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Nikon DSLR Camera Buying Guide

 

  1. Nikon D3100 DSLR

Nikon D3100For the photographer who is ready to take that big step from compact to DSLR camera, the Nikon D3100 will make it a very easy transition. First, because the D3100 is built to feel light and compact, so a new DSLR photographer won’t be concerned with carrying it all day. Second, because the various controls are conveniently located and, in some cases, require only one touch to activate, such as the video record button. Third, is the D3100’s Guide mode, which includes simple instructions and reference photos to understand how to use the camera’s functions. Many photographers new to DSLRs are also not familiar with viewing shooting information through the viewfinder. All they have to do is press the info button and they will see the details on the large LCD screen. The D3100 also has 1080p Full-HD video and a kit lens with built-in image stabilization technology.

For more details, read the PhotographyTalk article, 9 Easy First Steps Into the World of DSLR Photography with the Nikon D3100 Camera.

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Overview

The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera is an affordable, compact and lightweight photographic power-house. It features the all-purpose 18-55mm VR lens, a high-resolution 14.2 MP CMOS sensor along with a feature set that's comprehensive yet easy to navigate - the intuitive onboard learn-as-you grow guide mode allows the photographer to understand what the 3100 can do quickly and easily. Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus. Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus. Capture pictures and make movies in near darkness with an ISO range of 100 to 3200 (expandable to 12800-Hi2).

EXPEED 2, Nikon's new image processing engine, assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure and noise. One-touch Live View and movie recording lets you see the action on the 3" monitor and the Scene Recognition System automatically chooses the ideal settings. You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes- Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.

Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights. A built-in pop-up flash is ready for those times when there just isn't enough light and in-camera image editing allows creative freedom and effects, without the need for a computer.

The Nikon D3100 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D3100 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D3100 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D3100: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /swivel LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D3100 Includes

  • Nikon D3100 14.2 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
  • EN-EL14 Battery
  • MH-24 Battery Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecap
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty (USB Cable is NOT included)
  1. Nikon D3200 DSLR

Nikon D3200Nikon gave entry-level DSLR photographers a big boost when it introduced the D3200 during early 2012, as a major upgrade of the D3100. Sensor size is one of the most obvious improvements, with a 24.2-MP DX-format CMOS sensor in the D3200 compared to the D3100’s 14.2-MP sensor. Paired with a Nikon EXPEED 3 image processor, the D3200 delivers very high quality images and exceptional color to stills and video. Enthusiasts looking for more DSLR will be pleased to discover that the D3200 is barely bigger or heavier than the D3100. Nikon was smart enough to retain the D3100’s Guide Mode, but enhanced it with “Assist Images,” which provides sample images to help photographers be more creative. Video recording is top-notch with 1080p Full-HD video, an HDMI jack and an auto-focus system that operates fully while making movies. D3200 shooters also have the option of wireless functionality for photo sharing with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, which is a separate accessory.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 7 Value Features of the New Nikon D3200 DSLR for Digital Photography Enthusiasts.

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Overview

With the announcement of the Nikon D3200, Nikon has raised the bar for image resolution in the sub-$700 camera category. The Nikon D3200 combines a 24MP DX-format (APS) CMOS sensor with a feature set that's designed to please snapshooters who are stepping up from point-and-shoot photography and for more serious shooters looking for a low-cost second body. Nikon's popular Guide Mode, which was introduced with the D3000, offers on-screen guidance for beginners and holds your hand as it allows you to explore the camera's range of creative picture-taking options. Full HD 1080p video capture should appeal to budget-conscious videographers.

