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Nikon D810 introduced as upgraded version of D800

06/26, 6:50am

Nikon D4S features appear in new D810

Nikon has launched a follow-up DSLR to its D800 digital camera. Having the same resolution as its predecessor, the 36.3-megapixel sensor in the new D810 is an FX-format version which leaves off the optical low pass filter and works with the Expeed 4 image processing engine found in the D4S, allowing it to improve image detail for both still shots and for video recording.

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Nikon 1 S2 launched, J4 priced and dated for release in United States

05/14, 7:32am

Successor to Nikon 1 S1 increases sensor resolution, ISO range

Nikon is expanding its 1-series of cameras with the Nikon 1 S2, a mirrorless camera using a 14.2-megapixel AF CMOS sensor. At the same time, Nikon has announced the pricing and availability of the Nikon 1 J4 camera it initially revealed last month, with both the J4 and the S2 set to ship in the United States over the next two months.

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Nikon reattempts Android-powered camera with Coolpix S810c

04/10, 6:53am

Coolpix S810c uses Android Jelly Bean, has 16MP sensor

Nikon is adding another camera to its popular Coolpix line, with an Android-based device. The Coolpix S810c runs on Android 4.2.2, an upgrade from the Android 2.3 used in the Coolpix S800c two years ago, and while it has a similar 16-megapixel sensor to its predecessor, its optical zoom has been improved from 10x to a greater 12x, doubling to 24x using "Dynamic Fine Zoom."

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Nikon 1 J4 introduced with 18.4-megapixel sensor, microSD storage

04/10, 5:51am

Nikon 1 J4 has 20fps continuous shooting with AF, 60fps focus-locked

Nikon has unveiled a new addition to its J-range of Nikon 1 cameras. The J4 follows on from last year's J3 mirrorless camera in terms of size, though its styling has been modified for a slightly squarer appearance, with the 14.2-megapixel sensor switched for an 18.4-megapixel AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter and the Expeed 4A image processing engine.

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Briefly: Android KitKat reaches LG G Flex, Nikon exchanges D600

03/28, 8:33am

LG starts Android 4.4 update roll-out for G Flex in South Korea

LG has started to roll out the Android KitKat update to the G Flex smartphone. The update for the curved mobile device will include LG's Knock Code security system, among other changes, with units located in South Korea being the first to receive Android 4.4. Other markets are also expected to receive the software update, though the timing for this will depend on the region and individual carriers.

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Nikon 1 V3 launches with 18.4MP sensor, 20fps continuous AF mode

03/13, 7:46am

171-point contrast detection AF in Nikon 1 V3

Nikon has revealed the third generation of its Nikon 1 V-series of mirrorless cameras. The 11.4-ounce Nikon 1 V3 offers an 18.4-megapixel AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, up from the 14.2-megapixel version in the V2, the new Expeed 4A image-processing engine, and the ability to shoot at 20fps with continuous AF, pushed to 60 when focus is locked.

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Nikon refreshes Coolpix line with six new shooters

02/06, 11:26pm

New line focuses on connectivity, optical zoom, new CMOS

Nikon announced the latest additions to its lineup of Coolpix cameras that offer advanced optics and performance. The 60x zoom Coolpix P600 and 42x zoom Coolpix P530 provide super-long zoom lenses, and the ability to capture images and Full HD (1080p) videos. Additionally, the slim 30x zoom Coolpix S9700 and the Coolpix P340 claim to provide quality images in a compact package.

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Nikon announces starter DSLR, five new Coolpix models

01/06, 11:26pm

D3300 offers 24MP, in-camera panorama, 60fps Full HD, more

Camera maker Nikon has used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to debut a new line of consumer-oriented Coolpix cameras as well as a replacement for the entry-level D3200 DSLR. It also announced that it will produce a successor to the D4, called the D4S, later this year. The new D3300 now features 24-megapixel shooting, full HD video at 60fps, in-camera panorama and burst shooting. The Coolpix models are mostly point-and-shoot, with one "superzoom" offering.

