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Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera now shipping

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The Nikon 1 V3 camera started shipping today worldwide (Amazon may still have some in stock). I can also confirm that B&H added a free Nikon FT1 adapter to existing Nikon 1 V3 camera pre-orders:

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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

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Here's a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world's first professional digital SLR camera system:

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Nikon FT1 adapter L firmware update 1.20 released

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Nikon released a new L firmware update 1.20 for the FT1 adapter ($209.99) with support for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera. Download links:

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Nikon Capture NX 2.4.7 released

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In addition to the new ViewXN version, Nikon also released Capture NX 2.4.7 ($131.99). Download links:

List of Capture NX 2.4.7 updates:

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Nikon ViewNX 2.9.2 released

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Nikon released ViewNX 2.9.2 with the support for the latest Nikon 1 V3 and Coolpix S810C cameras. Support for Windows XP has been eliminated.

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Nikon 1 V3 manual available online, camera to start shipping in 3 days with a free FT1 adapter

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The manual for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera is now available for download.

An updated B&H listing indicate that the Nikon 1 V3 will come with a free FT1 mount adapter:

The new V3 model will start shipping on April 17th:


The release dates for the other Nikon 1 accessories can be found here.

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Nikon D4s: a hands-on review with comparisons to the D4

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The Nikon D4s sitting on my studio equipment cart ready to go to work

The Nikon D4s sitting on my studio equipment cart ready to go to work

Nikon D4S: a hands-on review with comparisons to the D4 by Tom Grill (Web | Blog). As aways, click on images for larger view):

The lineage of Nikon flagship models, the D3, D3s, D4, and now the D4s, are absolute workhorses, and best of breed at what they do. In the hands of a working pro, this camera line represents dependability and exceptional image quality under the worst circumstances you can throw at it, qualities that have endeared themselves to Nikon users since the original Nikon F. At first glance, the jump from the D3 to D3s appeared to be a greater difference than that of the D4 to D4s. We seem to be getting to a point in their development where the changes from model to model give us less to shout about. I think this says more about the confidence we are experiencing with the camera we have in our hands than it does about the advancements made to improve it.

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