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Price Drop: Save on Nikon Digital SLR's and Select Nikkor AF Lenses

Nikon Canada reduces price on Nikon D2Xs, D40 and D40x digital SLR cameras Nov 20th. Nikon has today announced new lower manufacturer's recommended retail pricing (MSRP) on their entire digital SLR lineup, including the family photography oriented Nikon D40X, the Nikon D80 for the advanced amateur, and the Nikon D200 and D300 for the serious hobbyist and pro geared photographer. The soon to be released Nikon D3 FX format professional digital SLR has been reduced in price by $150... See full story

Nikon: D300 New Official Full Size Sample Images Available

Nikon D300 Sample Images Posted Nov 7th. Nikon Corporation has now provided another four image samples from the soon to be released 12.4 MP Nikon D300 digital SLR. The full size test images include a couple of portraits, one landscape/scenery and one action shot. The images are taken at 200 ISO, except for one of the portraits captured at 400 ISO. While we are happy to see Nikon provide these D300 image samples for evaluation we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on a final Nikon D300 production camera... See full story

Canon: EOS 1Ds Mark III Africa Safari Report at LetsGoDigital

Canon EOS Safari Report at LetsGoDigital Nov 2nd. Our good friends at Letsgodigital.org have just published an exclusive user experience report (with image samples) on Canon's new flagship digital SLR camera, the impressive 21 megapixel professional Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III. Dennis Hissink from LetsGoDigital was offered the opportunity to join representatives from Canon Europe, along with a number of fellow journalists and photographers on a unique photo safari to Kenya, East Africa. The event coincided with Canon celebrating 20 Years of the EOS system... See full story

Capture NX: Supplied with Nikon D3 and D300 To First 300,000 Customers

Nikon Capture NX Software Included with Nikon D300 and D3 Oct 29th. Nikon has today announced that it will conduct a special promotion in conjunction with the release of the new D3 and D300 digital SLR cameras, bundling the next-generation Capture NX (ver.1.3) photo-finishing software as an accessory to be included in the camera body packages. Capture NX is a high-quality image editing and processing application that allows for versatile, user friendly image adjustments using innovative U Point Technology... See full story

Nikon: D300 Digital SLR Covered by 2 Year Warranty in Canada

Sony Announces Cyber-shot DSC-T2Oct 25th. Nikon Canada Inc. has now officially confirmed that the new Nikon D300 digital SLR will come with a two year manufacturer's warranty when purchased in Canada. We recently received Nikon Canada's "Holiday Line Up" news release and noticed that the Nikon D300 was mentioned as one of the DSLR's that is covered with a 2 year Canadian warranty when purchased from an authorized Nikon Canada dealer. A call to Nikon this afternoon confirmed that the D300 will in fact carry the same two year warranty coverage as the current D200, D80, D40x and D40 digital SLR cameras. The Nikon D300 will also come supplied with (in Canada) the latest full release of The 123 of Digital Imaging Interactive Learning Suite (Version 4.0) by Vincent Bockaert, an excellent learning tool and reference guide... See full story

Sony: Cyber-shot DSC-T2, 8.1 MP Compact with 4GB On Board

Sony Announces Cyber-shot DSC-T2Oct 24th. Sony has today introduced the Sony Cyber-shot T2, a compact camera featuring 8MP of resolution, a 3x optical zoom, a large 2.7" Touch Screen LCD display and an amazing 4GB of internal memory for storing thousands of photos. Five colour options – black, blue, green, pink, white – plus distinctive styling helps the Sony Cyber-shot T2 stand out from the crowd. A range of other features include HD output at 1080p and built-in software that lets users publish photos and videos directly to popular web sharing sites, such as Crackle, Flickr, Photobucket, Shutterfly and YouTube... See full story

Nikon: Canada Announces Special Introductory Price on Nikon D3, D300, New Lenses and Accessories

