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Nikon announces the D6 SLR camera Photo

Nikon announces the D6 SLR camera

Nikon has announced their new flagship D6 SLR camera. Featuring a 20.8MP sensor with an EXPEED 6 image processing engine that offers a native ISO range of 100 to 102,400. Autofocus is via 105 selectable cross type sensors, offering an AF coverage 1.6 times denser that that of the D5.

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Nikon unveils the D780 full frame SLR camera Photo

Nikon unveils the D780 full frame SLR camera

At CES, Nikon has announced a successor to the D750 full-frame SLR camera. The D780 has a 24.5MP sensor, combined with the EXPEED 6 image processor, giving a native ISO range of 100 to 51,2000 autofocus is via 51 points, combined with the SF algorithm from the D5. It can shoot 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout and 10-bit output with N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support.

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Nikon adds ProRes RAW support to Z6 and Z7 Photo

Nikon adds ProRes RAW support to Z6 and Z7

ikon has announced a paid upgrade for the Z6 and Z7 cameras that adds the option of the external recording of ProRes RAW video. In order to do so, the camera will need to be equipped with an Atomos recorder connected via an HDMI 2.0 connection. The updates also added CF Express memory card support. This will be added to compatible D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

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Nikon adds macro lenses to Z series road map Photo

Nikon adds macro lenses to Z series road map

Nikon has released a new roadmap of the development of Z mount lenses. Of particular note is the addition of both 60 mm and 105 mm micro (macro) lenses. The road map shows 105 mm as being an S-line lens, although the speculation is that these will both be f/2.8 lenses. They will provide alternatives to the current 60 and 105 mm lenses with the FTZ combination, which seems to give sub-par AF performance.

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Nikon announces the Z50 mirrorless camera Photo

Nikon announces the Z50 mirrorless camera

Nikon has announced the Z50 mirrorless DX camera. It features the same Z mount as the Z6 and Z7, a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 6 image processor, offering a native ISO range up to 51,200. It has a 209-point Hybrid AF System and can record 4K video or 1080 at 120fps.

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Nikon releases LUT for Z series cameras Photo

Nikon releases LUT for Z series cameras

Nikon has released a dedicated 3D LUT that works within the N-Log features with Rec.709 color space. The option of recording ProRes RAW via external HDMI that was announced at the Z series cameras’ launch, will now only be available after an internal upgrade that will need to be performed at a Nikon Service Center and will incur a charge.

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Report: Nikon Professional Roadshow 2019 Photo

Report: Nikon Professional Roadshow 2019

Wetpixel attended the recent Nikon Professional Services Roadshow and was able to get hands-on with the new Z series mirrorless full frame cameras. We were able to test the cameras’ autofocus with fisheye and macro lenses, albeit not underwater. In addition, Nikon was very keen to point out their firmware update will uniquely offer the option of outputting ProRes RAW over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V external recorder/monitor.

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Nikon Z series firmware to offer ProRes RAW over HDMI Photo

Nikon Z series firmware to offer ProRes RAW over HDMI

As a part of their press release about the products on display at the CES show, Nikon has announced an upcoming firmware update for the Z series cameras that will add the possibility of recording ProRes RAW output on the Atomos Ninja recorder over an HDMI connection. Also, it will add support for CFexpress format cards and Eye AF.

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Nikon announces 14-30mm Z mount lens Photo

Nikon announces 14-30mm Z mount lens

Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens for the Z6 and Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras. Despite being a 14 mm lens with a 114° field of view, it offers direct filer attachment. Minimum focus distance is is 11 in. (0.28 m.) from the focal plane at all zoom positions, so it may work behind a dome port.

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