I’d like to start this press release with a spot of controversy!
Following the release yesterday of the new Nikon D300s dSLR camera and a couple of lenses (you can download Nikon’s podcast on the releases here) I was chatting on twitter last night to a few mates and suddenly I came out with this gem “If Nikon were to call me up today and offer me two (Hey, I use two Canons at the same time!) of the brand new Nikon D300s dSLR cameras and one of their new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II I’d put my Canon’s down and march on with the new babies”… Well, not exactly, but that’s basically what I said (In 140 characters or less)
I have to say, the new Nikon D300s is a very nice looking camera, with its “new” auto focus whilst shooting HD (720p) video, a faster 7 frame-per-second continuous shooting speed and a 51 point autofocus system all pushing back to the 12.3Megapixel CMOS sensor. Feature packed this camera is, and, I guess we will see given time if it is that match for the Canon 5D Mk2 (My current baby) This Nikon D300s is targetting serious amateurs and professionals that want to take a bit of video from time to time, a wedding photographer perhaps, or… well, anyone! I remember when I first heard about the HD video on the “new breed” digital SLR camera’s and thought to myself “I’ll never use that” well, I have and I have to say it is stunning… I’m sure the quality from the Nikon will be up to par.
The text below here is the press release from Nikon USA, It is jam packed full of technical info and numbers for you to drool over! As I said, Nikon, If you’d like to get in touch and swap out my Canon gear for a pair of your new shooters – you know how to find me!