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Nikon faces complaints over aftermarket battery-blocking firmware

12/09, 12:34pm

Third-party batteries, grips not compatible with latest DSLR firmware

The latest firmware update for some Nikon digital cameras has apparently caused some unexpected issues for some owners. Reports have surfaced suggesting that the update, which is supposed to help the camera more accurately detect the remaining charge for a specific battery used on some DSLR and Coolpix cameras, is now preventing third-party batteries and battery grips from working on the cameras.

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Nikon succeeds in gaining injunction against Polaroid iM1836

12/06, 6:13am

Design patents for Nikon 1 range infringed by Polaroid release

A United States District Court has sided with Nikon in a design patent dispute over a Polaroid camera. The Polaroid iM1836 by Sakar is now the subject of an injunction where the company cannot manufacture or sell the mirrorless camera, one which bears a considerable resemblance to the J1 in the Nikon 1 range of mirrorless snappers.

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Nikon launches Df retro-styled full-frame DSLR camera

11/06, 5:15am

Sports 16.2MP sensor, ISO 204,860, 39-point AF system

Nikon has launched its new retro-styled DSLR camera, one it teased for the last week and leaked just before its launch. The Nikon Df is a full-frame DSLR in a 1.5-pound, weather-sealed body with a 16.2-megapixel sensor and an EXPEED 3 processor, similar to that of the D4, with the device also boasting a sensitivity range that goes as high as ISO 204,800.

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Leak shows full-frame Nikon Df with retro styling

11/04, 2:21pm

Camera pictured ahead of formal unveiling

Nikon's rumored Df camera appears to have been revealed ahead of the company's formal unveiling. Live images and renderings posted by Nikon Rumors show a retro-styled body pairing leather-textured black surfaces with silver or blackened metal and a slew of manual knobs and controls, while an FX badge corroborates earlier leaks pointing to a full-frame 16.2-megapixel sensor tucked inside.

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Nikon teases camera launch, rumors suggest retro DSLR

10/24, 12:08pm

First Nikon Pure Photography video gives little away about mystery camera

Nikon is planning to announce a new camera, one which is believed to be a retro-styled DSLR in a similar vein to other recent releases. The first teaser video for a campaign titled "Pure Photography" and accompanying images is believed to be a full-frame camera called the D4H, one which could possibly ship with a hybrid electronic and optical viewfinder.

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Nikon adds built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS to D5300 Digital SLR

10/17, 6:02am

Updated image processor allows for optical low pass filter removal in D5300

Nikon is updating its consumer-level Digital SLR range, by upgrading the D5200. The new D5300 retains much of the design and workings of its predecessors, but still manages to introduce some changes to the product line, with the most notable being that Wi-Fi and GPS are built into the camera instead of taking the form of extra attachments.

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Nikon D610 announced, increased shutter speed compared to D600

10/08, 6:38am

Faster 6fps shutter, 3fps quiet continuous shutter mode in D610

Nikon is adding more speed to the successor of its full-frame D600 DSLR, along with a few minor tweaks, as rumored in August. The Nikon D610, using a 24.3-megapixel FX-format sensor with an EXPEED 3 image processor, ups the 5.5fps shooting rate in the D600 to 6fps, along with a new Quiet Continuous Shutter mode which quietens the shutter but keeps a 3fps shooting rate.

