Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Nikon Announces Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera
From Nikon: The Artists' Modern Muse: The Nikon D5200 Inspires Users to Capture Creatively Soon to be Available in the U.S., The Nikon D5200 Blends D-SLR Performance and Imaginative Features That Make it Simple to Create and Share Amazing Images and Full HD Video
LAS VEGAS, CES BOOTH #8643 – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the U.S. availability of the Nikon D5200, a camera that provides the imaginative features and D-SLR versatility needed to fulfill any creative vision through stunning imagery and Full HD video. Whether new to D-SLR shooting, or for those simply ready to step-up to a higher level of photography, the 24.1-megapixel D5200 will inspire new ways to capture with an easy-to-use interface, in-camera Special Effects and creative modes, plus the ability to share wirelessly in an instant. The Nikon D5200 will be available in late January for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95* with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens.
“The Nikon D5200 is intended for the customer who wants to capture and share their life, their experiences and their adventures in new and original ways”, said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The D5200 features Nikon’s latest innovative technologies along with an easy-to-use feature set that enables users to unleash their creativity, and truly test the boundaries of a photographer’s imagination.” Imaginative Features Inspire Creativity
The Nikon D5200 is designed to foster creative possibilities, allowing users to easily document their lives with a compact and lightweight D-SLR camera body. Loaded with features for making amazing images and HD video, the D5200 is a must-have camera for a well-planned excursion or spontaneous adventure. Photographers have the ability to tell stories with artistic flair, thanks to the assistance of features that include:
- Vari-Angle LCD - The high-resolution, 921,000-dot 3-inch LCD screen swivels and rotates at a variety of angles, and is viewable at 170 degrees. This makes it easy to capture images and HD video from creative angles such as above the crowd or down low from a toddler’s perspective. Users can even swivel the LCD screen for creative and fun self-portraits.
- In-Camera Special Effects for video and still images - By selecting the Effects option on the Mode Dial, users can apply a wide range of creative filters and effects for both photos and HD video. Modes include Selective Color to visually highlight up to three selected colors within a monochrome scene; Color Sketch to create a vivid drawing from a scene; Miniature effect to make a scene appear as a miniature model and Night Vision to enable images and video in very low-light by increasing the camera’s sensitivity. Users can also enable modes to emphasize silhouettes or create color effects with high-key and low-key images and video. These effects can be applied prior to shooting the photo or video, or can be applied post-capture for photos through the retouch menu.
- Creativity has never been easier - The D5200 features an enhanced graphical user interface (GUI) that makes it easy to visualize camera settings for optimal results. Additionally, users can enable other visual effects including High Dynamic Range (HDR) and six settings of Nikon’s Picture Controls to creatively and automatically manipulate tone and color for striking images and HD video.
Creativity Without Boundaries
The D5200 takes advantage of Nikon’s new 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor to deliver amazing image quality and beautiful HD video that bursts with vivid color, broad dynamic range and gorgeous tones, even in challenging light. Users are now able to realize the full potential and the performance benefits of D-SLR photography including rapid camera response, interchangeable lenses and amazing image quality. Whether shooting a family outing or action sports, the camera is packed with features that let users create amazing content:
- Wide ISO range (from 100-6400) - For shooting in even the most challenging lighting conditions, the D5200 covers a wide ISO range and is expandable to as high as ISO 25,600. Shooting at high ISO sensitivity enables users to shoot at faster shutter speeds and reduce the effects of image blur caused by camera shake even in low-light situations or when shooting a moving subject, delivering clean and sharp images with minimal noise.
- EXPEED 3 image processing - Nikon’s most recent image processing engine, dubbed EXPEED 3, drives the rapid response and swift performance of the camera, while maximizing energy efficiency, reducing image noise and delivering true-to-life colors.
- Scene Recognition System - Information from the 2,016 pixel RGB sensor is used to instantly analyze and recognize the scene prior to capture, resulting in adjustments to exposure, AF and white balance for the best possible image quality. The result is brilliant landscapes, flattering portraits and fast-moving action captured with split-second precision.
- 39-point AF system with wide area coverage - The D5200 features Nikon’s quick and accurate 39-point AF system to help users create tack-sharp images for a wide variety of subjects. The Multi-CAM 4800 DX AF sensor works in tandem with the Scene Recognition System to accurately acquire and track subjects throughout the frame. Users can lock-on to fast moving subjects throughout the frame using 3D tracking to create sharp images of fast action, or use one of the other modes including single point AF, Dynamic AF and Auto-Area AF. When in Live View or recording video, contrast detect AF quickly acquires, and can even track focus through the frame.
- Speed and performance - Whether upgrading from a compact point-and-shoot or exploring the benefits of D-SLR photography, users will appreciate the speed to capture fast action and fleeting moments at the press of a button. The D5200 can shoot full-resolution images at up to five frames-per-second to help freeze fast moving subjects, and quickly acquires focus thanks to the intelligent AF system. The D5200 delivers amazing performance with lightning fast start-up time and nearly imperceptible shutter lag, the time when the shutter button is pressed to when the beautiful image is captured.
