Nikon SLR-type digital cameras


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Nikon SVC

Nikon QV1000C

Kodak DCS

Nikon E2 Series

Nikon E3 Series

Fuji S1 PRO

Fuji S2 PRO

Fuji S3 PRO

Fuji Finepix S5 PRO

Fuji Finepix IS PRO

Nikon D40 et D40X

Nikon D50

Nikon D60

Nikon D70 and D70S

Nikon D80

Nikon D90

Nikon D100

Nikon D200

Nikon D300 and D300s

Nikon D600

Nikon D610

Nikon D700

Nikon D800 and D800E

Nikon D810

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5300

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7100

Nikon D1

Nikon D1X and D1H

Nikon D2H and D2Hs

Nikon D2X and D2Xs

Nikon D3 D3S and D3X

Nikon D4 and D4S

Nikon Df

 

The Nikon digital reflex cameras


D810

Nikon D810

The Nikon D810, launched in June 2014, replaces the D800 and D800E both. It retains the same design and many specifications; Among the improvements:
  • a new CMOS sensor Full Frame FX 36.3 megapixels without optical low-pass filter,
  • a rate of 5 frames per second with AF or 7 fps in DX crop mode with 15.3 million pixels with shooting unlimited burst,
  • a sensitivity range of 64-12,800 ISO (expandable from 32 to 51,200 ISO)
  • an additional multizone exposure mode,
  • a Full HD video mode at 24p, 25p, 30p and 60p with an integrated stereo microphone,
  • an access during video recording to the full range of sensitivities (from 32 ISO), shutter speed, aperture and audio controls
  • a much silent mechanical shutter with "Quiet" mode and a new 100% silent electronic shutter,
  • an image processor EXPEED 4a, 51 AF points, with new group area AF and a size RAW S mode, inherit from the D4S,
  • a 3.2inch RBGW rear screen with 11,229,000 points,
Other features are those of the D800.
It is proposed at the price of 3299.95 $ (June 2014).

D4s

Nikon D4s

The Nikon D4s, announced in February 2012 after the winter games of Sochi 2014, which replaces the D4 retains the same design.
Among the improvements : a 'newly designed' full frame CMOS sensor of 16.2 effective megapixel (16.6MP total), is able to take 11fps shooting with AF, an ISO Range of 100-25,600 (extendable until 409,600 ISO), a EXPEED4 image processor, a video part upgraded with 1080p50/60 HD video with uncompressed video output, A new EN-EL18 battery and a Gigabit Ethernet built-in plug of 100/1000TX, a new 'small' Raw sizeformat, and a new group area AF feature.
As D4, The D4s has two sub-selector joystick/buttons for shooting orientation, a twin card slots - one Compact Flash and one XQD (the last one very confidential). It has a 91,000 pixel sensor for metering, white balance, flash exposure, face detection and active D-lighting.
The D4s is compatible with the optional GPS module and the WiFi transmitter Nikon WT-5. It receives a 51 points autofocus working until V-2.0.
It is proposed at the price of 6500 $ (February 2014).

D3300

Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 , launched in February 2014, is the entry-level DSLR and replaces the D3200 released one and half year ago.
This new camera has a new 24.1 million pixels CMOS sensor in DX format without low-pass filter, probably manufactured by Sony, as well as an EXPEED 4 image processor, an iso range from 100 to 12800 ISO expandable to 25600, a shooting mode at 5 fps, a single SD memory card slot, an 11-point AF system, a 1920x1080/60p Full HD video mode with continuous autofocus, a 3" rear screen (921,000 points) and it is powered by a EN-EL14a rechargeable battery. it can receive WiFi (WU-1A) or GPS additional modules.
Nikon presents also the new collapsible Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G DX VRII with 11 elements in 8 groups and 1 aspherical element. It is 30% smaller and 20% lighter than the exisiting 18-55 and will be priced alone at $249.
The Nikon D3300 is available in grey, black or red and is proposed at the price of $650 in kit with the new 18-55 mm zoom (February 2014).



Nikon Df with special edition AFG 50mm/f1,8

Nikon Df with special edition AFG 50mm/f1,8


top of Nikon Df with special edition AFG 50mm/f1,8

top of Nikon Df with special edition AFG 50mm/f1,8

The Nikon Df , announced in November 2013, is a new camera, surfing on the wave of retro classic cameras.
It has a design inspired from silver Nikon FM camera and the same full frame CMOS sensor than D4 with 16.2 effective megapixel. This is the thinnest and lightest (710g) FX DSLR of Nikon with dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation and release mode. It can receive all Nikon lenses since 1959 including non AI lenses by adoption of a collapsible metering coupling lever.
It has an 3.2" LCD monitor (921,000 dots), HDR and D-Lighting modes, a continuous shooting to 5.5 fps, an EXPEED3 image processor, ISO sensibility extensible until 204 000 ISO, a 3D-tracking with 39 AF points with 9 highly accurate cross-type area and can take 1400 shoots with a single charge of its EN-EL14a rechargeable battery. There is no built-in flash and no video.
It is proposed at the price of $2750 body only and $3000 in kit with special edition AFG 50mm/f1.8 (November 2013).