The camera is lightweight; it is well-suited for soccer moms who want to capture Junior's sports activities with its 4 fps burst rate. The Nikon D3200 is compatible with a new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter ($59.95; also available for pre-order), which can send images to mobile devices like smartphones and tabletsand let you control the camera remotely from your device

Key features include:

• 24MP DX CMOS sensor

• ISO range 100-6400, expandablre to 12,800 Expeed 3 image processing engine 3-inch, 921k LCD monitor 1080p HD video at

• 24 or 30 fps Stereo microphone jack

• 4 frames per second burst mode

• 11-point AF system

• Guide Mode

• Six Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up, Night Portrait) Compatible with Nikon FX-format lenses, Speedlight system

Nikon D3200 Includes

  • Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
  • Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Lens, Nikon USA
  • EN-EL14 Battery
  • MH-24 Battery Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecap
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty
  • UC-E17 USB Cable
  1. Nikon D5100 DSLR

Nikon D5100Nikon has designed and positioned the D5100 DSLR between the D3200 and D7000 for experienced enthusiasts who want more than entry-level features, but the opportunity to create with capabilities that approach the pro-level camera. The D5100’s versatility is immediately evident in its side-hinged LCD screen that is big and bright at 3 inches and 920,000 dots. The D5100 also delivers the same sensor (16.2-MP), ISO range to 25,600 and 14-bit RAW shooting as the D7000. The Nikon D5100 is also very competitive, compared to the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, with more points in its AF system and a faster continuous shooting mode at 4 frames per second to the T3i’s 3.7. For the enthusiasts who wants to capture the best pictures of his or her world of family, friends, events and travel, the Nikon D5100 is virtually a perfect choice. Plus, it has the capabilities for the enthusiast photographer who also wants to be more creative with a camera.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 7 Advantages You’ll Have Over the People Who Didn’t Buy a Nikon 5100 DSLR Camera.

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Overview

Nikon's D5100 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) delivers a galaxy of professional features in a consumer digital camera. A high-resolution 16.2MP DX format CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 2 image processing engine guarantee superb quality and high performance. The 3" vari-angle tilting LCD monitor allows you full freedom in composition, with sparkling 921,000-dot resolution. Full 1920 x 1080p video with full-time autofocus (for tracking subjects in motion) and stereo sound (using optional microphone) is always available, with in-camera editing and creative controls to bring out your inner director.

The Effects mode provides a dazzling array of special effects for putting your own individual stamp on all of your images-still photos or video. Selective Color, for instance, isolates any color within a scene, and Night Vision captures details in places too dark for your own eyes. High Key effect will create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere and mystery, or you can emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, or Miniature Effect-which produces a scene that looks like a miniature scale model.

With sensitivity ranging from 100 to 6400 ISO, you'll be able to make photos and videos that are amazingly rich, even in low light. In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode will tame high contrast situations by automatically capturing multiple exposures of the scene and combining them for vastly improved contrast and low noise. A blazing fast 11-point autofocus system and split-second shutter response mean that you won't miss photo opportunities waiting for your camera to catch up. The built-in speedlight has i-TTL for accurate, well-balanced flash every time.

With the Scene Recognition system, 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 16 automatic exposure scene modes, and Active D-Lighting, your control over your photos and movies will be more precise and simple to carry out than ever. The automatic image sensor cleaning prevents dust from ruining any of your images.

The Nikon D5100 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D5100 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D5100 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D5100: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /swivel LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D5100 Includes

  • Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel DX-Format Digital Camera
  • EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty
  1. Nikon D5200 DSLR

Nikon D5200The newest edition to the PhotographyTalk Nikon DSLR Camera Buying Guide is the Nikon D5200. As would seem to make sense, the D5200 is an upgrade of the D5100, providing beginners, hobbyists, and even experienced enthusiast, with the latest in “advanced” entry-level capabilities in a DSLR camera. The external upgrades are relatively minor, but a stereo microphone and drive mode button added to the top plate will attract many photographers’ attention. The new D5200 is as well constructed as all Nikon DSLRs, but was kept small and lightweight, so photographers can shoot with it throughout the day. Most of the D5200 upgrades are internal, specifically a 39-point autofocus system and 2,016-pixel, RBG color-sensitive metering sensor. In addition, Nikon has increased the camera’s ISO range to 25,600 and continuous shooting to 5 frames per second, and given the D5200 1080p Full-HD. The new D5200 also retains the D5100’s side-hinged, articulating LCD screen. Nikon has also added more connectivity, including to Nikon’s optional GP-1 GPS and MC-DC2 electronic cable release.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, The Nikon D5200 DSLR: A Sneak Peek at its Newest DX-Format Camera for Beginners and Hobbyists that Want More.