The Easy Way to Share Great Pictures
While the Nikon D5200 is capable of capturing amazing images and HD video, it also enables the user to simply and quickly share stunning imagery with friends and family. By utilizing the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, the connected user can easily share photos taken on the D5200 to a supported smartphone or tablet.2 The Nikon Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application is available free of charge on Google Play™ for Android™1 devices or from the App Store™ for the iPhone or iPad.3 When using the application, photographers can wirelessly transfer images from the camera to a mobile device, and even remotely control the camera from up to 49 feet.
Realize a Vision in HD Video
For those wanting to expand their creative vision with video, the D5200 D-Movie HD video mode is capable of capturing Full HD 1080p, with the option to apply Nikon’s Creative Effects. This feature lets users take advantage of modes like Selective Color or Color Sketch to create truly customized movies. By simply pressing the dedicated video record button, movies are recorded at 1080/30p, or at 60i for optimal playback on many HDTVs when connected to the HDMI output. For the first time in a Nikon HD-SLR, users have the ability to record stereo sound through the internal microphone or attach an optional external microphone, such as Nikon’s ME-1, through the dedicated microphone terminal.
The Vari-Angle LCD provides the opportunity to gain a unique perspective for video, while full-time autofocus helps users maintain sharp focus that is critical for HD video. While recording, the contrast detect AF system has the ability to use normal or wide area AF, track a subject through the frame, or use face priority AF to make sure faces are always in focus.
NIKKOR, Speedlight and System Compatibility
The creative potential for the D5200 is unlimited when combined with the versatility of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR optics and powerful system accessories. Compatible with Nikon’s dedicated DX-format lenses and more than 50 FX-format lenses as well as Nikon’s Speedlight System, the Nikon D5200 puts the ability to create stunning images and HD video at the user’s fingertips.
New optional WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers
The D5200 is also compatible with a new wireless radio frequency remote accessory, the WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers. When using these devices, the camera can be triggered remotely, making it ideal for group shots, remote applications, or to reduce shake when the camera is mounted on a tripod. This new wireless remote system operates from a radio signal rather than infrared light, dramatically increasing functionality and range. Now the camera can be triggered from up to 20 meters (66 feet) away, and a direct line of sight is not necessary. The remotes also enable the bulb function for long shutter applications, as well as functions of the camera that are affected by a half-press of the shutter, including the engagement of the AF system or starting and stopping video capture. The WR-R10 transceiver can be connected to the accessory terminal of many Nikon D-SLR cameras including the new D5200, D3200 and D600. For those cameras that feature a 10-pin terminal, the optional WR-A10 adapter can be fastened to allow use of the wireless remote controllers.
Price and Availability
The Nikon D5200 will be available in three colors (Black, Red and Bronze), starting in late January 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95* with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens. The WU-1a is available for the SRP of $59.95*. The WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controller will be available at the end of January for a SRP of $94.96*, WR-R10 Wireless Remote Transceiver for an SRP of $126.96*, the WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter for a SRP of $74.96* and the WR-10 Wireless Remote Controller Set will be available for a SRP of $277.96*. For more information on the new Nikon D5200 and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
Nikon D5200 DSLR (body only): B&H | Adorama
Nikon D5200 DSLR & 18-55mm AF-S DX VR Lens: B&H | Adorama
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DateTime: 1/8/2013 12:00:01 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Nikon Announces COOLPIX S6500 & S2700 Digital Cameras
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of two new COOLPIX S-series models that incorporate advanced functions in a stylish design.
The S6500 is a wide-angle, high-power zoom model equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.0-million pixels, a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of angles of view from the wide-angle 25 mm to 300 mm (both equivalent in 35-mm  format), all in a slim and stylish body. With Wi-Fi® compatibility, users can transfer high-quality still images captured and movies recorded with the camera to a smart device for direct upload to social networking sites. The new S6500 also features five new Glamour Retouch effects, including Brighten Faces, which brightens skin tones, and Whiten Teeth, which makes teeth appear whiter. In addition to expanding Nikon's latest proposal for new ways to enjoy connecting with digital cameras, the S6500 offers extensive features that allow users to further enjoy their photos after they have been taken.
The slim S2700 features not only a 6x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, whose wide-angle and zoom capabilities allow it to cover a wide variety of scenes, but also an extensive selection of automatic shooting functions including six types of Scene Auto Selector modes. The camera is also equipped with a wide variety of image editing functions such as Special Effects and Filter Effects, as well as advanced basic functions such as Motion Detection and Subject Tracking. The S2700 is a model that enables even first-time digital camera users to safely enjoy shooting and editing still images through simple operations. In addition, the S2700 has met the needs of users wanting a unique camera by offering Decorative Pink and Decorative Purple designs with flower motifs on the front surface of the body. S6500 Primary Features
- A 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of angles of view from the wide-angle 25 mm to 300 mm (equivalent in 35-mm  format)
Equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.0-million pixels and a high-performance, high-power zoom NIKKOR lens with lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function, all in a stylish and slim body. The S6500 can easily be taken anywhere to enjoy capturing a wide variety of scenes, from wide-angle landscape shots to close-ups of people's expressions using the zoom or macro close-up shooting up to about 8 cm from the front of the lens.
