The new Nikon D5500 is in stock and shipping. Recall that the D5500 was announced earlier this year at CES 2015. It features a 24.2MP sensor, EXPEED 4 processor and no optical low-pass filter. It has other solid specs like 1080/60p video capture, a 39-point AF sensor and captures still frames at up to 5fps in continuous shooting mode.
The D5500 is available as just the body only or in kit form with the 18-55mm or 18-140mm lenses. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
New rumors suggest that Nikon will announce a special version of the D810 for astrophotography in the next couple of days.
If this turns out to be true, expect a similar setup to Canon’s 60Da, which features a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity and allows the camera to better capture red hydrogen emission nebulae and other cosmic phenomena.
[vai Nikon Rumors]
The upcoming Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens went up for pre-order today at a $599 retail price. It should start shipping on March 2, 2015 for both Canon and Nikon mounts.
This is an APS-C format lens, which results in about a 17.5-32mm full frame equivalent field of view. It has a nine-blade diaphragm and internal focusing. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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