Articles & News Tagged “Nikon”
Article Claims Nikon to exit SLR Market
An article published in the Japanese business publication, Nikkei has stated that it has learned that Nikon will “withdraw from the single-lens reflex camera business and shift toward digital offerings amid intensifying competition from smartphone cameras.” This was swiftly followed by a statement from Nikon disabusing the article. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon investigates:
Nikon Announces the Z30 APS-C Mirrorless Camera
Nikon Announces the Z 9
Nikon has announced the Z 9 mirrorless camera. It has a 45.7MP sensor and a new EXPEED 7 image-processing engine. The latter offers a claimed 10 times faster AF speed and a native ISO range of 64-25,600. The algorithmic AF offers 3D tracking mode and a variety of scene detection options (none underwater specific). Video is available with in-camera recording at 8K UHD 24p/30p (via to be released firmware update) and 4K UHD 24p/30p/60p/120p.
Nikon Announces the Z fc DX Mirrorless Camera
Nikon has announced the Z fc DX mirrorless camera. It features “heritage designed” features a 9MP sensor with the EXPEED 6 image processor and an ISO range up to 25600. In addition, Nikon announced the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens, and the prime NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) lenses.
Nikon Announces Z Mount 50mm Macro Lens
Nikon has also announced the Z MC 50mm f/2.8 micro, which offers a minimum focus distance of 0.16m with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 and the optical benefits of the new flange. However, it has a front focusing system that extends out of the front of the lane, which may make compatibility with ports an issue.
Nikon Announces Z Mount 105mm Macro lens
Nikon has announced the Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Micro lens. It is the first macro lens with the Z mount, and this offers a “dramatic improvement in optical performance.” The minimum focus distance is 0.29 m with a 1:1 reproduction ratio, and it is equipped with a new AF stepping motor.