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New arrival: Nikon D5 and D500 DSLR cameras in Singapore

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Nikon has launched the D5 and D500 DSLR cameras in Singapore. Both will hit the shelves here end April. Prices TBA.

Update (26 April, 2016):

The Nikon D500 is now available in Singapore. RRP below.

  • Nikon D500 (body only): S$2,999.
  • Nikon D500 (16-80mm VR) kit: S$3,999.

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The Nikon D5 and D500 side-by-side in Singapore, at the launch at Aura in National Gallery, Singapore.

The D5 is the new flagship DSLR camera from Nikon, which was unveiled during CES 2016 back in January this year.

The 20.5-megapixel Nikon-FX format full frame DSLR sports a 153-point AF system, 12 fps continuous shooting, a new CMOS sensor, and a new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine.

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The D5 is the first Nikon to come with highest standard ISO sensitivity at 102,400, and the ability to shoot 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movies.

The D500 is Nikon’s top DX-format DSLR, offering the performance of the D5 in a compact, lightweight body.

The D500 incorporates the same powerful 153-point AF system and EXPEED 5 engine as the D5, boasts high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps and supports 4K UHD movies.

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The D500 has a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent).

Read more about the Nikon D5 in the earlier story here.

Below are more details about the Nikon D500, extracted from the press release.

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CES 2016: Nikon flagship D5 DSLR FX-format full frame camera

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Nikon has unveiled its latest flagship camera. The 20.5-megapixel Nikon-FX format full frame DSLR sports a 153-point AF system, 12 fps continuous shooting, a new CMOS sensor, and a new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine.

US$6,496.95 on Amazon, released from 15 March, 2016. Price & availability in Singapore TBA.

The FX-format full frame D5 DSLR is Nikon’s latest flagship camera.

The FX-format full frame D5 DSLR is Nikon’s latest flagship camera.

The D5 is the first Nikon to come with highest standard ISO sensitivity at 102400, and the ability to shoot 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movies.

The Wireless Transmitter WT-6, available separately, comes handy for high-speed wireless network communications.

The Wireless Transmitter WT-6, available separately, comes handy for high-speed wireless network communications.

A high-resolution 2.3-inch touch screen 2,359-dot LCD monitor, fast communications with both wired networks via built-in Ethernet connector and wireless networks, alongside double memory card slots make for a highly efficient workflow.

Contributing to greater autofocus (AF), auto exposure (AE) and auto white balance (AWB), is the incorporation of a new 180K-pixel RGB sensor for the Advanced Scene Recognition System.

The D5 consumes less power, adopts a highly precise and durable shutter, and has increased camera reliability in terms of control precision, strength and durability.

The D5 also supports the new Nikon Creative Lighting System functions, Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) and Unified Flash Control.

Details in the press release below.

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Happy New Year 2015

Friday, January 1st, 2016

A new dawn to a new day. A new year for a new beginning.

I hope this sunrise is symbolic of the hope that the new year brings to those looking for a new beginning in their lives. Taken handheld using a Nikon D750 with AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

I hope this sunrise is symbolic of the hope that the new year brings to those looking for a new beginning in their lives. Taken handheld using a Nikon D750 with AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Here’s wishing everyone a fantastic 2016, a new year that will bring new aspirations and immense fulfillment.

About the photo

Snapped this shot while strolling on the beach in Thailand a few weeks ago in pre-dawn darkness.

It was a rare shot for me in that the horizon was clear of the usual haze and layer of clouds so the rising sun could be seen emerging from the horizon itself.

It was breathtaking how the nascent sun lit up the sky with golden and red hues as it tore itself from the horizon.

New arrivals: Nikon D7200, COOLPIX P900 cameras & ViewNX-i software

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

The Nikon D7200 DSLR and COOLPIX P900 compact zoom camera will be available in Singapore by end March, 2015. Prices TBA. The ViewNX-i will be available for free download beginning 17 March.

The Nikon D7200 will be available by end March 2015 with the AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, or AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, or with the body-only configuration.