Currently, Nikon has not released a price for the D5200 DSLR, nor is it available for pre-order at major online retailers. PhotographyTalk will update this Buying Guide when that information becomes available.

Overview

  • Special Effects that enable you to enjoy various creative expressions in still images and movies by setting prior to shoot. 
  • High-speed, multifunctional and high-performance image-processing engine "EXPEED 3", equivalent to that of the Nikon's flagship model, D4. 
  • Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to ISO 25600 equivalent) that delivers sharp images with reduced image blur even in low-lit situations or sports scenes. 
  • High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 5 fps that surely captures decisive moments. 
  • Stereo microphone employed [NEW], Full HD (1920 x 1080) D-Movie with selectable 60i/50i frame rate. 
  • Easy-to-understand and easy-to-operate, new GUI that effectively utilizes graphic processing. [NEW] 
  • Large, easy-to-view, approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle (170°), 7.5-cm (3-in.) horizontal-opening vari-angle LCD monitor. 
  • Energy-saving design that achieves approx. 500 shots* per charge (with EN-EL14, in single-frame mode). 
    • *Based on CIPA Standards.
  • Compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) that enables transmission of images to smartphone or tablet PC wirelessly. 
  • Compatible with the WR-R10/WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers (optional). Remote control is ensured even if there are obstacles in the way. [NEW] 
  • 16 options of Scene Modes that enable selection of the most appropriate mode according to the shooting scene or subject.
  • Variety of image-editing functions that allow you to retouch images easily after shooting, such as NEF (RAW) processing, Trim and Fisheye. 
  1. Nikon D90 DSLR

Nikon D90The Nikon D90 DSLR has retained its value, even though it was introduced during August 2008, because thousands of photographers have found it to be a very “comfortable” camera. That comfort is both physical, as the D90 is very portable and lightweight, and technological, as it has the features and functions that allow the hobbyist or enthusiast to be confident that he or she will capture excellent images of virtually any kind of subject matter. Shooting comfort is made easy with a 3-inch, 920,000-dot color LCD screen and the combination of a 12.3-MP DX-format CMOS Sensor and Nikon EXPEED image processor. The Nikon D90’s 11-point auto-focus system brings subjects, even those in motion, into sharp focus quickly and accurately. What will make your purchase of the D90 feel most comfortable is that it has proven its quality and value, and continues to be a great choice for the serious enthusiast.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 9 Comfort Zones of the Nikon D90 DSLR Camera. 

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Overview

The Nikon D90 is a 12.3-megapixel DX-format camera. Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with ground breaking features, the D90's breathtaking, low-noise image quality is further advanced with EXPEED image processing.

Split-second shutter response and continuous shooting at up to 4.5 frames-per-second provide the power to capture fast action and precise moments perfectly, while Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System contributes to faster 11-area autofocus performance, finer white balance detection and more.

The D90 delivers the control passionate photographers demand, utilizing comprehensive exposure functions and the intelligence of 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Stunning results come to life on a 3-inch 920,000-dot color LCD monitor, providing accurate image review, Live View composition and brilliant playback of the D90's cinematic-quality 24-fps HD D-Movie mode.



The Nikon D90 is commonly used for Art, Family photos, Fun, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D90 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D90 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D90: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, Great picture quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight, Quiet, Simple controls, Strong construction to mention just a few.

