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Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

There’s a lot of noise about the Nikon D850 right now but few direct comparisons. One problem I have with some early reports is that new D850 owners are most likely to be existing D810 or perhaps D750 or D5 owners. Any comparisons are therefore being made with earlier Nikon sensors.

Recently a Nikon ambassador . . . → Read More: Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

Nikon 1 system makes a splash

How many outlets will use that original headline, I wonder, and what inspiration leads to it…

Today, Nikon released the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera – if you ignore the military version of the Nikonos RS underwater SLR produced with Kodak. Unlike that specialised system, the AW1 is intended for the . . . → Read More: Nikon 1 system makes a splash

Nikon to sell direct to consumer in Europe

Following the lead of Sony Style – the direct selling mechanism which allows Sony to retail direct to on-line customers – Nikon is to roll out a brand new on-line dealing platform, with a channel for retailers ordering Nikon gear but also a direct shop for consumers.

The company has signed a deal with hybris, . . . → Read More: Nikon to sell direct to consumer in Europe

Alpha and NEX overtake Nikon UK DSLR sales

Chris Cheeseman writes in Amateur Photographer, reporting on figures released by photo industry analysts GfK, that Sony interchangeable lens camera sales in the UK have overtaken Nikon, moving the company into second position behind Canon.

//www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/canon_and_nikon_lose_ground_as_camera_wars_hot_up_news_305118.html

In the Japanese home market, Canon remains top, Nikon second and Sony is third with over 15% of the . . . → Read More: Alpha and NEX overtake Nikon UK DSLR sales

New ultra-fast, multi-terabyte memory cards on horizon

November 30, 2010 — SanDisk Corporation, Sony Corporation and Nikon Corporation today announced the joint development of a set of specifications that address the future requirements of professional photography and video markets. The three companies proposed the specifications to the CompactFlash® Association (CFA)*, the international standards organization, with the intent to standardize the format.

. . . → Read More: New ultra-fast, multi-terabyte memory cards on horizon

Nikon D5000 first day – quick HD vid

True to promise, the Nikon D5000 did become available on May 1st in the UK, and my review camera turned up mid-day in time to be photographed and have its battery charged. Taking it out on my walk to the post (regrettably, to send in large sums of VAT and tax…) the sun came out . . . → Read More: Nikon D5000 first day – quick HD vid

Nikon D5000 – HDvid, articulated screen

Nikon has announced a May 1st launch for a competitor to the Canon EOS 500D, in their D5000. This camera has the first articulated screen (only 230,000 pixels) to be designed by Nikon. See: //www.dphotoexpert.com/2009/04/14/nikon-d5000-live-view-hdv-articulated-screen/

. . . → Read More: Nikon D5000 – HDvid, articulated screen

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5

Tamron’s new ultra wide angle zoom for APS-C/DX is getting a bit of a blasting from reviewers. Now, when I see this happen, I get curious. Lens testing is often badly designed for such zooms, involving test chart targets at distances which are extremely close and result in very bad figures caused mainly by a . . . → Read More: Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5

Nikon buck price trend with £199 35mm f/1.8

Nikon fans may be surprised that a 35mm f/1.8 has been launched at just £199, when prices are spiralling upwards in the UK. What a perfect lens for the D3, D700 or D3X! But wait – read the small print! Or, read the press release very carefully indeed.

. . . → Read More: Nikon buck price trend with £199 35mm f/1.8

Sony Alpha 900 and Nikon D3X raw file noise comparison

Like Mike Johnston writing in The On-Line Photographer, I’m aware that any attempt to line up one or more cameras and show comparison images or make judgements is on to a loser from the start. And any webmaster who puts an external link in the first half dozen words of a new post is losing . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 900 and Nikon D3X raw file noise comparison