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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nikon Announces Nikon 1 Mirrorless System with V1 and J1 Cameras

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:52 PM

Nikon has decided to reach back into the past and use the "1" name from its Nikon One rangefinder (Nikon's first camera). While not quite the clone the original One was, the new Nikon 1 cameras are not quite the groundbreaking devices the Nikon F was either. First up, the new cameras use a new mount, dubbed CX-mount , and I assume the label will apply to the new sensor size: 13.2x8.8mm, which is about half of that of Micro Four Thirds. That will spark quite some massive disappointment among a lot of photo enthusiasts. Also not mentioned is any kind of backward compatibility with the F-mount, which means, for all intents and purposes, the 1 series will have to stand on its own with just three lenses on launch. [Correction: There is a VT1 adaptor, though without mention of price, nor is there a photo of it. It looks like the adaptor will likely work with AF-S lenses, and may not be available at launch. Thanks Marlof!] It clearly is marketed at casual shooters, with the colour options for the J1 including a very bright pink.

The J1 and V1 cameras are quite similar, with both using the same 10 megapixel CX sensor, featuring an ISO ceiling of 3200, and 1080p videos at 30 FPS. The camervtas can also do high-speed videos at up to 1200 FPS, with no mention of resolution. Both cameras will feature a 73 point hybrid AF system, which does both contrast and phase detect AF, and is claimed as the world's fastest mirrorless AF. We shall see about that. The cameras can do 10 FPS still capture, with an option of 60 FPS if AF is locked. I am going to assume this means an electronic shutter on the 1 cameras, which should mean a very quiet camera compared to the other mirrorless cameras on the market.

The V1 differs from the J1 in having an 1.4million dot EVF and an accessory port, while the J1 is slightly smaller due to lacking the EVF hump, but offers a built-in flash. The V1's accessory port is proprietary, like Sony's, so again, kiss goodbye to all your Nikon flashes and whatever hotshoe accesories you might have. Also, the LCD on the V1 is a 3" VGA LCD, while the J1 sports a 3" HVGA LCD. The V1 will ship with the 10-30/3.5-5.6 kit lens (equivalent to 27-81mm) in October for US$900, and the J1 with the same lens for US$650. Personally at those prices I really am not sure of their future. Press release after the break.

Engadget Coverage

DCResource Coverage

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nikon Announces Six Coolpix Cameras

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:34 AM

Nikon has announced a whole bunch of cameras, starting with the Coolpix P7100. Following up on the not-very-successful P7000, the new camera features the same 10 megapixel CCD (at a slightly larger 1/1.7" size) and optically stabilised 7.1x 28-200mm equivalent f/2.8-5.6 lens, but updates the body styling to include a countered handgrip and a front command dial and a tilting 3" VGA LCD. More importantly, Nikon promises improved performance with the camera, which really was the P7000's main problem. Other features like 720p video and a hotshoe are still present. Retails for US$500 in September. More cameras after the break!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Digital Photography Review's Travel Zoom Roundup

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q31...lzoomgrouptest/

"The so-called 'Travel Zoom' category was effectively invented by Panasonic, with the Lumix DMC-TZ1. Released in 2006, the TZ1 was the first camera with a 10x optical zoom lens that could truly be called 'compact', and although Panasonic had the field to itself for a while, it wasn't long before other manufacturers started to move into the same space. Fast forward to 2011, and almost all of the major camera manufacturers offer compact cameras with at least 10x optical zooms, up to almost 20x in some cases."

The travel zoom area is probably the last major growth area for compacts in light of compacts getting squeezed from smartphones at the low end and cheap DSLRs and cute mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras on the high end, so it would be nice to see some more innovation in this area, instead of so-so image quality tacked to a design that has not changed much from the TZ1's launch in 2006. Still, they are still popular enough, and DPReview takes a look at some of the latest round of travel zooms, and there's a surprise winner in the round-up. Hint: The brand starts with an "N". I always thought their compacts were on the lacklustre side, and in fact, the sample images are not very inspiring in some cases; the camera gets a win mostly in the way it handles and operates. Hit the link for the roundup!


Digital Photography Review's Travel Zoom Roundup

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q31...lzoomgrouptest/

"The so-called 'Travel Zoom' category was effectively invented by Panasonic, with the Lumix DMC-TZ1. Released in 2006, the TZ1 was the first camera with a 10x optical zoom lens that could truly be called 'compact', and although Panasonic had the field to itself for a while, it wasn't long before other manufacturers started to move into the same space. Fast forward to 2011, and almost all of the major camera manufacturers offer compact cameras with at least 10x optical zooms, up to almost 20x in some cases."

