In-Camera Warnings and Suggestions: What Do Users Want?

Nikon DSLR Patent

Many recent camera models feature “tips” or “suggestions” on shooting modes and camera operation.  Nikon filed a patent application in June 2011 that shows off more of these kind of helpful hints.

I don’t know that these new warnings and suggestions indicated in the patent offer much more than what we already see in the latest entry-level DSLRs.  However, it got me to thinking about what would be good ideas to implement in these tips or guide modes. [Read more...]

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4 VR II Lens Patent

Nikon 70-200mm f4 VR II

A lens missing from Nikon’s lineup recently appeared in a published patent application at the USPTO.  Canon’s 70-200mm f/4L and 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses have been popular lenses over the past few years.  The original f/4L was so popular that Canon decided to make an IS version and keep both lenses in the lineup.

Now, it looks like Nikon will be jumping on this popular lens size… [Read more...]

Nikon V1 and J1 Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Mirrorless Camera

It looks like the names and specs for the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera models have finally slipped out.  According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon V1 and J1 are rumored to be the initial models in the new Nikon mirrorless camera system.

As previously rumored, the cameras will feature a 2.7x crop sensor dubbed as Nikon’s CX format.  The new cameras are expected to feature a 10.1MP image sensor and capture 1080p HD video.

Additional key specs are rumored as follows: [Read more...]

Nikon Mirrorless Camera System Coming September 21

"Nikon in White" Press Invitation

While August was a busy month for camera announcements, it’s looking more and more like September is going to give it a run for its money.  A press invitation to a “Nikon in White” event on September 21 recently surfaced – an event that is supposed to reveal Nikon’s new mirrorless camera system. [Read more...]