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Nikon D80 Preview

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 12th, August 2006

Since the introduction of the acclaimed Nikon D200, Nikon has earned itself a strong position in the high resolution segment and caused a shockwave last year in the market for advanced semi-pro DSRL cameras. Today, Nikon is repeating that remarkable feat with the introduction of the 10 Megapixel Nikon D80. We had access to a pre-production model of the Nikon D80 DSLR camera and will discuss the functions and special features in the following preview. Maybe we are being overhasty, but the only conclusion we could come to was that future owners of a Nikon D80 will get good value for their money. This new model has incorporated a lot of technology that was previously used in the Nikon D200 and the professional D2X.

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Nikon D2x First impression

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 17th, September 2004

Today we are pleased to give you a first impression of Nikon's new flagship - the D2X. This professional digital SLR camera is the latest of Nikon's SLR series. Again, and kudos for Nikon to stay consistent, the camera features a Nikon DX-format image sensor. The high-end professional D2X delivers 12.4 effective Megapixels. It all began in 1999 with the launch of the breakthrough digital SLR camera - D1 - later followed by the D1X. The D1X was the professional model with a higher pixel-count and soon after the D1X came a high-speed shooter listening to the name D1H. Four years later, in 2003, Nikon released the D2H with innovative functions and a user-friendly and easy-to-handle body.

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Nikon Coolpix 8800 First impression

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 17th, September 2004

For a short moment we had our hands on Nikon's latest Prosumer flagship - Coolpix 8800. This new 8 Megapixel, 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a Vibration Reduction (VR) system on board is a high-end combination of quality and versatility. The new Nikon Coolpix 8800 is designed to be the ultimate compact digital camera for serious photographers with one goal - the highest quality of images. With its 10x zoom, it also targets those who require higher zoom power and those who benefit from its fully loaded yet completely portable design. The extremely versatile Coolpix 8800 meets their requirements, as well as demands from those who want state-of-the-art image quality and even greater ease of use.

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Nikon Coolpix 8400 First impression

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 17th, September 2004

Just before the Photokina kicks off Nikon introduces a new high-qualitiy compact digital camera with a resolution of 8 Megapixels. A very interesting aspect of this Prosumer digital camera is the versatile 24-85mm (equiv. 35mm) zoom lens! Beside this very interesting zoom range, fast AF and a host of other features can be found within the new Coolpix 8400. With a 24-85mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range, the Nikon Coolpix 8400 offers exceptional wide-angle zoom capability, allowing to capture a wide range of subjects from landscapes to portraits. The Coolpix 8400 allows macro shooting from as close as 3cm. Offering an impressive 8.0 Megapixels, the Coolpix 8400 has the ability to produce images with a very high resolution.

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Nikon Coolpix 4800 First Impression

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 16th, September 2004

Some weeks ago we were able to have a quick first look at the new Nikon products that are announced today. The new Coolpix 4800 is an entry-level digital compact camera with serious features like a 8.3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens. This new model is a combination of easy-to-use operations, fun and flexibility resulting into a high-quality 4 Megapixel resolution. One of the interesting features of the Coolpix 4800 is its powerful and versatile 8.3x optical zoom lens. The Zoom-Nikkor ED lens offers a focal range of 36-300mm (equiv. to 35mm camera) and operates in a fast 1.3-seconds across its entire range. This lens enables enthusiastic users all kinds of compositions ranging from wide-angle to close telephoto scenes.

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The market for digital compact cameras is steady but does no longer show a significant growth. Within the camera market, the digital SLR camera expanded its market share which gave camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon a boost in sales. However, the DSLR segment is changing and although the traditional DSLR is still the most important one for consumer and professional photographers, a new segment is grabbing market share and attention from the public. Micro Four Thirds, and other system cameras from Sony and Samsung, could change today’s market share. Canon and Nikon will not give away their market share for free… Photokina 2012 Imaging & Trade show will be the place to be and to get the latest information from all camera manufacturers and their digital cameras.