Camera Bodies

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Nikon 1 J1 and Nikon 1 V1 Now Available

Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30 mm / 30-110 mm Lens (White)The most talked about new Nikons this year, the mirrorless “Nikon 1” family, have finally started to ship. B&H has the Nikon 1 J1 in stock for $649 as a kit with a 10-30mm lens. Or you can get it with both the 10-30mm and a longer 30-110mm lens for $899. So if you’re a Nikon shooter and have been jealous of the amazing mirrorless cameras from Olympus and Sony, now is your chance to get one that’ll be familiar to you! Mine shipped yesterday, so I’ll be writing more about it over the coming weeks, but if you want to be the first on your block to have this exciting new camera, now is the time.

UPDATE: As of this morning, the J1’s big brother, the V1, is also avaiable! It is $1149 for a kit with both lenses. (The V1 adds an Electronic Viewfinder and supports an external flash, as well as an upgraded chassis, and a stereo microphone input)

Introducing Lytro: Will it make your camera a dinosaur?

The Lytro will come in three colors, and a choice of 8GB or 16GB of built-in memoryAlmost everyone agrees that the first consumer light field camera -- launched by start-up Lytro this week -- is as revolutionary as Foveon's launch of a true 3-color camera. If it lives up to the expectations of its founder and investors it is the future of cameras and will make the current models essentially obsolete. Light field technology is amazing, just like Foveon's, but it also has plenty of issues that remain to be ironed out. We'll give you the low-down on the technology, the new camera, and the issues… Read more »

Canon EOS-1D X: Canon plays its trump card with insane new camera

After reading the specs on the newly announced Canon EOS-1D X I had to check the date on my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April Fools’ Day. Canon is packing every feature a photographer could want into a single camera body. For those who can afford the stiff $6,800 price tag and can wait until at least March, it may be their dream camera, … Read more »

Nikon Unleashes Nikon 1 competitor to Olympus, Panasonic Micro 4/3 Systems–Nikon J1 and Nikon V1 Cameras

BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP: THE NIKON 1 SYSTEM BALANCES SPEED, STYLE AND SIMPLICITY TO CREATIVELY CAPTURE ALL OF LIFE’S SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS

The New Nikon J1 and V1 Cameras as Well as Four New Ultra-Portable Lenses are Engineered for Expressive Living

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Sept 21, 2011) – Nikon Inc. today announced a revolutionary new digital imaging system built from the ground up to empower users with new ways to tell stories through photography, driven by imaginative next-generation technology. The iconic new Nikon 1 system is designed to become one with the user and their lifestyle, providing a unique form of expression with amazing image quality, speed and portability.

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Back To The Future With The Olympus E-P3 PEN Camera (“Olympus PEN 3”)

805173In a market with literally hundreds of models of cameras to chose from the Olympus PEN cameras have made a name for themselves with a unique blend of old and new. The Olympus E-P3 (PEN 3) is no exception—pushing the envelope of retro metal design in one direction while beefing up its speed to the fastest in its class. There is a lot to love about the PEN 3 as a compact camera, especially street photographers, so I was delighted to take one for an extended field test covering a wide variety of shooting situations…

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