Nikon D90 Includes

  • Nikon D90 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-18a Quick Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E4 USB Cable
  • EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-DC1 Camera Strap
  • BM-10 LCD Monitor Cover
  • Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Nikon Warranty
  1. Nikon D7000 DSLR

Nikon D7000Having received a number of major industry awards from independent organizations, the Nikon D7000 has proven to be the best of the best among intermediate DSLR cameras. If you’re a serious enthusiast who is ready to enter the ranks of pro-style shooters, then you couldn’t select a better camera. The D7000 has all the features and capabilities to help transform a casual photographer into one that wants to focus on greater creativity. These tools include a 16.2-MP DX-format CMOS sensor working in tandem with Nikon’s EXPEED 2 image processor and 14-bit A/D conversion. Add an ISO range that is expandable to 25,600; as much as 6 frames per second continuous shooting; a 39-point AF system with 9 center cross-type sensors; a bright, optical viewfinder with 100% coverage; and a 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD screen and you’ll be fully equipped to capture your world with superior image quality. You’ll also have the opportunity to become a serious videographer with the D7000’s 1080p Full-HD video and external stereo microphone jack.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 9 Reasons To Upgrade to a Nikon D7000.

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Overview

The D7000 is a new mid-class DX-format camera with a compact body loaded with a number of advanced functions.

As the D-SLR market expands, D-SLR users are becoming more diverse to include those who demand the ability to capture images with greater definition and imagequality, those looking for more advanced shooting functions, and those looking for the ability to record movies with the rich power of expression that is only possible with SLR cameras.

The D7000 is a high-quality mid-class D-SLR that responds to user demands with a variety of the latest camera technologies and functions for high-quality, high-definition shooting, all in a durable, high-performance, yet compact body. Among its features are a new DX-format CMOS image sensor, Nikon's latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, a new 2,016-pixel metering sensor, a new AF system that utilizes 39 focus points, and the D-Movie function that enables recording of full HD movies.

The Nikon D7000 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D7000 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D7000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D7000: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Long battery life, Quiet, Tilt /swivel LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D7000 Includes

  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Quick Charger
  • EG-D2 Audio/Video Cable; UC-E4 USB Cable
  • BM-11 Monitor Cover; DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC1 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Nikon View NX2 Software CD-ROM
  • Nikon U.S.A. Warranty
  1. Nikon D300S DSLR

Nikon D300SThe D300S DSLR represents a major challenge and triumph for Nikon, as it was able to design a camera that is truly an improvement on its predecessor, the Nikon D300, which many consider one of the best ever. The D300S is the intermediate DSLR that will make any experienced enthusiast a very happy photographer. Built with magnesium-alloy parts, the D300S is meant to be used in most shooting situations, as it continues to deliver high quality images. The 12.3-MP DX-format CMOS sensor is thoroughly enhanced by a Nikon EXPEED image processor and 1,005-pixel 4D Color Matrix Metering II. The 3-inch, 921,000-dot VGA LCD screen is extremely bright, and renders colors accurately for reviewing captured photos and Live View operations. Picture sharpness and focus clarity is virtually assured with the 51-point auto-focus system and its 3D Focus Tracking mode. Every photographer will discover more creativity with the D300S’s Picture Control Settings and In-Camera Image Editing capabilities.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, 11 Fascinating Facts You Should Know About a Nikon D300S Camera. 

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Overview

The Nikon D300S SLR Digital Camera is Nikon's remarkably creative DX-format digital-SLR flagship. Designed for professionals and other serious photographers who require an extra measure of agility, the D300S delivers phenomenal speed from its smart, responsive body. Its rugged performance inspires confidence in extreme environments.

The D300S's Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module offers an exceptionally wide area of AF coverage. With 51 AF points strategically positioned across the frame, it 's designed to capture your subject accurately, even when its movement is unpredictable.

Moreover, this AF module employs 15 powerful cross-type sensors in the center of the frame to deliver the ultimate in detection performance with any AF NIKKOR lens of f/5.6 or faster. You can also choose to shoot with 11 focus points. The D300S offers three AF area modes - Dynamic-area AF, Single-point AF and Autoarea AF. using 51 points.

