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  • A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January
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    A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January

    By 4 January 2014

    As we roll back into the office - literally, after too many Christmas mince pies - the year has ticked over into the big 2014. And it's been a busy week of gadget reviewing just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 which kicks off in just a couple...

  • Nikon Df review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Df review

    By 1 January 2014

    Looking back to move forward - that’s what the Nikon Df is all about. This retro style DSLR marries the classic Nikon SLR style of years gone by with much of the Japanese company’s modern tech. It’s the only Nikon DSLR capable of supporting current...

  • Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report
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    Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report

    By 30 December 2013

    The smartphone takeover is so crippling for camera manufacturers that only Nikon, Canon and Sony will survive, or at least that's what the latest report from Reuters seems to preach. Much like the smartphone industry, which iOS and Android dominate,...

  • Nikon camera users complain that firmware patch has rendered third-party batteries useless
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    Nikon camera users complain that firmware patch has rendered third-party batteries useless

    By 9 December 2013

    Reports are coming from some Nikon camera owners that after installing a firmware update designed to improve the features for a specific battery pack - the EN-EL14a - their cameras no longer accepted third-party versions of the battery. The firmware update...

  • Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2013

    It has been a great year for cameras and the first year we've split the camera category into two - dedicated compacts and, as you're seeing here, system cameras. That includes more traditional DSLR cameras and mirrorless compacy system cameras. Both sides...

  • Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility
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    Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

    By 5 November 2013

    It's official - Nikon's "Pure Photography" camera, the Nikon Df, has been unveiled. But it's not what we had initially expected - this is a full-frame DSLR camera through and through, not the rumoured full-frame mirrorless camera that had been doing the...

  • Hands-on: Nikon Df review
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    Hands-on: Nikon Df review

    By 5 November 2013

    We knew Nikon had something up its sleeve. Throughout October there had been glimpses in teaser videos showing a Nikon product described as being all about "Pure Photography". The result is the Nikon Df, a full-frame, retro-styled DSLR camera. That’s...

  • Nikon teaser video adds further weight to full-frame FM2-style CSC rumours
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    Nikon teaser video adds further weight to full-frame FM2-style CSC rumours

    By 27 October 2013

    Nikon has recently been linked with a new full-frame compact system camera that will compete with the Sony Alpha A7. Rumours from Nikon specialist sites suggest that the "hybrid" camera will come in a body not too dissimilar to the original FM2 35mm snapper...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • Nikon Coolpix L620 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix L620 review

    By 25 October 2013

    Too much control isn't always a good thing. Sometimes you want a camera that enables you to just pick it up and start shooting, and that's exactly what the Nikon Coolpix L620, with 14x optical zoom, is aimed. You just have to trust it and enjoy the ride....

  • Nikon FM2-style full-frame compact system camera rumoured, to take on the Sony Alpha A7
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    Nikon FM2-style full-frame compact system camera rumoured, to take on the Sony Alpha A7

    By 21 October 2013

    With Sony launching a full-frame compact system camera in the shape of the Sony Alpha A7 last week, eyes have been on the company's main rivals to see if they might follow suit. And Nikon seems to be the first to be about to show its hand in the arena....

  • Nikon D5300 DSLR is all about connectivity: Wi-Fi and GPS on board, new processor and more
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    Nikon D5300 DSLR is all about connectivity: Wi-Fi and GPS on board, new processor and more

    By 17 October 2013

    Nikon has unveiled another model in its mid-level DSLR line, the D5300. It's hot on the heels of the earlier D5200 model, but this isn't a replacement: it's more like a subtle upgrade with its focus on built-in sharing functionality, along with some other...

  • Hands-on: Nikon D5300 review
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    Hands-on: Nikon D5300 review

    By 17 October 2013

    There's a new DSLR in the Nikon range, the D5300, which slots into the line-up alongside the D5200 model. Pocket-lint was on hand to get a feel for the new DSLR at a Nikon pre-launch event. It was only eight months ago that we saw the final D5200 model,...

