its paces?

Well, the DxOMark team did just that, and the results may or may not surprise you depending on how much stock you put in press release boasting. Read more…