Saturday, January 11, 2014

Nikon D3300 DSLR with Mark II lens, 24.2-megapixel resolution, along with five new Coolpix cameras launched in CES 2014

Nikon has launched its new entry level DSLR, the D3300 at the CES 2014 event in Las Vegas. D3300 is the successor of Nikon earlier D3200 model. D3300 when loaded with the updated kit lens will be 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter as compared to D3200. The new lens added in D3300 named as "Mark II" comes with a retracting barrel that can shrink its body down by around 20 mm when not in use.

Nikon says that photos taken with its new and original 18-55 mm lens should look very similar when compared side-by-side. Though the original lens will remain on sale for now, the Mark II will likely to become one that F-mount users are just as familiar with. D3300 comes. With Nikon Expeed 4 image processor, sharpness has been improved. It will come with the same 24.2-megapixel resolution  This new camera does not have a pass filter, company claims that a pixel dense denser has allowed them to eliminate the need of the filter.Its second time in last few months that Nikon has not included filter on a 24.2 megapixel camera.

Nikon has also added a panorama mode, ,which is first time by Nikon in any of its DSLR. There is no Wi-Fi support in this camera and will be available for sell from February and is priced at $649 (roughly Rs. 32,000) along with the kit lens. If you want to buy only lens, you can get it for $249 (roughly Rs. 14,000)..

Company has also launched 5 new variants in its Coolpix series point-and-shoot cameras. The L830, the S6800, the S5300, the S3600, and the L30 are the model names which are launched and are priced from $119.95 (Rs. 8,000 approx) to $299.95 (Rs. 18,000 approx). Though these all cameras have different individual specs, will have a new common feature called as Hybrid VR. This feature makes use of a combination of motion tracking and vibration reduction to smooth out shaky footage smoothly.

All the 5 camera will be avaialble for sale from February. Also company's last launch is of a  new 35 mm f/1.8 FX-mount prime lens, which will go from sale from February 20.

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