- Wi-Fi® compatibility to expand the enjoyment of connecting through easy communications with smart devices
With built-in Wi-Fi®, users can easily transfer images and movies to smart devices such as smartphones and tablets.* Users can share high-quality still images captured and movies recorded and saved using the S6500 with friends and family by easily uploading them to social networking sites. Users can also use smart devices to remotely shoot pictures, convenient for group photos. The date information data on smart devices can be linked with the camera.
*The Wireless Mobile Utility app must first be installed on the smart device.
- A total of eight Glamour Retouch effects, including five new effects
In addition to the previously available Glamour Retouch effects (Skin Softening, Small Face and Big Eyes), the following five effects are now also available. Brighten Faces, which lightens skin tones, Hide Eye Bags, which reduces the effects of bags and darkening under the eyes, Whiten Eyes makes the whites of eyes appear whiter, Whiten Teeth makes teeth appear whiter, and Redden Cheeks applies a blush effect to the cheeks for a lively cute look (orange, red, blue-pink and yellow-pink colors can be selected). With an extensive eight types of effects, users can adjust images to match their shooting intent and create memorable portraits that bring out the expressions of the subjects.
- A wide variety of shooting functions for capturing decisive moments
The S6500 features Smile Timer with Continuous, where the camera captures up to five images continuously and saves them all, and BSS, which captures up to five images continuously and saves the one that best captured the smile. The camera also comes equipped with the superior basic performance of previous models, including Target Finding AF, where the camera will automatically focus on the most suitable subject just by pointing the camera at it, Scene Auto Selector, which automatically sets the optimal scene mode, and Face Priority AF that automatically detects and focuses on human faces. The S6500 features an extensive array of functions to ensure that the user will be able to capture definitive moments.
- Recording of high-quality full-HD movies with stereo sound with the press of a button
Full-HD 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps movies with stereo sound and superior picture quality can be recorded with the simple press of a button on the back. The S6500 also features a function that allows for pausing movie recording. By saving multiple scenes recorded intermittently to eliminate unwanted portions as a single file, users can enjoy playing back one continuous movie. Users can also edit movies to trim selected scenes from the footage.
S2700 Primary Features
- Equipped with a 6x optical NIKKOR lens for wide-angle to zoom shooting with a single lens, in a slim body
The S2700 features a 6x optical zoom NIKKOR lens for coverage of a broad range of angles of view from the wide-angle 26 mm to 156 mm (equivalent in 35-mm  format) in a stylish and slim body. This allows for shooting not only a variety of everyday scenes with simple operations, but also close-ups of people up to about 5 cm from the front of the lens.
- Extensive automatic shooting features that enable simple shooting even by first-time users
The camera features the Scene Auto Selector mode where the camera automatically selects the optimal scene mode for the subject or scene. By simply pointing the camera at the desired object, the camera will determine the optimal scene out of the available six (Portrait, Night portrait, Landscape, Night landscape, Backlighting , Close-up), eliminating the hassle of changing settings and capturing beautiful images of a wide variety of subjects. This feature allows users to easily and assuredly take pictures, even if it is their first digital camera.
- A wide variety of image editing functions to further enjoy captured images
Images with the desired color and tone adjustment can be captured with specification from the Special Effects menu prior to shooting, and in-camera editing for simple image adjustment and enhancement without using a computer is possible with Filter Effects.
- Superior basic performance
With superior basic performance, users can take sharper images with less blur, without worrying about missing photo opportunities, using features such as Motion detection, which automatically increases shutter speeds by detecting camera shake and the movement and even the speed of the subject, and Target Finding AF that automatically selects and focuses on the AF area according to subject movement.
- A wide range of color variations and a unique design
In addition to the five body colors of silver, black, red, purple and blue, there are also the Decorative Pink and Decorative Purple models that feature flower motifs on the front surface. Users can select from a total of seven variations to choose a model that fits their style.
B&H carries Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras.
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DateTime: 1/8/2013 12:38:15 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Friday, December 14, 2012
Nikon D4 and Nikon 1 Recipients of Germany's iF Product Design Award 2013
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the Nikon D4 digital - SLR camera and the Nikon 1 system, which includes cameras, dedicated lenses, a dedicated Speedlight, a dedicated GPS unit, - have been awarded the "iF design award 2013: iF product design award. The iF design award is globally prestigious award sponsored by International Forum Design GmbH of Hanover Germany.
