Posts Tagged ‘nikon’

Long-Time Nikon Photographer Scott Kelby Explains Why He Switched to Canon

About six months ago, well-known photographer Scott Kelby switched from Nikon — which he had shot for many years — to Canon. The switch has caused a flurry of questions from the photo community, and so today, Kelby asked Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon to stay for a few minutes after they wrapped up an episode of The Grid to help him answer this question. Read more…

Photos of the Nikon D4S That’s on Display at CES

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One of the most simultaneously exciting and vague photography announcements to come out of CES this year was the official confirmation that Nikon’s new flagship D4S is on the way. And even though very few details were revealed — find out about those here — attendees were given the opportunity to stare longingly at a D4S that the Nikon folks had brought with them to their booth.

As you already know, we weren’t there to ogle ourselves, but Chris Gampat over at The Phoblographer was kind enough to let us share the photos he took of the D4S. Read more…

Nikon Unveils AA Filterless D3300, 35mm f/1.8G FX Lens and New CoolPix Cameras

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The CES announcement train keeps on rolling with another one we saw coming thanks to the ever-increasing accuracy of rumor sites. Nikon has officially launched the consumer-level D3300 — complete with a few hardware upgrades and a new kit lens — as well as the long-rumored 35mm f/1.8G full-frame lens and a few new CoolPix models. Read more…

Nikon Officially Confirms that the D4S is On the Way, Will Show it Off at CES

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After many a rumor indicating that this very thing would happen, Nikon has officially announced that the followup to the flagship D4, the D4S, is in development and will be on display at the company’s booth at CES in Vegas over the next few days. Read more…

Nikon Rumor Roundup, or: What to Expect in the Next Few Months

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The folks over at Nikon Rumors have been hard at work keeping everybody up on what you can expect from Nikon, but if you’re like us, you just don’t have the time to follow rumors day in and day out. So here’s a roundup of what the most exciting and plausible rumors that should give Nikon lovers some idea of what to expect in the next couple of months. Read more…

Report Claims Only Nikon, Canon and Sony Will Survive the Smartphone Revolution

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The camera industry is turning into a two-tier market, with Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs at the top, smartphones at the bottom and nothing in the middle, according to a recent Reuters report that finds little traction for mid-tier camera makers counting on mirrorless to save the day. Read more…

Rumor: Nikon Possibly Launching D400 or D4X on January 17th

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Fresh rumors fueled by a contest currently underway on Nikon’s Middle East & Africa Facebook page have many speculating that Nikon might be preparing to release a D4 followup, or even the long-awaited D400. Read more…

What Amazon’s Most Wished For Cameras Tell Us About the Industry

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There are all sorts of statistics we can look up to tell us how the photography industry is doing and whether or not smartphones really are going to steamroll the market (spoiler alert: it’s not as bad as some make it out to be). One source of information that probably doesn’t cross your mind, however, is Amazon’s Most Wished For lists.

Where statistics on cameras shipped give us an idea of what the companies want, Amazon’s list gives us a glimpse of what the customers want, which might just be a good indicator of how the big players in the industry are really doing. Read more…

Crunching the Numbers: Four Insights We Can Glean from Camera Sales Data

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With every passing year, the digital camera sales dataset offered by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) grows more comprehensive.┬áThese records are made available to the public by this coalition of camera manufacturers which includes Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, Sigma, Ricoh, Olympus, and dozens of other recognizable brands. Since 2002, they’ve been improving and increasing the scale of their database, which now separates digital cameras into fixed-lens, mirrorless and DSLR categories, and reports sales figures for different regions.

It sometimes seems that commentators are primarily interested in the CIPA data to prove just how far up a creek camera manufacturers are so far this decade. But these depressing pronouncements are just scratching the surface. Here’s some other things the data shows: Read more…

Rumor: Nikon to Announce a 35mm f/1.8G Full-Frame Lens at CES

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Nikon already makes a 35mm f/1.8G DX lens but the equivalent isn’t available for its full-frame cameras, at least not yet. At this point, if you want a 35mm FX lens for your Nikon, you’re stuck spending $1,600+ on the f/1.4, but that might all change in a couple of weeks at CES. Read more…