The travel zoom area is probably the last major growth area for compacts in light of compacts getting squeezed from smartphones at the low end and cheap DSLRs and cute mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras on the high end, so it would be nice to see some more innovation in this area, instead of so-so image quality tacked to a design that has not changed much from the TZ1's launch in 2006. Still, they are still popular enough, and DPReview takes a look at some of the latest round of travel zooms, and there's a surprise winner in the round-up. Hint: The brand starts with an "N". I always thought their compacts were on the lacklustre side, and in fact, the sample images are not very inspiring in some cases; the camera gets a win mostly in the way it handles and operates. Hit the link for the roundup!


Digital Photography Review's Travel Zoom Roundup

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q31...lzoomgrouptest/

"The so-called 'Travel Zoom' category was effectively invented by Panasonic, with the Lumix DMC-TZ1. Released in 2006, the TZ1 was the first camera with a 10x optical zoom lens that could truly be called 'compact', and although Panasonic had the field to itself for a while, it wasn't long before other manufacturers started to move into the same space. Fast forward to 2011, and almost all of the major camera manufacturers offer compact cameras with at least 10x optical zooms, up to almost 20x in some cases."

The travel zoom area is probably the last major growth area for compacts in light of compacts getting squeezed from smartphones at the low end and cheap DSLRs and cute mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras on the high end, so it would be nice to see some more innovation in this area, instead of so-so image quality tacked to a design that has not changed much from the TZ1's launch in 2006. Still, they are still popular enough, and DPReview takes a look at some of the latest round of travel zooms, and there's a surprise winner in the round-up. Hint: The brand starts with an "N". I always thought their compacts were on the lacklustre side, and in fact, the sample images are not very inspiring in some cases; the camera gets a win mostly in the way it handles and operates. Hit the link for the roundup!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Lifehacker's Guide to Choosing Cameras

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5822098/how-t...-for-your-needs

"Choosing a digital camera used to be a simple process that was heavily dictated by the amount of money in your pocket. Now the same money can buy you different benefits and compromises, making the decision much more complex. Here's a look at your camera-buying options, the pros and cons of each, and some specific suggestions to help you pick the perfect camera for your needs."

Lifehacker has a long article on how to choose a camera (and it even includes a guide on cameras in phones), but I recommended not going through the recommended picks just because they are there. Seriously, a Sony NEX-3?


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nikon Releases AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Lens

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1107/1...or40mmmacro.asp

Talk about an absolute surprise: After releasing the Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5, I thought that would be it for DX Micro Nikkors. Today Nikon proves me wrong by releasing a 40mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor. Does Nikon think that DX users lack options for macro lenses? (Hint: They probably don't.) The lens offfers a 1:1 reproduction ratio (meaning it can capture an area equal to that of the sensor, which translates to 24mm by 16mm on a DX camera), but the cost of having such a short focal length results in a 5cm working distance from the front of the lens. The lens will be available from the 25th of August at a fairly low price of US$280, but I wonder if Nikon should concentrate on other lenses. Is anyone interested in this lens at all?


Friday, July 8, 2011

Nikon Lenses on the iPhone 4 Becomes Reality

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/07/07/y...-an-iphone.aspx

The ultimate camera is now here: Attach legendary Nikkor lenses to the iPhone 4! For US$250 you can buy kit that has a casing to allow a converter tube for F-mount lenses. Time to sell that D3S and D3X?


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nikon Coolpix P300 Reviewed by Digital Photography Review

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikonp300/

"Although at first glance it looks a lot like the Canon Powershot S95 and Olympus XZ-1, the P300 is a significantly different camera in a couple of important ways. It offers higher resolution, at 12MP rather than the 10MP common in that class. It also offers Full HD video (1080p as opposed to 720p), but its true colors are betrayed by a lower price-point, a smaller sensor (1/2.3" as opposed to 1/1.6" or 1/1.7"), and the inability to record RAW files."