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Nikon 1 AW1 touted as 14.2MP waterproof interchangeable lens camera

09/19, 5:18am

Can survive 49ft dives, 6ft drops, temperatures of 14 Fahrenheit

Nikon has added a waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof camera to its Nikon 1 range. The Nikon 1 AW1 is an interchangeable lens camera with a 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor, which can survive in water to depths of 49 feet, can survive falls of up to 6.6 feet, and will work in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Nikon releases Coolpix S02 compact, P7800 full-size point-and-shoots

09/05, 1:56am

Sequels to S01 and P7700 add features for different consumer needs

Nikon on Wednesday debuted two new cameras that are upgrades from previous models. The Coolpix S02 follows the pocketable compact point-and-shoot S01, and is even smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It's goal is to be a tiny camera that still take better pictures than most mobile phones, but light enough to convince consumers to also bring it along. The larger Coolpix P7800 is a sequel to last year's P7700, and adds a significantly-improved 921,000-dot electronic viewfinder and wider aperture range, aiming more for the advanced consumer market.

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Rumor: Nikon preparing D5300, D610 DSLR announcements

08/30, 8:42pm

Updated DSLR models could have slight improvements

Nikon could be preparing to launch two new entry-level DSLR cameras in the future, according to a new rumor. The D5300 and D6100, said to be upgraded versions of earlier product lines, could in fact be part of a new company strategy to work on increasing consumer-grade device sales, rather than the claimed concept-changing secret projects the company president has talked about.

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Nikon prepares Coolpix S6600, Coolpix L620 for September launch

08/06, 5:34am

16MP Coolpix S6600 compact camera includes Wi-Fi, gesture controls

Nikon has launched a pair of cameras in its Coolpix compact camera range. The Coolpix S6600 offers a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with lens-shift vibration reduction and 12x optical zoom, while the Coolpix L620 is equipped with an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with 14x optical zoom and a similar vibration reduction system.

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Nikon working on secret projects to 'change the concept of cameras'

07/08, 9:48am

Nikon president suggests possible non-camera products in future

Nikon is feeling the heat from smartphones heavily impacting the sales of compact cameras, and the company intends to do something about it. The camera manufacturer is attempting to fight this by working on new secret products that "will change the concept of cameras," claims company president Makoto Kimura in an interview.

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Nikon adds Coolpix A, P330, S3500 cameras to catalog

03/05, 6:40am

Compact cameras include vibration reduction, improved sensors

Nikon has revealed three new Coolpix cameras, including its first with a DX-format CMOS sensor. The Coolpix A aims to offer customers the image quality found in a DSLR but inside a compact camera, while the P330 expands on the groundwork done by the Coolpix P310, and the S3500 provides an upgraded feature set to the Coolpix S line, including lens-shift vibration reduction.

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Nikon unveils D7100 prosumer DSLR with 24.1MP sensor

02/21, 6:13am

Includes 51-point autofocus, EXPEED3 image processing

Nikon has introduced a new addition to its prosumer line of DSLRs, the last camera to be upgraded following the introduction of the D3200 and D5200. The D7100, spiritual successor to the D7000, upgrades the 16.2-megapixel sensor to a new 24.1-megapixel DC-format CMOS sensor, and copies the D5200 in using the EXPEED 3 image processor.

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Hands on: CameraMator wireless tether for DSLRs, iOS devices

02/01, 11:34pm

Preview shots from an iOS or Android device

Photography is always a popular theme at the Macworld Expo, where Hyper brought its CameraMator wireless viewfinder for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. MacNN has taken a closer look at the Kickstarter-funded device, which enables users to preview snapshots or trigger the shutter from an iOS or Android device.

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Nikon introduces super-zoom L820, P520 to Coolpix range

01/29, 10:03am

New 16, 18-megapixel cameras include 30x, 42x zoom

Nikon has extended its point-and-shoot Coolpix line with a pair of compact super-zoom cameras. The 16-megapixel Coolpix L820 is capable of recording Full HD video through its 30x zoom NIKKOR lens, while the more-powerful and higher-resolution 18-megapixel Coolpix P520 increases the zoom range of the lens to 42-times.

