Nikon D300s Updates D300 with HD Video --Article Updated

The  delivers a feature packed update to the venerable Nikon D300. It features HD Video and dual slots. Highlights include:

Nikon Introduces D3000--Full featured 10MP D-SLR with built-in coaching, 11-point AF & lens for under $600

Nikon has launched yet another ground-breaking entry level D-SLR. The headline feature of the camera is the new "Guide" mode which provides shooting suggestions for particular situations, but the one I'm most excited by is ...the 11-point AF system. Entry level shooters are often crippled by the 3 or 5 point AF systems so that the shooters who need the most help getting their subject out of the center of the frame get the least. Now they can benefit from more easy composition options. Nikon has also reduced shutter lag from previous entry level models which will be another big plus.

Nikon D5000 Service Advisory -- Recall of some units

Notice to users of the Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera -- From Nikon USA

"While Nikon takes great measures to assure high quality in its imaging products, it has come to our attention that an electronic component related to power control in some Nikon D5000 digital SLR cameras does not meet factory specifications and may, in certain circumstances, prevent the camera from turning on

DPS 7-04: Hot Deal on Nikon D700, Sigma 120-400mm Lens Field Test, Camera Straps, SpyderCube, Lensbaby Composer and more...

Welcome to DPS 7-04--the newsletter.We've got some great new product announcements and updates as well as the results of our Sigma Lens field test for you in this issue, plus an upgrade to our November Botswana Safari and an announcement of our Texas Bird Photo Safari for next April. Mixed in you'll find some useful photo tips we picked up in Texas this April.

Nikon 10-24mm DX lens with AF-S, close focus Launched

Nikon has many loyal fans of the 12-24mm DX wide-angle lens, but not content to rest on their laurels they've introduced a slightly faster (f3.5-f4.5) and slightly wider rang (10mm-24mm) DX lens for about the same price ($900). Early returns claim that the image quality is at least as good. Check out the Nikon press release.

Nikon D5000 low cost D-SLR with HD Video shipping Monday April 27

Nikon's D5000, announced a few weeks ago, is slated to begin shipments next week. The breakthrough 12MP D-SLR features video like its big brother the D90 (it has (720p HD video) but has added a moveable LCD for improved convenience shooting video and will be available for almost $200 less--at an estimated $730.

New Book on How to Use Flash: Hot Shoe Diaries

Nikon D2X Hands-on Review

Nikon D2X: Two Cameras in One

$5,000 is a lot to spend for a camera. Sure, it's what I paid for my first D1 and for my first D1X, but aren't prices supposed to be coming down? So it was with some trepidation that I decided to go ahead and sell one of my D2Hs and purchase one of the first Nikon D2X units. That is a lot of image sales. My camera arrived right on schedule, the 1st of March, and I got to work putting it through its paces.