The iF design award has been sponsored by International Forum Design GmbH of Hanover Germany since 1953. Each year, recipients of these prestigious awards are selected from worldwide industrial products exhibiting superior design. The awards include the product design award, communication design award and packaging award, etc. This year, 4,352 products from 51 countries were evaluated and the awards are presented to 1,410 products. In selecting recipients, product aspects including quality of design, functionality, degree of innovation, universal design and brand value+branding are considered for the product design award. Recipients of the iF Product Design Award The Nikon D4
The Nikon D4 is Nikon's latest flagship digital-SLR camera. It is equipped with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor (imaging size of 36.0 x 23.9 mm) and EXPEED 3, Nikon's latest image-processing engine. Together, these features enable superior image quality rich in detail along with excellent high-speed performance. The D4 responds to a number of demands from professional photographers working in the field with highly advanced functions and the ultimate in performance. Nikon 1 system
Last year, Nikon released a new digital camera system that offers new forms of imaging expression. The cameras included in this system are described by Nikon as "Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses".
Award-winning products from Nikon 1 system:
- Nikon 1 J1
- Nikon 1 J2
- Nikon 1 V1
- 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8
- 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
- 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
- 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
- 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
- Speedlight SB-N5
- GPS Unit GP-N100
- Mount Adapter FT1
B&H carries the Nikon D4 DSLR Camera and Nikon 1 products.
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DateTime: 12/14/2012 6:48:25 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Monday, December 10, 2012
Nikon Provides Aid to Typhoon "Bopha" Victims
Nikon provides aid to the victims of the Typhoon "Bopha" in the Philippines.
December 10, 2012 - Nikon Corporation would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of the typhoon "Bopha" in the Philippines.
In response to this tragedy and to extend the immediate support to its victims and affected area, the Nikon group has decided to donate the following assistance:
Cash donation - $20,000 USD
The allocation and timing of the donation are now under consideration.
The Nikon group sincerely hopes for the earliest possible recovery from this disaster.
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DateTime: 12/10/2012 7:26:59 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Nikon to Support 11th FINA World Swimming Championships
Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce its official partnership with the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) at the 11th FINA World Championships to be held from December 12 to 16, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
As an Official FINA Partner, the Nikon logo will appear at the venue on photographers' bibs and around the pool.
Furthermore, for professional photographers covering this event, the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) depot in the media center will provide support and services, including equipment inspections, cleaning, minor repairs and the loaning of equipment.
The FINA World Championships is a prestigious biennial aquatic sports event hosted by FINA, which has 202 member federations.
Nikon first partnered with FINA in 2007 and has supported the FINA World Championships and the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) ever since.
Because of Nikon's respect for athletes, who continuously challenge their own limits, and its wish to enhance its presence worldwide, it will continue to support international sporting events.
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DateTime: 11/28/2012 8:27:12 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Monday, November 19, 2012
Nikon Europe Issues Statement Regarding Windows 8 Software Compatability
From Nikon Europe
We plan to test Windows versions of the following software applications for compatibility with Windows 8. We will announce our plans regarding full compatibility once testing is complete.
- - ViewNX 2
- - Capture NX 2
- - Camera Control Pro 2
- - Short Movie Creator
- - Nikon Message Center 2
- - Wireless Transmitter Utility
- - Thumbnail Selector
- - NEF codec
- - NRW codec
- - PC-PJ Transfer
- - nik Color Efex Pro 3.0
- - IPTC Preset Manager
- - GP-N100 Utility
We do not intend to provide compatibility with the following applications.
- Capture NX Ver. 1.x
- Camera Control Pro Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Capture series
- ViewNX Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Transfer Ver. 1.x
- Nikon View series
- Nikon Scan series
- PictureProject COOLPIX Remote Control
- WT-3 Setup Utility
- Wireless Camera Setup Utility
- Wireless Connecting Utility
- nik Color Efex Pro 2.0
- my Picturetown Utility
- USB driver for GP-1
- Image Authentication Software
We also do not plan to provide compatibility for other software, or for products utilizing a SCSI or serial connection.
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DateTime: 11/19/2012 3:53:13 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Total Production of NIKKOR Lenses for Interchangeable Lens Cameras Reaches 75 Million
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR lenses* for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached seventy-five million at the beginning of November 2012. *Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses
Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released its first NIKKOR lens for Nikon SLR cameras, the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2, in 1959 along with its first SLR camera, the Nikon F. Since releasing that first lens many years ago and establishing the NIKKOR tradition, Nikon has expanded its lineup of interchangeable lenses, recently adding a line of interchangeable lenses for Nikon 1 cameras and bringing total production to seventy-five million.
At the end of May 2012, total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached seventy million. Since then, Nikon has continued to actively release new NIKKOR lenses.
In June 2012, Nikon released the compact and lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR, a normal zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format, offering a frequently-used range of angles of view, and support for a wide variety of photographic scenes, as well as the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, an ultra high-power zoom lens compatible with the Nikon DX format and offering a 16.7x zoom ratio. In addition, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR was announced its release, the Telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format.
New lenses for Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses, have also been released recently. In November 2011, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8, an extremely light fixed focal length lens with the fastest maximum aperture of f/1.8 was released, and in September 2012, the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 2.5x normal zoom lens was released. In the year that has passed since the October 2011 introduction of the Nikon 1 system, Nikon has released six 1 NIKKOR lenses, including a low-profile fixed focal length lens, a normal zoom lens, and a high-power zoom lens.