  • Nikon D610 DSLR camera announced to replace D600, faster frame rate and that's about it
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    Nikon D610 DSLR camera announced to replace D600, faster frame rate and that's about it

    By 8 October 2013

    Nikon has announced an upgrade to the popular D600 with a few tweaks and improvements, but essentially the same specifications as before. The Nikon D610 is a full-frame DSLR camera with a 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100 to 6,400...

  • Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera
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    Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera

    By 19 September 2013

    Here's something you might not have anticipated from Nikon - the camera-maker has introduced the Nikon 1 AW1, a tough and waterproof compact system camera. The first in the world, no less. Submersible down to 15 metres , the new camera will need to don...

  • Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera
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    Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera

    By 19 September 2013

    Not content with the norm, Nikon has only gone and announced the Nikon 1 AW1 - the world's first waterproof compact system camera. We would like to say the first waterproof interchangeable lens camera, but there was a film SLR back in the day. But digital,...

  • Nikon Coolpix S02 hands-on: A dinky camera fit for Bond
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    Nikon Coolpix S02 hands-on: A dinky camera fit for Bond

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has updated its smallest compact camera, resulting in the Nikon Coolpix S02. Like its predecessor, this new model is a fully featured compact camera but only a little larger than a box of matches. Now pay attention 007. In the hand there's something...

  • Nikon Coolpix P7800 pictures and hands-on
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    Nikon Coolpix P7800 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has launched a new high-end compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix P7800. It updates the Coolpix P7700, but retains many of the same specs and features. We had the chance to play with a pre-production sample of the Nikon Coolpix P7800 to discover the...

  • Nikon Coolpix S02: Tiny compact gets a bit more muscle
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    Nikon Coolpix S02: Tiny compact gets a bit more muscle

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has updated it's tiny compact camera, the Coolpix S02, bringing a better sensor to this diminutive snapper. The Nikon Coolpix S02 now has a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor, rather than the CCD sensor of last year's S01 model. It now offers Full HD video...

  • Nikon Coolpix P7800 adds a viewfinder to its high-end compact camera
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    Nikon Coolpix P7800 adds a viewfinder to its high-end compact camera

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has announced the Nikon Coolpix P7800, bringing a few updates to its high-end compact camera. Updating the popular Coolpix P7700, the new model occupies the same high-end space, looking to appeal to those enthusiasts who demand higher-quality results...

  • A week in reviews: 18 - 23 August
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    A week in reviews: 18 - 23 August

    By 24 August 2013

    Cars, custom phones, tablets: it's never a dull week here at Pocket-lint and this week we've got an eclectic mix of gadgets for your eager eyes to digest. It's 50 years since Porsche put the 911 out to the world, a car that remains an icon right through...

  • Nikon Coolpix S9500 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

    By 20 August 2013

    The Nikon Coolpix S9500 fits into that smartphone-won't-cut-it bracket: its 22x optical zoom lens not only means wide-angle shots can be captured, but those far away subjects are also well within reach. It's a straightforward point-and-shoot model that...

  • Nikon cuts profit forecast for year due to mirrorless camera struggle in Europe and US
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    Nikon cuts profit forecast for year due to mirrorless camera struggle in Europe and US

    By 9 August 2013

    Nikon's latest financial report revealed it has suffered from disappointing sales for mirrorless cameras in both Europe and the US, forcing the company to consider drastic decisions in terms of profit forecast and product offering. Yasuyuki Okamoto, president...

  • Nikon Coolpix L620 announced: Sensor refresh for 14x zoom model
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    Nikon Coolpix L620 announced: Sensor refresh for 14x zoom model

    By 6 August 2013

    The Nikon Coolpix L620 takes the 14x optical zoom and form factor of the previous L610 model and ups the megapixel count with a new 18-megapixel back-side illuminated sensor. That lens delivers through from a wide-angle 25mm equivalent to a far-away-capturing...

  • Nikon Coolpix S6600 comes with vari-angle LCD screen, Wi-Fi and 12x zoom
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    Nikon Coolpix S6600 comes with vari-angle LCD screen, Wi-Fi and 12x zoom

    By 6 August 2013

    Nikon has announced a compact in its Coolpix range that improves on its predecessor by adding a vari-angle LCD screen for more control over the composition of shots. The Nikon Coolpix S6600 shares many of the same specifications as the S6500 released...