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2015.03.11

Today Olympus revealed their Stylus SH-2 compact ultra-zoom. This digital camera features an ultra-wide 24X optical zoom lens, paired with Olympus’s own 5-axis Sensor-Shift image-stabilization. Its 16 megapixels CMOS sensor captures images continuously at up to 60 FPS and records full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, plus ultra-high-speed video at up to 240 FPS.

Olympus Stylus SH-2

This travel zoom offers manual controls, including spot-metering, custom white-balance, plus RAW capture to customize its output. Being only 43mm thick makes it one of the smallest RAW-capable digital cameras. It also includes Olympus’ WiFi with easy QR-code configuration which is compatible with Android and iOS devices.

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is scheduled to be available this April for $399 USD or CDN. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.03.02

Nikon just unveiled their D7200 cropped-sensor DSLR. This is an improved version of the Nikon D7100 reviewed here with what appears to be the sensor from the excellent Nikon D5500 which we reviewed this morning. Should the image-quality match, this would be a great win for the new flagship APS-C DSLR.

Nikon D7200

The new Nikon D7200 boasts a high-sensitivity 24 megapixels CMOS sensor with standard ISO 100 to 25600 range, plus monochrome Night Vision sensitivities up to 102400. This is combined with a fast 1/8000s shutter and 6 FPS full-resolution continuous drive. The buffer-depth for RAW files has been improved to 18 at maximum quality. This DSLR had its AF system tweaked to be sensitive down to -3 EV and keeps its 51-points, 15 of which have cross-type. Built-in WiFi and NFC are also included now.

The new Nikon D7200 is scheduled to be available this month for $1199 USD or $1399 CDN. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accpeting pre-orders.

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2015.03.02

Nikon is taking a huge leap ahead of the competition with its latest ultra-zoom. The Nikon Coolpix P900 boasts the world’s first fixed 83X optical zoom lens. This incredible lens offers an equivalent 24-2000mm range with maximum F/2.8-6.5 aperture. This is of course fully stabilized and Nikon claims up to 5 stops of effectiveness.

Nikon Coolpix P900

This a prosumer ultra-zoom and Nikon’s most advanced yet. It features full manual-controls, including spot metering and custom white-balance. It is equipped with plenty of controls, including dual control-dials, dual zoom-controllers and a traditional mode-dial. Framing with the P900 can be done via a rotating 3″ LCD or built-in 0.2″ EVF with Eye-Start sensor. Both offer 920K pixels of resolution and 100% coverage.

The Nikon P900 also has built-in WiFi and NFC, plus a GPS to complete its feature set. It is scheduled to be available next month for $599 USD or $669 CDN. B&H Photo and Adorama are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.02.12

Nikon just revealed two new waterproof additions to its Coolpix compact cameras. The flagship AW130 and entry-level S33, both rugged digital cameras with internal optics.

Nikon Coolpix AW130

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 is waterproof to a never-seen-before depth of 30m (100′). It is rugged to survive drops of 2.1m (7′) and is freezeproof to -10C (14F). Even though it is very compact, the AW130 packs a GPS with digital compass and world-map, WiFi and NFC.

This Coolpix features a stabilized 5X ultra-wide-angle optical zoom, equivalent to 24-120mm. This lens has a maximum F/2.8 aperture at wide-angle and is paired with a 16 megapixels high-speed CMOS sensor with ISO 125-6400 sensitivity-range. The sensor can shoot continuously at 7 FPS, for a maximum of 5 frames, and record full 1080p HD video at 30 FPS.

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 is expected to ship next month for a retail price of $349 USD or $379 CDN. Pre-order at B&H Photo or Adorama.

Nikon Coolpix S33

The Nikon Coolpix S33 takes the entry-level line to the depths of previous flagship models. It is waterproof down to 10m (33′) and shockproof to 1.5m (5′) drops. This point-and-shoot compact offers a 3X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 30-90mm.

The S33 features a 13 megapixels CMOS sensor, with ISO 125-1600 sensitivity-range. It can even manage full 1080p HD video at 25 FPS.

The Nikon Coolpix S33 ships next month for $149 USD or CDN. Again, B&H Photo and Adorama are accepting pre-orders.

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2015.02.12

Yesterday, Nikon revealed a new full-frame DSLR specialized for astrophotography. The Nikon D810A nearly identical to the excellent D810 reviewed here expect that its color-filter has been optimized to allow transmission of the hydrogen alpha spectral line, resulting in four times greater sensitivity of the 656nm wavelength.

Nikon D810A

This full-frame DSLR features a 36 megapixels CMOS sensor without anti-alias filter. It has huge sensitivity range which has been optimized between ISO 200 and 12,800 with expansion up to 51200. Along with the new IR filter, the D810A gains timed long exposures up to 900s or 15 minutes. This also comes with an Exposure Preview mode which has never been implemented before on a DSLR.

The Nikon D810E is scheduled to be available in May for a price of $3799 USD or $4449 CDN. Both B&H Photo and Adorama are already accepting pre-orders. There has never been a specialized full-frame for astrophotography, so pre-orders yours quickly!

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