Here are some of the patents Nikon filed in the last few months:
→ patent for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone
→ patent for a one-piece external flash hot shoe and viewfinder accessory
→ patent for a 28mm f/2.8 lens for unknown sensor size (it's either for Nikon 1 or APS-C)
→ patent for a 9-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with VR for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras (24-365mm equivalent)
DxOMark published their Nikon D750 test results: the Df is still the low-light king, the D810 still has the best dynamic range. The new D750 camera offers a good balance between price, resolution, low light and dynamic range performance:
The price of the Nikon Coolpix A camera (see review) finally dropped in the US as well to $699 at Amazon, Adorama and B&H (the refurbished price is now $599.95). This $400 price drop is for a regular (Nikon US warranty) and not grey market camera.
I expect the Coolpix A model to be discontinued soon. Nikon may announce a replacement in January-February during the CES or CP+ shows.
Another price drop: grey market Nikon D750 camera is now selling for $1,849.99 on eBay, D810 grey market price is down to $2,759.
The new Nikon D750 is now part of this month's lens instant rebate program, but the only FX lenses you can combine it with are:
- Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens (100$ off)
- Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens ($150 off)
- Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens ($200 off)
The above lenses can be combined also with the D750 + 24-120mm f/4 lens kit.
Today DC.Watch published a long interview with the team that developed the D750 DSLR camera. Most of the Google translation is hard to follow, but I came across an interesting Q&A: the 51 points AF system inside the D750 is indeed narrower when compared to the D810. The reason for that is the reduced height of the D750 body and size of the pentaprism - Nikon had to compromise in order to keep the D750 body smaller.
Update #1 - Nikon selected the 1/4000 shutter speed (and not 1/8000) for the same reason: make the body smaller.
Update #2 - here is a visual comparison of the D750 and D810 focusing systems (both pictures taken from the viewfinder):
A quick Nikon D750 review by Pedro Lastra (flickr):
Here is my quick review of this brand new Nikon camera and its ground breaking technologies. This review is very much biased to my personal shooting style and preferences and may not be as relevant to photographers with alternate workflows: