In creating Coolpix A, Nikon have put together a very small compact camera with some impressive specs.  The Coolpix A may have a small body, but Nikon have loaded it up with the same 16mp APS-C sensor that can be found in the Nikon D7000 DSLR.  It has a fixed 18.5mm lens (28mm equivalent).  It also has Full HD video recording capability, Wi-Fi, a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 which can be expanded to 25600, no AA Filter, raw and JPEG shooting at 14bit, and full manual control.  Coming in at just under $1,100 USD, the Coolpix A enters [More]
The reviews are beginning to come in on the new Nikon Coolpix A, Nikon’s entry into the premium fixed lens compact camera arena.  The Coolpix A incorporates a proven 16.1 mp APS-C sensor (the same one found in the D7000) and a good Nikkor 18mm (28mm equivalent) lens, although at f/2.8 it’s a little slower than the lens on it’s chief competition, the Fuji X-100s (see full comparison here). One of the latest reviews to be posted comes from the folks at PhotographyBlog, who come to the following conclusions about the Nikon Coolpix A. The Nikon Coolpix A… “…is an assured [More]
Ever since it was announced a few months ago, the Metabones Speed Booster Adapter has been creating quite a buzz, and now micro 4/3 users are licking their chops, because the M43 version is due out in April. According to 43Rumors… Metabones will launch the new Speed Booster adapter for MFT in April and not in March as previously reported. There’s still no definitive word on which lenses will supported, but “I have been told the adapters will be manually only (no electronic support). Price may be around $399 (still no final decision yet).” Officially the Nikon, Leica R, Contax [More]
Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews takes a look at the newly announced Nikon Coolpix A fixed lens digital camera, and compares it with another recent entry into the premium fixed lens compact arena, the Fuji X-100s.  This will probably become a common comparison over the next few months as these are two premium compacts from two of the biggest names in imaging, and they’re in roughly the same price range. The Nikon Coolpix A does have some impressive specs.  It’s loaded the same 16mp APS-C sensor that can be found in the Nikon D7000 DSLR, but with the Coolpix A, Nikon have [More]
Ali Jennings of DigitalCameraWorld takes a quick look at the newly announced Nikon Coolpix A fixed lens compact digital camera. The Coolpix A borrows the same 16mp APS-C sensor that can be found in the Nikon D7000 DSLR, yet the new Nikon compact is surprisingly small. Despite it having a fixed 18.5mm lens (28mm equivalent) the Coolpix A packs in many features that you’d expect on an SLR, including… Full HD video recording Wi-Fi a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 which can be expanded to 25600 No AA Filter raw and JPEG shooting at 14bit full manual control The [More]
(Via 43Rumors)  Nikon Shooter Daniel Cox recently packed his photo bags to go on Safari in Kenya.  In his briefcase, he packed a Panasonic Lumix GH3 (with a 100-300mm F/4-5.6 lens attached) along with a 15 inch Macbook Pro Retina, cords for two external hard drives, the drives themselves, his travel docs, cell phone and “the many incidentals all of us typically travel with.” As Daniel puts it, “In other words, the GH3, even with the attached lens, is small.” In another bag was 40 lbs. of Nikon gear.  During the course of his trip, Daniel got to use the GH3 [More]
DPReview is reporting that specialty accessory manufacturer Metabones is teaming up with optics company Caldwell Photographics to manufacture ‘Speed Booster’ lens adapters for for mounting SLR lenses to APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.  The new adapters will reduce focal length by a factor of 0.71x while increasing maximum aperture by 1 stop (Translation – brighter, faster adapted lenses). The Speed Booster Adapters should also produce sharper images compared to using the same lens with a regular adapter. The first release will allow use of Canon EF lenses on Sony NEX bodies, which will be great news for fans [More]
In the video above, WhatDigitalCamera takes a look at the new Nikon 1 J3, the successor to the J2, which has a beefed up CX CMOS Sensor over it’s predecessor (up from 10.1 mp to 14.3 mp). The Nikon 1 J3 was just launched at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, NV along with a new entry level mirrorless system the Nikon S1.  But is there anything here that will warrant considering one of the new Nikon mirroless systems over say, an Olympus PEN Mini, a Panasonic GX1 or a Sony NEX 5n? PetaPixel are also at the CES and take [More]
