Nikons message: “I AM back!”

Even more noticable than the announcement of the new Z lens 14-30/4 is Nikons move to add three important features to the Z cameras via a firmware update:

  • Eye-Autofocus
  • RAW video
  • Support for the new CFexpress cards (doubling the potential speed)

This sends a clear message to potential customers: Nikon is willing to improve the Z line fast. Gone are the days where Nikon was very sloooow to react to customers – at least I hope so.

Nikon 70-200mm f4 ED VR

Finally Nikon has launched the highly anticipated f4 version of it’s well respected 70-200 lens. Nikon claims the 3d generation VR to deliver a 5 stops image stabilization. The lens is available in November for a suggested retail price of $1399 (expected street price to be lower).

Nikion 70-200 f4 lens

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

Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera

Nikon has announced the Nikon 1 J2, an update version of the J1 and the new 11-27.5//3.5-5.6 lens. They also announced an underwater case for the Nikon 1 J2 and J1.

“Heavy metal”: new Nikon 800/5.6

Leon Neam, an English press photographer, has posted the first preview of the upcoming Nikon 800mm/f5.6 lens – his pictures are taken at the 2012 Olympics in London under normal working conditions. Expect updates from him e.g. about weight and handling.