The D300S's intelligent sensor applications have undergone a refining process that has led to a breakthrough technology, Scene Recognition System. Using the precise color and brightness information from the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, Scene Recognition System pushes the accuracy levels for autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance to an unprecedented high. And in playbackmode, the Face Detection System lets you instantly zoom in on a human face in the LCD monitor.

The Nikon D300S is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D300S is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D300S is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D300S: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good image quality, Good in low light, Great resolution, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet to mention just a few.

Nikon D300S Includes

  • Nikon D300S 12.3 Megapixels SLR Digital Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
  • Quick Charger MH-18a
  • Eyepiece Cap DK-5
  • Rubber Eyecup DK-23
  • USB Cable UC-E4
  • Audio Video Cable EG-D2
  • Camera Strap AN-DC4
  • LCD Monitor Cover BM-8
  • Body Cap BF-1A
  • Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Nikon 1 Year Limited Warranty
  1. Nikon D600 DSLR

Nikon D600Introduced during August 2012, the Nikon D600 represents a true advancement in DSLR photography, as it is a full-frame, or FX-format, camera in the compact, lighter body of a DX-format, or cropped-sensor DSLR. Now, serious amateurs, and even some semi-professionals, can have much more camera at a more affordable price point. With its transformative 24.3-MP full-frame CMOS sensor, non-professionals will achieve an image quality and a depth of field heretofore only found in pro-level DSLRs. Maybe, what is an even bigger practical advantage is that the Nikon DX-format lenses these photographers have been using work automatically with the D600, making it unnecessary to buy an entirely new line-up of FX-format lenses. A fast, accurate auto-focus system is a must for a camera of this quality; and the D600 delivers with 39 focus points, 9 cross-type sensors and 7 center-focus points. The Nikon D600 is also the camera for the new multimedia artist who wants to explore the whole world of video creativity, with 1080p Full-HD video. Another value feature that is now important to even serious photographers is Wi-Fi connectivity; and the D600 connects to the optional WU-1B Wireless Adapter.

Read the PhotographyTalk article, Why the Nikon D600 Full-Frame DSLR is Exciting News for Serious Enthusiasts.

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Overview

Nikon D600, FX-quality images and HD videos Nikon's most compact full-frame HD-SLR

Passionate photographers who seek exceptional full-frame, high-resolution performance rely on Nikon FX-format HD-SLRs. For the first time ever, that level of performance is available in a compact, affordable HD-SLR. D600's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail with lifelike sharpness. Its EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution. And the lowlight performance synonymous with Nikon is again proven deserved - shoot crystal clear images from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25600 for extreme situations.

A remarkable new breed of FX-format HD-SLR
D600's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail and nuance with the least possible noise. Nikon's EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution.

Flawless metering and Onboard Intelligence
D600's 2,016 pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and the scene colors and is referenced against an onboard image database for consistently accurate AE, auto white balance, i-TTL flash and subject tracking autofocus performance.

All Day Shooter
Wide ISO range from 100 to 6400, can be set as high as ISO 25600, lets photographers shoot under varying lighting conditions with extremely low noise.

Cinema-quality HD video projects
Shoot Full HD (1080p) videos with selectable frame rates of 30/25/24p or 720p HD at 60/50/30/25/24p. Equipped with manual exposure control, fulltime AF with face-priority, dedicated inputs for a stereo mic and headphones, still image exporting, Simultaneous Live View, uncompressed 8-bit full HD via HDMI port and much more. NIKKOR interchangeable lenses offer dramatic perspectives and a cinematic look perfect for your customers next project

Share images easily - anytime, anywhere. Wi-Fi connectivity with the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Using the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter users can automatically send great pictures to their smartphone or tablet and even remotely capture images from the D600. With its easy to use app, now when you can't wait to share that great D600 image you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone or tablet in an instant.

