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Nikon Announces the Z 9 Photo

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.

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Nikon Announces the Z fc DX Mirrorless Camera Photo

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.

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Nikon Announces Z Mount 50mm Macro Lens Photo

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.

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Nikon Announces Z Mount 105mm Macro lens Photo

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.

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Nikon Releases Studio NX Photo

Nikon Releases Studio NX

Nikon has released NX Studio, which allows the viewing, processing, and editing of still images and video captured with a Nikon digital camera. It offers a retouch brush and edited images can be loaded onto Nikon’s Image Space. Edited videos can be exported directly to YouTube.

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Video: Nikon Z6 Subject Tracking AF testing by Manny Ortiz Photo

Video: Nikon Z6 Subject Tracking AF testing by Manny Ortiz

In February, Nikon released updated firmware for their Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. Version 3.00 offered an improvement to subject-tracking AF. Specifically, the F1 and F2 buttons can be used to initiate autofocus, and “subject-tracking AF enabled in photo mode has been changed to more closely resemble that of the 3D-tracking option for digital SLR cameras.”

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Nikon Releases N-Log 3D LUT for D780 Photo

Nikon Releases N-Log 3D LUT for D780

Nikon has released a lookup table (LUT) for use when color grading movie footage shot with N-Log gamma with the D780 camera. It can be downloaded for macOS and Windows and includes LUT files for Nikon’s mirrorless full-frame Z6 and Z7. According to Nikon, the files work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16, but other editing software should also be compatible.

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