NIKKOR lenses are extremely popular with a wide variety of users, from beginners to professional photographers. The lineup currently consists of more than 80 types of lenses, including zoom lenses, ultra wide-angle to super telephoto lenses, and specialty fisheye, Micro, and PC-E lenses for SLR cameras, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for NIKON 1 cameras. Nikon will continue to actively develop and release high-performance, highly functional products that meet and exceed user expectations.
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DateTime: 11/15/2012 6:44:17 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Monday, November 05, 2012
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera & WR-R10/ WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers Announced
- 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor (same as in the D3200)
- EXPEED 3 processor (same as in the D3200)
- ISO range: 100-6,400 (expandable up to 25,600)
- 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor (same as the new D600)
- 39 AF Points
- 3" Articulating Screen 920K dots
A Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels, extremely precise 39-point AF system, and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for superior basic performance
A full-scale entry-level model that enables flexible expression with a side-hinged vari-angle LCD monitor
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D5200. This camera is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.1-million pixels and an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into the D4 flagship camera. It offers the superior basic performance needed for full-scale photography in a compact and lightweight body.
The D5200 offers the same side-hinged vari-angle monitor as the D5100 that enables flexible shooting from any angle, high or low, making even self portraits possible. It is an entry-level model that meets photo enthusiasts’ demands for full-scale photography capabilities with its new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24-million pixels as well as an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into high-end Nikon D4, D800, D800E, and D600 digital SLR cameras for superior resolution, and image quality with very little noise at high sensitivities.
The standard range of sensitivities covers a broad range of ISO 100 to ISO 6400, with support for additional expansion to equivalents up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2). It also offers the most focus points available in its class–39–for fast and reliable focus acquisition and tracking. The Scene Recognition System, made possible with the same 2,016-pixel RGB sensor found in high-end Nikon cameras, more accurately analyzes scene brightness and color information, which is then reflected in autofocus, automatic-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control.
The D-Movie function supports recording of full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies for sharp HD movies exhibiting excellent detail. The D5200 is also equipped with Special Effects mode that enables the application and adjustment of special effects with shooting. Combining a variety of effects with a vari-angle LCD monitor that enables shooting from a wide range of angles significantly broadens imaging expression possibilities with both still image and movie recording.
What’s more, the D5200 is compatible with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a and the new Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 (both available separately) for collaboration with smart devices and more possibilities for remote control over the camera, making the D5200 more convenient than its predecessor. When the WU-1a is connected to the camera, images can be transferred to a smart device, such as a smart phone or tablet*, and the smart device can also be used to control camera shooting remotely. In addition, the new WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls for simple and convenient remote control even through obstacles. The WR-T10 can be used to control the camera to which the WR-R10 is connected. However, it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected, enabling smooth remote control over a number of cameras.
- * The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).
D5200 Primary Features
- A new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and support for a broad range of ISO sensitivities for superior image quality and definitionThe D5200 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels. It supports a broad range of standard ISO sensitivities, from ISO 100 at the low end to ISO 6400 at the high end, as well as further expansion to an equivalent of ISO 25600 (Hi 2). This support enables capture of sharp and clear images with very little noise, even at higher sensitivities.
- When used with NIKKOR lenses loaded with Nikon’s advanced optical technologies, the roughly 24.1-million effective pixels enable sharp rendering of even the finest details.
- The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine made faster and more efficient with optimization for digital SLR camerasThe D5200 is equipped with an image-processing engine equivalent to the EXPEED 3 high-performance image-processing engine built into high-end D4, D800, D800E, and D600 Nikon FX-format cameras. This enables faithful rendering and vivid color reproduction, as well as a broad dynamic range. With capture of still images at high sensitivities, advanced noise-reduction processing effectively suppresses noise to preserve textures and details in images. Noise-reduction processing performed with movie recording results in faithful reproduction of crisp, clear outlines in movies recorded in low-light situations.
- Excellent basic camera performance and operation for stress-free shooting
Vari-angle LCD monitor for stress-free shooting from any angleThe 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle is large and ensures clear viewing. It opens to the left from 0–180°, and can be rotated forward 180° and backward 90° when open. Adoption of a side-hinged vari-angle monitor allows for unobstructed opening and rotation of the monitor when the camera is mounted on a tripod for flexible and stress-free shooting from low angles to high angles, making even self portraits possible.Smooth, cinematic action video with Nikon’s D-Movie with superior picture quality : 1920 x 1080 60i/50iThe D5200 is equipped with the D-Movie function, which enables recording of 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies exhibiting superior picture quality by simply pressing the movie-record button next to the shutter-release button. The new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and EXPEED 3 high-speed image-processing engine ensure recording of sharp, clear movies with little noise, jaggies, or moiré patterns. Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to Full-time servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame. Manual settings* are also available for those who want to specify recording shutter speed and ISO sensitivity according to their own preferences. In addition to the ability to choose the recording frame rate from 50i or 60i (1080), or 24p, 25p, or 30p (1080) per second, the camera is equipped with a stereo microphone for superior audio quality with movie recording. Stereo sound can also be recorded via the optional ME-1 stereo microphone.