When the P300 was first leaked, it looked like a LX5 or S95 competitor; turns it it is closer to a glorified IXUS competitor. A compact camera with a bit more features than a compact point-and-shoot, but not as fully-featured as a premium compact. I am not sure where Nikon is going with this half-and-half strategy, because I think point-and-shoot users would want something simpler to use (or their phones, for the matter), while more advanced users will not want a P300's smaller sensor and lack of RAW. The P300's images are actually not bad, which makes me wonder what Nikon could have done with a better package surrounding the sensor.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nikon D5100 Reviewed by Digital Photography Review

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond5100/

"The D5100 has a very similar 16.2MP CMOS sensor to the excellent one seen in the D7000 but, understandably, loses out on that camera's high-end build and feature-set. So there's no wireless flash control, magnesium alloy build or 39-point AF system but the underlying image quality is all but identical. As has become standard for a Nikon at this price point, the D5100 offers a single control dial, pentamirror viewfinder and no built-in autofocus motor. However, it gains 1080p video capability (at 30, 25 or 24fps), saved using the efficient H.264/AVC codec, and a 920,000 dot fully articulated LCD panel to help shoot it."

Nikon's D5100 looks like a very nice DSLR for the price and feature set. The 16 megapixel sensor from the D7000 certainly helps; with usable results up to ISO 3200, and for non-critical photos, even 12,800 (HI1) can be used with some post-processing. I am not too keen on the revamped layout to accommodate the articulating LCD however. Traditionally Nikon DSLRs have four to five buttons on the left hand side of the camera, where the hinge currently is located. The downside is slightly less refined controls compared to the D7000. Still, I hope Nikon eventually works out the UI for this line, because I would like to see the articulating LCD become standard; that way I can leave the right-angle finders at home!

Engadget has additional coverage if you want a mainstream tech review. Personally, I'm still baffled why 11 AF Points is a minus. In my time, we had just one, and walked both ways uphill in the snow to take photos!


Nikon Announces AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1104/1...kon50mmf1p8.asp

Nikon has updated their 50mm f/1.8 lens with a Silent Wave Motor, but to me, the only advantage this lens has over the incumbent is that it will auto focus with cameras that have no built-in AF motor. It is more expensive by 60%, loses the aperture ring, uses the awkward 58mm filter ring (though that might change), and if the AF-S 50/1.4G is anything to go by, it will focus slower as well. At least this has a focus distance indicator, unlike the AF-S 35/1.8G. Expect this in June for US$220.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Reviewed by PhotographyBLOG

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.photographyblog.com/revi...x_s9100_review/

"The Coolpix S9100 is Nikon’s third travel-zoom camera, featuring an extended 18x zoom lens with a very versatile focal range of 25-450mm. Other key features of the slim S9100 include a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high resolution 921k dot 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p high-definition movies with stereo sound, sensor-shift Vibration Reduction, a shooting mode dial and a fast auto-focus system."

Looking for a compact zoom camera? Not happy with the cameras in the last round-up we linked to? Here is another option; the Nikon Coolpix S9100. Though Nikon is not as well-known as some other companies in the compact segment, I certainly can't fault them for not trying (doing well is another thing). Surprisingly the review is a favourable one, but between a Nikon and a Panasonic, I know which one I would normally go for!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nikon Pulls AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Lens From Website

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/04/13/c...f1-8g-lens.aspx

I think we can safely conclude that this is pretty much real. AF-S will be welcomed by those on cameras without the screw drive motor, but I'm not liking the loss of the aperture ring (again) and the 58mm filter thread. Get those old AF-Ds when you still can, because if past trends are any indication, the new lens will cost more and focus slower. More details at the source.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Notes from my Nikon D5100 Pre-Release Briefing

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:05 PM

In lieu of a full report, which is no longer interesting to me at this point, I decided to write up, point form, some of the interesting things I learned about the Nikon D5100 DLSR and ME-1 microphone - the things that aren't necessarily in the press release. Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions - I'll do my best to answer.

  • The D5100 and ME-1 Stereo Microphone should be in-market by the end of April. The earthquake/tsunami in Japan didn't have an impact on the production of these products.
  • The D5100 is compatible with UHS SD Cards, along with the usual SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Based on some of the impressive new in-camera creative features, I asked Nikon if there were any plans to roll out similar features to other EXSPEED 2-powered cameras such as the D7000 or D3100 via firmware updates. The answer was no. I think this is unfortunate - it makes little sense to have a new and powerful camera such as the D7000 lacking features that the D5100 has. And, certainly, the D3100-using crowd would love some of the new features.
  • I asked about the in-camera HDR; it only uses two images, and typically for HDR you want three or more. Two images is the optimal number of images for non-tripod users according to Nikon. As in, three would be hard to do hand-held and too much ghosting would occur with more than two. There's no "tripod mode" for the HDR however, and worse, you can't use it with raw files. This is a simplistic, JPEG-only, two shot tool. You can, however, set it to +1/+2/+3 stops on the exposure - so your first photo is at +0 EV, and your next one is between +1 and +3. You also can't convert previously captured JPEGs. Lots of unfortunate limitations here, but let's face it, if you want high-quality HDR images, you're going to want to shoot three to nine images in raw format on a tripod and use dedicated software such as the ultra-awesome NIK HDR EFEX PRO (seriously, it rocks).

