• Adobe Photoshop Was Almost Nikon Photoshop

    There’s an interesting history of Nikon’s electronic division over at, and among other things, it mentions a fact I didn’t know about Photoshop: before it was bought by Adobe, it was offered to Nikon and a few other camera companies. They turned it down, and perhaps not unwisely: they weren’t software companies, after all. Read More

  • Nikon Makes New Coolpix Line Official

    Hmm, these look familiar. Oh yes, they were leaked earlier today. Most of the info you want (prices, megapixels, lenses) is there, but there’s a bit of new info here as well. Read More

  • Nikon's New Coolpix Lineup Leaked

    It seems that a certain website decided to go live with some new Nikon cameras before the news was fully baked. They’ve since taken the post down, but Nikon Rumors managed to snag most of the content. So what’s Nikon got in store for us this season? Read More

  • Teardown Of Nikon D7000 Shows Off The Well-Packed Interior Of A Modern DSLR

    I wouldn’t say this teardown of a D7000 is of particular interest over, say, a Canon or Pentax, but you don’t often get to see brand-new DSLRs cracked open like this. When you think about it, there really is quite a lot of computing power packed into these guys. Being able to process and write thirty 16-megapixel RAW or JPEG images at five or six per second is a serious task. Go… Read More

  • Nikon Wants To Turn Your DSLR Viewfinder Into… A Projector

    This patent, filed by Nikon in Japan, is really baffling me right now. The idea is that the viewfinder or eyepiece would serve not only as a something to put your eye to and frame shots, but also as a pico projector. Isn’t that a little dangerous? Read More

  • Nikontrol 3K Tethers Your Camera To Your PC For Free

    Nikon publishes a program called Camera Control Pro, a software program intended to help the studio photographer by allowing them to tether their camera to a computer. The problem is, Camera Control Pro doesn’t support some of the latest cameras, and it has a $150 price tag. This inspired Nikontrol 3K, a free program that does basically the same thing, but for free. Read More

  • Nikon Working On Combo Manual-Electronic Zoom For Its Lenses

    This is kind of a cool technology Nikon is patenting here. I personally like to do the manual zoom thing when shooting DSLR video, but the slow creeping zoom or quick min-max possible with an electronic zoom rocker are both also valuable tools. As far as I know, there aren’t any consumer cameras that implement both, though I could be wrong about that. At any rate, Nikon is looking into it. Read More

  • Nikon Gives You A Chance To Shoot With A Nat Geo Photographer

    This would be one of those “once in a lifetime” opportunities. Nikon has announced a contest that will allow an aspiring photographer to go on an exclusive photo excursion with a National Geographic photographer. Apparently they’ll also throw in a D7000 in order to make sure you’re ready to take some great pictures. Read More

  • The Luddite's Gift Guide

    With all the hur-de-hur about technological gadgets on these very pages, I submit to you that there is one subset of the community that is underserved by our constant reportage: the Luddite. To that end, I propose a short exploration of the Luddite’s psyche and suggest a few possible items for their consumption this Holiday period. The term Luddite comes from Ned Ludd, the mythical or… Read More

  • Nikon Coolpix P7000 Firmware 1.1 Update Fixes Issues

    Nikon released a firmware update for the P7000 yesterday, fixing many of the problems that came up in the review. Most importantly, the image recording time has improved, and lens control has been optimized. Deets inside. Read More

  • Review: Nikon Coolpix P7000

    Short Version: It’s no secret that I love photography. I’m also very attached to my DSLR. I rarely leave the house without it and consider it to be an important part of my life. That being said, I’ve found something that makes me leave my DSLR at home. I’ve finally found a camera that’s small enough to slip into a pocket but still has the features and qualities… Read More

  • 500MB/s Transfer Speed, 2TB Storage: Sony, Nikon, SanDisk Propose New Memory Card Standard

    It’s time for a new standard for memory cards – according to Sony, Nikon and chip maker SanDisk. The three companies jointly developed a set of specifications for a next-generation memory card for digital cameras and digital video cameras and proposed the specs to the CompactFlash Association. Read More

  • My Picturetown 3D: Nikon's 3D Image Conversion Service For Photo Frames

    Nikon Japan is planning [JP] to offer an online service that allows users to convert conventional 2D images into 3D in order to view them on a dedicated 3D photo frame. Starting December this year, the service will be open to Japanese members of “my Picturetown”, an online photo sharing and storage service run by Nikon (which already exists). Read More

  • Nikon Expands My PictureTown Sharing Service

    Nikon’s MyPictureTown service has been running for a while now, but it still hasn’t pulled in the users that the other sharing services have. There has been some work to change that though, Nikon just announced several upgrades to the service, which will allow users to create PhotoMovies, as well as an improved user interface and more sharing options. Read More

  • First Look: Nikon CoolPix P7000

    Nikon announced their new CoolPix P7000 point and shoot on September 8th, and we’ve been waiting to get a review unit ever since. We still don’t have access to a unit that I can fully review; however, I’m currently at the Albuquerque Balloon festival with Nikon, and have had a chance to take a pretty close look at their newest power-P&S. First impression: I like it. Read More

  • Is the Nikon Q the next EVIL camera?

    There’s been some interesting noises coming out of Photokina in the form of some leaked photos that were sent to Nikon Rumors. There’s not much to the photos, just some phone camera shots of what closely resembles the lens mount of the new EVIL camera that Nikon has patented. Could we be seeing a micro 4/3rd’s from Nikon next week? Read More

  • Hands-Off Comparison: Nikon D7000 And P7000 Vs. Canon 60D And G12

    Canon and Nikon, the photography world’s Hatfields and McCoys, have both recently released new DSLRs and compact manuals. While all of them are certainly excellent cameras, they’re clearly gunning for each other and a quick perusal of all their specs seems in order. Read More

  • Nikon's New D7000 Focuses On The Enthusiast Market

    Looking for a DSLR that pretty much does it all? Say you need great low light performance, auto-focus while shooting HD video, and a new image processing system that gives you a 6 FPS burst speed for those action shots? Nikon’s got you covered with their latest DX format camera, the D7000. Read More

  • Is This The Upcoming Nikon D7000?

    We’ve been hearing about a proper Nikon D90 replacement for months now, but this is seemingly the first pic of what’s now being called the D7000. Spec didn’t leak with the pic so there’s still no word whether that body houses a 16MP DX sensor capable of autofocusing 1080p video. But Nikon Rumors feels good that all will be revealed by tomorrow along with some new… Read More

  • Nikon Looking Into Carbon Fiber DSLR Bodies?

    This is an interesting rumor, if not particularly well-sourced. But hey, it’s Friday night. Anything goes! It seems someone working in a workshop specializing in carbon-fiber construction has been working on something for Nikon: a “resin-infused 3D woven CFRP body” of the Pro DSLR persuasion. Current high-end camera bodies often use magnesium alloy for structure, though… Read More