- Equipped with an AF system offering 39 focus pointsAdoption of the Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module enables certain acquisition and tracking of the intended subject with 39 focus points. Utilizing cross-type sensors for the center nine focus points most commonly used ensures reliable focusing performance with certain acquisition of the intended subject and excellent tracking performance. In addition, the number of active focus points can be limited to 11.
- 2,016-pixel RGB sensor with built-in Scene Recognition SystemThe Scene Recognition System detects subject conditions prior to shooting and then analyzes scene brightness and color information that is then used with autofocus, auto-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control. The results are most clearly seen with reliable tracking of moving subjects when 3D-tracking is enabled. The system is also able to identify smaller subjects than could the D5100. What’s more, when Face-priority AF is enabled with movie recording in live view mode, or when faces are enlarged with playback of still images, up to 35 faces can be recognized.
- High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*With high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*, users will never miss the perfect shot, whether framing images using the optical viewfinder or the camera monitor. The densely packed 39 focus points effectively cover the majority of the frame for certain acquisition and tracking of rapidly moving subjects, such as those participating in sporting events. High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 3 fps can also be selected for situations, such as capturing natural human expressions, in which a slower frame rate is preferred. This allows for selection of the optimal frame rate according to the scene.
- *With manual focus, [S] (shutter-priority auto) or [M] (manual) shooting mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default value
Special Effects mode for creative imaging expressionThe D5200 offers seven* special effects that can be selected and applied with recording of both still images and movies. Special effects are displayed in the monitor with the view through the lens before shooting or recording begins, allowing users to confirm the results of effect selection or adjustment in real time. Users can easily enjoy dramatic effects like those seen in the movies using special effects. This mode was adopted to respond to the creative intent of users searching for a way to express their own unique style and creativity
- *Available shutter speeds vary according to the selected movie frame rate. ISO sensitivity can be selected within the range of ISO 200–6400 and Hi 0.3–Hi 2.
Support for the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a enables wireless image transfer to a smart deviceBy simply connecting the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (sold separately), true, high-quality photos and movies recorded with a compatible digital SLR camera can be easily shared with a smart device.* The view through the camera lens (live view) can be displayed on a smartphone or tablet screen to control remote shooting (remote movie recording not supported), and images captured with the D5200 can be transferred to the smart device over a wireless connection. Using the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a expands the ways in which users enjoy the photos and movies they have recorded with the D5200 and a NIKKOR lens by enabling the immediate transfer of images to family and friends, or uploading to blogs or social networking sites, anywhere and anytime.
- *D5200 special effects: Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key. Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, and Selective Color can also be applied to images already recorded from the retouch menu.
Support for the Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 enables stress-free remote shootingRemote control is more convenient with the D5200 due to support for the WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) that utilize electromagnetic waves. When the WR-R10 is connected to the D5200, the WR-T10 can be used for wireless control over remote shooting. The WR-R10 and WR-T10 enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls, and obstacles such as trees between the transceiver and transmitter do not impede communications. Not only autofocus is possible with the shutter-release button pressed halfway but also control over operations such as continuous shooting, movie recording and quiet release mode is possible. Naturally, the WR-T10 can be used to remotely control a single camera to which the WR-R10 is connected, but it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected1,. The WR-R10/WR-T10 makes photography much more enjoyable as it enables varied expression of scenes using multiple cameras, each with a different lens mounted, and each shooting the subject from a different angle using the vari-angle monitor.
- *The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).
Additional D5200 Features and Functions
- The D5200 is available in three colors–black, red, bronze–and the connector cover and power connector cover are the same colors as camera bodies.
- Weighing approximately 555 g*, the compact and lightweight D5200 offers superior operation, functionality, and grip.
- The D5200 is equipped with a new graphical user interface (GUI) for intuitive operation.
- *Including battery and SD memory card; excluding body cap.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 11/5/2012 11:47:29 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Nikon Announces AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens
Nikon Continues Popular Series of F/4 Lenses with the Addition of the New FX-Format AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens is Nikon’s First Lens with up to Five Stops of Image Stabilization; Offers Outstanding Performance and Superior Image Quality
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the newest addition to its legendary NIKKOR line of lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR telephoto zoom lens that provides a popular and versatile focal length and a constant f/4 aperture for full frame FX-format photographers. The 70-200mm f/4 is the first NIKKOR lens to feature the third generation of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to meet the still image and video demands of advanced photographers and videographers.
