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 Thursday, September 8, 2011
Nikon has quietly introduced a red D3100.
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Post Date: 9/8/2011 9:34:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Nikon has today introduced a long list of compact digital cameras. Here is that list along with links to the Nikon USA press releases.
 
Nikon COOLPIX P7100
Nikon COOLPIX S8200
Nikon COOLPIX S6200
Nikon COOLPIX S100
Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj
Nikon COOLPIX AW100/AW100s
 
The I Am Nikon Blog has more information.
 
Amazon.com is accepting preorders on most of these cameras.
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Post Date: 8/24/2011 9:00:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 11, 2011
 Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens (press release) has been announced today.
 
I can't say that this lens would have been my top priority if I were Nikon.
 
More information is available at the I Am Nikon Blog.
 
Adorama is accepting Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens preorders.
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Post Date: 7/12/2011 10:23:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 4, 2011
From Nikon USA:
 
To users of the Image Authentication Software
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photography needs.
 
We have confirmed that reports of a vulnerability with the Image Authentication Software that results in false image authentication have been posted on third-party websites.
 
These websites state that image files can be modified so that the Image Authentication Software falsely authenticates even images that have been enhanced or altered as unchanged from the original image captured.
 
The information posted on these websites is based on independent analysis of Nikon products by a third party.
 
If you have additional questions about this Service Advisory, please contact Nikon Customer Relations at 1-800-Nikon US (1-800-645-6687), 8am to 2am (Eastern), 7-days-a-week.
 
Inquire directly here.
 
We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon for your photography needs.
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Post Date: 7/4/2011 11:48:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 20, 2011
Nikon Europe has announced the discontinuation of the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion service.
 
"Please be aware that the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion service introduced as a payable upgrade option to Nikon D3 owners on 30th July 2008, is now being discontinued. This upgrade option will end on 20th July 2011 and not be available after this date."
 
Update: Nikon USA has now announced discontinuance of the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion Service.
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Post Date: 6/20/2011 9:41:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens that previously made a brief appearance on Nikon USA's website has been formally announced.
 
This very reasonably-priced lens should be a big hit - preorder now at Adorama or Amazon.com.
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Post Date: 4/27/2011 9:19:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 13, 2011
There has been no press release, but a complete Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens page is now showing on Nikon's website.
 
Update: Nikon removed the referenced page.
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Post Date: 4/13/2011 11:10:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Nikon has announced the D5100 DSLR along with a shoe-mounted microphone, the Stereo Microphone ME-1.
 
Preorders:
Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm VR Lens Kit at Amazon.com
Nikon D5100 Body at Amazon.com
Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm VR Lens Kit at Adorama
Nikon D5100 Body at Adorama
 
More information and pictures are available on the I Am Nikon Blog.
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Post Date: 4/5/2011 8:07:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 31, 2011
3rd Notice on the impact by the Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan
 
March 31, 2011
 
The Nikon Group would express our deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake and extend our profound sympathy and heartfelt concern to those individuals and families suffering from the disaster.
 
The following is an update regarding Nikon Corporation and its group manufacturing facilities.
 
  1. Safety of the employees
    As have previously informed, to our deepest regret, death of one employee of Sendai Nikon Corporation has been confirmed and safety of three employees is not yet confirmed in the area of Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture.
     
  2. Reopen of operation at the manufacturing facilities and outlook on the future production
    One of our own plants and seven of our manufacturing subsidiaries are located in the disastrous region of Miyagi Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture *. All of these facilities have resumed their operation now with reopen by yesterday, March 30 of Sendai Nikon Corporation and Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd.
     
    It has been becoming clearer that we will be able to secure parts/components including their replacements through our investigation of the current conditions and possible measures to secure the procurement in our collaboration with our business partners. However, we have a concern that the situation may continue where our production cannot fully satisfy our customers’ requirement due to inability of full swing production worsened by the planned blackouts of electricity. While we will do our utmost effort to overcome such expected difficulties, we will be most grateful if our customers could understand such circumstances.
  3. Forecast of effect by the damage to our business performances
    We are continuing our endeavor to evaluate how the immediate damage by the disaster and planned blackouts of electricity will result in our group companies and business performances. We will announce our findings immediately when it is judged that there will be important change in our forecast.
     
* Locations of each plant and manufacturing subsidiaries
 
• Mito Plant, Nikon Corporation : Mito, Ibaraki Pref.
• Sendai Nikon Corporation : Natori, Miyagi Pref.
• Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Zao factory, Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Corporation : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Kurobane Nikon Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. : Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi Pref.
 
Note:
Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. is an equity-method company.
Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Nikon-Essilor Co., Ltd. which is an equity-method company.
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Post Date: 3/31/2011 8:25:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 22, 2011
2nd Notice on the impact by the Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan
 
March 22, 2011
 
The Nikon Group would express our deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake and extend our profound sympathy and heartfelt concern to those individuals and families suffering from the disaster.
 
We have set up the Emergency Headquarters for Disaster Control headed by the President on March 11 immediately after the earthquake, and have been gathering safety information of our employees, examining damage to the manufacturing equipment and continuing every effort to resume operation at the earliest possible. The following is an update regarding the impact of the earthquake on the Nikon Group and outlook on the future production.
 
1. Safety of the employees
 
To our deepest regret, death of one employee of Sendai Nikon Corporation has been confirmed. Safety of three employees is not yet confirmed in the area of Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture.
 
2. Damage to the manufacturing equipment and outlook on the future production
 
One of our own plants and seven of our manufacturing subsidiaries are located in Miyagi Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture in the disastrous region*. Operation has been suspended at all of them after the earthquake.
 
At Tochigi Nikon Corporation, operation has started from Friday, March 18.
 
At Sendai Nikon Corporation and Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., both of which have been severely damaged, operation is expected to resume by the end of this March. Operation at the remaining facilities will start tomorrow on March 23.
 
Even after operation resumes, we have a concern that the situation may happen where our production cannot fully satisfy our customers’ requirement due to inability of full swing production caused by problems such as the planned blackouts of electricity and procurement of components from our business partners. While we will do our utmost effort to overcome such expected difficulties, we will be most grateful if our customers could understand such circumstances.
 
We assure to extend our best support for restoration of the facilities hit by the disaster to our customers of Precision Equipment and Instruments business, and repair/servicing to our customers of Imaging business suffering from the disaster.
 
3. Forecast of effect by the damage to our business performances
 
We are continuing our endeavor to evaluate how the immediate damage by the disaster and planned blackouts of electricity will result in our group companies and business performances. We will announce our findings immediately when it is judged that there will be important change in our forecast.
 
* Locations of each plant and manufacturing subsidiaries
• Mito Plant, Nikon Corporation : Mito,Ibaraki Pref.
• Sendai Nikon Corporation : Natori, Miyagi Pref.
• Miyagi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Zao factory, Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. : Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Corporation : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Tochigi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Kurobane Nikon Co., Ltd. : Otawara, Tochigi Pref.
• Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. : Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi Pref.
Note: Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. is an equity-method company.
 
Nasu Nikon Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Nikon-Essilor Co., Ltd. which is an equity-method company.
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Post Date: 3/22/2011 8:14:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Nikon has just announced an array of COOLPIX cameras - links are to the Nikon press releases:
 
Nikon COOLPIX P300 / P500
Nikon COOLPIX S9100 / S6100 / S4100 / S3100 / S2500
Nikon COOLPIX L120 / L23
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Post Date: 2/8/2011 8:23:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 16, 2010
Read Nikon's revamped my Picturetown press release for more information.
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Post Date: 9/16/2010 11:55:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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