D610

Nikon D610


D5300 with 18-140 zoom

Nikon D5300 with 18-140 zoom

The Nikon D5300 , announced for November 2013, is the follow-up to the D5300. It is the first Nikon DSLR with a monocoque structure of carbon fiber reinforced plastic material.
As the 5200, it has a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor but without AA filter, a 1080p30 Full HD video mode with active autofocus up to 60 frames per second, an HDMI and stereo micro input plug, an ISO Range of 200-6,400 (extendable to 25,600 iso), Effects and scenes modes, an 3D-tracking with 39 AF points, a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor and a lithium-Ion EN-EL14a rechargeable battery.
But Nikon D5300 offers also a slightly larger optical viewxfinder, a larger side-articulated 1037 K dot 3.2" tilt/swivel LCD instead of 3", a new EXPEED4 image processor with better response and energy efficiency, built-in Wi-Fi module and GPS modules.
The Nikon D5300 is available in red, black or grey ans its price in kit with the 18-140mm AFS G VR lens will be $1400 (November 2013).

The Nikon D610 , announced in October 2013, replaces the D600 released only one year ago.
It is a minor update of the Nikon D600 with a faster continuous shooting: 6 fps instead of 5.5 fps, a 'quiet continuous' mode and an improved auto white balance system. It offers also an updated shutter mechanism which must avoid the D600 issues. It keeps the same full frame CMOS sensor of 24,3 megapixels (6016 x 4016 pixels), the 3.2" LCD monitor (921,000 dots) and EXPEED 3 image processor.
The image quality will remain on the top.
It is proposed at the price of $1950 body only (October 2013).


D7100

Nikon D7100

The Nikon D7100 , launched in February 2013, replaces the D7000 released two years and half ago.
This new camera has a 24.1 million pixels CMOS sensor in DX format without low-pass filter, a viewfinder covering 100% of the image, a resistant anti-dust and anti-rain body with magnesium parts, a EXPEED 3 image processor, an iso range from 100 to 6400 ISO expandable to 25600, a shooting mode at 6 fps, a 1.3x crop function, a dual SD memory card slot, an 51-point AF system, a Full HD (1920 x 1080) video mode with continuous autofocus, a 3.2" rear screen (1,229,000 points) and it is powered by a EN-EL15 rechargeable battery.
It also accepts optional modules GPS and WiFi and has an HDMI output.
It is proposed at the price of $1200 body only or $1600 in kit with the 18-105 mm zoom (February 2013).

D5200






Nikon D5200

D5200 with side-articulated tilt/swivel LCD

Nikon D5200 with side-articulated tilt/swivel LCD

The Nikon D5200 , presented in November 2012, upgrades and replaces the Nikon D5100.
As Nikon D3200, it has a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor made by Toshiba, a 1080p30 Full HD video mode with active autofocus up to 60 frames per second, an stereo micro input plug, an ISO Range of 200-6,400 (extendable to 25,600 iso).
As D5100, It has a side-articulated 921K dot 3.0" tilt/swivel LCD with one viewing angle of 160 °, Effects mode and 16 scenes modes, a lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery. As D7000, It has an 3D-tracking with 39 AF points and a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The EXPEED3 processor allows continuous shoot at 5 frames/second.
It receives optional modules WU-1a Wi-Fi module that is able to broadcast to smartphones over a 49ft range and GP-1 module to record GPS data.
It is available in black, red or bronze.
The price of D5200 kit with the 18-55mm VR lens is $1029 (January 2013).

