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Sony NEX-6 deal: Father's Day savings on the ultimate mirrorless camera

Nikon D600 crushes competition in DxOMark tests: Amazingly in stock for $2099

I am really excited about the as a new, less-expensive, way to get high-performance full-frame images. Mine is arriving tomorrow, and I'll be writing more hands-on when I get it. But in the meantime, I was blown away by the amazing test results achieved by the D600 by the folks over at DxOMark. In their bested not only the Canon 5D Mark III, but Nikon's own D4 for low-light performance and overall image quality...

Nikon D600: Finally a full-frame camera for the rest of us!

Remember when I wrote that I wished Nikon would make a camera with specs similar to the , but at a lower price? well now they have and it sounds awesome. the is a 24mp 5.5t fps monster tucked into a package not much bigger than a . Somehow it also manages to have a 100 percent viewfinder and a pop up flash.

Great deal on ultimate DX format camera kit: Nikon D7000 + Nikon 18-200mm VR II lens for < $1600

B&H are offering a pretty amazing deal on a Nikon D7000 plus Nikon 18-200mm VR II lens. The . That's just about the same price as the D7000 would normally be with a kit lens, and you're getting a state of the art all-in-one zoom, probably the single best lens ever for DX format cameras. If I didn't already own a D7000 and 18-200mm lens, I'd certainly be!

Nikon D800 sensor blows away the competition in DxOMark tests

The set the all time record score of 95 on its DxOMark tests, eclipsing the previous "king for 3 days," the . In short, purchasers of either camera are likely to be delighted with the images they get. Of course there is more to a camera than just the image quality, but if you'd like to read up on all the scores of the D800 and the D4 you can head over to the  You can from B&H, or the .

Making Sense out of Sensor Sizes

--by David Cardinal

It has become almost impossible to actually figure out how big a sensor is, or how long a lens is, just by glancing at the specs. For most of the photography industry, for many decades, 35mm was more or less the norm. By definition that meant a standard size film negative, about 35mm by 24mm – corresponding to today’s “full frame” sensors – and a simple measurement of focal length for lenses could be read right of the lens as a result.

Panasonic Lumix 3D1: Two cameras in one – How cool is that?!

There is a lot of hype this month about Lytro and the potential for 3D photography, but for some real excitement, check out the Lumix 3D1. Featuring two fully functional cameras built into one point and shoot the 3D1 allows the simultaneous capture of video and stills, or wide-angle and telephoto images, or of course 2 images separated by enough distance to allow the automatic creation of 3D images from them. Expected to ship in December for $499, this camera will definitely break open a new world of possibilities for traditional point and shooters.

Canon’s New S100: A shirt-pocket camera to drool over!

If you want the ultimate shirt pocket camera, and can stand one in a little bit larger form factor than the ultra-tiny Elph series, Canon has kicked its “S” family up another notch by replacing the excellent S95 with the brand new S100. , it is almost impossible to believe the combination of quality and features in a camera this easy to have with you all the time…

Nikon 1 J1 and Nikon 1 V1 Now Available

The most talked about new Nikons this year, the mirrorless “Nikon 1” family, have finally started to ship. . Or you can get it with . So if you’re a Nikon shooter and have been jealous of the amazing mirrorless cameras from Olympus and Sony, now is your chance to get one that’ll be familiar to you! Mine shipped yesterday, so I’ll be writing more about it over the coming weeks, but if you want to be the first on your block to have this exciting new camera, now is the time.

UPDATE: As of this morning, the J1’s big brother, . (The V1 adds an Electronic Viewfinder and supports an external flash, as well as an upgraded chassis, and a stereo microphone input)

Nikon D300s Updates D300 with HD Video --Article Updated

The  delivers a feature packed update to the venerable Nikon D300. It features HD Video and dual slots. Highlights include:

DPS 5-09: Special Issue on the Nikon D3 & Nikon D300

The hot news all around the photo world this week is the release of the Nikon D3 and Nikon D300 revolutionary D-SLR cameras. I've been shooting with both for several days now so we wanted to share both what we've found as well as the best resources around the net for anyone who either owns or is considering purchasing one of the new cameras.

Nikon D3 vs. Nikon D300 -- A comparison for bird photography

Black-necked Stilt, Palo Alto Baylands Nikon D3, 600f/4 + TC1.7, ISO 800I had the pleasure of spending this morning photographing shorebirds with a loaner D3 (courtesy of Nikon) and a D300 (courtesy of my piggybank and Roberts Imaging prompt delivery).

Nikon D2X Hands-on Review

Nikon D2X: Two Cameras in One

$5,000 is a lot to spend for a camera. Sure, it's what I paid for my first D1 and for my first D1X, but aren't prices supposed to be coming down? So it was with some trepidation that I decided to go ahead and sell one of my D2Hs and purchase one of the first Nikon D2X units. That is a lot of image sales. My camera arrived right on schedule, the 1st of March, and I got to work putting it through its paces.
 

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