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0 Nikon D500 with cropped 4K video (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Unfortunately the D500 uses a heavy crop of the sensor to readout 4K video. More about this below. As well as the Nikon D5, we have a surprise. Although the Nikon D5 can only record 4K for up to 3 minutes at a time, the D500 can go for a full 30 minutes in one continuous take. The D500 also comes in much cheaper than the larger FX pro body.

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4 Rumours claim Nikon have acquired Samsung’s NX technology

The already very strange Samsung controversy just took an unexpected turn. It must be noted this is a rumour and it is up to you whether to believe it or not! There’s no official announcement but looking at it logically it would definitely explain why Samsung felt it ok to pull their NX system off the market despite having some very valuable (class leading) technology under the hood.

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2 Steve Jobs on Xerox PARC – this video explains EXACTLY why photography companies are failing to innovate with consumer cameras

Comment on the forum Right now I am shocked at the lack of innovative product design coming out of the DSLR market lead by Canon and Nikon and the failure to respond to the growing threat of consumer smartphones. Canon’s response has been to ignore the shrinking consumer market by focusing on business to business technologies like security cameras and the pro video market with Cinema EOS. Nikon’s response has been to…

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2821 Nikon Hacker enables raw video

(Thanks to A1ex for the tip off). Developer “leegong” of Nikon Hacker has made enormous progress in getting raw video from the live view function of the Nikon D5100. Early builds of the patch output raw frames to the card and A1ex of Magic Lantern has written a prototype / test DNG converter.

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0 EOSHD opinion: smartphones are not killing DSLRs, apps and online services are

It’s well known that DSLR sales are sliding now, following the worrying trajectory of compact cameras. Then I read with great interest Vincent Laforet’s prediction that the era of stand-alone cameras is coming to an abrupt end for the mass market. There was a very key chart in that blog post which you can see above. I believe it speaks volumes about why the mass market is migrating from hardware…

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0 Nikon D810 video quality leapfrogs Canon 5D Mark III

The D810 now shoots better quality 1080p out of the box than the 5D Mark III. It isn’t 4K or raw but it’s good. In fact Nikon are now providing better image quality than Canon across the range in video mode. Beginning with the D3300 and D5300 which provide a better APS-C image than the 7D Mark II with less moire, Nikon have taken the same improvement to image quality…

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0 10 questions I’ll be asking Canon and Nikon at Photokina – join me and present yours

It is rare to see a less than positive review of a camera online today and rarer still to see tough questions asked of camera companies in interviews. At EOSHD I don’t agree the ‘yes man’ relationship does the camera companies any favours at all. Here are my 10 tough questions for Canon and Nikon at Photokina. I’ll be asking product managers in person exactly these on the day. Although these are…

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0 Market for DSLRs shrinking dramatically and why Canon / Nikon are to blame

Data from CIPA, via Personal-View For years on EOSHD I’ve said that if Canon and Nikon don’t innovate with their DSLRs and transition to high end mirrorless technology they risk jeopardising their business. This advice has been met with an arrogance built on a decade of increasing sales. Now in an era of falling shipments both companies have blamed smartphones and the world economy. For me this is unacceptable, it’s all…

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0 Nikon D5300 Review and why DSLRs are dead for video

http://vimeo.com/86653562 Original music by Berlin electronic act Herdwhite – see more on iTunes Join EOSHD on Facebook – we broke 10,000 likes and counting yesterday – thank you everyone I’ll start this review with a parable. It is a parable about an old man, who fell asleep…

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0 Could Nikon be about to enter digital cinema market?

Today sees the announcement of a new DSLR sensor from one of Nikon’s recent sensor supplier’s Aptina which has a headline spec of 4K video at up to 80fps. The highly rated company says it is ‘combining DSLR image quality and 4K digital cinema’ with the new AR1411HS sensor. Along with Nikon being on the record for wanting to add 4K video to future Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras, could the…

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0 Nikon D5200 review

UPDATE: The HDMI output on this camera is uncompressed 4:2:2, for a leap in image quality over the internal 24Mbit codec! Check the forum for my ProRes noise grain sample shots The Nikon D5200 is the best mid-range Nikon yet for video. What is more of a surprise is the relish in which it takes on the much more expensive 5D Mark III, Panasonic GH3 and Nikon’s own flagship the…

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0 Mosaic Engineering working on Nikon D800 anti-moire filter

Good news for Nikon D800 owners. Mosaic Engineering are currently working on anti-aliasing filter for the camera. Because the sensor line-skips to produce HD video, the custom-designed optical low pass filter should almost eliminate any moire and aliasing on the D800 if it works as well as it did on the Canon 5D Mark II.

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0 Nikon say “we will make our stills cameras for videographers”

Above: Marketing ploy alert! RedRock Micro’s new ‘Nikon gold’ branded rig for shooting video on the D800 In an interview with the British Journal of Photography, Nikon are really talking sense. It has taken a few years! Let’s listen to what Nikon group marketing manager for the UK, Jeremy Gilbert has to say about the company’s direction with their DSLRs and video.