D600

Nikon D600

Presented at the Photokina in September 2012, The Nikon D600 offers a full frame CMOS sensor of 24,3 megapixels (6016 x 4016 pixels) built by Sony.
It is compact and has same structure as D7000 with a viewfinder with 100% coverage, magnesium alloy body, pop-up flash, a the 3.2" LCD monitor (921,000 dots).
It has also EXPEED 3 processor, an ISO Range of 100-6400 (extendable from 50 – 25600), a 39-points autofocus system with the Multicam 4800 FX AF module, an High Dynamic (HDR) mode, a silent shooting mode, an A/N treatment on 14 bits and image treatment on 16 bits, Nikkor AI lenses compatibility, face detection and active d-lighting, double virtual horizon indicator, a dual SD card slots. It is capable of bursts of images at 5.5 fps at full resolution and full AF. Il is powered by a lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery and can receive an optional drive MB-D14.
The video mode includes D-Movie with multizone mode for recording Full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24 p with 2 possible reframes modes FX or DX, a video composite by sequence fixed images, an uncompressed video HDMI output.
An optional WU-1b Wi-Fi module allows Android ™ or IOS ™ smartphones or tablets to connect with D600 to remote sharing and capture.
Announced at $2100 (September 2012), the Nikon D600 is the most affordable Full Frame camera for Enthusiasts or Professionals.

D3200

Nikon D3200

The Nikon D3200, announced in April 2012, has the same design as D3100 but don't replace it in a first step.
This new entry-level DSLR has a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor designed by Nikon and made by SONY, a 1080p30 Full HD video mode with active autofocus, an stereo micro input plug, a 3" 920k dot LCD, an ISO Range of 200-6,400 (extendable to 12,800 iso), an 3D-tracking with 11 AF points. The EXPEED3 processor allows continuous shoot at 4 frames/second.
The D3200 can be used with an optional WU-1a Wi-Fi module that is able to broadcast to smartphones over a 49ft range.
It is available in red or black.
The WU-1a WiFi module is proposed at the price of $ 60 and the D3200 is proposed at the price of $ 699 in kit with the 18-55mm VR lens (April 2012).

optional WU-1a Wi-Fi module

optional WU-1a Wi-Fi module

D800

Nikon D800

Presented one month after D4 in February 2012, the Nikon D800, dedicated to experts and professionals, replaces D700 that was launched in 2007, and offers a new full frame CMOS sensor of 36,3 effective megapixels (7.360 x 4.912 pixels), better than the D3X.
It has the has same structure as D700 with a larger HP viewfinder with 100% coverage, magnesium alloy body, pop-up flash and optional drive MB-D12.
It has also an ISO Range of 100-6400 (extendable from 50 – 25600), a 91,000 pixel sensor for metering, white balance, flash exposure, face detection and active d-lighting, a twin card slots - one Compact Flash and one SD, more classical as XQD card.
The video part allows 1080p30 HD video with 2 possible reframes modes, against 3 on the D4, at up to 24Mbps with uncompressed video output, the new EXPEED 3 processor, an USB3 ouput, a lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery. It allows 4 frames per second and 6 with optional drive MB-D12.
Announced at 3000 $ (March 2012), The Nikon D800 constitutes a lighter and complete professional camera body with a better definition than D4 but a lower high level ISO sensitivity.
The Nikon D800E has the same body where the anti-aliasing filter is removed and which offers a maximal resolution. It is announced at 3300 $ (March 2012).

D4

Nikon D4

The Nikon D4, announced in January 2012, replaces the D3s, but not the D3x.
It has a new full frame CMOS sensor of 16.2 effective megapixel (16.6MP total, is able to take 10fps shooting with AF and AE, 11fps with focus and exposure locked.
It has also an ISO Range of 100-12,800 (extendable from 50 – 204,800), a 91,000 pixel sensor for metering, white balance, flash exposure, face detection and active d-lighting, a two sub-selector joystick/buttons for shooting orientation MultiCAM 3500FX Autofocus sensor works in lower light and with smaller apertures, a twin card slots - one Compact Flash and one XQD.
The video part is upgraded with 1080p30 HD video at up to 24Mbps with uncompressed video output, a new EN-EL18 battery (21.6Wh capacity, CIPA-rated at 2600 shots.
The D4 mays use the new WiFI transmitter Nikon WT-5 and has a Ethernet built-in plug.
It receive a new 51 points autofocus working until V-2.0 (the D3s is until EV -1).
It is proposed at the price of 6000 $ (February 2012).

D5100

Nikon D5100


D5100 internal card

Nikon EXPEED 2 card with 3GB Samsung and 128 Mb parallel flash memory

Presented in April 2011, the Nikon D5100 replaces the D5000 with a smaller camera. It has also a side-articulated 921K-dot 3.0" tilt/swivel LCD.
It inherits from D7000 its 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, EXPEED 2 image processor, ISO 100 - 6400 sensibility boostable until ISO 25600, a Full HD video (1920 x 1080) with continuous full AF.
It has also a 11 AF points (with 3D tracking), a HDR image mode (High Dynamic Range), special processing filters to stills and video and new ME-1 external microphone, GPS device and have an HDMI output and EN-EL14 battery.
It is proposed at the price of 799 $ camera only or 899 $ in kit with the 18-55mm VR lens (April 2011).
The ME-1 external microphone is proposed at the price of 179 $ (April 2011).





