Nikon has announced a bunch of new products. Some make me smile and some don’t do anything for me. The following is from the Nikon Press Release
New AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II *
An already legendary fast-aperture Zoom-NIKKOR has been skillfully reengineered to meet the needs of higher resolution D-SLRs and more discriminating photographers. The new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II incorporates seven ED glass elements in a newly developed optical system and now features Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat to virtually eliminate internal reflections, enhancing saturation and overall image quality. Vibration Reduction II image stabilization allows photographers to shoot remarkably crisp images hand-held at as many as four shutter speeds slower than would be otherwise possible. As with its predecessor, the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II will be a must-have for every serious Nikon shooter’s bag.
Early September 2009
New AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon engineers have made the most successful high-performance Zoom-NIKKOR in Nikon’s history even better! The 11x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II—still boasting a picture angle equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in the 35mm format, now offers VR II image stabilization, giving photographers the ability to shoot in challenging conditions at as many as 4 shutter speeds slower than would normally be necessary for striking image sharpness. Also new to its design is a zoom lock, allowing users to apply specific resistance to the zoom mechanism to avoid unwanted changes in focal length. The tremendously versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is an ideal, high-performance one-lens solution.
Late November 2009
Perhaps most anticipated and exciting among the D300S’ host of new features and upgraded performance is the D-Movie Mode, featuring smooth, 24 fps cinematic 720p HD video capture. D-Movie records HD movie clips of exceptional quality, enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and Nikon EXPEED digital image processing. Crisp video fidelity is further assured with on-demand AF in the Tripod Mode, and dynamic stereo sound can be recorded through an external microphone input. Not since the onset of D-SLRs themselves has a new imaging technology been so quick to elevate consumer interest and drive purchase decisions, and the D300S, with its robust D-Movie function, is an ideal D-SLR with which to capture your share of this mania..
Late August 2009
Few would argue that Nikon’s D40, D40X and D60 D-SLRs contributed greatly to an expanded D-SLR market. Eager picture-takers responded
immediately to smaller, easier-to-use digital SLRs, featuring Nikon image quality. Nikon’s experience with friendly and approachable D-SLRs is now brought further forward in a new, next-generation debut—the new Nikon D3000. Featuring high-resolution 10.2-megapixel image performance, boosted by Nikon’s EXPEED image processing, the compact and contoured D3000 features Nikon’s new Guide Mode, providing less experienced D-SLR picture-takers with on-board assistance to assure customer confidence, success and satisfaction. The D3000 was designed expressly for customers who demand the picture quality for which Nikon is famous, easy operation and responsive handling—all in a camera that’s compact and affordable! The New Nikon D3000 is all that—and more.
Late August 2009
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