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Nikon reveals rugged Coolpix AW110, S31 for outdoor use

01/29, 7:37am

Coolpix additions include resistance to shocks, water, dust

Nikon has revealed two additional cameras to its Coolpix range, all designed for outdoor use. The budget-priced S31 offers a cheap point-and-shoot with protection from the elements, while the AW110 offers a bigger image sensor, larger zoom, increased protection, and other outdoor-related functionality, such as GPS.

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Hands-on: Nikon's new swappable lens compact line

01/10, 9:22pm

Nikon lets us play with its new J3 and S1 cameras

Electronista had a chance to check out Nikon's recently introduced additions to the existing V2 in the mirrorless 1 System range at the CES show. The J3 and S1 are similar, but differ in some key technical specs. The J3 shares the same 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and Expeed 3A image processing engine as the costlier V2, and is therefore the midrange offering in the three-camera range.

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Nikon adds cameras, lenses to 1 Series, shows new Coolpix

01/08, 9:41am

Coolpix S6500 adds Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone controls

Nikon has unveiled expansions to its 1 Series line of mirrorless cameras, as well as a new model of Coolpix point-and-shoot camera. The J3 and S1 for the 1 Series were both revealed at CES, alongside two new 1 Nikkor lenses and the Coolpix S6500, complete with a 12-times optical zoom and built-in image retouching effects.

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Nikon shipping D5200 DSLR camera by end of January in US

01/08, 7:59am

Upgrade from D5100 includes 24.1-megapixel sensor, added AF points

Nikon will be shipping the 24.1-megapixel D5200 DSLR camera in the United States later this month. The follow-up to the D5100, announced in November last year, will be making its way to North America at the end of January at the same time as a number of accessories, including a number of wireless remotes and adapters that will work with the camera.

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Aperture, iPhoto RAW Compatibility Update 4.02 released

11/29, 5:04pm

Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony cameras added or improved

Apple has released a Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update, version 4.02, for Aperture 3.x and iPhoto '11. The new version improves the compatibility of the two applications with a number of new camera models that take pictures in RAW format. Models from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony are among those included in the update, which is just 5.04MB in size. The update works with the now-combined iPhoto and Aperture libraries, meaning only one update needs to be issued for users of both -- or either -- programs.

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Nikon reveals 24.1-megapixel D5200 update to DSLR line

11/06, 5:58am

Improved 39-point AF, same physical construction

Nikon has revealed its soon to be released follow-up to the D5100 DSLR. The third in the series of cameras, the D5200 has only marginal physical changes externally, but the internals have been upgraded significantly. The biggest improvement is the inclusion of the 24.1-megapixel DC-format CMOS sensor combined with the new EXPEED 3 image processor.

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Nikon results claim higher camera sales, improves estimates

11/02, 5:41am

Lens sales up by 720,000 compared to last year

Nikon's recent financial results show an improvement in net sales compared to last year. Sales of 381 billion yen ($4 billion) are up by 56.5 billion yen ($700 million), though operating income has dropped 5.6 billion yen ($70 million) to 41.8 billion yen ($520 million) compared to the same period last year.

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Nikon 1 Series V2 revealed, succeeds V1 mirrorless camera

10/24, 5:50am

New 1 Nikkor lenses also announced

Nikon has announced the successor to the V1 mirrorless 1 System camera. The V2 uses an upgraded 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor with a light sensitivity of between 160 and 640 ISO. An Expeed 3A image processor is aided by the Advance Hybrid Auto Focus system, which can switch between a 73-point phase detection and a 135-point contrast-detect AF system.

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Nikon gains patent for 'camera tossing', impact bracing

10/23, 7:40am

Method to detect perfect shot at apex of camera throw

Nikon has received a patent for a way to protect a device being used in "camera tossing." The Japanese patent details how a camera could detect the highest point in its trajectory in order to take a photograph, as well as to brace itself for impact as it falls back down by retracting and covering the lens.

