Nikon D4 extensive info added by RG

"For example, the D4 is the first digital SLR from any maker to incorporate a headphone jack for audio monitoring while capturing video, plus it can export uncompressed 1080p video through the HDMI port to an external recorder. It's also the first Nikon digital SLR to incorporate on-board wired networking, in the . . . read more

Nikon D4 "WHY" release video @ Vimeo

Via Photography Blog:

"Shot exclusively with the D4, incorporating both stills and video, and featuring a mountain biker, climber and kayaker, the Nikon D4 release video is a mouth-watering showcase of just some of the things that this flagship DSLR is capable of."

Nikon D4 preview @ CL

"Then there's the thorny issue of Canon's EOS 1D X, the D4's major rival announced three months earlier. The EOS 1D X numerically trumps the D4 with 18 Megapixels, 12fps (with AF) or 14fps with mirror-lockup, and a 61-point AF system with 21 cross-type sensors. Both cameras share the same maximum sensitivity and support wired Ethernet connectivity.

Nikon P7100/Fantasea FP7100 Underwater set

  Fantasea Press Release   Fantasea & Nikon present the ultimate UW compact camera set 

Nikon D4 Hands-On Photos @ photographyblog

Check out our extensive hands-on  38 photos gallery  of the new Nikon D4 camera at photography blog.

Nikon D4 overview @ dpreview

"The biggest change is, of course, the improvement in video capabilities. Given the increasing demand for video footage from professional photographers, and the incredible success of Canon’s 5D Mark II in the professional video market, it was inevitable that Nikon’s pro flagship would need to offer a more compelling feature set than the existing models."

Nikon D4 hands-on etc @ Engadget

"In what seems to be a move consistent throughout the industry, the D4's body is strikingly similar to its half-decade-old predecessor. There's no edgy new design to speak of, and all of the controls are exactly where you'd expect them to be. That's not to say Nikon didn't make a few tweaks, however. . . . read more

Nikon releases an upgrade to its fast 85mm f/1.8 lens

press release:

January 6, 2012

A fast, medium-telephoto ​fixed focal length lens with a focal length of 85 mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.8 compatible with the Nikon FX-format

Nikon D4 released

At a glance:

New Nikon FX-format 16.2-million pixels CMOS image sensor
Support for an incredibly wide range of sensitivities, from ISO 50 to ISO 204800

New EXPEED 3 image-processing engine with superior, high-speed processing capabilities . . . read more

Here is the New Nikon D4

Having posted the same image a week ago, it appears nikon-rumors is on the right track. Hopefully their intel on the D800 is valid too:

"The first article about the Nikon D4 appeared briefly online today. . . . read more

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Press Release:

 

THE NEW NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G PRIME LENS COMBINES PRACTICALITY WITH PORTABILITY RESULTING IN A VERSATILE PORTRAIT LENS 

 

MELVILLE, N.Y. (January 5, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of the new AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G FX-format lens to its 

Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR lens review by Nasim Mansurov

"If you have used Nikon Nikkor lenses in the past, you will not be disappointed with the new Nikon 1 lenses. The Nikon 1 30-110mm VR is built very well, despite its relatively compact size (for a telephoto lens). The base of the lens barrel seems to be made with the same tough plastic Nikon uses in its DSLR lenses. The thick rubber zoom ring with a plastic base has pretty good traction to easily zoom in and out with . . . read more

Nikon 1 V1 with (old) AI/AIS Nikkor Lenses @ LuminescentPhoto

"I decided to try my old 50mm f/2.0 AI Nikkor on the V1 with the FT1 adapter, which I tested for the first time yesterday. Many of us have old MF Nikkors lying around, so I thought this would be interesting. I had no problem mounting the AI lens on the FT1. As you would expect, there are some limitations: . . . read more

Sigma 12-24 mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM review @ LensTip

"It would be pointless to conceal the fact that such unique lenses are not the easiest ones to test. The main problem is that you cannot compare the results with any direct rival because there is none. Of course you can try and relate to the results of e.g. the Nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8 but, in my humble opinion, it is an instrument from a different lens class. In the case of an ultra-wide angle device every millimeter makes a lot of difference . . . read more

1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens review @ Photozone.de

 

The 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm is a compact tele zoom lens for the new Nikon 1 system. In terms of field of view it offers the equivalent of a 80-300mm lens on a full frame camera. It's available as part of camera kits, but can also be purchased separately for around 200 EUR/250 USD. 

