Amazon has started selling the new Nikon Coolpix P500 super zoom digital camera for $399 a pop. The Nikon P500 is perfect for capturing distant objects and bringing them closer, such as in sports or wildlife photography. As a successor to the famous Nikon Coolpix P100, the new Nikon P500 has a 12.2-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor, an impressive 36x zoom range and Full 1080p HD movies. [Amazon]
Nikon has decided to update the Nikon D3100 DSLR by releasing the firmware update version 1.01. The new firmware fixes various bugs related to AutoFocus, image playback, an error message and a magenta tint seen in the bottom of photos captured at high sensitivity settings after the camera had been in Live View mode for an extended period of time. The firmware version 1.01 for Nikon D3100 is available for Windows- and Mac-powered computers. [Nikon]
LPA design has issued the firmware update version 2.100 for the new Nikon FlexTT5 transceiver and MiniTT1 transmitter. The new firmware update adds full support for the Nikon D7000 camera and preliminary support for the SB-700 flash unit, changes the default zoom head setting on remote Speedlights from 26mm to 24mm, and fixes bugs. PocketWizard Utility 1.35 for Mac and Windows is required to download and install firmware update version 2.100. Click the Check for Updates button within the program to begin the process. [Rob Galbraith]
Nikon will release the Nikon Coolpix S8100 in Europe and South Africa very soon. Introduced in the US in September 2010, the 12-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S8100 supports a 10x optical zoom and can capture photos at up to 10 frames per second. The camera also has a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 30-300mm equivalent zoom lens that can be used even while recording 1080p Full HD videos. What’s more, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 supports in-camera HDR imaging and advanced Night Landscape mode. An in-camera high dynamic range (HDR) function merges images of the same scene to achieve a single image with a broad range of tonal detail for a frame-worthy shot, while an advanced Night Landscape mode combines a series of five consecutive shots taken at a fast shutter speed into a single image with reduced noise for when taking handheld shots. Too bad, there is no info on pricing for this camera in the Europe and South Africa markets. The Nikon Coolpix S8100 retails for around $270 in the USA. Folks in the UK are able to purchase this compact digicam via Jessops. [ePHOTOzine]
Nikon has finally launched the firmware update version 1.01 (release date December 22nd, 2010) for the Nikon D7000. The firmware update version 1.01 fixes the following issue:
Bright spots were sometimes noticeable with live view mode or movie recording of especially dark scenes or subjects. Occurrence of this issue has been reduced.
You can download this firmware software here. [Nikon]
The new firmware update for Nikon Coolpix P7000 compact digital camera is now available for download. The following improvements have been made in version 1.1 such as:
1. Total image recording times for NRW (RAW) files have been reduced. This includes image recording times for NRW+JPEG file recording options.
2. Lens control has been optimized to reduce the frequency with which the “Initializing lens. Cannot focus.” message is displayed.
3. An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented zoom operation has been resolved.
4. An issue that caused the monitor display to exhibit a loss of detail in highlights (blown highlights) when the shutter-release button was pressed halfway with Active D-Lighting enabled has been resolved.
The Nikon Coolpix P7000 firmware update version 1.1 is available for Windows and Mac.