Nikon D3x Review at PhotographyBLOG

PhotographyBLOG has posted a review of the Nikon D3x.

In comparison with the D3, viewing images from that and the D3x side by side, the former’s images are noticeably smoother and as we mentioned at that time of our initial review, more film-like while the D3x’s do reveal more clearly defined detail – particularly on close ups – when viewed at 100%.

For more news and reviews, visit Photography Bay’s Nikon D3x Reviews and Resources.

Nikon D400 and D750 Speculation

Digital Rev has a new, suggestive article entitled The Nikon D400 & D750 Revealed or Just Viral Marketing?  While the title would lead you to believe that there’s been some kind of leak or specific promotion on the D400 and/or D750 (neither of which have been confirmed by Nikon), the post appears to simply be Digital Rev’s take on recent rumors, along with some fancy mockups and spec/wish list.

I’ve had several emails to this article, suggesting that it’s a leak of some sort.  Upon second glance, it seems to just be a racy title with no evidence of either of these cameras being revealed by Nikon, or evidence of viral marketing on behalf of Nikon.  In essence, it appears to simply be speculation.

We’re still waiting for something solid on the Nikon D400, Nikon D750 or Nikon D800.  Stay tuned.

Nikon D40 and D40x Firmware Updates

Nikon has released firmware updates for the D40 and D40x DSLRs.

Nikon D40 firmware updates:

The following issues has been resolved in A firmware version 1.12:

With firmware Ver. 1.11 and earlier, the number of images that could be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a was used was less than when an EN-EL9 was used. By upgrading A firmware to Ver. 1.12, EN-EL9a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a is used than when an EN-EL9 is used.

Number of shots possible (battery performance) with EN-EL9a (1,080 mAh)

  • Single-frame shooting mode: Approximately 510 shots (with testing according to CIPA standards*)
  • Continuous shooting mode: Approximately 2,400 shots (with testing according to Nikon standards*)

Download firmware v1.12 (Windows)

Download firmware v1.12 (Mac)

Nikon D40x firmware updates:

The following issues has been resolved in A firmware version 1.01:

With firmware Ver. 1.00 the number of images that could be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a was used was less than when an EN-EL9 was used. By upgrading A firmware to Ver. 1.01, EN-EL9a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a is used than when an EN-EL9 is used.

Number of shots possible (battery performance) with EN-EL9a (1,080 mAh)

  • Single-frame shooting mode: Approximately 510 shots (with testing according to CIPA standards*)
  • Continuous shooting mode: Approximately 2,400 shots (with testing according to Nikon standards*)

Download firmware v1.01 (Windows)

Download firmware v1.01 (Mac)