Great news for Nikon users and those who want to switch to Nikon. Nikon just announced 2 new cameras and had updates to 2 lenses.
The first one — Nikon D300s. Priced at around $1,799, it’s a 12.3 megapixel camera in DX format (meaning not full-frame) that comes with video (720p), a dual SD and CF card slot, and can shoot up to 7 fps.
The second camera is the Nikon D3000. This is more of an entry level DSLR, 10 megapixes, and is a replacement of D40. Expected street price is around $599.
I don’t want to bore you with the details so check out the following links for more details:
Also, there’s also a comparison of the Canon 5D Mark II and the Nikon D300s that you might be interested to read…
Also, aside from the cameras, Nikon announced 2 new lenses:
1. AF-S Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8G ED VRII:It promises to have 4 stops of hand-held shooting because of the new VR II stabilization. It’s priced at around $2,399 and is available in November 2009.
2. AF-S Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II: An upgrade to the minimalist travel lens, the main updates include the new VR Ii stabilization and the addition of the zoom lock. Target release is September 2009 and is priced at $849.
- Rob Galbraith’s details on the lenses
- Nikon’s official site on the 70-200 lens
- Nikon’s site on the new 18-200 lens