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Nikon Releases the D3400 Digital SLR Camera



Nikon D3400Nikon has announced the release of its new D3400. It is an all-new entry-level DX-format digital SLR with easy connectivity to smart devices. This camera easily captures visual content for instant sharing to social media.

The D3400 is the first entry-level digital SLR enabled with SnapBridge connectivity. With the D3400’s built-in Bluetooth low energy technology, it is easy to connect the camera and a smart device via the SnapBridge app. All photos taken with the camera are automatically transferred to a smart device with simple, one-step setup. This eliminates the need to manually reconnect the camera to a smart device for each image transfer.

The D3400 offers a number of enhancements over its predecessor, the D3300. The camera’s ISO sensitivity has been expanded to ISO 100 – 25600 for capturing vibrant and clear pictures in low-light environments with less camera shake. Improved battery performance supports capture of approximately 1,200 shots with a fully charged battery.

It is also equipped with Guide Mode, which provides step-by-step instructions. This makes taking pictures and recording movies easy, even for first-time users of a digital SLR camera. It weighs approximately 395g, which makes it handy for users who are constantly on the move.


Nikon Enters Action Camera Market with KeyMission 360



Nikon KeyMission 360Nikon announced its entry into the action camera market at CES 2016 with the Nikon KeyMission 360. It is the first in a lineup of products that build on Nikon’s legendary excellence in optical technology and imaging innovation. The KeyMission 360 will officially be released in Spring of 2016, along with a variety of dedicated accessories.

The Nikon KeyMission 360 is a rugged camera capable of recording in true 360-degree video in 4K UHD. It features an image sensor and lenses on opposite sides of the device, with images from each combining to create a single immersive, ultra-high-definition 360-degree video and still image.

The camera is designed to withstand the elements. It is waterproof (approx. 100ft./30 m.), and able to stand up to dust, shock, and low temperatures. The KeyMission 360 also features electronic Vibration Reduction (VR), enabled through applications during playback, that reduces the effects of camera shake to help produce sharp and crisp video quality.


Nikon D5 DSLR Camera Available in March



Todd Cochrane reports that Nikon D5Nikon announced its new D5 DSLR camera at CES 2016. It is the upgrade to Nikon’s popular D4 DSLR camera. The D5 can be preordered right now and will be available in March of 2016.

The D5 is Nikon’s full-frame flagship camera. It is an FX-format DSLR that makes the impossible possible. Huge advancements in sensor design, autofocus, metering, and image processing have resulted in new capabilities – and therefore, the release of the D5. Nikon decided to replace the D4 with the new D5 because technological innovation demanded it.

The D5 has the following stats:
* Image Sensor Format: FX
* 20.8 million megapixels
* 12 FPS continuous shooting (or 14 FPS with mirror up) at full resolution
* 100-102,400 ISO (expandable to 3,280,000 ISO)
* 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p)
* Sensor size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
* Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF) (Type 1, compliant with UDMA)
* XQD Type Memory

The D5 is engineered to reduce the stress factors of shooting all day. Improved ergonomics and an expanded illuminated button layout puts key controls at your fingertips. A high resolution XGA Touchscreen LCD with a smartphone-like interface makes it easy to select AF points or Spot White Balance in Live View, swipe through shots, pinch to zoom, edit file names and more.

It has new double XQD card slots, which is a new modular design for memory. It lets you select a model with either dual XQD slots or dual high-speed CF slots.The body of the camera is light and made of a durable magnesium-alloy body with extensive weather sealing.