The Nikon D600 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light and more.The Nikon D600 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Nikon D600 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D600: Easy to use, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Large clear LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D600 Includes

  • Nikon D600 DSLR
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Quick Charger
  • EG-D2 AV Cable
  • UC-E15 USB Cable
  • BM-14 Monitor Cover
  • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC8 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Nikon View NX2 Software CD-ROM
  • 1 Year Nikon USA Warranty
  1. Nikon D700 DSLR

Nikon D700To say the Nikon D700 was a professional DSLR before its time would be an understatement. It achieved the virtually unthinkable at the time of its release, which was providing professional features and capabilities in a “compact” body. This is a primary reason why it is still an excellent choice for the aspiring professional who’s not yet ready to commit thousands of dollars more for the D3X or D4. The D700 provides a complete palette of functionality to satisfy any client with sharp, accurate and color-rich images, including a 12.1-MP FX-format CMOS sensor; ISO sensitivity that delivers exceptional low noise to 6,400, and then expandable to 25,600; 5 frames per second continuous shooting mode; 3-inch, 921,000-dot VGA color monitor; two Live View shooting modes; 1,005-Pixel #D Matrix Metering II; and 51-point auto-focus system with 3D Focus Tracking and 3 dynamic AF modes.

Read the PhotographyTalk articles, Photography Equipment Review—The Nikon D700 DSLR Camera, Part 1 and Part 2.

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Features

  • Nikon's original FX-format CMOS image sensor with 36.0 (H) x 23.9 (V) mm image size; 12.1 effective megapixels
  • Superior picture quality throughout a wide ISO sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 6400; can be set to ISO-equivalent 25,600
  • Incorporates Nikon's original EXPEED digital image processing concept
  • Continuous shooting speed is up to 5 frames per second with the included Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, and up to 8 frames per second when using the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/4 or eight AA-size batteries
  • Nikon's original Scene Recognition System, utilizing the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, greatly improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance
  • Active D-Lighting automatically compensates highlights or shadows while you shoot, creating images with natural contrast — even in difficult lighting
  • Picture Control System for image finishing optimized to match individual preferences
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting situation
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module featuring 51 AF points offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus
  • Two Live View modes enable shooting while confirming subjects in the LCD monitor
  • 3-inch LCD with 920,000-dot (VGA) resolution and a 170° ultra-wide viewing angle
  • Built-in flash with 24mm lens coverage and Nikon's dependable i-TTL flash control
  • Magnesium alloy used for the exterior cover, rear body and mirror box reduces weight and provides rugged durability
  • Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 extends shooting capability, enhances stability, and provides the further shooting potential of added controls
  • Support for the Wireless Transmitter WT-4/4A (optional) enables direct cable-free image transfer to a compatible computer
  • Included Nikon ViewNX software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
  • Optional photo-editing software, Capture NX 2 allows users quick and easy photo editing
  1. Nikon D800 DSLR

Nikon D800Nikon took a major step forward in its full-frame DSLR line-up with the February 2012 introduction of the D800. This may just be the most versatile, high-end DSLR for today’s hard-working professionals, and become their most highly prized creative tool. With a rather amazing 36.15-MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Nikon’s latest iteration of its EXPEED 3 image processor, there is no type of pro photography that the D800 can’t tackle, and highly successfully. Wedding, portrait and fashion photographers who need that extremely high resolution will also like the smaller footprint and weight of the D800 for those long, all-day shoots. These photographers will be particularly pleased with the D800’s 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III System, which represents just about the best available. To capture such precise and extremely high quality images, the D800 also boasts a 3.2-inch, 921,000-dot LCD, with auto brightness adjustment and 46x magnification for extremely accurate focusing. With 1080p Full-HD video, wedding photographers can create stunning video programs as an additional revenue stream and any professional can become a major multimedia creator for corporate video, documentaries and dramatic presentations.

