I just ran into Nadav from Fantasea Line who gave me an exclusive look at brand new underwater housing for the Nikon D40x digital SLR camera that was introduced just a week ago. The Fantasea Nikon D40x underwater case will be introduced next month, but thanks to Nadav you are able to get a first look of this brand new product. As soon as the product is officially introduced we will give you an update about the specifications as to weight, dimensions, etc. I believe the Nikon D40x will be very popular, also for the enthusiastic underwater photographer with the availability of the new Fantasea underwater housing, offering 10 Megapixel, 3 fps, low sensitivity of 100 ISO and longer-lasting battery.
Last year, Nikon surprised the digital SLR market with the introduction of a six Megapixel camera. As was to be expected, the first reactions were mainly ones of disappointment, because wasn't every self-respecting camera manufacturer competing in the Megapixel race? Nikon stubbornly dug in their heels and introduced the Nikon D40, successfully examining the importance of pixel quality. Today Nikon has introduced the D40x : a sister model to the D40 for anyone who needs more pixels, to for example, make enlargements of a crop of their files or to practise digital photography as a serious hobby. Nikon D40x has the same functionality and user friendliness as the D40, but now has a 10.2 Megapixel CDD image sensor.
The new model boasts a 0.2 megapixel CCD image sensor that combines with Nikonís exclusive 3D Colour Matrix Metering II and auto white balance to produce quality shots that capture the vivid detail and true colour of the subject matter. The D40x is equipped with the compact, lightweight 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens to provide superb picture sharpness and optimum contrast. The new D40x is also compatible with the 55-200mm VR Zoom-Nikkor telephoto and is ideal for extending the focal range as the user develops their photography skills. The new lens is fitted with an ED glass element, making it easier to achieve images with higher resolution and high contrast.
Nikon UK announces the new AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens, a high-quality compact 3.6x DX zoom designed specifically to work with Nikonís market-leading D80 and D40/ D40x cameras. The 55-200mm lens is an affordable entry-level lens which features Nikonís cutting edge Vibration Reduction stabilisation system and exclusive Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet and precise auto focusing. Considered to be the pioneer of innovative camera technology, Nikon is constantly seeking ways to make it possible for photographers with any level of experience to get striking results. The 55-200mm Zoom-Nikkor lens will be available at a suggested retail price of £249.99.
Nikon's Capture NX software will be updated and boast several new improvements, including full support for Intel-based Mac OS X computers. A demonstration of Capture NX, will be at Nikon's booth during the MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, January 9-12. Capture NX software is designed specifically for photographers, providing a unique and easy to understand interface with tools that photographers need, but without the level of complexity and clutter of other image editing applications. The software can be used with JPEG and TIFF format images from any source, and its patented new U Point technology offers photographers a dramatically simplified way to edit their pictures.
Nikon announced the Coolpix S500, a camera that combines extensive features and the latest technology. This solid yet lightweight camera is encased in a stylish stainless-steel body. Sleek design and classic contours make this model as striking to look at as the quality pictures it produces, and is testament to Nikonís commitment to quality. The technology and the features inside the Nikon Coolpix S500 are worthy of their impressive casing. The combination of 7.1 megapixels of resolution and the powerful 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a range of 35-105mm enables the Nikon S500 to deliver excellent picture detail whether the subject is a close-in portrait or a broad panorama, even after the photograph has been enlarged.
In order to uphold its legacy of industry-leading technology, Nikon is always seeking new ways to enhance the camera userís experience. The Nikon Coolpix S200 brings world-class photographic results to professionals and amateurs alike, packed into a sleek compact casing. Measuring just 18.5mm, the stylish aluminum body of the Nikon Coolpix S200 blends an attractive design with modern features, demonstrating Nikonís commitment to quality state-of-the-art craftsmanship. Combining 7.1 effective megapixels of image resolution with an impressive 38-114mm 3 x Zoom-Nikkor lens, this camera is able to faithfully capture the detail of the closest portrait to the broadest panorama, even after enlargement of the shots.
Consistent performance has earned Nikon the reputation for being the pioneer of state-of-the-art photographic technology. The Nikon Coolpix S50c model is the next stage in this legacy, combining exciting features with chic good looks. Excellent image quality is guaranteed by an impressive 38-114mm Zoom-Nikkor lens and 7.2 effective megapixels of resolution. The Nikon Coolpix S50c is able to capture the finest detail, whether the subject is a close-in portrait or a broad vista, making the experience of photography a joy for the camera user. The Vibration Reduction function is able to compensate for camera shake and poor lighting, delivering beautifully clear pictures.