New year, new Nikon

Which will be your next Nikon camera? Matthew Richards picks out the best upgrade options for your budget.

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New year, new Nikon
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Passion Littoral avec le photographe Francesco Gola

Armé de son Nikon D810, Francesco Gola parcourt les côtes du monde entier contre vents et marées depuis presque 10 ans, pour saisir des images uniques que seuls les paysages mystérieux des bords de mer et d’océan peuvent offrir.

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Passion Littoral avec le photographe Francesco Gola
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L’histoire continue…

Nikon est devenue une marque de légende construite grâce à des photographes fidèles et iconiques, comme David Douglas Duncan, l’un des premiers adeptes, Peter Lindbergh ou encore Vincent Munier, ambassadeur européen de la marque.

Cette légende continue : Nikon fait de l’innovation technologique une priorité et place la satisfaction de tous les photographes au centre de son activité.

Les jeunes photographes qui associent leur talent à cette marque iconique témoignent de cette confiance mutuelle et pérenne. Avec une solide communauté de passionnés fidèles et dédiés à la marque, cette relation est aussi – avant tout – une passion.

L’histoire continue…
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Nouveau Nikon D850, la combinaison parfaite entre haute résolution et vitesse

Nikon présente le D850 et propose ainsi aux photographes, le nec plus ultra en matière de définition, de vitesse et de sensibilité. Du studio jusqu’aux lieux les plus reculés du globe, ce reflex numérique au format FX ne donne pas seulement de bons résultats : il pousse la perfection à son plus haut niveau.

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Qu’il s’agisse de photographie de nature, de sport, de mariage, de mode ou de réaliser des vidéos, le Nikon D850 offre aux photographes travaillant dans ces domaines ultracompétitifs la liberté de création dont ils ont besoin pour se démarquer. Le capteur rapide au format FX très haute définition utilise 45,7 millions de pixels effectifs pour produire des fichiers de 45,4 millions de pixels. Vous obtiendrez des détails exceptionnels et une incroyable plage de dynamique grâce au nouveau capteur utilisé.

Nicolas Gillet, chef du service produit pour Nikon France, commente : « Avec le D850, vous bénéficiez, en un seul modèle, de la polyvalence que vous offriraient trois appareils photo réunis. Que vous recherchiez une certaine flexibilité, en matière de définition, de vitesse ou de sensibilité, le D850 se révèle excellent à chaque fois. C’est aussi le plaisir des sensations offertes par son viseur exceptionnel et son nouveau grip qui fera la différence. ».

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Nouveau Nikon D850, la combinaison parfaite entre haute résolution et vitesse
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Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Review

Now you can get a Nikon-branded super-wide zoom for the same price as a third-party lens.
On paper, the Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR has a few things stacked against it, but as soon as you use it, its small size, light weight and simplicity are instantly appealing. Serious enthusiasts might not be impressed, but its a brilliant buy for newer D3000- and D5000-series users.

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Will it work with your camera?
Here’s the official word on camera compatibility from Nikon:
Fully compatible models: D500, D7500, D5600, D5500, D5300*, D3400, D3300* and later models
Compatible models with limited functions: D5, D810, Df, D750, D7200, D7100, D5200, Nikon 1 series with the FT1 mount adapter.
Incompatible models D4 series, D3 series, D2 series, D1 series, D800 series, D700, D610, D600, D300 series, D200, D100, D7000, D5100, D5000, D90, D80, D70 series, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, film cameras
*Firmware update may be required
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via N-Photo
Issue 76 – September 2017

(Shared) Viewpoint | Nigel Atherton

Nikon says it’s developing a new mirrorless camera. Nigel Atherton is hoping for a change of direction that steers it away from the 1 series.

If I were on first-name terms with Doctor Who – friendly enough, say, to borrow his Tardis at weekends – one of the fun things I’d like to do is bring people back from the past to show them what the world looks like now. Imagine taking the Wright brothers to modern-day Heathrow Airport, or taking Galileo around Cape Canaveral. Slightly less dramatically, I’d love to fetch some AP readers from the 1970s and show them the cameras of today. They would marvel at the speed, quality, convenience and variety of today’s digital cameras, from DSLRs and action cameras to drones, and think we’re a thoroughly spoiled generation.

