In Nikon’s latest financial results, the company revealed that its Nikon 1 series mirrorless camera sales have been less than expected in the US and Europe.
Nikon Imaging president Yasuyuki Okamoto beats around the bush about why the Nikon 1 series isn’t catching on, stating “In Europe and the U.S. the ratio of mirrorless to SLRs hasn’t grown at all, unlike in Asia, where it’s quite popular with women because it’s light. We had higher expectations for other regions. But people who like cameras tend to just go for SLRs, even though they’re very heavy.” (emphasis added).
Or maybe, just maybe . . . people who like and know cameras want a mirrorless camera that offers competing image quality with a SLR. The Nikon 1 series of cameras does not. This is apparently obvious to everyone but Nikon Imaging’s president. [click to continue…]
Several Nikon 1 Series mirrorless cameras are up for grabs with significant instant rebates up to $300 off regular price through August 31, 2013. For example, the Nikon 1 J1 kit can be had for only $299 (reg. $499). Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Nikon 1 J1 mirrorless camera with a 10mm f/2.8 lens a and a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens for only $399 (reg. $749). The deal lasts now through August 31, 2013. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The recently-announced Nikon 1 Series 11-27.5mm lens is available and now shipping for $189.95.
The telephoto zoom lens offers an equivalent focal range of 30-74mm equivalent, and is smaller and lighter than the 10-30mm kit lens that ships with Nikon 1 cameras.
Check it out in white or black here at B&H Photo.
Rumors for Canon’s upcoming high MP DSLR suggest that it will essentially be on the same level as a Canon 1-Series DSLR according to the latest tips coming in at Northlight Images. However, there is still no solid info on whether the camera would carry a 1-Series designation alongside the 1D X and 1D C.
Recall that earlier rumors pointed to a 46MP full frame DSLR to be unveiled at PhotoPlus in October 2012 and it was previously rumored to be dubbed the 3D; however, that naming designation no longer seems to hold water. [click to continue…]
Along with the new Nikon D600 DSLR, Nikon unveiled a new 18.5mm f/1.8 lens for its 1 Series mirrorless cameras.
The 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 offers a full frame effective focal length of 50mm. Essentially, the new lens becomes a “fast fifty” when used with the Nikon J1, J2 and V1 cameras.
The new 18.5mm f/1.8 lens should be available in November for $189.95. It will be available in black, white and silver. You can order the lens here at B&H Photo.