Nikon Finally Allows Users To Use Their Cameras As A Webcam

Nikon Finally Allows Users To Use Their Cameras As A Webcam

(No) thanks to the pandemic, a lot of things we do on a normal day are changing in drastic ways. A lot more people are working remotely and studying remotely, and this in turn has created a need for webcams, or rather, better quality webcams, and so to address this need, many camera makers have released software that turns their cameras into webcams.

We’ve seen this offered by the likes of Sony, Canon, Fujifilm, and Olympus, but oddly enough, Nikon was not on the list, at least until now where the company has finally and officially released a software for computers that allows owners of their cameras to use it as a webcam, whether it be for work, study, or streaming.

Nikon Z6 Ii, Z7 Ii Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II Mirrorless Cameras Announced

While Nikon has attempted mirrorless cameras in the past, the company’s initial launch was met with a lukewarm response. The company then tried again with their new Z series which proved to be much more popular, and now the company is back with the second-generation of mirrorless cameras based off the first Z series – the Nikon Z6 II and the Z7 II.

Obviously both cameras are different from each other, but they will also share quite a number of similar features. For starters, both cameras feature a magnesium alloy body that has also been weather-sealed to ensure that they do not get damaged by the elements. They will also both feature the use of Nikon’s dual EXPEED 6 processors to process the images taken by the company, and will come with an enhanced focus system, and support for 4K video capture of up to 60p.

Nikon Z6 Ii, Z7 Ii Listed By Online Retailer Ahead Of Official Reveal

Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II Listed By Online Retailer Ahead Of Official Reveal

A couple of years ago, Nikon decided to get serious about its mirrorless efforts and announced both the Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras to better compete with the likes of Sony. The company has since launched other mirrorless cameras part of its Z-lineup, but what about the originals? Will we be seeing a successor to either model?

It turns out that we might, at least that’s according to a listing on B&H Photo in which the online retailer has listed both the Nikon Z6 II and the Z7 II. The specs of either camera was not mentioned, but the fact that it was listed suggests that these cameras could be on their way. The page also features an event invite to a Nikon announcement which is scheduled for the 14th of October at 12AM ET.

The Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera Is Here And Will Cost $1,400

The Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera is Here And Will Cost $1,400

When Nikon first got into the mirrorless camera game, their efforts weren’t exactly well-received. The company later turned things around when they launched their new lineup of Z-series mirrorless cameras, and now it looks like they’re back with a new model in the form of the Nikon Z5.

This is the company’s “entry-level” mirrorless camera for its Z-series lineup and is priced starting at $1,400 for the body-only. However, despite it being an entry-level camera, it packs some decent hardware and could be a good gateway for photographers who are looking for a relatively inexpensive way into the full-frame camera segment.

This Lego Nikon F3 Slr Is All Kinds Of Awesome

This LEGO Nikon F3 SLR Is All Kinds Of Awesome

Image credit – Ethan Brossard

If you grew up playing with LEGO bricks, you know how fun it can be where you can mix and match parts to create all kinds of things. We’ve seen countless ideas on the internet, and you can add this to the list in the form of a LEGO Nikon F3 SLR camera. This was created by Ethan Brossard where it has been submitted to LEGO in a bid to make it a reality.

Nikon Reportedly Killing Its Authorized Repair Program In 2020

Nikon Reportedly Killing Its Authorized Repair Program In 2020

If you have a Nikon camera, you might want to start taking even better care of it because according to the rumors, the company is apparently planning to kill off its authorized repair program in 2020 in the US. This means that in the event that your camera needs repairing, you will have less locations to take it to in the US and will have to most likely mail it in to get it fix.

As it stands, the company has about 15 authorized repair centers in the US, but the reports are claiming that in 2020, the company will be ending their contracts with these centers, which means that these centers will no longer be able to buy official parts and tools that are needed in order to repair Nikon’s cameras and lenses.

Alleged Specs Of Nikon D750 Successor Leaked

Alleged Specs Of Nikon D750 Successor Leaked

The Nikon D750 was originally launched back in 2014, which means that it is about time that the camera gets a refresh. If you are interested in perhaps getting your hands on the potential successor of the D750, the folks at Nikon Rumors have managed to obtain what they claim could be the leaked specs of the upcoming camera.

According to the report, they claim that the D750’s successor might actually not be named the D760, which is the logical progression as far as model numbers are concerned. Instead, they claim that the camera could instead been known as the D770 or D790, but it will still hover between D760 to D790.

