• February 5, 2017

Nikon 1 J5 (An outstanding compact camera)

Mirrorless cameras have made themselves a place in the photography market for some time now and they don’t seem to be going anywhere, more and more brands are joining this trend, with more improvements, and more competitiveness in price, design and approval of photographers who dare to give them a try. Like the DSLR or the compact ones, there are cameras for amateurs to professional, for all tastes, needs and pockets.

The Nikon 1 J5 was Nikon’s latest addition to its "Nikon 1" series of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, a really attractive camera not only for the beauty of its retro-modern lines but also for its speed, size and portability. Let’s take a closer look.

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  • December 24, 2016

Nikon D760 series, a low price Nikon D5

The coming year could see the arrival of three new Full Frame cameras from Nikon. We have already spoken about the Nikon D620,which could be considered the most economical option. But now we are receiving more news about the Nikon D760 which looks primed to turn into a low priced and high-speed version of the Nikon D5 with a high ISO and the same sensor as the Japanese company’s flagship model.

Nikon D760

Same sensor as the Nikon D5

The new information we have received concerns a new type of mini Nikon D5 that will arrive in 2017 and which will be none other than the Nikon D760. The main feature these two cameras will have in common is the 20.8 megapixel sensor. Logically the sensor will be of an inferior resolution to that of the Nikon D810 and even to the D750, however it will achieve a level of sensitivity unsurpassed by anything on the market.

A new direction for the Nikon D760

The idea behind the Nikon D760 seems to be to convert it into a low priced Nikon D5 which has had great success among its users who are looking for a versatile Full Frame option from within Nikon’s product line. It may even be considered a sort of Canon 5D, but from the company with the yellow label.

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  • November 25, 2016

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D3400, what’s the difference?

Nikon has presented their new D3400, an entry level DSLR camera with which they intend to win the hearts of newbie photographers who wish to have a camera with much more features than a smartphone camera or a compact camera. However, it doesn’t have a lot more features than the Nikon D3300. That is why we’re comparing them. Which camera should you buy and why?

Almost the same technical specifications

If you’re wondering if there’s going to be a big difference between the photos that these cameras take, the answer is no. On a technical level, you have the exact same possibilities with both cameras. They have the same sensor, the same processor, the same ISO range and the same shutter speed. This means that the new features aren’t present in these aspects. Video quality also isn’t improved; it remains Full HD. This means that if you want a relatively cheap quality camera, with which you can take good pictures, there’s no reason to buy the Nikon D3400 over the D3300. Even though this is logical, there sure are differences between both cameras.

The specs comparison of Nikon D3300 and Nikon D3400:

  Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Picture Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Sensor 24.2MP 24.2MP
Processor EXPEED 4 EXPEED 4
LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD
AF System 11-point (one cross-type) 11-point (one-cross type)
ISO Range 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600) 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600)
Viewfinder magnification (coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage)
Connectivity  With optional WU-1a Mobile Adapter Bluetooth LE (Works with SnapBridge to enable photo sharing. )
Video Capture max res. 1080/60p 1080/60p
Continuous Shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Built in Flash (Range) Yes (12m) Yes (7m)
Sensor Cleaning Ultrasonic No
External Mic Port Yes No
Weather Sealing No No
Battery Life 700 shots 1200 shots
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76mm 124 x 98 x 76mm
Weight 460g 395g
More information More information and user reviews on Amazon More information and user reviews on Amazon

Nikon D3400

Why buy the Nikon D3400?

What could make you choose the Nikon D3400? Well, there are two innovative features on this camera. One of them is integrated Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with Nikon Snapbridge platform,  thanks to which we can share pictures we take instantly with our smartphone and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It’s a feature we expected, only because more and more users are sharing their pictures, and this can be a deciding factor if you’re someone that uses social media a lot.

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  • November 25, 2016

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7200, What’s the difference? Which is better?

Canon 80D vs Nikon D7200

Like in football, the photo has its classico, in this case, the confrontation of the two famous DSLR brands, Canon and Nikon. The recent release of the Canon 80D of Canon is the perfect opportunity to organize a duel with the latest Nikon D7200 (released almost a year ago…).

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  • September 24, 2016

Best Lenses for Nikon D3400

The Nikon D3400 aims to be one the stars of the market as it is the Japanese company’s low cost DSLR option. Even though the D3300 is still for sale and is a good option, there is no doubt that the D3400 will soon be discounted and be the new ideal camera for newbies in the world of photography. If you either have a Nikon D3400 or a Nikon D3300 and are planning to buy a lens, here is a list with the best lenses for these two cameras.

