Today’s digital cameras have become so powerful and so customisable, that to get to specific settings in the camera sometimes requires diving into menus several screens deep. To help streamline your shooting process, Nikon added the i Menu.
At the start of any shoot you know you’ll want to use a fully charged battery, but what do you do when you need more power—or power for long periods of time. When you can’t turn off the camera to change a battery? The Nikon Z 5 gives offers three different options.
Think of Picture Controls as a “look”, similar to what different film emulsions did when one was shooting in film. Picture Controls in digital, be it in your mirrorless or DSLR cameras, offer photographers the opportunity to select which to use based on realism.
Have you ever wondered why cameras like the Z 5 mirrorless have two media card slots? In recent years, cameras with two card slots have become popular because it gave photographers piece of mind that if one SD card fails, they can depend on a backup. But you don’t need to utilise both card slots unless you want to, and there are four different set-up options for doing so.
One of the more creative and expressive techniques that digital photography excels at is the multiple exposure. Back in the days of film it was much more difficult to pull off a successful double or multiple exposure. But digital has opened up so much in terms of creative options and the Z series mirrorless cameras have expanded those options even further. Read on to find out more with the accompaniment of inspiration from Nikon U.S. Ambassador Andrew Hancock.
This is a two-part interview focusing on the Nikon Z 5, released in August 2020 in Japan. In Part II, we discussed the Z 5 in further detail, the unexpectedly high performance NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens, and the traditions passed down through Nikon over the years.
This is a two-part interview focusing on the Nikon Z 5, released in August 2020 in Japan. In Part I, we interviewed Nikon’s engineers on the Z 5’s development concept and of the attention that was paid to the details in its development.
Your Nikon Z series or DSLR is excellent for your photography and videography adventures, but did you know that it can also double up as a webcam? Take advantage of its high-quality optics and imaging superiority to gain better control of your overall image quality, even during livestreams! Read on to find out how you can build this incredibly simple set up.
Welcome to a new kind of storytelling. The Nikon Z 6 is a portable powerhouse that delivers high quality videos with amazing accuracy and a powerful hybrid autofocus system. Be ambitious and go beyond with your creative pursuits by realising your vision with the Z 6’s impressive video capture capabilities.
There are a lot of reasons to go out and try a Nikon mirrorless camera but what Chris Ogonek is constantly amazed at is how much of an increase in quality he is seeing due to the NIKKOR Z lenses. That is why he keeps going back to his Nikon Z.
Whether you’re looking to capture candid photos of your favorite cat and dog, or want to set up a more formal looking portrait, using the Animal Detection AF will make capturing great shots easy.
Take your photography and videography to the next level. With the S-Line lenses, you can now easily adapt to any possible scenario, all whilst maintaining a high standard of resolution and quality. Read on and discover the vast potential of these lenses.
Expand your creative possibilities with the Z mount system when combined with the superior quality of the S-Line lenses, built specifically for the Z series. With improved specifications packed into the compact Z series mirrorless camera – a shorter flange distance, a larger mount, and a cutting-edge sensor – experience true optical evolution. Read on and discover how the S-Line can bring out the best of your photography and videography.
Welcome to the future of photography and videography. Introducing the S-Line, a range of lenses set to change the world of optics. Going beyond standards, see how these lenses deliver a new kind of performance and unlock the future of imaging. Read on to discover how S-Line lenses can take your photography and videography to new heights.
Join Nikon photographer Daryl Balfour as he takes you into the wild with the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR. Talking through his most essential kit, Daryl reveals how Nikon has been instrumental in helping him capture amazing images throughout his career. Read on to learn more about his journey into wildlife photography.
Video creators have to ensure their footage is sharper and more vivid than ever to meet the rising demand for high-quality video content, as HDR screens become more common. How does a 10-bit colour depth video recorder help with this?
What exactly is an electronic viewfinder and how does it assist in photography with the Nikon Z series? Read on to find out more.
Discover how to best combine the capabilities of the Multiple Exposure mode and the Image Overlay functions of your D7500 to achieve creative images.
Gopala Krishnan discusses his findings of the Nikon D500 DSLR camera and its features that he found most useful in the wild. From the camera’s autofocus capability to its tilting LCD screen feature, Gopala, a wildlife photographer, shares his thoughts on the flagship DX-format DSLR.
The art of portraiture often requires a lens that delivers not just optical precision, but natural reproductions of depth and depiction for the most impressive results. In response, Nikon has introduced the three-dimensional high fidelity design concept.
The Multi-CAM 20K is an intelligent, high-performance autofocus (AF) sensor module providing Nikon DSLR cameras with even wider and more accurate AF coverage.
When making the change from a smartphone or a compact camera to a DSLR, having a comprehensive understanding of how your camera’s autofocus (AF) system works and how you can use it are the first steps to controlling the quality of your image.
Cameras are equipped with advanced systems that help users capture any moment with increased accuracy, even under less-than-ideal lighting conditions. In order to find the optimal amount of exposure for each scene, the camera performs a crucial evaluation of the light intensity with the help of the RGB sensor.
A format commonly used by videographers and media professionals, uncompressed movie data is the preferred way to capture accurate, crystal-clear and high-quality footage.
SnapBridge is a mobile platform that allows users to conveniently transfer pictures taken on their Nikon camera to a smart device on-the-go. Supported by Bluetooth® Low Energy technology, SnapBridge transforms the way you create and share visual content into a connected, mobile experience.
Continuous shooting can pose a series of challenges to photographers, of which inconsistent exposure is a common issue. To address this, various NIKKOR lenses incorporate an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that provides highly accurate diaphragm control for more stable auto exposure control.
In an age where video content is the new language in consumer culture, creating content in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) brings several advantages to the table.
Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography. An external flash with radio capabilities not only gives photographers the upper hand to counter tricky lighting conditions, but also enables them to experiment with different lighting techniques and expand their creative horizons.
Find out what the stepping motor does for a NIKKOR lens.
Mikko Lagerstedt takes the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED into the depths of the night, sharing his first-hand experience with tackling a new lens.
Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera shake. Using a VR NIKKOR lens can result in sharp images in low light, under windy conditions or when using a physically large NIKKOR lens, at up to four stops slower (with a VR II lens) than a non-VR lens.
Used on Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses from the introduction of the Nikon F in 1959 to current models, the bayonet-type F-Mount is the communication link between Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses.
Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image.
What I see through a NIKKOR lens is never an issue; it's whatever I choose. But what I see on a NIKKOR lens can be another matter, and that's what brought me not long ago to the office of Nikon senior technical manager Lindsay Silverman. As a writer and editor in the photo industry, I'm well aware of Lindsay's expertise.
Reading about all of the different lens types and abbreviations might be a bit overwhelming, so we'll try to simplify this as much as possible. You're interested in one of the latest NIKKOR lenses, but aren't sure if it will work with your camera. Well, there's an easy way to know—by checking the abbreviations that make up the name of each NIKKOR lens.