Nissin launches MF18 Macro Ring Flash

Press Release - Nissin launch ring flash - MF18
by Kenro Ltd on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 12:41am

Nissin launch ring flash - MF18

First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 by Rob Galbraith

"With about three months of Nikon 1 experience now, my thinking has changed. Quite simply, I've become addicted to the V1's ultra-quiet operation. Being able to photograph unobtrusively in the way the camera (with its mechanical shutter disabled) allows is exceptionally cool, whether shooting pictures for work or for play. . . . read more

Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens by Nasim Mansurov

Not even the 2.7x crop factor can make the 1 series lenses really small when it comes to big zoom range. Sweet lens overall for the serious V1/J1 owner:

"The Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR is versatile 10x superzoom lens specifically designed for shooting movies on the new Nikon 1 camera system. It is the first Nikkor powered zoom lens with a voice coil AF motor that makes no audible noise when zooming in and out while recording videos. Unlike other Nikon 1 system zoom lenses, . . . read more

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Review by Nasim Mansurov

"The Nikon 50mm f/1.4G replaces the older Nikon 50mm f/1.4D model (introduced in 1986). Compared to the AF-D version that has 7 optical elements in 6 groups, the new 50mm f/1.4G has a completely different optical design with 8 optical elements in 7 groups. Thanks to this new optical design, the front element of the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G does not extend or rotate, making it easy to use circular filters. "

New Cameras Coming in 2012 @ TheNewCamera

Wow, lots of corporate cleavage here. Top pick: Canon confirms introduction of mirrorless line. FTA: 

"Canon Imaging Rong Said Canon will announce its mirrorless and high End Compacts in 2012.
 The Best part of the interview was Canon confirms Mirrorless System is coming in 2012, See more: on October 2011 we have published . . . read more

Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 CX review by Nasim Mansurov

"Just like the rest of the Nikon 1 lenses, the Nikon 1 10mm has a metal mount for better durability. Unfortunately, the rubber gasket on the lens mount that Nikon has been putting on all new DSLR AF-S lenses is absent, which could make the lens and camera more susceptible to dust. As of now, none of the Nikon 1 system components . . . read more

Travel Zoom Shootout @ Imaging-Resource

"Smartphones have punched a hole in many product categories, not the least of which is the simple pocket digital camera. Still, one category of pocket digital camera that's not withered is the pocket long zoom, or travel zoom, and and quite a few players have joined the category in the last few years. As ubiquitous as they are, smartphone cameras can't pretend to zoom to even 3x optically, let alone compete with the 12-18x optical zooms we've gathered for our Travel-Zoom Shootout. . . . read more

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review @ Photographyblog

"The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR offers an Internal Focus (IF) mechanism complete with a Silent Wave Motor that enables whisper-quiet auto focus. And although it only has an “old-school” M-A (manual-auto) focus switch instead of the M/A-M switch found on most other modern AF-S Nikkors, it also allows you to simply grab the focus ring and make manual adjustments even when you're in AF mode. It additionally features Vibration Reduction (VR), . . . read more

Nikon Coolpix P7100 Review @ NeoCamera

"This Coolpix is very well suited for creative photography and, although it does not support interchangeable lenses, accessory optics are available. The large shutter-speed range, which goes down to 60s at ISO 400 and below, can be used to photography light-trails or freeze action. At ISO 800, the minimum shutter-speed drops to 15s and it drops by 2 stops of shutter-speed for each stop of ISO above that. A built-in 3-stop ND filter allows the use of long shutter-speeds even when light is not that low. . . . read more

Nikon V1 review ! CameraLabs

"The Nikon V1 is equipped with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) in addition to a 3in screen for composition, playback and menu navigation. This is one of the major differences between it and the cheaper J1, which only has a 3in screen, and no means to connect an optional viewfinder accessory. Viewfinders are often preferred to composing with the screen under very bright conditions and also have the stabilizing benefit . . . read more

Nikon 1 System J1 Review @ PhotographyReview

Aww, they also come in pink! FTA:

"Nikon’s new CX-format sensor is probably the most talked-about part of the Nikon 1 system cameras. It’s a new sensor format, smaller than the Four Thirds sensor in the Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds compact system cameras, and many people have been critical of the . . . read more

2011 Mirrorless camera roundup @ Dpreview

FTA: "Several factors have combined to make the Beginners' class the most competitive of the Mirrorless camera market. The main one is the camera makers' belief that there is an un-tapped market of buyers who would like to get better pictures than their compact camera . . . read more

Nikon V1 field test @ NaturalArt.ca

FTA: "Even before this camera was introduced it was generating controversy and I'm not sure I've ever seen a camera create such a polarization of views - some seem to love to hate this product (and it appears that some of the most vitriolic members of the "hate it" camp have NEVER even tried it!) and others simply love it. I'm sure I'll be panned on some of the online forums for saying that I like this camera, but to be honest, I couldn't care less - I'm just going to call it like I see it. . . . read more

The Nikon 1 system: Hands-on review by Cary Jordan

FTA:

"The Nikon 1 system might be one of the most talked about interchangeable lens systems in Nikon's history. While it was built as a new system from the ground-up, it's been surrounded with controversy, speculation and even pure hatred. Now that the Nikon 1 system has been released and is in the hands of photographers around the world, it seems a lot of the speculation and hatred was completely unfounded and was based solely on the unknown (I admit, I am was a skeptic as well) and Nikon's choice to build the system around the . . . read more

Updated (Rumored) Nikon D800 specs @ Nikon Rumors

With this thing hitting Cnet, and NR claiming a certainty of 99%, let's hope the remaining 1% won't cause us any troubles.  Again. Here's the updated spec list:

36 MP sensor (7360x4912)

100% viewfinder coverage . . . read more

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