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Nikon Releases the D5100 Digital SLR and ME-1 Microphone

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:01 PM

http://www.nikon.ca

Nikon has just announced the D5100, their latest DSLR. It replaces the D5000, a camera I previously owned. The Canadian MSRP is $899 for the camera body and 18-105mm lens; there's no body-only option at this time.

Something worth noting: the ME-1 Microphone is compatible with any Nikon that has a 3.5mm audio input jack, so you D7000, D300S, D3S, and P7000 owners who are looking for better audio might be quite interested in that product. Canadian MSRP on this microphone is going to be $159.99.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nikon D7000 Real-Word Review

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 12:51 PM

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/0...kon-d7000-dslr/

"This is a quick review of the Nikon D7000, highlighting a real world usage scenario. It's not an exhaustive look at the D7000, but I hope it gives you a good idea of what it's like to use this camera if were thinking of buying it to take pictures at sporting events."

My friend Xavier Lanier and I are both fans of Nikon DSLRs and he purchased a D7000 recently. He's been enjoying it and wrote up a great article about using it to capture a tennis event, along with great examples of how a high frame-per-second shooting count can really make a difference when it comes to capturing the shot. I agree with him - shooting in bursts is a great way to capture the "perfect" shot. The D7000 looks like a great camera...but I'm holding out for the true replacement for my beloved Nikon D300.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nikon Announces P300 and P500 to a Sea of Disappointment

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:42 PM

So that camera I was talking about yesterday? It is official now, and I cannot believe how Nikon manage to muck it up. First, let us talk about the specs of the two P cameras. While both utilise a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor for lower noise levels, they are quite different in form and function. The P500 is a superzoom, packing a 36x 22.5-810mm equivalent f/3.4-5.7 lens, which is stabilised via sensor-shift, a 3" tilting VGA LCD with an EVF of unspecified resolution, and 1080p video at 30 FPS, with the ability to use the optical zoom during recording. It is nice to see that the lens starts at an even wider-than-usual 22.5mm, but the aperture of the lens at the extreme telephoto (f/5.7) means stabilisation or no, you better have some good support and camera technique! Ships in March for US$400.

Now, on to the camera I was looking forward to, the P300, pictured above. It is a compact camera aimed squarely at the S95, it appears, with the above 12 megapixel sensor, and an optically stabilised (the only Coolpix in this batch to do so) 4.2x 24-100mm equivalent lens starting at f/1.8... but ending at f/4.9. It has a 3" VGA LCD, and the ability to shoot 1080p videos while using the optical zoom. Both cameras have new fancy internal software, like that Sony Sweep Panorama, where panoramas are taken by just panning the camera. Ships in March for US$330.

At first glance, this is a serious looking compact. See the large fat unmarked dial behind the zoom lever/shutter release? That is a command dial, like the one on Nikon DSLRs. In fact, this can be considered a two-dial camera, as there is another dial as part of the four-way controller pad at the back. The f/1.8 aperture at the wide end of 24mm equivalent looks good as well, and there is the more expensive-to-implement optical stabilisation.

Nikon, of course, has to muck it up. Firstly the sensor is smaller than the one on the S95, LX5, and all the other premium compacts. Instead of a 1/1.7" sensor, the P300 features the 35% smaller 1/2.3" sensor, which translates to poorer light gathering ability. Oh, and it also has 2 more megapixels than its peers. The f/4.9 aperture at the tele end does not help. Yes, the S95 has the same aperture, but it also has a better sensor to compensate. There is also the issue of the slightly larger cameras like the new Olympus XZ-1 having much larger apertures (f/2.5 in the XZ-1's case) even on the telephoto end.

There is also the not-so-little thing of leaving raw image support out. Yes, the P300 only shoot JPEGs. RAW in small sensor compacts cannot be overlooked; it allows careful noise reduction techniques to be applied to the image, and bypasses the usual heavy-handed camera noise reduction manufacturers would otherwise use in the JPEG conversion process. I cannot believe Nikon would cripple a camera of this class when their competitors are fine with letting their compacts maintain RAW capability.

