Nikon D750

Nikon announced the Nikon D750 with

  • 24 MP fulll frame sensor
  • an improved version of the 51-point autofocus from the D810, rated -3EV
  • 6.5 fps frame rate
  • ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to 51,200)
  • 1080/60p video, zebra stripes, simultaneous HDMI/memory card recording, automatic ISO control in movie live view mode
  • Tilting Vari-angle LCD display (a first in a professional camera from Nikon)
  • Dual SD card slots

for $2,299.95. They also announced the new flash SB-500 and a new AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED.

Nikon D750 tilt lcd

Nikon D750

Nikon D810 revealed

A few hours before the offical start here are the specs for the new Nikon D810, the successor to the much loved D800:

  • 36 Megapixel
  • No optical low pass filter (like in the D800E) so very sharp pictures
  • Still no 4k video, but added 50/60p
  • Improved auto focus including the Group Area AF from the pro model D4s
  • Improved ISO 64-12800 (and 32-51200 in extended mode)
  • Fast Expeed 4 image processing engine
  • Improved shutter with reduced shutter lag and quieter operation
  • Metering mode button moved to the main control dial, BKT moves to the front
  • Screen with upgraded resolution including a new split screen mode for architecture
  • Initial pricing at £ 2,700
Nikon D810 dust sealing

Nikon D810 dust sealing

Nikon D600 shipping soon

The new D600 (TBA) is shipping in a few weeks.

  • 24,3 MP FX frame sensor
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • AF with 39 points
  • 5,5 frames per second
  • ISO 1000-6400
  • 3.2″ rear LCD 921k pixel
  • Full HD video at 24/25/30 fps or 60 fps if using 720p
  • Very affordable at a list price of $2099

Thom Hogan and the Nikon D800: review and book

The highly valued Thom Hogan has posted his D800 review. I quote from his verdict:

“The D800 and D800E are demanding cameras. If you’re buying them for image quality (and I’m not sure why you’d be buying them otherwise), the possible output can be spectacular, but getting there takes work. I suspect the Big Croppers will poo-poo that. They’ll think that they can just treat the D800 like a point and shoot and then crop to get the picture they want. They’ll be disappointed, as diffraction and sloppy camera handling can make those 12mp crops look worse than if you had just used a 12mp camera with the right lens in the first place”

Read the full review here. I only wish he finally would use a better software for creating his website.

He also starts sellings his “Complete Guide to the Nikon D800 and D800E“. In the past I’ve already bought some of his books, they are so much better than the Nikon manuals and you will learn a lot by reading them.

Nikon D3200

Nikon announced their new entry level camera D3200 featuring:

  • 24 MP sensor (a trbiute to the megapixel war)
  • 4 fps
  • 11 Autofocus points
  • 920k dot LCD compared to the 230k the D3100 had
  • ISO 100 to 6400 bosstable to 12800
  • Improved video: 1080p30 compared to the 24p the D3100 had
  • Still no built in wireless adapter but an external WU-1a unit