Nikon Technology

8K Time-lapse for the Hybrid Photographer

8K Time-lapse for the Hybrid Photographer

Hybrid photography is an increasingly emerging trend that has come up in recent years. This convergence of mediums – using photo, video and audio together instead of only using one or the other – essentially began when the video mode was first added to digital cameras. The D850 brings with it unlimited possibilities for hybrid photographers to embrace both still imaging and full-frame video shooting.

Optimising Resolution and Speed: Creating the Nikon D850

Optimising Resolution and Speed: Creating the Nikon D850

Think full-frame DSLRs, and high speed and high resolution immediately come to mind.

Nikon D500: ‘A Boon to Wildlife Photographers’

Nikon D500: ‘A Boon to Wildlife Photographers’

Gopala Krishnan discusses his findings of the Nikon D500 DSLR camera and its features that he found most useful in the wild. From the camera’s autofocus capability to its tilting LCD screen feature, Gopala, a wildlife photographer, shares his thoughts on the flagship DX-format DSLR.

A closer look at the three-dimensional high fidelity design concept

A closer look at the three-dimensional high fidelity design concept

The art of portraiture often requires a lens that delivers not just optical precision, but natural reproductions of depth and depiction for the most impressive results. In response, Nikon has introduced the three-dimensional high fidelity design concept.

Enhanced AF performance with the Multi-CAM 20K

Enhanced AF performance with the Multi-CAM 20K

The Multi-CAM 20K is an intelligent, high-performance autofocus (AF) sensor module providing Nikon DSLR cameras with even wider and more accurate AF coverage.

Focus points in the Nikon autofocus system explained

Focus points in the Nikon autofocus system explained

When making the change from a smartphone or a compact camera to a DSLR, having a comprehensive understanding of how your camera’s autofocus (AF) system works and how you can use it are the first steps to controlling the quality of your image.

Precision in scene recognition with the RGB sensor

Precision in scene recognition with the RGB sensor

Cameras are equipped with advanced systems that help users capture any moment with increased accuracy, even under less-than-ideal lighting conditions. In order to find the optimal amount of exposure for each scene, the camera performs a crucial evaluation of the light intensity with the help of the RGB sensor.

Professional-grade footage with uncompressed movie data

Professional-grade footage with uncompressed movie data

A format commonly used by videographers and media professionals, uncompressed movie data is the preferred way to capture accurate, crystal-clear and high-quality footage.

Social Sharing made easier with SnapBridge

Social Sharing made easier with SnapBridge

SnapBridge is a mobile platform that allows users to conveniently transfer pictures taken on their Nikon camera to a smart device on-the-go. Supported by Bluetooth® Low Energy technology, SnapBridge transforms the way you create and share visual content into a connected, mobile experience.

Stable auto-exposure with the electromagnetic aperture mechanism

Stable auto-exposure with the electromagnetic aperture mechanism

Continuous shooting can pose a series of challenges to photographers, of which inconsistent exposure is a common issue. To address this, various NIKKOR lenses incorporate an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that provides highly accurate diaphragm control for more stable auto exposure control.

The new standard for high definition

The new standard for high definition

In an age where video content is the new language in consumer culture, creating content in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) brings several advantages to the table.

Using an external flash with radio connectivity capabilities

Using an external flash with radio connectivity capabilities

Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography. An external flash with radio capabilities not only gives photographers the upper hand to counter tricky lighting conditions, but also enables them to experiment with different lighting techniques and expand their creative horizons.

Silent and swift: The stepping motor in NIKKOR lenses

Silent and swift: The stepping motor in NIKKOR lenses

Find out what the stepping motor does for a NIKKOR lens.

A Shot in the Dark - Mikko Lagerstedt reviews the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G

A Shot in the Dark - Mikko Lagerstedt reviews the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G

Mikko Lagerstedt takes the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED into the depths of the night, sharing his first-hand experience with tackling a new lens.

How Nikon’s Vibration Reduction Technology Works

How Nikon’s Vibration Reduction Technology Works

Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera shake. Using a VR NIKKOR lens can result in sharp images in low light, under windy conditions or when using a physically large NIKKOR lens, at up to four stops slower (with a VR II lens) than a non-VR lens.

The Nikon F-Mount’s Stunning Reliability

The Nikon F-Mount’s Stunning Reliability

Used on Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses from the introduction of the Nikon F in 1959 to current models, the bayonet-type F-Mount is the communication link between Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses.

Understanding Active D-Lighting

Understanding Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image.

How to Read Your Lens Barrel

How to Read Your Lens Barrel

What I see through a NIKKOR lens is never an issue; it's whatever I choose. But what I see on a NIKKOR lens can be another matter, and that's what brought me not long ago to the office of Nikon senior technical manager Lindsay Silverman. As a writer and editor in the photo industry, I'm well aware of Lindsay's expertise.

Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR

Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR

Reading about all of the different lens types and abbreviations might be a bit overwhelming, so we'll try to simplify this as much as possible. You're interested in one of the latest NIKKOR lenses, but aren't sure if it will work with your camera. Well, there's an easy way to know—by checking the abbreviations that make up the name of each NIKKOR lens.