“With the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4, Nikon offers enthusiasts an essential telephoto zoom lens capable of amazing clarity and control, at a price point that’s easily attainable,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc., “With the introduction of Nikon’s third generation of VR technology, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 lens offers superior performance and stunning image quality whether shooting beautiful stills or HD video in challenging lighting conditions.” Legendary Image Quality and Performance
In an expansion of Nikon’s f/4 series of NIKKOR lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 is an uncompromising telephoto zoom lens ready for real-world creative applications by professionals and enthusiasts including sports, portraiture and wildlife shooting. Smaller and lighter than Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 70-200 f/2.8 lens, this 70-200mm f/4 lens offers a valuable alternative that maintains the superior image quality and lightning quick performance photographers have come to expect from Nikon.
Additionally, Nikon’s newest lens is the first to feature VR image stabilization technology that is able to vastly reduce camera shake and blur by offering the equivalent shutter speed of approximately five stops slower than otherwise possible. Now users are able to shoot confidently in lower light or while handheld to deliver razor sharp images and smooth HD video.
When used alongside the Nikon D4, D800 series and D600 D-SLR cameras, 70-200mm f/4 lens users can take advantage of Nikon professional grade teleconverters to increase the focal length without sacrificing AF and VR abilities. By utilizing the camera’s cross-type focus points at f/8 and below, users can effectively double the focal length of this f/4 lens to 400mm and still retain the AF ability to capture clear subjects at an even greater distance.
Constructed from 20 optical elements in 14 groups, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 maintains several core Nikon technologies including the exclusive Nano Crystal Coat to significantly reduce instances of ghosting and flaring. In addition, Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides quiet and responsive autofocus (AF) operation. The lens also features two versatile focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual focus) to adapt to a users shooting preferences. The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 achieves the top class feel, superior operability and solid handling that only NIKKOR glass can offer. Price and Availability
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR will be available in late November 2012 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,399.95*. Nikon also offers an optional Tripod Collar, available in the near future for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $223.95*. For more information on this and other NIKKOR lenses, as well as other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens
is available for pre-order at B&H
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 10/24/2012 12:18:32 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Nikon Announces Development of Three Lenses for Nikon 1 Cameras
From Nikon USA
: Nikon to Develop Three New 1 NIKKOR Lenses for the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangable Lens System
TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, Nikon Corporation announced the development of three new lenses for the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. These lenses will be welcomed additions to the current lineup of popular 1 NIKKOR lenses, and will provide system owners a breadth of new NIKKOR optics to explore new shooting perspectives.
The development of these new 1 NIKKOR lenses will strengthen Nikon’s lineup of 1 NIKKOR lenses while providing three new options to fit the various shooting needs of Nikon 1 users, whether for still images or HD video. The new lineup will include a 32mm medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens (equivalent to 86.4mm in 35mm format) with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.2, ideal for portraits and creating a bokeh effect. The second lens is a 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 ultra wide-angle zoom lens (equivalent to 18-35mm in 35mm format) that includes Vibration Reduction (VR) and is the first 1 NIKKOR lens to offer a wide, 100-degree angle of view. The third lens is a compact and lightweight 10x zoom lens, a 10-100mm f/4-5.6 (equivalent to 27-270mm in 35mm format). This lens is convenient and portable enough to take everywhere, including weekend getaways and family vacations.
The 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup follows in the tradition of the renowned Nikon F-mount lenses that were first introduced more than half a century ago. The 1 NIKKOR lenses are specifically engineered for the Nikon 1 system of cameras and are developed using optical technologies that Nikon has cultivated with years of experience in optics expertise. The 1 NIKKOR lens lineup offers the same superior image quality that users have come to expect from the Nikon and NIKKOR brands, whether capturing still images or HD videos.
The addition of the three new lenses will join the six 1 NIKKOR lenses currently available:
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens
1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 compact telephoto zoom lens
1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 slim wide-angle fixed focal length lens
1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens equipped with a power drive mechanism (recommended for movie recording )
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens
1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 fixed focal length lens with fast maximum aperture
Nikon will continue to develop and expand the 1 NIKKOR lineup with lenses that make the most of the capabilities and performance offered by the revolutionary Nikon 1 system.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 10/24/2012 12:12:13 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Nikon Announces New COOLPIX Compact Digital Camera Models Including an Android OS-Powered Camera
Nikon has today announced new COOLPIX compact digital cameras. Models feature Android OS, Wi-Fi, tiny size, backside illumination CMOS sensor, wide aperture and/or long zoom range.
Nikon COOLPIX S6400/S800c/S01 Press Release: Nikon, Inc.
| Nikon USA (S800C)
| Nikon USA (S01)
Preorder S01: Adorama
Nikon COOLPIX P7700 Press Release: Nikon, Inc.
| Nikon USA
Preorder 7700: Adorama
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 8/22/2012 8:34:30 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Nikon Announcements, Firmware and Other Updates
I'm traveling right now, so I apologize in advance for the consolidated Nikon news update post: Announced
today are the Nikon 1 J2 camera, NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and Waterproof Case WP-N1.
The Nikon COOLPIX L610 Digital Compact Camera has been announced
has the new Nikon gear
available for preorder.