The Nikon D7200 will be available by end March 2015 with the AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, or AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, or with the body-only configuration.

Nikon has announced two new cameras and new image-browsing software.

D7200 DSLR

The DX-format D7200 DSLR offers enthusiasts features for low-light photography, social connectivity and Full HD videos.

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

The 24.2-megapixel DSLR comes with EXPEED 4 image-processing engine and CMOS sensor.

The 51-point autofocus (AF) sensor module is also utilised by the Nikon D750, and has an AF detection range down to -3EV for low-light photography.

Standard ISO ranges from 100 to 25600, extendable to ISO 102400.

There is built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and it is the first Nikon DSLR to feature Near Field Communication (NFC)-support (for NFC-compatible Android smartphones and tablets with Android 4.0 or later).

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Holiday greetings: Happy Lunar New Year 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

It’s the first day of the Lunar New Year. This year, it’s the year of the Goat, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Happy New Year to all the people from cultures that celebrate this traditional festival! And to all Chinese around the world, Happy Chinese New Year!

I snapped this photo of a kid in a small town called Takamori at the Southeastern corner of the Aso caldera in Kyushu, Japan. The Chinese greetings is a pun during the Goat (on the Chinese Zodiac) years on the traditional Lunar New Year greeting “三阳开泰” - which augurs an auspicious year as the sun ushers in the warm Spring from the cold Winter. Photos taken in 2012 with a Nikon D800 DSLR with an AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

I snapped this photo of a kid in a small town called Takamori at the Southeastern corner of the Aso caldera in Kyushu, Japan. The Chinese greetings is a pun during the Goat (on the Chinese Zodiac) years on the traditional Lunar New Year greeting “三阳开泰” – which augurs an auspicious year ahead as the sun ushers in the warm Spring from the cold Winter. Photo taken in 2012 with a Nikon D800 DSLR with an AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

It’s customary for Chinese to give out Ang Pows during the Lunar New Year. These are red paper envelopes containing money that’s given to relatives and children.

It being the new year, you’re supposed to use crispy new notes in these red packets.

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New arrivals: Nikon Spring 2015 COOLPIX cameras – S3700, S2900, L31

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Nikon Singapore has released its Spring 2015 COOLPIX cameras. The COOLPIX S2900 and L31 will be available in late January while the COOLPIX 3700 will be available in February. Prices TBA.

From Left: Nikon COOLPIX S3700, Nikon COOLPIX S2900, Nikon COOLPIX L31

From Left: Nikon COOLPIX S3700, Nikon COOLPIX S2900, Nikon COOLPIX L31

The latest COOLPIX series brings a range of stylish and slim cameras to fit the lifestyle and pocket of the trendy youth.

Colours available for the three models.

“The Spring COOLPIX packs the best high-performance features in compact cameras. From built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support, to autofocusing and HD movie recording, there is definitely a COOLPIX for every user,” said Garland Mak, Deputy General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore.

  • The Nikon COOLPIX L31 will be available in 3 colours (Black, Silver, Red) in Singapore (excluding decorative purple).
  • The Nikon COOLPIX S2900 will be available in 4 colours (Purple, Black, Silver, Red) in Singapore (excluding decorative purple).
  • The Nikon COOLPIX S3700 will be available in 5 colours (Pink, Blue, Red, Silver, Black) in Singapore (excluding decorative blue).

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New arrivals: Nikon D5500 & 2 new NIKKOR lenses (300mm & 55-200mm)

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Nikon has introduced the 24.2-megapixel DX-format Nikon D5500, as well as the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM F4-5.6G ED VR II and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR lenses.

Available in February 2015, prices TBA.

The Nikon D5500 is available in classic black and chic red colour kits.

The Nikon D5500 is available in classic black and chic red colour kits.

Nikon claims that the D5500 is “the world’s smallest, lightest and slimmest DSLR”. It comes with built-in wireless connectivity and touch-screen.

