We should see some exciting video gear in the lead up to NAB during the first week of April; however, there may be a few surprises on the still imagery side as well. One such still shooter is the Nikon 1 V3, which is rumored for an announcement this month. [Read more…]
In Nikon’s latest financial results, the company revealed that its Nikon 1 series mirrorless camera sales have been less than expected in the US and Europe.
Nikon Imaging president Yasuyuki Okamoto beats around the bush about why the Nikon 1 series isn’t catching on, stating “In Europe and the U.S. the ratio of mirrorless to SLRs hasn’t grown at all, unlike in Asia, where it’s quite popular with women because it’s light. We had higher expectations for other regions. But people who like cameras tend to just go for SLRs, even though they’re very heavy.” (emphasis added).
Or maybe, just maybe . . . people who like and know cameras want a mirrorless camera that offers competing image quality with a SLR. The Nikon 1 series of cameras does not. This is apparently obvious to everyone but Nikon Imaging’s president. [Read more…]
The recently-announced Nikon 1 Series 11-27.5mm lens is available and now shipping for $189.95.
The telephoto zoom lens offers an equivalent focal range of 30-74mm equivalent, and is smaller and lighter than the 10-30mm kit lens that ships with Nikon 1 cameras.
Check it out in white or black here at B&H Photo.
Rumors for Canon’s upcoming high MP DSLR suggest that it will essentially be on the same level as a Canon 1-Series DSLR according to the latest tips coming in at Northlight Images. However, there is still no solid info on whether the camera would carry a 1-Series designation alongside the 1D X and 1D C.
Recall that earlier rumors pointed to a 46MP full frame DSLR to be unveiled at PhotoPlus in October 2012 and it was previously rumored to be dubbed the 3D; however, that naming designation no longer seems to hold water. [Read more…]
The new 18.5mm f/1.8 lens should be available in November for $189.95. It will be available in black, white and silver. You can order the lens here at B&H Photo.
Nikon Rumors is reporting that Nikon will be dropping a new J2 mirrorless camera later in August as a replacement for the Nikon 1 Series J1 model. Additionally, Nikon is expected to release several new mirrorless accessories, including an underwater housing.
This is just one of the many rumored announcements due for Photokina 2012.
I had the chance to sit down with a Nikon technical manager and talk about the new V1 and J1 mirrorless cameras. [Read more…]