micro stéreo ME-1

ME-1 external microphone


D7000

Nikon D7000


D3100

Nikon D3100

Presented at the Photokina 2010, the Nikon D7000 replaces the D90. It has a magnesium alloy body with seal joints, a 16.2Mp CMOS sensor, a viewfinder with approximate 100% frame coverage, a faster 'Expeed 2' processor, an ISO sensitivity (100-6400, extendable up to 25600), a twin SD memory card slots, an AF system featuring 39 focus points, a full HD (1080p) video mode with AF-F continuous focus during movie recording, a 921k dot 3.0" rear screen and a new EN-EL15 battery.
It accepts also GPS device and have an HDMI output.
It is proposed at the price of 1250 $ (September 2010).

The Nikon D3100 launched in August 2010 is an entry-level which replaces the best-selling D3000. It is the first Nikon DSLR that can record full 1080p HD videos and offer AF in this mode and in Live View. It has a 14.2 CMOS sensor, a 3.0" LCD monitor (230,000 dots), new image processing processor EXPEED 2 and a wider ISO range ( 100-3200 expandable to 12800). It accepts also GPS device and have an HDMI output.
It is proposed at the price of 599€ with the 18-55mm VR lens.(August 2010).

Nikon D3s

Launched in October 2009, le Nikon D3s upgrades the D3 with 720p HD video recording and a sensitivity range up to ISO 102,400 for improved low light performance. Images are captured on a new 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor and buffer size has been increased for 48 RAW frames in one burst. Further improvements include a faster contrast detect AF in Live View and in-camera RAW-processing. Body shape, quality and operation are virtually identical to the D3.
It is proposed at the price of 5200 € (October 2009).

D3000

Nikon D3000

D300s

Nikon D300s

The Nikon D3000, launched in August 2009, is the new entry-level DSLR of Nikon. It replaces D60 and inherits its 10.2 MP DX-format CCD sensor and 3fps continuous shooting rate. It adds a larger, 3.0 inch LCD and the 11-point AF system with 3D tracking.

The Nikon D300s, also launched in August 2009, is evolution of D300. It keeps same characteristics: the 13.1 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million), the 3.0" LCD monitor (920,000 dots), Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake), 51 AF points (with 3D tracking) IS0 200-3200 range (6400 expanded) and Expeed processor.
The D300S have new functions: a 720p HD video, including autofocus while recording, an SD card slot in addition to existing CF slot, a faster continuous shooting (7fps, vs. 6fps), an socket for external microphone, a new 'OK' button in multi controller Interactive settings display screen Auto and extra high active D-Lighting options. At least it has a quiet drive mode and a Virtual horizon display.

D5000

Nikon D5000

D5000 with adjustable rear monitor

Nikon D5000 with adjustable rear monitor

The Nikon D5000, launched in May 2009, inherits of D90 characteristics including 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing, 11-point autofocus system with 3D focus tracking in a body camera and viewfinder coming from Nikon D60.
Like the D90, it allows D-Movie mode with sound and records at 720p HD movie clips but without AF.
It has also a double dust-protecting system with effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning and internal system (venturi effect), a 2.7-inch Vari-angle adjustable monitor with 230 000 pixels which flips and turns in the center of the camera.
All that is completed with Live View mode with AF contrast and face tracking, 19 scene Modes and filters including "Soft" filter that can be restricted to faces,
Like the D60, D5000 used SD-CD card, the autofocus function is insured only with Nikon AFS lenses and built-in flash can not pilot external flashes.
It sold at the price of 735 € (May 2009).

Nikon D3x

In December 2008, Nikon updates its flagship with a Nikon D3x which keeps same fit, features and design of D3 but is based on a full format sensor CMOS (FX) of 24.5 million pixels. This sensor is probably manufactured by SONY (the same as SONY Alpha 900) but in 14 bits.
The D3x can be used in format DX (restricted to 10 million pixels).
It is proposed at the price of 7500 € (January 2009).

Nikon D90

Presented before the Photokina 2008, in August, The Nikon D90 is a camera for experts that replaces the D80 launched two years ago. The D90 has a new 12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million), designed by Nikon with Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake). It keeps the same 3.0-inch 920,000 pixel (VGA x 3 colors) TFT-LCD rear screen as Nikon D3 and D300.
This screen allows Live View with contrast-detect AF and the world's first DSLR movie mode with capture movie at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound. This is a possibility to have HD camera without AF but with all optical possibilities of interchangeable lenses (macro, telezoom, fish-eye) with a large sensor. The D90 has an HDMI output.
It uses SDSH card and allows 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal).
It is sold 1000 $ body only (September 2008) or in a kit with a new lens 18~1055mm AFS-G VR with vibration reduction for 1200 $ (September 2008).