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Overview

The Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP professional HDSLR that breaks new ground in resolution and metering technology. More than an upgrade to the just-discontinued 12MP D700, the D800 is a major overhaul. Unlike the D700, which was positioned as a "prosumer" camera, the Nikon D800 is definitely geared towards pro users especially studio, fashion, and wedding and portrait photographers. The D800 has a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition, and what Nikon says is an improved 51-point AF system. It has a relatively small form factor for a pro camera, similar in size to the D700. For videographers, the camera can capture 1080p video at up to 30fps with manual control and uncompressed HDMI output.

Unlike the 16MP D4, Nikon's recently-announced new flagship camera that boasts an ISO range of 100-204-800, the D800's native ISO range is 100-6400, expandable to 50 and 25,600. However, Nikon says improvements in light transmission to the sensor photodiodes, changes in sensor design, an enhanced Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and 14 bit A/D conversion with a high signal to noise ratio will translate into outstanding low-light, high-ISO performance. Also unlike the D4, the D800 delivers only 4fps burst rate at full resolution, 6fps in DX mode (see below).

Nikon users who have invested in DX-format lenses will be able to use them on the D800 by using the 15.4MP resolution setting. In this setting, only the pixels that cover a DX-sized portion of the sensor will be active, giving the camera a 1.5x crop.

Other features include Advanced Scene Recognition, which compares the scene with Nikon's 30,000 image database. Face recognition has been refined, with the Color Matrix Meter placing priority on exposures of detected faces. Nikon says it has also improved white balance to better recognize both natural and artificial light.

D800: Tool for serious cinematography
For videographers, the D800 is a serious tool. Able to record full HD 1080p at 30 or 25p and 720p at 60/30p, the D800 records H.264 or MPEG4 AVC format video using the B-Frame data compression method for up to 29:59-minute clips. Rolling shutter distortion a common problem for HDSLRs is said to be minimized thanks to fast data read rates at the sensor. High-ISO performance is said to allow filmmakers to capture footage where previously impossible.

The D800 is available both with and without a low-pass filter (the model without the low-pass filter is the D800E. The D800E cancels anti-aliasing properties and allows light to be delivered directly to the photodiodes. This is said to offer the highest possible color fidelity and dynamic range that, according to Nikon, delivers near-medium-format image quality. Color moire correction ise available within Capture NX2.

Both the D800 and D800E will use UMDA6 and UMDA7 Compact Flash cards as well as SD SDXC and UHS-1 cards in two card slots. The camera is protected from moisture and dust and is constructed of magnesium alloy. Nikon also claims up to 900 image captures and 60 minutes of HD video recording per battery charge.

The Nikon D800 is commonly used for Family photos, Low light and more.The Nikon D800 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D800: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Large clear LCD to mention just a few.

Nikon D800 Includes

  • D800 Digital SLR Body
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25 Charger
  • UC-E14 USB Cable
  • AN-DC6 Strap
  • BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
  • DK-17 Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • NikonView NX2 CD ROM
  • 1 Year Nikon Warranty
  1. Nikon D3X DSLR

Nikon D3XWhat accomplished professional photographer wouldn’t want to be shooting with the Nikon D3X DSLR? The short answer is “None.” Here is a camera that is a masterwork of the photographic arts for many types of professionals who demand the very best. The impeccable image quality of the D3X begins with a 24.5-MP FX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED image processor and 138-MB Processed NEF (RAW) 12- or 14-bit image files. Of equal importance is a camera body of the highest integrity; and the D3X’s magnesium-alloy construction and dust, moisture and electromagnetic interference protection puts a superior and precise instrument in the hands of any pro. Composition is fully enhanced with two Live View shooting modes, including as much as 27x magnification in the Tripod Mode. Just as important to creativity through the camera is 100% viewfinder coverage and a 3-inch, 921,000-dot VGA LCD monitor that has been individually calibrated at the Nikon factory. Professional photographers at this level also expect the best in accurate, precise auto-focus system; and the D3X provides 51 points, 4 Dynamic AF modes and 3D Focus Tracking.