The FX-format AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR incorporates Nikon’s Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element for the first time in NIKKOR lenses, resulting in a light 755 grams.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM F4-5.6G ED VR II (bottom) and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR (top) lenses.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM F4-5.6G ED VR II (bottom) and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR (top) lenses.

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POTD: Happy New Year 2015

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

A new day … in a new year … has begun …

A little wild yellow flower in the old city of Jakobstad (also known as Pietarsaari in Finnish) on the coast of Finland. Taken with a Nikon D600 with 24-120mm lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

A little wild yellow flower in the old city of Jakobstad (also known as Pietarsaari in Finnish) on the coast of Finland. June 2011. Taken with a Nikon D600 with 24-120mm lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Here’s wishing everyone a fantastic year ahead in 2015.

Nikon launches D750, COOLPIX S6900, NIKKOR 20mm f1.8G lens & SB-500 Speedlight

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Nikon launched in Singapore today a new DSLR, a compact shooter, a 20mm prime lens and a flash. Price and availability TBA.

Update (23 October, 2014):

The Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (Black, White & Pink) is now available in Singapore, at a recommended retail price of S$419.

Update (20 October, 2014):

Nikon has announced the pricing information below. Available now.

  • AF-S NIKKOR 20MM F/1.8G ED – S$1,099
  • Speedlight SB-500 – S$319
  • Nikon DSLR D750 with 24-120 KIT – S$4,079
  • Multi-power Battery Pack MB-D16 – S$449

Update (24 September, 2014):

The Nikon D750 (body only) is now available in Singapore for S$3,079. The D750 Kit will be available in November 2014.

For every Nikon D750 (body only) purchased from 24 September 2014 to 5 October 2014, customers will be entitled to redeem a free 32GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive (worth S$139).

Redemption is available from 3–5 October 2014, from 11am–7pm at Funan DigitaLife Mall, in conjunction with the upcoming I AM FULL FREEDOM Nikon consumer event.

Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (left) and Nikon D750 (right).

Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (left) and Nikon D750 (right).

The highlight of the launch is the D750, a “successor” for the aged D700 that sits between the D610 and the D810.

D750 Full-frame DSLR

The full-frame D750 is Nikon’s smallest and lightest FX-format camera and will be available in September 2014.

Nikon D750 DSLR.

Nikon D750 DSLR

It ships with built-in Wi-Fi, vertical-tilting monitor, 24.3 megapixels, 91K-pixel RGB sensor, and high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 6.5 frames per second for both FX- and DX- format, all fitted into a slim and durable body.

The FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine are packed into a monocoque structure framed by carbon fiber composite material (new material), and magnesium alloy to provide nimble durability.

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New arrivals: Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR camera in late July

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The new 36.3-megapixel D810 caters to both enthusiasts and professionals. It now records Full HD (1080p60) video and offers a wide ISO range from ISO 64 to ISO 12800 (expandable to ISO 32 to ISO 51200). Hits the shelves in late July.

Singapore price TBA. US price US$3299.95.

Update (15 July, 2014):

The new Nikon D810, before we got our hands on it.

The new Nikon D810, before we got our hands on it.

The Nikon D810 was officially launched in Singapore today at the Altimate lounge club in 1-Altitude at Raffles Place.

The DSLR will be available at S$4,888 (body only) from 17 July onwards.

The new Nikon D810 will be available in Singapore in late July.

The new Nikon D810 will be available in Singapore in late July.

The FX-format D810 replaces the D800 and D800E and does away with the OLPF (optical low-pass filter) in its 36.3-megapixel (7360 x 4912) CMOS sensor.

The Nikon D810 is powered by EXPEED 4 engine.

The Nikon D810 is powered by EXPEED 4 engine.

It features the EXPEED 4 engine from the D4s to give a bigger ISO range, better image quality and metering and faster burst speed.

The Nikon D810 ships with an electronic first-curtain shutter option, has a redesigned mirror mechanism to reduce vibration, and includes Auto ISO in manual mode.

For video, it can relay uncompressed HDMI output to an external recorder with simultaneous video display on the camera’s rear LCD display and external LCD monitor, while recording to the internal card (compressed).

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