Nikon 1 V1 firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 is available for download
Nikon 1 J1 firmware to A:1.20 / B:1.20 is available for download
Nikon ViewNX 2.5.0 in now available fordownload
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 8/9/2012 11:52:41 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Nikon 800mm Super Telephoto Lens Coming
From Nikon: Nikon to release a super-telephoto, 800-mm, fixed focal length lens for professional photographers
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation will add the super-telephoto 800-mm, fixed local length lens to its lineup of NIKKOR lenses. This lens will offer a fixed focal length of 800 mm, a maximum aperture of f/5.6, and will be fully compatible with Nikon FX-format cameras.
This lens has been developed in order to strengthen the NIKKOR lineup of super-telephoto lenses. It will boast the longest focal length of any NIKKOR autofocus lens, and will be best suited to capture of a wide variety of decisive outdoor scenes, from sporting events to wildlife. In addition to its superior optical performance, the lens will offer dust and water resistance.
In 2012, Nikon released three new FX-format digital-SLR cameras—the D4, the new flagship digital SLR, and the D800 and D800E, which offer incredible resolution and image quality. In addition to reinforcing its lineup of FX-format digital-SLR cameras, Nikon has also been working to expand the lineup of NIKKOR lenses.
Nikon has been providing service and support to professional photographers for roughly fifty years through the activities of its Nikon Professional Services (NPS). In addition to providing maintenance and repairs for the equipment professional photographers use every day, NPS service depots are set up at a variety of international sporting and cultural events. At these service depots, photographers can have their equipment inspected and repaired, and they can also borrow equipment.
Nikon has been also an official sponsor of The Open Championship since 1993. The Open Championship is the oldest of the world's four major tournaments* in professional golf (the next Open Championship will be held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England between July 19 and 22, 2012). This lens is scheduled to be on display at the Nikon service depot that will be set up for professional photographers working at the event.
Furthermore, this lens is scheduled to be on display at Photokina 2012, one of the world's largest photo and imaging exhibitions, to be held in Cologne, Germany from September 18–23, 2012. *World's four major golf tournaments: Masters Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, The Open Championship, PGA Championship
As a leader in the professional imaging market, Nikon will continue to develop and release products offering superior performance and functionality based on the optical technologies it has cultivated over its long history. Nikon will also continue to strive to strengthen and improve the service and support it offers to its professional customers.
Release date and suggested retail price for this product have not yet been determined. *Specification and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of manufacturer. Exterior finishing and design are not final.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 7/12/2012 9:00:09 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens Revealed
Sans press release, the Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens has shown up on Nikon UK's website. Here are the details:
High-powered DX-format zoom lens with wide-angle to super-telephoto reach. Built to handle diverse situations, this all-round lens offers an ultra-high 16.7x zoom ratio with an incredibly wide 18-300mm focal range.
Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction system delivers sharp results, even when shooting handheld at the super-telephoto end of the range, and enables a steady image in the camera’s viewfinder. The high quality optical design boasts three ED glass elements for outstanding sharpness and contrast. A practical zoom-lock switch keeps the lens secure when not in use.
Incredibly versatile, this lens is perfect for travel, or for days when you only want to take one lens out with you. Key Features
- DX format 16.7x zoom lens with versatile 18-300mm focal range (FX/35mm equivalent:27 to 450mm)
- Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower.
- Maximum aperture of f/5.6 at the telephoto end of the range.
- Zoom-lock switch keeps the lens secure when not in use.
- 9-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly.
- Three ED glass and three aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and superior contrast.
- SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.
- Compact and lightweight design for a lens with this range.
Focal length: 18-300 mm
Maximum aperture: f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture: f/22-32
Lens construction: 19 elements in 14 groups (including 3 aspherical lens elements and 3 ED lens elements)
Angle of view: 76°-5°20'
Focusing: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance: 300 mm focal length: 0.45 m (1.48 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio: 1/3.2x
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size: 77 mm (P=0.75 mm)
Dimensions: Approx. 83 mm diameter x 120 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight: Approx. 830 g (29.3 oz)
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 3/26/2012 1:00:29 PM CT Posted By: Bryan
Nikon UK Announces D800 and D4 Pricing Errors
From Nikon UK:
Nikon UK can confirm a correction to the originally published recommended retail prices (RRP) on the D800, D800E and D4 products.
Due to a local internal systems error, the incorrect RRPs on the D800, D800E and D4 products were communicated in the UK and Irish markets at the time of announcement. The correct RRPs for the products should have been D4: £5289.99, D800: £2,599.99 and D800E: £2,899.99. We would like to apologise sincerely to our customers for this unfortunate mistake, which has been corrected with immediate effect. We know that there has been strong consumer interest in these products and a high level of pre-orders placed with retailers; Nikon will be honouring the original prices to retailers on all customer pre-orders placed before March 24th 2012.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 3/26/2012 8:59:53 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Monday, March 19, 2012
Nikon Expects Shortage of D800 DSLR Bodies
In a post
today, Nikon Japan has revealed that the initial inventory is not expected to satisfy initial demand for the D800 DSLR.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 3/19/2012 2:52:22 PM CT Posted By: Bryan
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