Nikon D700

Presented at the beginning of July 2007, the Nikon D700, dedicated to experts and professionals, has the same structure as D300 with a larger HP viewfinder with 95% coverage (100% for D3 and D300) useful for the 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor of D3 associated with EXPEED digital image processing.
Like the D3, it has a 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking, a system of measurement 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II measurement system, an ISO sensitivity from 200-6400 ISO, with the added versatility from 12.800 to 25,600 ISO in H and two Live View modes with AF detection of phase on a 3’’ 920,000-dot VGA color monitor.
It has additional functions from D3: an i-TTL built-in pop up flash with distant flashes pilot (the new SB900 for example), an image sensor cleaning system, indication on the focusing screen by software function, an Virtual Horizon level indicator in Live View mode but with lower burst rate (5 fps and 8 fps with optional MB-D10 battery pack). It has only CF card slot.
Announced at 2999 $ (July 2008), The Nikon D700 constitutes a lighter and complete professional camera body than D3.

Nikon D60

Presented at the PMA 2008 in February, the Nikon D60 keeps the same body and the same CCD of the Nikon D40x that it replaces.
This new camera is the next best-seller of Nikon and has the objective to keep the 2007 first place of Nikon on the sales of DSLR in Japan. Like the D40x, it has a CCD APS-C of 10.2 Megapixels, the autofocus function is insured only with Nikon AFS lenses and the same size and weight (471 grams). It uses also a SD card but adds a dust-protecting system, a LiveView mode and the possibility to create some pictures animation.
The kit with a new lens 18~55mm AFS-G VR with vibration reduction is sold 679 € (March 2008).

Nikon D300

Presented with the D3, the Nikon D300 is a camera for experts and professionals with a CMOS sensor APS-C of 12.3 Megapixels. It replaces the D200, whose its price drops.
Except its sensor, it has the majority of the innovations of Nikon D3 plus a dust-protecting system. It has also a better colors management, an 3 inches monitor ACL, 2 LiveView modes and an HDMI output. The new image processing processor EXPEED associated with new system AF Nikon at 51 points allows 6 frames per second and a sensitivity up to 3200 ISO.
It is proposed at the price of 1,900 € (November 2007).

Nikon D3

Presented in August 2007, the Nikon D3 is dedicated to the professionals. It is the first numerical reflex camera Nikon with a full format sensor CMOS (FX) of 12.1 million pixels, but authorizing the use of format DX and also a 5:4 mode (30 X 30 mm). This sensor must deliver an image of very great quality and the progress recorded in term of buffer and it can shoot at 9 frames per second in FX mode and 11 frames per second in DX mode. This allows Nikon to propose only one general-purpose camera and either versions X or H.
D3 has also a new matrix measurement and a new system AF at 51 points, functions optimization images D-Lighting and of Scene Recognition System, an HDMI video output, a dual CompactFlash TM compartments (with UDMA support) and an 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor with Live View (including contrast detect auto-focus),
the D3 can receive a module WiFi (WT-4) and is compatible with the GPS and the origin of image. It receives the EN-EL4a battery and its autonomy is better as its predecessor.
It is proposed at the price of 5,000 € (November 2007).




Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X


Nikon D40

Nikon D40



Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Nikon presents at PMA 2007 an upgrade of Nikon D40, The new Nikon D40x has a 10.2 megapixel CCDs. The sensitivity goes until 1600 Iso ("Hi" 3.200 ISO), the synchro-X to 1/200s and the motor cadence to 3 fps instead of 2, it can also record in continue until 100 Jpeg views. Other features are the same as previous model. The public price is 799 $ for the kit (March 2007).

The Nikon D40, available end 2006, is a small digital reflex extremely compact that uses the same 6 millions of pixels CCD than D50 and D70. If it keeps the matrix exhibition measure and the flash i -TTL, the body don’t have built-in focus engine. That means that the autofocus function is insured only with Nikon AFS lenses. It uses the SD card, the GUI is provided only through the rear screen of 230.000 pixels. It has a new compact battery (1,000mAh EN-EL9). The public price is 599 $ for the kit (November 2006) with the new zoom AF-S DX ED 18-55 f/3,5-5,6 G-II. At the end of its commercial life, it is sold 200 $ for the kit (December 2009).