Nikon Canada Announces Nikon D3, D300 digital SLR and new Nikkor Lens PricesOct 18th. Updated. Nikon Canada Inc. has announced a special introductory price on both the Nikon D3 FX format digital SLR and the Nikon DX format D300 digital SLR camera. Nikon Canada has also announced a manufacturer's recommended price for Nikon D3 and D300 accessories, and the new Nikkor lenses, including the wide angle AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF, and the AF-S VR 400mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S 500mm VR f/4G ED and the AF-S 600mm VR f/4G ED telephoto lenses... See full story

Sample Images: Nikon D3 Digital SLR High ISO Images Posted

Nikon Canada reduces price on Nikon D2Xs, D40 and D40x digital SLR cameras Sept 24th. Nikon Canada Inc. recently offered accredited professional sports photographers, (attending the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball home games at the Rogers Stadium in Toronto), the opportunity to test out initial production samples of the new Nikon D3 12.1 MP FX Format digital SLR during the game. We have just posted five sample images (cropped and full size) taken with a Nikon D3 using a range of High ISO settings by a photographer who was present at the event. One of the images was taken with the new AF-S VR 500mm f/4G ED telephoto lens. Other lenses used with the D3 include the Nikkor AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G ED and the AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G ED... See full story

Sony: Announces 12.2MP Sony A700 Digital SLR Camera

Sony A700 Digital SLR Overview  Sept 6th. Sony has today officially announced the Sony Alpha A700 Digital SLR, featuring a newly developed 12.24 effective megapixel EXMOR CMOS image sensor with up to 3200 ISO sensitivity, a new precision 11-point Dual Cross AF Sensor and Eye Start Auto Focus System, a large 3.0-inch high resolution 920,000 pixel LCD information display, 5 frames per sec continuous shooting, a new Sony AF DT 16-105 mm f.3.5 – 5.6 kit lens option and much more... See full story

First Look: 12.3MP Nikon D300 Digital SLR Camera

Nikon D300 Digital SLR First Look Review (Updated) Aug 23rd. Nikon has today officially introduced the Nikon D300 digital SLR, the successor to the award winning Nikon D200 (Nov 2005). The Nikon D300 incorporates major advancements in performance and design compared to the Nikon D200, making the new camera much more than a simple upgrade. A host of new Nikon technologies have been implemented in the Nikon D300 including; a newly developed 12.3 effective megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor with up to 3200 ISO sensitivity (+ Hi1 6400), a new precision Multi-CAM 3500DX 51-point AF system, a large 3.0-inch high resolution 920,000 pixel LCD information display with Live View Mode, 6 frames per sec continuous shooting (up to 8 fps with new MB-D10 power grip), new Nikon Scene Recognition System and much more. We have now completed a First Look review of the Nikon D300, and also how the Nikon D300 compares to the Nikon D200 both from a feature and design perspective. We will be updating this review as we go along... See full story

New: Nikon Announces AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikkor Zoom

Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Zoom Lens Aug 23rd. Nikon has today announced the AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikkor zoom lens, offering a full range of professional features. In addition to a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture at all focal lengths, the AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED features a short close-focusing distance of 0.28 m/0.9 ft. with focal length set between 18-24mm. It’s an ideal lens for both photojournalism and general photographic needs and is designed as a standard zoom for the Nikon D3 FX format digital SLR and provides a 21mm to 36mm equivalent field of view on a DX format digital SLR...See full story

Update: Nikon Capture NX Software Version 1.2 Available

Nikon Capture NX Software Update Version 1.2 Aug 7th. Nikon today released an upgrade to its highly acclaimed Capture NX software. Capture NX version 1.2 boasts several new improvements including increased performance, an "Updating Image" notification during certain processes, and several bug fixes covering both MAC and PC users... See full story

Comparison: Nikon DX Wide Angle Zoom Lens Side By Side Review

Nikon DX Wide Angle Zoom Lens Side by Side Comparison Review Top story. If you are looking to buy a new standard wide angle zoom lens to go with your new or existing Nikon digital SLR, there are a number of different lens options available. We have completed a side by side lens comparison between four of the main solutions from Nikon; the AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II, the AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED, the AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, and the AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED zoom. We also compared these lenses against the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D standard prime lens, recognized for its optical quality... See full story