Looks like Nikon is ready to throw more toys into the mirrorless pool. Petapixel just posted an article about 2 new mirrorless cameras that Nikon are planning to launch at CES in 2013. PetaPixel Reports:  Nikon is going to add not one, but two new mirrorless cameras to its Nikon 1 line at CES 2013.  Earlier this year we reported that Nikon was ranked fourth of the five major companies currently duking it out in the mirrorless ring, barely besting Canon who has only one mirrorless offering to begin with. Perhaps the two new cameras — a J3 replacement for [More]
Two Pro Photographers (MC Contributor Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com and his good friend and colleague Wayne Ross), both of whom are VERY familiar with Nikon and Panasonic Cameras, take a new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and a Nikon D800 out for a day of shooting to compare their functionality in real world conditions. Will writes:  As photo and video professionals, we need to be as efficient as possible with our time when shooting hybrid. I want to be comfortable and confident when it comes to recording the moment in still as well as when to use the video button, but shooting [More]
The video clip above is a hand-held panning shot using the P7700 set to movie mode with auto exposure. Vibration reduction was enabled and Full-time (continuous) AF was set. This clip was shot in the P7700’s best quality 1080p30 mode. CameraLabs posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix P7700 Fixed Lens Compact Digital Camera. Ashton Kutcher aside, it looks like this camera need a little work. Here’s CameraLabs’ Final Verdict:  As the market for advanced cameras fragments and compact cameras with slightly larger sensors and fixed zooms become just one choice among many for enthusiasts and improvers, it’s increasingly important [More]
PhotographyBlog have posted their review of the new Nikon V2, the 14mp mirrorless offering from the DSLR Giant. PB Concludes:  Nikon have made some big changes to the original V1 to make this new model more appealing to keen enthusiasts, and in most regards they’ve succeed in making the new V2 a much more serious proposition. The new handgrip, shooting mode dial and control dial in particular make the V2 quicker to use, while the pop-up flash makes it more versatile, albeit at the expense of the V1’s stylish and slimline appearance. We’re also pleased to see the high image [More]
(Video above from WhatDigitalCamera) Nikon have just announced the release of the 1 V2, the follow up to the less than impressive 1 V1, and this puppy looks like something that Darth Vader might whip out at the Imperial Christmas Party to start snapping some pics with the Storm Troopers (I mean, seriously… just look at that thing). But is the new Nikon 1 V2 fully armed and operational? Engadget got their hands on the new 1 V2 and here are their initial thoughts…  the good, the bad and the ugly: If you followed the launch of Nikon’s J2 interchangeable-lens [More]
Two of the photo industry’s most respected educators chat about how, when, why DSLRs will be replaced by mirrorless cameras in the near future.  When do you switch over? Why would you? Are these guys nuts? Frederick Van Johnson from thisweekinphoto.com and Will Crockett from discovermirrorless.com are both pro shooters and top photo educators… and they have recorded a recent conversation on the topic that you get to hop in on. Check below to see some of our favorite mirrorless cameras in varying price ranges… Amazon.com Widgets
Nate “Blunty” Burr (aka Blunty3000) takes the Sony Rx100, the new flagship pocketable point & shoot compact from Sony that many are praising as “DSLR Quality”, and putting it up against the Nikon 1 system camera, the Nikon V1… Why? Well, they both have 1-inch imaging sensor chips inside, and they both are landmark concepts in their respective categories. Inch by inch, shot by shot. As usual for this type of vid; We STRONGLY recommend the 1080p mode & full-screen viewing (or best possible settings for whatever you’re watching on) >>CLICK HERE
In this video, Kai (of DigitalRevTV) and Graham Uden take the Nikon V1 out for a test. But of course they both have very different opinions and also different subjects in mind. Best Price on the Nikon 1 V1 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera System with 10-30mm VR and 30-110mm VR 1 NIKKOR Lenses (Black) You may also be interested in the EP-3 Best Price on the Olympus PEN E-P3 12.3 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens (Black)
Amy Davies gives a brief preview of what to expect from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and Samsung at Photokina 2012 in Germany.
In the kickoff of season 3, Kai and Lok from DigitalRevTV compare an entry level DSLR – the Nikon D3100 – with a mirrorless camera – the E-P3 to see if there is still a point of having a DSLR. It looks like the small Olympus PEN E-P3 holds up pretty well against the Nikon, even surpassing it in some categories, and with recent advances in sensor technology, we’d bet that new Olympus cameras, like the new PEN Lite (E-PL5) and PEN Mini (E-PM2), that are equipped with the same sensor as the flagship OM-D E-M5 would do even better. [More]