Inside a Nikon D7000--Tear one Apart and Look!

Chipworks has dissected a Nikon D7000 and candidly reveals what they found. From the new Sony imager to 512MB of Static RAM it is impressive to see what's packed between our palms when we squeeze the trigger. If you've never gotten a behind the scenes tour of a Nikon service facility this is the best way to get a sneak peek!



Great Lens Rebates from B&H Ending Soon...

Read on for rebates on Canon & Nikon lenses, Lens and camera combos, the surprisingly good Tamron 18-270, high speed CompactFlash cards and a state of the art Canon HD Camcorder.

Digital Star Trails: A Step by Step Guide posted

For those eager to start making their own digital star trails I've posted a step by step guide along with some sample images I made during a recent trip to Joshua Tree on the B&H blog site, bhinsights.com. You can read the .

Great Rebates on Canon Photo Gear from B&H

Getting the New Nikon Gear & Great Rebates on Current Nikon Gear from B&H

Nikon has announced a flurry of new lenses and cameras, some of which are shipping and some of which can be pre-ordered. B&H has been kind enough to pull information on all the new lenses together on one page for your convenience and also made it easy to take advantage of all the current Nikon Rebates by placing them together as well.

Canon Announces Canon 60D--Pushing the Envelope for Consumer D-SLRs

In the continuing barrage of new digital cameras, Canon has fired the most recent shot with the new 60D mid-range consumer/prosumer D-SLR--a solid upgrade to the popular 50D. With a stunning 18MP sensor firing away at over 5 frames per second the Canon certainly doesn't have entry level specs. One nice twist (if you'll pardon the pun) is the addition of a fully adjustable LCD, typically only found on video cameras and some point and shoots.

You can drool over the . Canon estimates the sale price as $1099. You can .

Nikon Announces Four New AF-S Lenses: DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, 24-120mm f/4G VR and 85mm f/1.4G

New NIKKOR Glass Yields an Unprecedented Seven Lenses Released to Date in 2010

MELVILLE, N.Y. Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nikon Inc. announced four new lenses to the legendary NIKKOR line to meet the needs of all types of photographers, from those looking for the ideal lens for capturing memories of the school play to pro glass that captures client work in the studio. The new AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR and AF-S 85mm f/1.4G deliver the optical excellence and stunning image quality that consumers have become accustomed to with AF-S NIKKOR lenses. Nikon's optical engineering experience and devotion to extraordinary standards of excellence have contributed to the strength and legend of the NIKKOR brand. With the addition of these four lenses, 2010 has seen the introduction of a total of seven new NIKKOR lenses, reinforcing Nikon's role as the world leader in optics.

Nikon Updates Pro D-SLR Firmware with fixes, large CF card support & new Goodies

Nikon has just rolled out a very useful firmware update for most of their Pro D-SLR line (except the D3S which presumably already has these improvemnts). The new firmware includes support for CF cards up to 64GB, improved Auto White Balance, some focus options and my favorite which sets the time from a GPS clock. You can download it from the Nikon USA site. For more details...

Insure Your Flight Shots by Following a Plan

It's easy to get excited about great, close-up flight images. But not as easy to duplicate them. One mistake many photographers make is to zoom in as far as they can right away and desparately try to focus on the bird--often against a mottled background. They would probably be better off just taking a deep breath and making a plan to work their way into the shooting opportunity.


GearGuide: Digital Cameras for Bird Photographers

More and more birders are becoming interested in photography. To go beyond the limitations of digiscoping (limited low light capability, tricky auto-focus, limited panning or ability to capture action, etc.) requires a fairly serious investment in a camera body and lenses. In this section of our exclusive GearGuide we'll cover tips for what to look for in a camera body...

Sony breaks the $2K barrier for Full Frame: Are they ready to take on Nikon & Canon?

Sony today introduced three new D-SLRs, ranging from the value priced A500 (APS-C sized sensor, 12MP for $749 list) up to the breakthrough A850 at a stunning full-frame 24MP for less than $2000. With these trend-setting prices is Sony ready to take on Nikon and Canon for leadership in the high-end of the camera market?...For the last 50 years various other brands have tried to challenge the hegemony of Nikon and Canon. One by one they have all fallen by the wayside, unable to overcome the tremendous distribution networks, product quality and breadth and customer loyalty of Nikon and Canon.

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:

Nikon Introduces D3000--Full featured 10MP D-SLR with built-in coaching, 11-point AF & lens for under $600

Nikon has launched yet another ground-breaking entry level D-SLR. The headline feature of the camera is the new "Guide" mode which provides shooting suggestions for particular situations, but the one I'm most excited by is ...the 11-point AF system. Entry level shooters are often crippled by the 3 or 5 point AF systems so that the shooters who need the most help getting their subject out of the center of the frame get the least. Now they can benefit from more easy composition options. Nikon has also reduced shutter lag from previous entry level models which will be another big plus.

DPS 7-04: Hot Deal on Nikon D700, Sigma 120-400mm Lens Field Test, Camera Straps, SpyderCube, Lensbaby Composer and more...

Welcome to DPS 7-04--the nikondigital.org newsletter.We've got some great new product announcements and updates as well as the results of our Sigma Lens field test for you in this issue, plus an upgrade to our November Botswana Safari and an announcement of our Texas Bird Photo Safari for next April. Mixed in you'll find some useful photo tips we picked up in Texas this April.

Nikon D5000 low cost D-SLR with HD Video shipping Monday April 27

Nikon's D5000, announced a few weeks ago, is slated to begin shipments next week. The breakthrough 12MP D-SLR features video like its big brother the D90 (it has (720p HD video) but has added a moveable LCD for improved convenience shooting video and will be available for almost $200 less--at an estimated $730.