The Nikon D80, presented a month before the Photokina 2006, is a camera for large public and replaces the D70 with a depth-of-field preview button and i-ttl flash wireless control. It has the same 2,5" TFT LCD and the same APS-C 10,2 Megapixels CCD as Nikon D200 but the SD card, body and 3D color Matrix Metering system are coming directly from D50.
It was sold 1,000 € (September 2006).


Nikon D200

Presented in November 2005 the Nikon D200 is a camera for expert and professional photographers with its APS-C 10,2 Megapixels CCD. It will replace the Nikon D100 and challenging the Canon EOS 5D.
AI-S lenses can be used with Nikon D200 that has a built-in flash with i-TTL mode wireless, a large 2,5 inch LCD monitor and an 11 area autofocus with the by the Multi-CAM2000 module.
It is sold for 2000 € (December 2005) or for 3000 € in kit with the zoom AF-S VR 18~200 mm.

Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Nikon D70s

Nikon D70s

In April 2005, Nikon announces two new DLSR: the Nikon D50 , which is a new entry point DLSR of Nikon. It has a 6,2 Megapixels CCD, is compact and uses SD card. It was sold 950 € in kit in April 2005.
The Nikon D70s is an evolution of D70 bestseller, a million bodies sold in one year. It has a new battery EN-EL3a, a 2" LCD instead of 1.8", a built-in flash that covers 18mm and a connector for MC-DC1 remote cord. It was sold 1,200 € in kit in April 2005
In June 2006, Nikon upgrades Nikon D2X in Nikon D2Xs, with over 20 incorporated modifications: electronic viewfinder masking system for the 8 fps High Speed Crop mode, a wide angle LCD screen like the D200, an Image Trim function, a Black and White mode and a new EN-EL4a lithium-ion battery enables 3400 shots between charges. It was sold 5,000 € in June 2006.


Nikon D70

Nikon D70



Nikon D2X

Nikon D2X

Available since end of March 2004, The Nikon D70 is the answer of Nikon to the Canon 300D. It has a design close to the D2H and the Nikon D100 CCD for an aggressive price of 1000 € body only.. As its challenger, it can be bought in kit with a zoom Nikkor DX 17~70 mm (equivalent to 28~105 mm in format 135). It was sold 1,350 € in kit in January 2004.

Presented to Photokina 2004, The Nikon D2X is available since 2005. It is built on the body of D2H but has a 12,4 Megapixels CCD and many enhancements. It has a rate of 1,5 X and can take 5,5 frames by second but a second mode uses only 6,8 megapixels and for a rate of 2X allows to take 8 frames by second during 40 views. It was sold 4,200 € in September 2004.

At PMA 2005 Nikon upgrades its Nikon D2H in Nikon D2Hs , which has now new functions inherited from D2X (rear screen of 235 000 pixels, Wifi g, USB 2 ...) and allows to take 50 consecutive views in jpeg, 40 in RAW, at 8 frames/seconds. It was sold 3,200 € in February 2005.


                             Nikon D2H

Presented in July 2003, the Nikon D2H becomes the new reference for the reporters and actions photographers. Built around a 4,1 megapixels sensor specially designed and developed by Nikon, the D2H, with its design character from Giugiaro, offers many innovations. It allows shooting 40 consecutive views at 8 frames/seconds. It has also a large 11 autofocus areas and optimized digital functions, as the white balance measurement, orientation sensor and the possibility to transmit images immediately with a WiFi (to see image the back above) optional transmitter. For more information, click on detailed description.. It was sold 4,100 € in July 2003.

Nikon D100

Presented at the PMA 2002, the Nikon D100 is built on the N80 body (like the Fuji S2 Pro, presented in the same time).

With its price of 3000 $ (February 2002) and its possibilities, it is a very attractive product for professionals and experts. Its 6,31 Megapixels CCD delivers 3.008 x 2.000 pixels images that are stored in RAW, Tiff or jpeg mode on CompactFlash I or II or IBM Microdrives.

It may be connected to a PC by an USB link and is described in the minutes of PMA 2002 News.

Nikon D1X

Nikon D1X

 Nikon D1H

Nikon D1H

Presented in February 2001 at PMA, The Nikon D1H is a new release of D1, which it replaces. It offers updated consecutive shooting (up to 40 shots at 5fps) as well as faster image processing and data transfer both to CF media and direct to computer (transfer speed by IEEE1394 is now enhanced). It becomes the standard for press photographers and professionals for whom speed is absolutely essential. It was sold 4,000 € in February 2001.

