Nikon has press conferences scheduled this week, which likely means some new camera announcements and the most likely camera being tossed around right now is a replacement for the Nikon D7000. Rumored specs on the new camera include a 24MP sensor, ISO 100-6400 and a form factor similar to its full frame brother – the D600.
Other rumors point to the possibility of a advanced Nikon Coolpix point and shoot camera – perhaps a Nikon P310 replacement that supports RAW image capture and WU-1a support for wireless image transfer. Or, a point and shoot with a 1″ sensor that would presumably compete head-to-head with the Sony RX100.
Whatever is coming, we should have official word and complete details in the next couple of days. Stay tuned.
[via Nikon Rumors]
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
DxO Optics Pro v7.5.4 is now available and adds support for the Pentax K-30 and the Sony DSC-RX100, along with more than 400 new camera/lens combinations added since the last version. With the latest update, DxO Optics Pro 7 now has over 8,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
More details on the DxO website.
The Nikon 1 J2 will be the successor to the 1-Series J1 that was introduced last year. The 1Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will likely serve as a new kit lens with a 30-75mm equivalent zoom range. These images have purportedly leaked ahead of the official announcement of the new camera and lens units.
As a refresher, the Nikon 1 camera system is a mirrorless system with a 2.7x crop factor – in contrast to the 2x crop factor of the Micro Four Thirds system, the 1.5x crop factor of Sony NEX and the 1.6 crop factor of the Canon EOS M. The excellent new Sony RX100 compact camera also features a 2.7x crop factor (albeit without the interchangeable lens option).
An official announcement is expected as early as next week. Expect to hear lots more as we move closer to Photokina 2012.
[Digicame-info via Nikon Rumors]