Nikon Z50 Could Be An Upcoming Aps-c Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z50 Could Be An Upcoming APS-C Mirrorless Camera

Last year, Nikon launched the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. In case you didn’t know, these are the first full-frame mirrorless cameras from the company, who in the past have typically launched mirrorless cameras in the APS-C format. However, in case you don’t need a full-frame camera, you could be in luck.

According to a report from Nikon Rumors, they have heard that Nikon could actually have a new APS-C camera in the works called the Nikon Z50. As we said, this is not the first time Nikon has launched an APS-C camera, but this will be a first for the Z-series of cameras which is Nikon’s new lineup of mirrorless cameras.

The Nikon D6 Has (sort Of) Been Officially Announced

The Nikon D6 Has (Sort Of) Been Officially Announced

As such, the company did not dive into any details or specs about the camera, except to say that it will be their “most advanced DSLR to date”. Whether that’s true or just marketing hype remains to be seen, but since they did not actually confirm when the camera would be revealed in full, we’ll just have to wait and see.

According to Nikon, “Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, Nikon’s professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date.”

Nikon D6 Could Be Announced On September 4

Nikon D6 Could Be Announced On September 4

We have been hearing bits and pieces of rumors regarding Nikon’s next DSLR, the Nikon D6. It was initially suggested that it could be launched in October, according to Nikon Rumors, but now a follow-up report from Nokishita has suggested that we could be getting the camera a lot earlier than expected.

According to the report, the Nikon D6 could be announced as soon as next week on the 4th of September. While the announcement will take place in September, it seems that the camera’s release might not happen until either late 2019 or possibly in 2020, so don’t expect to be able to get your hands on it anytime soon.

Some Nikon Dslr Cameras Might Be Replaced With Mirrorless Models

Some Nikon DSLR Cameras Might Be Replaced With Mirrorless Models

DSLRs were the cameras that many professionals used back in the day, but then mirrorless cameras came along and the game was changed. This is because mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than DSLRs, making them more ideal to be carried around, plus with some of them sporting full-frame capabilities, some pros have actually replaced their DSLRs with mirrorless cameras.

This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that maybe Nikon could be considering something similar as well. According to a report from Nikon Rumors, they have heard that there might be some Nikon DSLR models that will not be replaced with newer DSLR models. Instead, they believe that these models could actually be replaced by mirrorless cameras. This includes the Nikon D3500, the D5600, and the D500.

Nikon Confirms New 'pro' Mirrorless Camera Is In The Works

Nikon Confirms New 'Pro' Mirrorless Camera Is In The Works

Last year, Nikon launched their brand new Z-series of digital cameras. These cameras are Nikon’s latest and renewed efforts at tackling mirrorless cameras and so far, initial reviews have been largely positive. However, if you feel that maybe the Z7 might not be “pro” enough for your needs, Nikon has you covered.

We had heard rumors last year that a D5-equivalent for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras could be in the works, and it turns out the rumors were true. According to a report from Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Nikon’s CEO confirmed that the company is working on a new “pro” mirrorless camera that would be the equivalent to the D5 DSLR.

Nikon Could Have A Mid-range Mirrorless Camera In The Works For $900

Nikon Could Have A Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera In The Works For $900

With the launch of the new Nikon Z-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, it saw the company change up its strategy and approach to mirrorless cameras. Unlike the company’s previous attempts, the new Z-series seems to be much more well-received. Unfortunately, they do not come cheap, making it a bit inaccessible for those who aren’t necessarily professionals.

However, there is some good news because according to a report from Nikkei, it seems that Nikon could actually have a new mirrorless camera in the works. This model is said to be a mid-range model that could cost $900, making it more affordable than what the company has to offer at the moment.

Nikon Coolpix W150 Kid-friendly Camera Launched

Nikon COOLPIX W150 Kid-Friendly Camera Launched

If you’re looking to introduce your child to the world of photography but don’t want them to ruin your expensive camera, Nikon might have something for you. The company has recently introduced a new camera in the form of the Nikon COOLPIX W150 which is a digital compact camera that is kid-friendly.

By kid-friendly, we are talking about the overall design of the camera which offers bright and colorful designs to make them seem more interesting to children. They are also waterproof and shockproof which means that getting it wet and accidentally dropping it should not pose an issue with its operations.