Presented on the same show, The Nikon D1X is featuring a new 5.47 megapixel CCD, which keeps the same size as 2,74 -megapixel CCD. It allows photographers to capture ultrahigh-resolution images at recording pixels of 3,008 x 1,960 and 2,000 x 1,312, while also enjoying improved color management capability for super high color fidelity. An improved version of the Nikon Capture software allows the full 16-bit image quality and control either in the studio or when post-processing RAW files. Connection is also direct to computer (transfer speed by IEEE1394 is now enhanced). It was sold 7,500 € in February 2001

Nikon D1

This camera, Nikon D1 was presented in February 99 and is available until end of 2001.
It has a design between the design of F100 and F5.
It is the first camera of a new series of digital professional camera and offers a lighter reply (and best value reply) to professional's demands. The compatibility with the Nikon system is large. It has a 2,74 million pixel CCD.
It was sold 5,200 € in June 1999.

It is described more completely in bulletin 9



The history of Nikon DSLR
1 The Nikon analog recording cameras

Nikon was interested in the digital photography since 1986, while presenting to Photokina, an operational prototype of SLR-type digital camera (Still Video Camera) manufactured by Panasonic: Nikon SVC

Nikon SVC 1986
Nikon SVC 1986

This camera, whose design lines precede them of Nikon N8008 which will come out two years later, is built around a sensor 2/3 " CCC of 300 000 pixels. Luminous signals catched by the CCD, are converted in tension whose value is continuous and, to the difference of actual digital cameras are not translated in bytes. These tensions are then recorded on a magnetic floppy disc of 2'' of diameter. This floppy disc allows recording 25 or 50 B&W images, depending of the definition. The same diskette is used by the Canon Ion, first digital camera for the mass-market.
It is because there are no conversion tension-bytes that this camera will keep the designation "electronic" or "analogical" and not "digital".
The small size of the sensor brought to the adoption of a specific mounting, the F lenses, which can be gone up using an adapter.
Two lenses were foreseen 6mm/1,6 and 10~40mm/1,4.

In 1988 Nikon markets its first digital camera Nikon QV-1000C 

This camera is rather close to that presented to Photokina two years earlier. The sensor is one 2/3 " CCC with a resolution of 380 000 pixels and the recording is always "analogical". The shutter can reach the 1/2000 of second, four modes of exposure are possible, the sensitivity is from 400 to 1600 iso and it can reach 20 frames by second (to the 1/1000).
Three types of image definition are possible. The recording is always in analogical mode (non-digital) on a floppy disk of 2 inches. Mounting, baptized QV is specific as well as the two zooms: QV Nikkor 11-120mm f/4, that covered the angle of field of a 43-500mm in 24x36 and QV Nikkor 10-40mm f/1.4, equivalent to a 40-150mm and that had a macro position to 10cm. This lens is perhaps the same designed for the first SVC.
The Nikon QV-1000C weighs 1,5 kg with its standard lens.
Two Nikon QV-1000C are in France, the first was offered by NIKON to the Museum of photography at Bièvres, the other is in "Espace Nikon" shop, 88 boulevard Beaumarchais at Paris (2009).
It weighs 1,5 kg with standard lens.
A new ' transmitter' the QV-1010T allows to transmit the images of the floppy disk by a telephone line, or to visualize them on a NTSC television set or to print them.


Nikon QV1000c

Only some specimens of this model seem to be built at ends of evaluation.
Nikon present with this camera, the Nikon Telephoto-Transmitter NT-1000A that is a scanner of slides 24*36 coupled to a transmitter (transmission by line STN).
This Nikon NT1000A of 12 kg allows acquisition and the transmission the news services for the press agencies of photos taken by press reporters. It can be plugged with a microcomputer and to Nikon Monitor Printer NW-100.
The Nikon indicated on his documentation: Nikon expects that its digital camera video as an electronic complex component first dedicated to the illustration and press.


Nikon floppy disc VF10
floppy disc 2" VF10


Nikon D1 prototype 1993
Nikon D1 prototype 1993

It is also interesting to note that during the 1993's Newspaper Exposition ('NEXPO'), New Orleans Nikon showcased a ‘D1 model ‘ which has a very strong appearance of the E-Series The camera, capable of delivering a so-so resolution of 560,000 pixels (1088 x 480), shutter speed range from1/8 to 1/2000 sec, and a rapid shooting rate of 1.7 eps (exposures per second) probably formed the basis for the joint venture project with Fuji Film Ltd. later to co-develop/produce the E-series models. The eventual product has imporved the image resolution from this prototype unit by almost a fold to 1.3 million pixels (1,280 X 1,000 arrays).

