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Chris Gampat Digital Camera Review Nikon D7100 product photos (1 of 7)ISO 5001-200 sec at f - 5.0

New early reports on Nikon Rumors suggest that the Nikon D7200 will inherit many features from the Nikon D750 including a similarly styled body complete with a rotating screen. Supposedly the high-end APS-C body will also include built-in Wi-Fi, which suggests it will also be made with a carbon composite front plate like the D750 rather than a fully magnesium build like the two previous models. For what it’s worth, my time with Nikon’s recent full-frame DSLR proved this plastic front was tough enough to stand up to all my roughhousing.

As for the underlying tech, the D7200 will purportedly feature a 24MP sensor paired with Nikon’s latest Expeed 4 processor. The autofocus system will also supposedly be similar to that of the D750, except remodeled into a DX variant labeled the MultiCAM 3500DX2 autofocus system but still keep to 51 AF points.

Burst shooting is rumored to keep to a moderate 6fps while the buffer will be able to handle 16 RAW+JPG files consecutively. This leaves plenty of room for a new D300s level professional sports shooting camera to compete with the likes of the recently updated Canon 7D Mk II.

There’s no word on a possible release or announcement window, but with CES coming in a few weeks we’re hoping to see it first in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more and check past the break for more rumored Nikon D7200 specifications.

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Camera manufacturers in general believe that mirrorless is the future, and from a patent the Nikon Rumors found the venerable DSLR company thinks so too!. Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a kit zoom lens with full frame coverage. The only company to have done this so far is Sony–because they’re the only ones with a full frame mirrorless solution.

The lens is a 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR offering that is similar to many of their other full frame kit zooms and some of them that were available during the film days. It would make sense for the lens to be around the same size as Sony’s current closest offering.

Nikon has slowly changed over the years with the biggest variation being the Nikon Df. That camera went along with industry trends leaning more towards more retro inspired design choices. Canon has yet to step into that arena.

If Nikon were to indeed produce a full frame mirrorless camera of some sort, they would be in one of the most advantageous positions of any camera company due to the long line of DSLR lenses that they have that can be adapted. Additionally, Nikon made rangefinders many moons ago. Additionally, many traditional Nikon users have never felt that the 1 series of cameras were for them due to the really small sensor. But the cameras caught on with enthusiasts.

For Nikon to really have success in this market segment, a Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera like this would need to come within the next two years–and considering how new the patent is it’s possible that by the next Photokina (2016) we may see the company start to move closer into that trend.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 7D MK II review product images (1 of 10)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 4.0

Only a short time left in our contests.

Calumet Contest where we are teaming up to give away a 7D Mk II.

Fujifilm contest where we are giving away an X-T1 with 18-55mm kit lens.

Video thumbnail for youtube video Win the Chance to Test and Keep Profoto’s Wireless Radio Triggered Flash for Nikon Cameras - The Phoblographer

The Profoto B1 500 TTL already thoroughly impressed us with its 500 watt seconds of power (enough to even overpower the sun) and Profoto is making it even better with a new firmware update unlocking high-speed sync. With the HSS upgrade installed, Profoto claims you’ll be able to shoot with shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 of a second to really capture freeze frames of action shots.

The advantage of high-speed sync is it gives you more control over the exposure, effectively allowing you to freeze action or completely remove ambient light. However, HSS also introduces a host of problems as lighting manufacturers made sacrifices in quality while only focusing in power and speed.

Profoto claims it’s managed to avoid all the pitfalls of HSS thanks to its B1 system, which provides the more and better-balanced lighting than ten speedlights. Now paired with the fast, powerful, and consistent capabilities of Profoto HSS, B1 user will be able to capture sharp action stills even in mixed lighting conditions without picking up any motion blur from the ambient lighting.

The Profoto HSS firmware update is available on this website for both Canon and Nikon B1 users. Once installed, B1 users will be able to activate HSS mode through a simple button-press without needing to change out the blub or making any other changes to the off-camera flash.

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer A7 Broadway Camera Strap Product Images 02

We’ve been following A7 over the last few years continuously falling in love with the New York-based company’s leather strap wares. Now A7 has released a new smaller and more minimalistic Broadway camera strap and its looking to be another keeper.

Similar to the Parkway strap A7 released last year, the Broadway is designed with an even smaller strap for petite mirrorless cameras. It’s also the company’s most minimalistic camera strap yet, doing away with the large leather tips. Instead the strap is one straight simple piece of cowhide fitted with metal loops.

The best thing about the A7 Broadway strap is it comes at an affordable $60 for one in plain black. The A7 Broadway is also available in a camouflage color for $70. Both straps are available now directly from the New York-based company.

See more images of the A7 Broadway strap after the jump.


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We’re partnering up with Leica to giveaway a Leica T with the 18-55mm lens. Enter into our International Street Photography contest for your chance to score this camera right before the holidays.

More details are after the jump.

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