Nikon 1 J5

Nikon is normally better known for its DSLR range, but its 1-series mirrorless cameras have been making headlines lately for its capabilities. Its midrange mirrorless J-Series sees a new entry with the J5, which sports a more upscale and classic look than its predecessor, the J4.

Featuring a classic brushed silver body, complemented by a faux leather grip all-around for better hold, the camera looks classic and high end. In terms of the specs, the J5 uses a 1″ type sensor and 13 CX-mount lenses. An FT1 adapter can be used in order to use F-mount lenses. the J5′s sensor sees an improvement to 20.8 MP. In general, the updated J5 is more advanced than its last iteration, with impressive specs at a starting price of $499 USD.

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Nikon’s New D7200, a lightweight DSLR

Continuing its ongoing camera rollout, Japan-based company Nikon has introduced a new lightweight DSLR — the D7200. A successor to 2013′s popular D7100 model, the new camera boasts a 24.2 megapixel DX CMOS sensor, with no optical low-pass filter, an EXPEED 4 image processing chip, a 51-point autofocus system and a 3.2-inch fixed LCD. The D7200 will also be the company’s first camera with WiFi and NFC technologies integrated, streamlining image sharing capabilities for users. The camera’s video specs are just as impressive, with 1080p resolution up to 60fps in 1.3x crop mode; and 24, 25, and 30 fps in DX mode.

The D7200 starts at $1,200 USD, and will be available next month at Nikon retailers.

Nikon D5500: Nikon’s Touchscreen DSLR


Nikon Presents the D750 DSLR Camera

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The six-year wait for a suitable D700 successor is finally over, as Nikon took to the web to reveal its new D750 camera – the first full-frame DSLR from the brand to feature a tilting “Vari-angle” display and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. In delivering a feature set unlike any other DSLRs its size, this model offers a 51-point AF system, the 3D Color Matrix Meter III for enhanced accuracy and a new 24.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for outstanding low-light capability.

Additional upgrades include a EXPEED 4 image processor for a burst ability of 6.5 fps, full HD video capture, dual SD card slots, a sealed body for protection against dust and moisture, and a slim, lightweight design that makes for comfortable, intuitive handling.

The Nikon D750 is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.


Nikon 1 J4 Camera



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Nikon presents its new speedy point-and-shoot, the 1 J4. The camera is powered by Nikon’s proprietary EXPEED processing engine and features a 18.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p Full HD video capture, and the ability to shoot 60 fps fixed focus and 20 fps with full autofocus. Built-in Wi-Fi combined with a capacitive touchscreen allows users to instantly share images right after shooting.

Despite its small size however, the camera is able to meet higher photography needs by connecting to special 1 NIKKOR lenses. Available in three different packages, the one-lens kit starts at $600 USD.

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Nikon 1 V3 Camera

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Nikon has unveiled the newest addition to its 1 series of cameras: the 1 V3. Aimed at enthusiast photographers, the V3 improves upon the formula of the outgoing V2 with an improved 18.4 megapixel sensor and new image processing chip. Additional features include built-in WiFi, 1080/60p video capture and slow motion video capture at 720p resolution. There’s also a tilting 3″ LCD touchscreen and the choice of two new 1 NIKKOR lenses: a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6.

The camera will be launching in April for $1,200 USD as a kit which includes the camera, 10-30mm lens, viewfinder and grip.

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Coming soon is the latest addition to Nikon‘s pocket-friendly COOLPIX camera range: the COOLPIX AW120. Seen here in camouflage, but also due to release in black, blue, and orange colorways, the rugged AW120 is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, thus making it perfect to withstand just about any and all conditions.

Offering built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing – as well as GPS, mapping, Electronic Compass, and Points of Interest (POI) with the included Nikon View NX2 software – the successor to the AW110 boasts a wide-angle f/2.8 NIKKOR glass lens and can shoot full 1080p HD videos with stereo sound.

Retailing for about $350 USD, the AW120 is due out February 27 and can be pre-ordered online now.

