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Brian Skerry named as Nikon Ambassador Photo

Brian Skerry named as Nikon Ambassador

Underwater Photographer Brian Skerry has been announced by Nikon USA as a Nikon Ambassador. This accolade comes after he was named as a National Geographic Photography Fellow just under a year ago. Skerry is also an outspoken advocate for marine conservation. (Image by Brian Skerry/National Geographic)

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Nikon announces firmware updates for D4S, D810 and D750 cameras Photo

Nikon announces firmware updates for D4S, D810 and D750 cameras

Nikon has announced firmware updates for its D4S, D810 and D750 cameras. This will provide support for timecode imprinting and recording control functions via HDMI. This update will allow more efficient use of Atomos Shogun or Ninja-2 external video recorders in capturing uncompressed data from the cameras.

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Nikon announces the Nikon 1 J5 Photo

Nikon announces the Nikon 1 J5

Nikon has announced the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera. It features a 20.8 Megapixel backside illuminated sensor, a native ISO range of 160–12800 and a hybrid phase and contrast AF system with 105 phase detection points. A command dial has been added to its controls, and an assignable Fn button. Lastly, it can shoot Ultra HD footage (3840 x 2160/15p).

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Review: Nikon FX wide-angle lenses Photo

Review: Nikon FX wide-angle lenses

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of most of the available rectilinear wide-angle lens choices for Nikon full-frame camera. The aim is to evaluate individual lens’s performance underwater, but also for this to be a reference for those seeking information about lens choices. As other test lenses come available, the tests will be added to, so please keep checking back for updates

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Nikon releases ViewNX-i software Photo

Nikon releases ViewNX-i software

Nikon has released their ViewNX-i image browser. The software, for Nikon cameras, can be used to import and then browse images, it defaults to work with Nikon’s Capture NX-D for editing, but also allows the use of third-party editors to be added. Included in the app is theViewNX Movie Editor for processing and editing video footage.

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Nikon announces the D7200 SLR camera Photo

Nikon announces the D7200 SLR camera

Nikon has announced their D7200 DX format SLR camera. It has a 24.2 megapixel sensor, no low -pass filter and the EXPEED 4 processor. Native ISO range is 100 to 25,600 and it has a “51-point autofocus array powered by a new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500II DX high-density system”. Video is available at 1080 at 30/25/24p and 1080 at 60/50p in 1.3x Crop Mode. It looks like the D7200 may fit into some existing housings, for more info, please see the thread on the Wetpixel forum.

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Nikon at the CP+ show Photo

Nikon at the CP+ show

Nikon’s new products at the CP+ show are limited. All that has been announced thus far is a version of the D810 with a modified IR filter specifically for astrophotographers (D810a) and several new compacts. Perhaps the most interesting of these is the AW130, a waterproof compact camera capable of being used to 100ft (30m).

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Nikon announces the D5500 SLR camera Photo

Nikon announces the D5500 SLR camera

Nikon has announced the release of the D5500 SLR camera. It features the 24.2-million pixels, a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. Native ISO is from 100 to 25600. Although not of use particularly for underwater image makers, it also has a tilting touch screen LCD control and built-in wifi.

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Nikon announces the D750 SLR camera Photo

Nikon announces the D750 SLR camera

Nikon has announced the release of the D750 full frame SLR camera. It features a new 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. Of particular interest is the claim that “the D750 even surpasses the D810 in image quality at high sensitivities, and the large pixel pitch delivers advantages in definition, depth, tonal gradation and clear color.” The camera will shoot at 6.5 fps, and the AF system works down to -3 EV.

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Nikon releases fast 20mm prime Photo

Nikon releases fast 20mm prime

Nikon has released a super fast 20mm prime wide-angle lens for FX cameras. The lens’s maximum aperture of f1.8 and minimum focus distance of 20cm make make this interesting for underwater use. Until tested, it remains to be seen how it will perform behind a dome port however.

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