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Nikon intros D600 full-frame DSLR with budget price tag

09/13, 10:06am

Company's most affordable full-frame DSLR

Nikon has introduced the D600, its smallest and most affordable full-frame DSLR. The camera features a 24.3-megapixel sensor, embracing the larger FX format and Expeed 3 engine of the company's professional-level D4 and D800. The body size and many other specs appear to take inspiration from the midrange D7000, which utilizes a smaller APS-C sensor, though the D600 brings other upgrades for video recording.

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Nikon adds P7700, S6400, S01 to Coolpix line

08/22, 1:07am

P7700 new high-end camera, S01 smallest Coolpix ever

In addition to the Android-powered S800c point-and-shoot camera, Nikon also announced three other cameras in the Coolpix line today. The P7700 is the newest high-end flagship model for the Coolpix line, while the consumer-oriented 16MP S6400 is a basic point-and-shoot camera available in several different colors, and the smallest and lightest Coolpix ever has been announced -- the S01.

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Nikon intros S800c Android camera with Wi-Fi, GPS

08/22, 1:01am

Camera supports Google Play apps

Confirming recent rumors, Nikon has officially unveiled its first Android-based point-and-shoot, the S800c, which pairs camera functionality with smartphone features, sans calling capabilities. The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system provides full support for Google Play apps, while enabling users to take advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity for image sharing and GPS for location tagging.

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Reported images of Android Nikon shooter emerge

08/20, 3:33pm

New Coolpix to run Android on 3.5-inch OLED

Nikon's forthcoming Android-powered camera has apparently shown up in pictures. Nikon Rumors has acquired the first images of the upcoming camera, and they appear to show that there will be two different versions of the camera when it is released. The site also provides some details on a possible release date for what will likely be the first Android-powered compact camera.

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Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless compact camera official

08/09, 8:05am

Nikon adds the J2 to its Nikon 1 lineup

Nikon has introduced a new mirrorless model to its Nikon 1 range, the new J2. The model is $100 cheaper than the J1 forerunner and includes some upgrades, but retains its 10.1-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor. From a purely price perspective, it is one of the most affordable compact mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras on the market.

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Nikon prepping Android-based Coolpix S800 with GPS, Wi-Fi?

08/08, 10:19am

Company may be first to bring smartphone OS to camera

Nikon may be the first company to release a point-and-shoot camera powered by a smartphone OS, with a formal announcement expected at Photokina. A filing with the Indonesian Communication Agency points to an unannounced Coolpix, labeled the S800c, that is claimed to be powered by Android 2.3, according to details posted by NikonRumors.

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Nikon confirms lockup problem with D4 and D800 cameras

05/04, 8:40am

Company recommends temporary fix pending real solution

Less than two weeks after Nikon acknowledged problems with a batch of camera batteries, the company has confirmed that some D4 and D800 cameras also face reliability issues. Some users have reported that the DSLRs may lock up during usage, interrupting shooting sessions and forcing users to reset the camera by removing and reinserting the battery.

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Nikon D3200 ships at Best Buy

05/02, 4:07pm

Nikon's $700 D3200 kit now available at Best Buy

As promised, Nikon's latest D3200 DSLR camera is now shipping over at Best Buy in black, with the red version still listed as coming soon. The $700 bundle includes an 18-55 kit lens and the $60 WU-1a wireless adapter isn't yet available, but Best Buy does allow customers to pre-order it. The accessory will let users send photos wirelessly to their smartphones or tablets on the go.

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Small batch of Nikon EN-EL15 batteries overheat, expand

04/25, 10:05pm

Models affected: 1 V1, D700, D800, D800E

A small batch of Nikon batteries for the 1 V1, D7000, D800, and D800E cameras are at risk of overheating and becoming distorted during the charging process, Nikon has announced. The company has announced a battery replacement program for the affected run of the EN-EL15 battery.