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Overview

The Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera features extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor. Large 5.94µm pixels capture astonishing detail and subtleties with outstanding dynamic range for demanding commercial applications. It has Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies which extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISOs.

Selectable bit depths of 12-bit (4,096 tones) or 14-bit (16,384 tones), both yielding incredible image quality through a 16-bit processing pipeline, for smoother tonal gradations. It has low noise ISO sensitivity from 100 to 1600. Added ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 3200 equivalent) and Hi-2 (ISO 6400 equivalent) extend versatility.

The Nikon D3X is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Portraits, Travel, Weddings and more.The Nikon D3X is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer among others.The Nikon D3X is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D3X: Easy to use, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, Large clear LCD, Simple controls, Strong construction to mention just a few.

Nikon D3X Includes

  • Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a
  • Quick Charger MH-22
  • USB Cable UC-E4
  • Audio Video Cable EG-D2
  • Camera Strap AN-D3X
  • Body Cap BF-1A
  • Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2
  • Eyepiece DK-17
  • Battery Chamber Cover BL-4
  • USB Cable Clip
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Nikon 1 Year Limited Warranty
  1. Nikon D4 DSLR

Nikon D4Although priced less than the D3X, the Nikon D4 DSLR (released in January 2012) represents the finest workmanship and feature-rich capabilities in a top-of-the-line DSLR. Recipient of the Best Product 2012-2013 EISA Award for a professional camera, the D4 has been designed with virtually no limits to what a professional can accomplish with a digital camera. This is the DSLR for the wildlife, sports and action photographer who needs as many as 10 frames per second of shooting speed and an ISO range expandable to 204,800 balanced against an excellent 16.2-MP FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor. With durable magnesium-alloy parts and tough weather sealing, the D4 is meant to withstand whatever conditions confront the professional. A 51-point auto-focus system delivers great focus accuracy and precision and the 91,000-Pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering III sensor renders spot-on colors in stills and the broadcast quality 1080p Full-HD video the D4 records. Other outstanding capabilities include time-lapse, face detection and scene analysis as well as connectivity to an FTP server or computer via the Nikon WT-5A wireless transmitter.

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Overview

The Nikon D4 DSLR is equipped with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor (imaging size of 36.0 x 23.9 mm) and EXPEED 3, the latest image-processing engine specifically optimized for digital-SLR cameras, making it the next-generation flagship Nikon digital-SLR camera with the ultimate in versatility and functionality that offers superior image quality rich in detail along with excellent high-speed performance. It has an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels and offers superior image quality under a broad range of lighting conditions with its image sensor supporting an incredible range of sensitivities from ISO 50 to ISO 204800.

The new 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor supports the Advanced Scene Recognition System, which is able to recognize human faces even when images are framed using the optical viewfinder. In addition, the Advanced Scene Recognition System offers significant improvements in AF, AE, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance (AWB) control accuracy.

The 51 focus point AF system has been improved with faster initiation of autofocusing and the ability to detect and focus on subjects with less lighting. In addition, 11 focus points are fully functional when lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 are used. All of this means more precise autofocusing when super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses are used with teleconverters (2.0x). The Multi-area Mode Full HD D-movie movie recording function is capable of recording full-HD movies at 30 fps and offers three movie recording formats for selection according to recording conditions or creative intent.

In addition to built-in wired LAN features, the D4 also supports high-speed image transfer via wireless LAN when the new, compact, easy-to-use Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately) is connected to the camera. The D4 is also equipped with a number of new functions that support a more efficient workflow for professional photographers, including one that allows users to add IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) information to images.

Nikon D4 Includes

  • Nikon D4 DSLR Camera USA
  • Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR II Lens, Nikon USA Warranty
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18
  • Battery Charger MH-26
  • USB Cable UC-E15
  • Camera Strap AN-DC7
  • Body Cap BF-1B
  • Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2
  • Eyepiece DK-17
  • Battery Chamber Cover BL-6
  • USB Cable Clip
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon 1 Year Warranty

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