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Jan 4, 2012

Nikon D4: $6,000, Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G: $500

The latest Nikon D4 specs (original post):
  • Nikon D4 will have substantially lighter body
  • Available in February
  • Suggested retail price: $6,000
  • The ISO range is listed again as 100 to 102,400, expandable to 50 to 204,800. Those were the original D4 specs I published back in December but then I had to correct them. I guess I was wrong in my correction.
  • 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor
  • Face detection/recognition
  • 100% viewfinder coverage (obviously)
  • Illuminated function buttons
  • Dedicated video button
  • Includes H.264 B frame compression
  • Contrast detect AF in movie recording
  • Low-pass filter for video recording
  • Smooth aperture feature for video recording
  • Nikon D4 is not produced in Thailand
The price of the new Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens will be $500.

As expected, the Nikon D800 will not be announced now since it was not mentioned in the article.

Nov 19, 2011

The first pictures of the Nikon D800

Those are the first pictures of the Nikon D800 camera. The specs are the same as reported previously:

  • Smaller and lighter than D700
  • Resolution: 7360x4912 (36MP)
  • CF+SD card slots
  • Slightly larger display
  • Excellent video quality, better than D3s
  • 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
  • AF identical to D3/D700
  • Still no confirmed release date

Sep 21, 2011

Nikon 1 coverage

Nikon 1 V1 pre-order options:

Nikon 1 J1 pre-order options:

Four Nikon 1 world’s first
  • Nikon 1 J1 is the world’s smallest mirrorless camera (as of August 5, 2011)
  • Nikon 1 V1 is the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless camera with an EVF (as of August 5, 2011)
  • Nikon 1 has the world’s shortest shooting time lag (as of August 5, 2011)
  • Nikon 1 has the World’s fastest continuous shooting at 10 fps (as of September 5, 2011)

Dpreview posted some images of future Nikon 1 lenses and accessories:
  • Portrait prime lens
  • Landscape wide-angle zoom
  • High-power zoom lens (For travel)
  • Super-telephoto zoom (For sports)
  • Close-up (Macro lens)
  • Pocket-size (thin-normal zoom lens)
  • Pocket-size (thin-normal zoom lens)
  • Portrait prime lens
  • Projector accessory (of course!)
  • External mic and LCD finder
  • LED video light with bracket
It's rare for Nikon to show some kind of a roadmap for future products.

Nikon 1 related links:
  • More press images of the Nikon 1 V1 / J1 mirrorless camera.
  • Nikon introduces the Nikon 1 brand.
  • Nikon 1 J1/V1 are the new mirrorless cameras
  • Lenses: 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6, 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 and 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
  • More new products: Speedlight SB-N5, GPS Unit GP-N100, Mount Adapter FT1
  • Nikon 1 brochure (PDF file)
  • Nikon 1 J1 sample images
  • Nikon 1 V1 sample images
  • Product availability: October 20th, 2011
  • Prices:
  • Nikon 1 J1: $649.95 (with kit lens 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens)
  • Nikon 1 V1: $899.95 (with kit lens 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens)
  • Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 pancake lens: $249.95
  • Nikon 1 VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens: $249.95
  • Nikon 1 VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 power zoom lens: $749.95
  • Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight: $149.95
  • Nikon 1 GP-N100 GPS unit: $149.95
  • Nikon also released a new version of MyPicturetown.
Nikon 1 Press images:

Nikon 1 promo video:

Nikon 1 hands-on from Engadget:

Sample Nikon 1 videos from Engadget:

Aug 23, 2011

Coolpix cameras only tonight

Nobody has seen a Nikon press release for anything else but the new Coolpix cameras (P7100, P1200pj, new rugged Coolpix and few other smaller compacts).

Aug 21, 2011

Nikon announcement on August 24th, 2011

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NikonRumors now has a new dedicated server and a new host (NationalNet). There could be some interruptions in the next few days, until I fine-tune the site.