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Nikon’s adventure-ready Coolpix AW120 and S32 snap shots on land and at sea



Nikon‘s got a pair of baby bumps in store for us this year on the adventure cam front. The Coolpix AW120, which replaces last year’s AW110 and the S32, which serves as 2014’s answer to the S31. Both are rated for underwater use, but the similarities end there. If you’ve got $350 to spare, the AW120 is the camera to focus on. It’s waterproof to 59 feet (18 meters), shockproof to 6.6 feet (2 meters) and freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius). There’s an f/2.8-4.9, 24-120mm (5x) optical zoom lens, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 6.9 fps continuous shooting mode and 1080/30p and 60i video capture. You also get a 3-inch OLED display, built in GPS and WiFi, letting you upload pics and vids from below as soon as you come up for air.

Meanwhile, the $130 S32 carries a much more affordable price tag, albeit with a less impressive list of specs. It’s waterproof to 33 feet (10 meters), shockproof to five feet (1.5 meters) and freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius). It has an f/3.3-5.9, 30-90mm (3x) optical zoom lens, a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 2.7-inch QVGA LCD. The S32 is also capable of capturing 1080/30p video, and it comes along with a variety of scene modes and effects (Nikon’s pushing this as the family/beginner-friendly offering). The AW120, which is also compatible with a new chest harness (for hands-free shots), will ship next month in black, blue, camouflage and orange. The Coolpix S32 will also be available next month, with white and blue finishes.

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Nikon’s adventure-ready Coolpix AW120 and S32 snap shots on land and at sea


Nikon Coolpix P600 and P530 superzooms ship this month for $450-plus


If you recently came upon a Coolpix P520 under the Christmas tree, prepare to be mildly disappointed. That superzoom just reached early retirement, with today’s P530 introduction. 2014’s refresh brings along a similar f/3-5.9, 24-1,000mm (42x) optically stabilized zoom lens, a new 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 1080/30p and 60i video capture, a 3-inch fixed LCD and a built-in EVF. It also comes along with full manual control, including a dedicated mode dial.

There’s WiFi connectivity via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter ($50), but with a $450 price tag, there’s really no excuse for it not to be included (and embedded, for that matter).

You do, however, get built-in WiFi with the Coolpix P600, which is available for just 50 bucks more. It’s also a bit more capable on the imaging front, with an f/3.3-5.6, 24-1,440mm (60x) optical zoom lens (equipped with an ED glass element), lens-shift image stabilization, a 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 3-inch, 921k-dot tilt-and-swivel RGBW LCD. Like the P530, the P600 supports 1080/30p and 60i video capture and comes along with full manual control, with a dedicated mode dial as well. Both cameras also ship with a few new shooting modes, including Moon Mode, Bird Mode and a multiple-exposure option that merges up to three separate images. Both should be available later this month, with the P600 shipping in black and red for $500 and the P530 available in black for $450.

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Nikon appeals to advanced shooters with high-end Coolpix P340 and S9700 compacts


The Coolpix P340, which replaces last year’s P330 and the S9700, which serves as the S9500‘s successor, look awfully similar to 2013’s models — in many ways, those similarities extend internally, too. The P340, which includes the same 1/1.7-inch 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor as its predecessor, carries an identical MSRP, but adds integrated WiFi connectivity, enabling instant uploads to sharing services and compatibility with Nikon’s companion apps. It also includes an f/1.8-5.6, 24-120mm (5x) optically stabilized zoom lens, a 3-inch VGA RGBW LCD and 1080/30p and 60i video capture. Like the P330, it also offers full manual controls, with a dedicated mode dial, a function button below the lens and a secondary toggle on the top.

The S9700 also includes integrated WiFi and GPS, but so did the S9500, so there’s not much to speak of there. It has a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, an upgraded f/3.7-6.4, 25-750mm (30x) optical zoom lens, a 3-inch VGA OLED display and 1080/30p and 60i video. It retains its predecessor’s manual control offerings, including a dedicated mode dial. Like last year’s model, this camera’s strength is in its size. It’s small enough to fit in a jacket pocket, despite its “superzoom” status. It also includes a hybrid VR image stabilization mode that helps keep things steady during video capture. Expect to find a black or red S9700 in stores for $350 later this month, while the (black-only) P340 will ship in March for $380.

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Nikon appeals to advanced shooters with high-end Coolpix P340 and S9700 compacts