The best lens for the Nikon D3400

Nikon 35 mm f/1.8

There is a lens that is better than all the rest in terms of the quality/price ratio, and also in terms of picture quality. This lens is the Nikon 35 mm f/1.8. It’s a very well known lens among all Nikon camera users. Its price is considerably affordable since you can get it for less than 200 euros, but it’s still the best option is you’re looking for high quality pictures. Its maximum aperture f/1.8 delivers pictures with a great bokeh effect. Actually, thanks to the fact that this is the maximum aperture, we can work with a little more resolution than ultra high resolution, but at the same time maintaining a great aperture, perfect for night photography just to name one use. Even though it also offers versatility that allows us to use the lens to produce a portrait in which we will try to defocus the background, while getting closer to the subject. It’s even great for recording videos. Without a doubt it’s the best thing you can buy for your Nikon D3400 or Nikon D3300. Being a fixed lens, you are forced to move closer or farther from the subject since you won’t have zoom, but that is made up for by the great quality that a fixed lens like this one offers.

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  • August 21, 2016

The new Nikon D3400 comes with wireless SnapBridge

Nikon did not want to wait for Photokina, which takes place within a month in Colonia, and just introduced their new D3400 model as input to the SLR range. An SLR without many innovations aside from wireless connection and that at least in US does not displace the D3300 from the list but instead it offers a new option with a lower price range.

Thus, the recently announced D3400 maintains the APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels and many specifications of the previous generation, but now adds SnapBridge wireless connection via Bluetooth.

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  • July 29, 2016

Nikon introduces ultra-fast Nikkor AF-S 105mm f / 1.4E ED – Electromagnetic Diaphragm

Nikon presents its new AF-S Nikkor 105 mm f/1.4E ED, which will be the brightest 105 mm on the market today. With new optics, the AF-S Nikkor uses an electromagnetic diaphragm that has been advocated for in the world of optics for many years.

Nikkor AF-S 105mm f / 1.4E ED

As we’ve mentioned, those in charge at Nikon have confirmed that the old – but by no means outdated – mechanical operation lever of the diaphragm of the Nikkor lenses, which is reminiscent of the sixties, does not only fail to offer the needed precision for the available means of exposure in the cameras of the 21st century, especially regarding burst shooting in sequence, but in addition, it also takes away the designers’ freedom when deciding on the optical scheme. This is because with this type of lever, the diaphragm must be located as close as possible to the mount to avoid issues with torsion of the lever. It then becomes a limitation when deciding upon the location of the lenses and their diameters.

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  • February 8, 2016

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II vs. Nikon D5 Specs comparison, what’s the difference?

The idea of permanent struggle between Canon and Nikon, with poisoned darts, overtaking on the right and last-minute changes to win the opponent- is something that seems to be liked a lot by photography enthusiasts and hardcore label snobs, but has very little to do with reality.

Over the years in which there was a clear brand in command and the rest followed its steps, for some time now the balance between the two historic photographic brands in the professional segment has been set. Some models stand out more than others, there are details that one brand exceeds the other, but overall the balance is favored more for economic or logistical issues (system, laziness to change …) than by quality or performance.

It is true that once the Nikon D3 set a new time, and coinciding with the problems of the EOS-1D Mark III and Mark IV that balance between major powers -it seems that we are talking about the Cold War- staggered.

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  • January 10, 2016

CES: Nikon D5, D500 and KeyMission 360 action camera

Nikon presented at CES, as main novelty and following the script, the pre-announced and leaked this very morning, D5 (*) and this in two versions, the D5 XQD and D5 CF, depending on the type of card used, in both cases with dual-slot case. To this are added the D500 DX and KeyMission 360° action camera.

Nikon D5

One of the key points of the D5 is the AF system equipped with 153 points, of which 99 are crossed and 15 are able to continue operating at f-stops of f / 8, which is useful for when teleconverters are used, so "thieves" of light.

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  • September 20, 2015

User experience: Nikon D5500 vs Canon Rebel T6i/T6s

(Thanks the Author: Mavis) Until now, I have had a great experience with the Nikon D5500 and I was curious to see if there were substantial differences with the Canon Rebel T6i. The T6i has a long vacation behind it and within this period it encountered many opportunities for different photo situations. I like to take photos a lot, but I am still only an amateur photographer and thus I can only describe this camera in a rather light way. Whoever wishes to get more details or wishes to know more technical data, can inform him or herself through the many answers from professionals in these messages. I share my experience with this camera targeting interested beginners.

Product Delivery: Alongside with the camera, a battery, a battery charger, a carrying strap, and interface cable and the selected lens (18-55mm), as well as a manual with the detailed instructions in German were delivered. Furthermore, two DVD / CD-ROM, one of which included an instruction manual, while the other ones contained various softwares, e.g. for editing photos.

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Snapsort.com reports the D5500 as having better color depth, more dynamic range and much lower noise at high iso and…