Fuji: Announces 12MP Finepix F50fd Compact Digital Camera

Fuji announces 12MP Fuji Finepix F50fd digital camera July 25th. Fuji has today announced an update to the award winning Fuji Finepix F31fd, the Fuji Finepix F50fd. The FinePix F50fd combines a 12-MegaPixel, 7th Generation Super CCD with a 3.0x optical zoom and a 2.7” high-resolution 230,000 pixel wide angle view LCD monitor. The camera also features Dual Image Stabilization, Fuji's new Hyper Face Detection 2.0 Technology with Automatic Red Eye Removal function, and ISO settings of up to ISO 6400... See full story

Fuji: Announces Compact 7.2MP Finepix Z10fd Digital Camera

Fuji announces Fuji Finepix Z10fd digital camera July 25th. Fuji has today unveiled the Finepix Z10fd, a 7.2 MP compact style oriented digital camera with 3x optical zoom, 52MB of internal memory (optional xD/SD card) and Face detection technology. The Fuji Z10fd also features a new slideshow mode that let's you view and share your photos with friends with music provided... See full story

Panasonic: Announces Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera with 18x Zoom

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera July 24th. Panasonic has today announced the Lumix DMC-FZ18, an update to the popular Panasonic DMC-FZ8. The DMC-FZ18 incorporates a 28mm wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with f/2.8-4.2 brightness and powerful 18x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-504mm on a 35mm film camera) together with a 8.1-megapixel CCD into a compact body... See full story

Price Reductions: Nikon D40X Digital SLR, Coolpix P5000, S500 and More

Nikon Canada reduces price on Nikon D40x digital SLR and Coolpix P5000 and S500 compact cameras July 3rd. Nikon Canada Inc. has as of today lowered the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) on the 10.2 MP D40X digital SLR, and the compact although well featured Coolpix P5000 camera. Nikon Canada has also dropped the price on some of their smaller "take anywhere" point and shoot cameras like the 7.1 MP Coolpix S500 and the Coolpix S50c... See full story

Pentax: Announces K100D Super Digital SLR

June 27th. Pentax has today introduced the 6.1 megapixel Pentax K100D Super, an update to the Pentax K100D digital SLR camera. The K100D Super incorporates the Pentax-developed Dust Removal (DR) system, previously available only in the K10D, to help prevent adhesion of dust to the CCD surface. The Pentax K100D Super will also support the super sonic motors in the new Pentax SDM lenses for smoother, quieter focusing. SDM system lenses will be available in late July or early August. The K100D Super, like the K100D, features a CCD-shift Shake Reduction system, a large 2.5" rear LCD display, 11-point area Auto Focus, and the capability to capture up to 5 shots consecutively at approximately 2.8 frames per sec... See full story

Price Reductions: Nikon D200, D80, D40X and Nikon D40 Digital SLR's and Select Accessories

Nikon Canada reduces price on Nikon D200, D80, D40, and D2Xs digital SLR cameras May 28th. Nikon Canada Inc. has lowered the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) today on a number of their digital SLR cameras including the popular Nikon D200, Nikon D80, D40X and the Nikon D40. Nikon Canada has also dropped the price on some of their digital SLR accessories, including a couple of their higher end lenses.. See full story

From the Archives: Sony A100 versus Nikon D80 versus Canon Digital Rebel XTi, 10MP Digital SLR Comparison

Sony A100 vs Nikon D80 vs Canon Rebel XTi Sept 12th. 06 With Canon recently announcing the 10.1 MP Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D digital SLR the competition in the double digit megapixel digital SLR market aimed at the entry level to photo enthusiast has certainly heated up. The main players in this segment now consist of the Sony Alpha A100, the Nikon D80 and the Canon Digital Rebel XTi. To make it easier to compare between the Sony A100, Nikon D80 and the Rebel XTi without having to dwell into all the specification details we have provided a general overview outlining the differences between these cameras and added our own observations. For those that want the more technical details see our Sony A100, Nikon D80, Canon Digital Rebel XTi DSLR side by side feature comparison chart... See full story

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