All-in-all, it is a bit disappointing. Like I said before, Nikon cannot seem to execute Coolpixes right. Nowadays I believe that half the Coolpix team is probably outsourced, hence the divergence in strategy from the DSLR division. Anyway, DPreview has a preview, and after the jump are images of the P500 as well as the back of the P300.

DPReview: Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpixes: The Rest

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:30 PM

So, Nikon's also spamming the retail channels with a bazillion cameras. Et tu, Nikon? Since we have a lot of cameras to cover, I am going to try with a different format in presenting them.

S9100 (pictured above) - 12 megapixel CMOS sensor - 18x 25-450mm equivalent f/3.5-5.9 lens - sensor shift stabilisation - 3" VGA LCD - 1080p 30 FPS video with optical zoom - Ships in March for US$330

S6100 - 16 megapixel (sigh) CCD sensor - 7x 28-196mm equivalent f/3.7-5.6 lens - 3" HVGA touchscreen LCD - 720p 30 FPS video - Ships in March for US$200

S4100 - 14 megapixel CCD sensor - 5x 26-130mm equivalent f/3.2-6.5 lens - 3" HVGA touchscreen LCD - 720p 30 FPS video - Ships in late February for US$180

S3100 - 14 megapixel CCD sensor - 5x 26-130mm equivalent f/3.2-6.5 lens - 2.7" QVGA touchscreen LCD - 720p 30 FPS video - Ships in late February for US$140

L120 - 14 megapixel CCD sensor - 21x 25-525mm equivalent f/3.1-5.8 lens - sensor shift stabilisation - 3" VGA LCD - 720p 30 FPS video - powered by 4 AA batteries - Ships in late February for US$280

L24 - 14 megapixel CCD sensor - 3.6x 37-134mm equivalent f/3.1-6.7 lens - 3" QVGA LCD - VGA video - powered by 2 AA batteries - Ships in late February for US$120

They are all pretty good looking cameras, even the budget L cameras, though the lenses are a bit slow (f/6.5 on the long end for the S4100 is ewwww). The S9100 also picks up the panorama feature from the P series cameras. I guess whoever is supplying the software to Sony originally is now selling them to all the camera OEMs. Despite that, I can't seem to shake a sense of disinterest. Maybe it's because I expect a lot more from Nikon, and the last few years of mediocre Coolpixes have tarnished the brand enough in my mind that these batch of Coolpixes are docked a few points off in my mind.

Photos of the rest after the break.

Nikon Coolpix S3100/S4100/S6100/S9100

Nikon Coolpix L120/L24

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Whole Bunch of Nikon Cameras Leaked

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:58 PM

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/02/08/n...00-and-l24.aspx

Nikonrumors have brought along a bunch of leaks thanks to a site breaking embargo about the latest Coolpix compacts. Since I am sure they will be announced with the next 48 hours, I will not be going through every one of them. However, see that little camera above? It is going to be the S95 competitor. I hope Nikon executes this one better than the P7000.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Nikon Rumors Compares Nikon S8100 with Canon S95 in One-sided Fight

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:00 PM

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/02/02/n...act-camera.aspx

"I am very particular when it comes to small (pocketable) cameras and I wanted to find out how good (or bad) the top of the line Coolpix S8100 really is. I ignored the P7000 because it is in a different category - I wanted to see what a "real" point and shoot Nikon camera is all about. A natural choice for my comparison was the Canon S95 which is the top of the line compact camera currently offered by Canon. I know this is not fair fight since the Canon S95 can shoot RAW, has manual mode and costs $100 more."

Not fair indeed - NikonRumors.com has decided to pit a S8100 against the S95, a camera designed for more serious use (the sensor on the S95 is already better on paper). I think stating the outcome is unnecessary, but the statement on Nikon needing to put out something more serious than their recent (or last seven years) compact cameras is quite a bit more debatable. Given the squeeze between phones with cameras and mirrorless large sensor compacts, as well as the competitors (Panasonic, Canon, Samsung, Olympus), I wonder if there is still space in the market for another entrant. There is only brand-name recognition for Nikon to rely on as an advantage here, as there will be little system compatibility with the F-mount system.

Nikon also has to take some of the blame here in getting into this situation in the first place. They are now far behind in the game with Panasonic's LX series on its 4th iteration, and even when attempting to compete, the P7000's execution left quite a bit to be desired. What is frustrating is that Nikon can do it. See the D3 and D300 launch as proof that Nikon can do it at a higher level.

If you are still interested in the S8100, here's another review.


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