Source: "Nikon Hand Book" by Peter Braczko

 

2 the Kodak DCS cameras based on Nikon body

Kodak was a pioneer in design, manufacturing and sales of digital SLR and has launched since 1991 many models called
Kodak Professional DCS. These cameras are built from CCD sensor designed and manufactured by Kodak on the basis of Nikon camera bodies: first N8008 then N90 and N90x and finally F5.
When Kodak decides to built these new models DCS Professional from a basis of Canon EOS 1, it is time for Nikon to come back on this market

In 2003, Kodak presents a full format 135 SLR camera, abandons the production of these others DCS cameras and replaces its CCD sensor for a CMOS of 14 millions of pixels. The Kodak DCS 14 pro is built from N80 and F100 parts and accepts all Nikon lenses. It completes by the top he offers of Nikon Corp.
More information on Kodak DCS camera with Nikon body is in special web page.

 

3 the Nikon digital cameras in collaboration with Fuji


Nikon E2

 
In 1994 Nikon comes out Nikon E2.
This camera was developed in collaboration with Fuji, which provided the sensor 2/3 " CCC of 1,3 million pixels. It is the first a professional SLR-type digital camera with being sold under the bar of the 20 000 $. It is entirely compatible, by the use of an internal lenses system, with the system Nikon 24x36 (lenses, additional TTL flashes). It has a matrix measurement with five segments, of a balance of automatic white, storage on PCCard I or II, several modes of exposure and smoothness of images, of a shooting mode (3 frames/sec. during seven consecutive pictures) with the E2s model.


Nikon E3

In 1996, this camera improved slightly and becomes the Nikon E2n.
In 1998, Nikon presents Nikon E3 and Nikon E3s, always co-developed with Fuji Photo Film, which are priced lower than their predecessors and have a high-sensitivity 1.4-million (1,364 x 1,032)-square-pixel CCD that processes high-definition (1,280 x 1,000 pixel).
Both cameras allow 1 frame / sec. E3s' large buffer memory allows it to shoot up to 12 consecutive images at 3 frames / sec.

4 the Fuji cameras based on Nikon body


Fuji S1 Pro

At PMA in February 2000, Fuji presents (alone, without Nikon) the Fuji S1 PRO, built on the basis of Nikon N60. It has a 6,1 Megapixels for pictures of 3040 x 2016 pixels. This CCD has a ratio of 1,5 as compared as135 format.
It uses SmartMedia or Compact Flash cards (including 340 Meg microdrive) and was sold 4,200 € in January 2000.


Fuji S2 Pro

Two years after, during the PMA 2002, Fuji presents the Fuji S2 PRO, built on the Nikon N80 body. This camera allows all AF-S and AF-D lenses, with or without internal AF motor.
It has a new 6,1 Megapixels CCD (15,5 x 23 mm) which delivers 4.256 X 2.848 pixels pictures. It uses also SmartMedia and CompactFlash cards (including 1 Go IBM microdrive).
Images may be transfer to a PC by Firewire IEEE1394 or USB connection. It is possible to drive the S2 body through the Firewire link.
It was sold 2,500 € in January 2002.


Fuji S3 Pro

Two years after, during the PMA 2004, Fuji presents the
Fuji S3 PRO
, built again on the Nikon F80 but with a rounded design and a vertical grip.
It has a new 4th Generation Super CCD SR sensor that uses 6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels (12.3 million effective photodiodes) to deliver 12 million recorded pixels. This camera accepts both XD-Picture Card™ and Compact Flash Type I/II (inc. Microdrive™).
It has a new 2.0" 235,000 pixel LCD monitor and offers both high-speed IEEE1394 and USB 2.0 interfaces.
It was sold 2,300 € in February 2004.

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Fuji S5 Pro Fuji IS Pro
Fuji S5 Pro                                        Fuji IS Pro

Two years after, at the Photokina 2006, while we are waiting a S4 but Fuji presents the Fuji Finepix S5 PRO, built on the Nikon D200 body.
The name S4 Pro was not retained by Fuji for reasons of superstition because the figure 4 is bearing misfortune in Asia. The Fuji Finepix S5 PRO has a SuperCCD SR of 12,34 Millions of pixels distributed in 6.17 million 'S photodiodes' (normal DR) and 6.17 million 'R photodiodes' (highlight DR) . This camera inherits of D200 characteristics including possibilities of WiFi connection and adds Face Detection Technology. The Fuji S5Pro is available in February 2007 for 2,000 €.

In 2007, Fuji launches, for the US market only, the Fuji Finepix IS Pro. Its camera is based on the S5 Pro with modified CCD filter pack. It is sensitive to Ultraviolet and Infrared light between 380nm and 1000nm and replaces the Fuji FinePix S3 Pro UVIR, SLR. This camera is designed to record non-visible light and is offering for $2599 (nov 2007) for the body only. It requires the addition of a Quartz UV lens for optimum Ultraviolet sensitivity. least - in .

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