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Nikon D3200 arrives with 24MP sensor, Wi-Fi option

04/19, 12:00am

Nikon D3200 can share video online

Nikon escalated competition in one of the hotter fields of photography, entry-level DSLRs, with a midnight introduction Thursday for the D3200. The sequel to the D3100 ups the resolution dramatically, from 14 to 24 megapixels, while adding a unique Wi-Fi component. Adding a WU-1a wireless adapter will let users share photos directly to a nearby smartphone, letting photographers post online and even preview or control the camera remotely.

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Nikon D3200 image, prices leak out of Japan

04/18, 4:05pm

Nikon D3200 body, bundle prices leaked for Japan

The rumored Nikon D3200 DSLR may cost the equivalent of about $940 or less, according to a new report from Japan. One close-cropped image of the side of the camera shows off its red hue, which is also offered on the D3100. The Japanese prices are likely to be a little higher than the US equivalent, and two bundles may also be offered.

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Rumor has Nikon D3200 carrying 24MP sensor, Wi-Fi

03/28, 7:25pm

Nikon D3200 may make networking its feature

A rumor late on Wednesday had Nikon trying some uncharacteristic features for the long-in-development sequel to its entry-level D3100. Pegged as the D3200 by Nikon Rumors, the camera would jump from 14.2 megapixels to 24 megapixels, giving the DSLR a sensor whose density would only be challenged by the 36-megapixel D800. It may also be one of the first DSLRs with built-in networking, as it should have Wi-Fi with "very interesting new features."

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Sony A99 to sport industry-leading 102-point autofocus?

03/26, 10:55am

Sony A99 said to get 102-point cross-point AF

The upcoming Sony Alpha 99 (A99) may sport with a 102-point cross-point autofocus system, Sony Alpha Rumors learned from trusted sources. Prototypes of the Single-Lens Translucent (SLT) camera are reportedly equipped with the feature, which offers nearly twice as many autofocus points as some flagship DSLRs from competitors. The Nikon D800 has 51 points, for example, while Canon's EOS 5D Mark III has 61. Sony's own A77 camera has 19 cross points.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D800 reach buyers

03/22, 5:35pm

Pro DSLRs hit US shelves by tomorrow

Two high-end digital SLRs have begun hitting retailers' shelves. The 36.3-megapixel Nikon D800 has started to ship to Japan and Europe as of Wednesday, and is expected in Australia today as well as the US tomorrow for Nikon Professional Services customers. The 22.3-megapixel Canon 5D Mark II was anticipated at US stores on Sunday, but B&H Photo has it in stock and already has begun shipping.

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Nikon D4s coming with free XQD card, reader

03/15, 4:05pm

Nikon includes free XQD card, reader with D4s?

The Nikon D4 flagship DSLR is shipping in the launch countries with a free 16GB Sony XQD memory card and reader, NikonRumors reported. This applies to those who pre-ordered the camera, and is estimated to be worth about $185. XQD cards haven't shipped yet, however, so the free storage might be included only with the first batch. The D4 is priced at $6,000 for a body only.

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Nikon uses Canon 5D MkII, other footage in D800 promo

03/07, 12:15pm

Nikon pulls D800 promo videos with Canon content

In a promo video for its recently released D800 at its Bangkok launch, Nikon included footage that not only was used without permission but also shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Once the video was shared on YouTube (below), people who recognized their work began calling Nikon out on its mistake. One such party was Norwegian pro photographer Terje Sørgjerd, whose work is seen in Nikon's video, was used without permission, and was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II.

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Sony rumored prepping fixed-lens, APS-C sized compact camera

02/21, 3:30pm

Sony may have DSLR-grade rival to Canon G1 X

Sony may be hoping to one-up Canon's PowerShot G1 X with a more ambitious camera of its own. A rumor originating from multiple "trusted sources" of Sony Alpha Rumors has a future camera using a DSLR-grade sensor at APS-C size but with a non-removable lens like its Canon alternative. The lens itself is described as a pancake-sized compact zoom that would keep the camera relatively small.

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