Nikon D3300

Nikon's new D3300 improves on the excellent D3200 entry-level DSLR
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $649 (with 18-55mm VR II kit zoom) INTRODUCED 1/2014 Nikon's new D3300 improves on the excellent D3200 entry-level DSLR in a number of ways. There's a new EXPEED 4 image processor (vs. the EXPEED 3 in the D3200), and normal ISO range is now 100-12800 (vs. 100-6400),…

Retro Revolution

Many photographers are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work.
By J. Dennis Thomas
Many photographers—even seasoned pros who once revered their large pro DSLRs with all the bells and whistles and huge, fast zooms—are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work. Not all subjects…

The Low-Pass Filter

What it does, and why ditching it can be a good thing
By Mike Stensvold
The optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing or blur filter, has been in the photo news a lot lately, mainly because several manufacturers have eliminated it from some of their DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. What's the deal? The low-pass filter's purpose is to do away with…

Nikon D5300

The D5300 is even more compact than its predecessor, measuring 4.9x3.9x3.0 inches and weighing 16.9 ounces.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $2,999 (with 50mm Special Edition kit lens). INTRODUCED 11/2013 The Nikon D5300 offers a number of improvements over its excellent D5200 predecessor, while retaining the features that made the D5200 so popular. The pixel count remains the same, but the 24.2-megapixel DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor in the…

Nikon Df

The Df can use all current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D Nikkor lenses, but it's also compatible with classic Ai and non-Ai Nikkor lenses with full-aperture metering.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $2,999 (with 50mm Special Edition kit lens). INTRODUCED 11/2013 Nikon went back to its roots to create a full-frame DSLR for the old-school photographer who likes to control everything without messing with multiple menus. The new Df ("Digital Fusion") features a design reminiscent of Nikon's classic 35mm…

Nikon D610

The D610 shares the ruggedness and dust- and moisture- resistance of the D600 (and D800), and its shutter is tested to 150,000 cycles.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $1,999 (body only). INTRODUCED 10/2013 A little more than a year after Nikon introduced its most affordable full-frame DSLR—the well-featured D600—we have its successor in the D610. The new camera retains its predecessor's assets, adding a new shutter mechanism that ups maximum frame rate to 6 fps…
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