Mirrorless cameras would be a particular source of envy for our bell-bottom-wearing time travellers, and I’d have a fun game lined up to entertain them over their quinoa and rocket salad lunch in which I’d cover up the brand names of each system and they’d have to guess which was which. I bet that when asked to pick out Nikon’s contribution they’d choose the Fujifi lm X system over the poor old 1 system every time.

Abandoned the brand values

I don’t think I’m being controversial when I say that in developing its mirrorless system, Nikon abandoned the brand values on which its reputation was built in favour of pursuing a mythical demographic of gadget-loving compact users looking to trade in their camera phones for shiny, high-tech, pocket-sized, point-and-shoot cameras with interchangeable lenses. The 1 system hits this target audience perfectly – the only problem is that these people don’t actually exist in sufficient numbers to justify all that investment. It turns out that most of them are happy with their camera phones after all. Meanwhile, Fujifilm crept in when Nikon wasn’t looking and built the mirrorless cameras that Nikon should have made, and is now reaping the rewards.

I’m hoping that, after several years spent flogging a dead horse, Nikon may have admitted defeat and is starting again. In a statement made to DPReview recently, a Nikon spokesperson said, ‘We are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.’

That doesn’t sound like a 1-system camera, and as someone with a cupboard full of Nikon kit, I am pretty excited by that. I’m hoping for a mirrorless version of my FM2, and I know I’m not alone. The last time Nikon took inspiration from this well-loved classic we ended up with the Df – a kind of Land of the Giantsversion – but by making it mirrorless Nikon should be able to get close to the perfect dimensions of the original… fingers crossed.

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Nigel Atherton – Editor – Amateur Photographer Magazine
via Amateur Photographer – Saturday 19 August 2017

Nikon D7500 or D7200… or D500… or D750?

Nikon’s new enthusiast all-rounder attempts to combine features, performance, image quality and value.

The Nikon D7500 does not boast any dramatic new technologies but it does fill a significant gap in Nikon’s DSLR range. Before, enthusiasts had to choose between the powerful but relatively pedestrian D7200 and the much more advanced – and much more expensive – D500. Nikon’s latest addition to its DX line-up is designed to offer a balance between high-end performance and features, and price.

The D7200 is cheaper and has 24 megapixels. why don’t I just buy that?

Yes, the D7200’s strengths are its range of features, outright image quality, solid construction and great handling. But it’s not a sports or low-light specialist. Its continuous shooting speed isn’t bad at 6fps, but its 26-shot Raw buffer capacity falls way short of the D7500’s 50 shots, and its AF system lacks Group Area AF mode. The D7200’s older sensor delivers plenty of resolution, but more noise with it, so by the time you reach medium to high-ISO settings, the difference in image quality between these two cameras will become apparent. It doesn’t have the D7500’s tilting screen or touch-screen control, either. And for video, the 4K D7500 is a clear winner.

The bottom line:The D7200 is a terrific all-round camera, but just remember it’s not built for speed or low light.

Will I regret not going the extra mile and buying the D500?

You might, but you need to be clear what the extra cash is getting you – another 2fps continuous shooting speed, an even larger memory buffer and Nikon’s latest high-tech 153-point autofocus system. The D500 is also built like a tank and uses Nikon’s professional control layout, and is slightly more responsive. The D500 has twin memory cards slots (1 SD, 1 XQD) whereas the D7500 only has one, and although its LCD is the same size, it has more than twice the resolution. You’re paying a lot more money and you’re getting a lot more camera, but the D500’s advantages are all geared to the rough and tumble of a serious action photographer’s lifestyle.

The bottom line:The D500 is worth the extra only for sports fans and pros looking for a second, speedy DX-format body.

At this price, why don’t I just take the plunge and go for the full frame D750?

Absolutely! But this is where you need some crystal-clear thinking about where you want to go with your photography. If you’re looking for an all-round improvement in image quality, like exploring a mixture of subjects and are keen to progress as an artist or as a professional, the D750 is indeed the better choice. A DX-format camera like the D7500 is restricted partly by its sensor size, but also by lens choice; for the best choice of primes and constant-aperture zooms at both standard and shorter focal lengths, Nikon’s FX format is the way to go. But if your interest lies in sports/action/low-light photography, the D7500 delivers more bang for your buck.

The bottom line:If you can afford to buy the D7500, maybe you can afford to go full frame with the D750.

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More in N Photo – Summer 2017
by Rod Lawton

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