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0 First truly representative Nikon D800 video footage. DXOMark says sensor is ‘best ever’.

Above: frame grab from Longshan’s Temple shot on the Nikon D800 in Taiwan. Click here to go to the Vimeo page and to download the original. These findings have rather taken me aback. Not only is the Nikon D800’s video quality far better than the Nikon D4 and more detailed than the 5D Mark III, the low light performance of the raw sensor data is nip and tuck with the…

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0 Nikon may add 4K video to future cameras (J1 sensor already capable)

Consumer 4K is on the way, it is now as inevitable as the first 1080p stickers were on your TVs and cameras of 5 years ago. In an interview with DPReview, Nikon’s Tetsuya Yamamoto says that the Nikon J1’s (Aptina produced) sensor is already capable of a 4K horizontal resolution in video mode (although he doesn’t reveal the vertical resolution which I suspect would be lower than 2K).

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31 The Nikon 1 system – will it succeed?

Photo by Rob Galbraith Soon the single lens reflex design will be obsolete. Mirrorless technology is the next evolution of the DSLR into a fully electronic camera. An electronic shutter, OLED EVF, better AF and improved video modes all come from mirrorless technology production. So with this in mind it is clear to me the folly of the Nikon 1. Nikon have gimped their future to prop up the past.

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29 Why photo / video pros could migrate to consumer electronics if Canon and Nikon don’t up their game

I’ve been chewing this subject over recently with Sam Morgan Moore who is an experienced pro stills photographer turned videographer. “What sony are doing at the moment – first with the FS100 and some appaerenly competent stills glass – is opening up an unheard of possibility… A professional stills shooter who does not use Canon or Nikon but uses cameras made by the company that brought you the Walkman and the…

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4 Nikon pair Black Swan’s DP Matthew Libatique with D5100

Nikon have just shot their D5100 TV commercial on the D5100 itself. A few years late to this game but at least they are doing it properly. No jumpsuited gimps in this one like the GH2 commercial shot on a 5D, just Ashton Kutcher… Oh wait. But behind the camera was one of my favourite DPs of all time – Matthew Libatique, none other than Darron Aronofsky’s Director of Photography. He’s…

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9 Why there will be no Nikon D4

What kind of DSLR will be the successor to the Nikon D3 series? Here’s a clue, it won’t be the D4. A quick glance at other models confirms the fact. Panasonic have the LX3, and skip to the LX5. Olympus have the E-3 and E-5, but no E-4. Sony have a NEX3 and NEX5. A quick scan through all the recent camera releases at DPReview reveals a few 40’s and…

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2 Sony jump Nikon for DSLR sales, Canon & Nikon drop to 60% in Japan

There are signs that a lack new product releases are hurting Canon and Nikon’s sales. First sign comes from Japan (thanks 1001NoisyCameras), ever a forward looking market. Here Canon and Nikon’s duopoly on DSLR sales is no longer what it once was, down to just 60% of the market – roughly 32% to Canon and 28% to Nikon.

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0 Nikon taking mirrorless up-market, with April release

We’ve know for a while Nikon have been developing a mirrorless camera. They’ve filed numerous patents for mirrorless technologies, new lenses and a new mount. Now a good source of Mirrorlessrumors.com (run by the guy behind 43rumors.com) says such a camera will use a Sony 24MP CMOS and be released in April and have given the rumour their highest ranking.

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0 Nikon – “DSLR video is taking off massively”

Nikon have seen huge demand recently for their first 1080p DSLR, the D7000. In an interview with Imaging-Resource at CES, Nikon vice president David Lee says that he… “really believes a very important feature, and that when we came this past year with the full 1080p, those models have really taken off”.

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0 How engineering can triumph over marketing, a solution

ABOVE: Lumix GH2 team members at Panasonic With the 5D Mark 3 expected to have 30+ Megapixels, we are seeing video DSLRs severely compromised by densely packed sensors with poor light gathering abilities. Even camera phones are racing upward with 14Mp on a tiny sensor producing terrible results.

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2 Nikon ultra small mirrorless specs revealed in patent, YouTube goes 4K

Nikon patents in Japan have been decoded at NikonRumors.com and relate to (you guessed it) a mirrorless camera system. The system is not APS-C based like the Sony NEX or Samsung NX10 and Nikon are not joining Micro 4/3rd’s. Instead they are set to produce the smallest possible interchangeable lens camera, with 49mm lens barrels (think filter thread size of the Olympus EP1 kit lens).

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0 Nikon finally ‘doing a GH1’

Nikon’s president has announced that the company are working on a ‘new concept camera’ which will feature improved video capabilities. Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg in an interview yet to be fully published, that the company will introduce a Panasonic GH1 competitor with “enhanced function for video recording” (Makoto’s own words)

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0 Nikon – sleeping giant, soon to come on board the video train?

According to NikonRumors.com there are new signs today that the sleeping giant has finally recognised the demand for video in HDSLRs and will begin a push to implement and market it – properly. Until now, Nikon have had a very poor implementation of video mode on their DSLR cameras despite being first to the market with it!