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nikon  // Posts tagged as "nikon"

07 Nov Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Ever since the first compact system camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, was introduced back in 2008, photography enthusiasts have been falling over themselves to speculate on when one of the two big players, Nikon or Canon, would enter the market. The wait is finally over. But does the Nikon 1 series live up to the hype?...

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01 Aug Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

What is a Compact System Camera? Compact system cameras are a relatively new type of camera that fill a gap between consumer point and shoot models and Digital SLRs.  They function much like DSLRs; they have interchangeable lenses, work well in low-light, and offer a much higher level of manual control than most traditional compact cameras. When...

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08 Jul Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone SLR Mount: Use Nikon & Canon DSLR Lenses on you phone

iPhone SLR Mount: Use Nikon & Canon DSLR Lenses on you phone

Every now and then a product catches my eye that I can’t make my mind up on – is it genius or just ridiculous? The iPhone SLR Mount from photojojo.com is the latest item to make it onto this prestigious list that lives inside my head.  The sales pitch is reasonably compelling; turn your iPhone into...

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26 May Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

New AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

New AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

Many photographers will tell you that getting a good prime lens is one of the best (and most cost-effective) investments you can make to improve your DSLR photography.  Whilst this might largely be true, up until now Nikon users have been at a disadvantage compared to Canon users, as their cheapest prime lenses did not...

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11 Apr Posted by Matt in News |

Digital Camera Beginner Update: eBay, Used DSLRs & Buyers Guides

Digital Camera Beginner Update: eBay, Used DSLRs & Buyers Guides

In the last couple of months a lot has been going on behind the scenes here at Digital Camera Beginner, and after a big push over the weekend we’re pleased to announce that our new Used DSLR section is now live. We realised a while ago that buying used is a great way to make...

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08 Apr Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon D5100 Preview

Nikon D5100 Preview

After discontinuing the Nikon D5000 at the end of last year, Nikon fans looking for an advanced consumer-level DSLR to compete with the Canon EOS 550D/T2i or 600D/T3i have been left wanting. Thankfully the wait is nearly over and the all-new Nikon D5100 is due to start shipping later this month, but is it enough...

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27 Jan Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

New Nikon D3100 Firmware available: Version 1.01

New Nikon D3100 Firmware available: Version 1.01

We like the Nikon D3100 a lot - when it first came out last year we thought it could be the perfect beginner digital SLR, and it certainly hasn’t dissapointed.  As with all new models there were a few niggles though, so we reccomend that all users install the firmware update (version 1.01) released by Nikon...

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23 Jan Posted by Matt in News |

Is the Canon-Nikon dominance over? Sony now #2 in the UK

Is the Canon-Nikon dominance over? Sony now #2 in the UK

For a long time, the interchangeable lens camera market has been dominated by two huge players, Canon and Nikon, with a small field of other manufacturers picking up the scraps.  Now new figures analysed by Amateur Photographer show Sony at the number two spot in the UK, forcing Nikon into third place. Of course until...

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04 Jan Posted by Matt in News |

Nikon Compact System Digital Camera about to Launch?

Nikon Compact System Digital Camera about to Launch?

Thinking of buying a compact system camera in the near future? If so then it might be wise to wait a couple of weeks to see if the current crop of speculation surrounding Nikons entry into this sector holds true. Current rumours suggest models could hit the shelves by March 2011, and may be announced very soon.

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14 Dec Posted by Matt in News |

Digital Camera Predictions for 2011

Digital Camera Predictions for 2011

We've already taken a look at some of our favourite cameras from 2010 - the Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, Nikon D3100, Fujifilm F70EXR and Canon PowerShot SX210 IS - but what will 2011 hold for the digital camera world? We've been sifting through bucket loads of rumours here at Digital Camera Beginner, and if just a few of them turn to reality then we should be set for another exciting year.

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