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Slow Motion Tips for Nikon 1

As our lives become busier and more fast-paced, we often don’t get the time to appreciate the beauty in the everyday.

Slow down your world for a moment with Tropfest alumni, Jason Van Genderen’s top tips for using Slow Motion video on Nikon 1.

For more information on the Nikon 1 system, click here.

Check out this behind-the-scenes video from Jason in New York:

Click on the button below to watch the full film on Nikon Scene.

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Tropfest Entries Are Now Open!

As the official camera partner of Tropfest Australia, we are pleased to announce that entries for Tropfest 2013 are now open.

On the 8th December, at a new location in Centennial Park, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever!


Celebrating the production of short films in Australia, Tropfest encourages great storytelling from filmmakers of all levels of experience.
This year’s Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) that must feature in all films entered into the festival is, ‘Change’ – no easy challenge for this year’s entrants.

As well as having their film screened to hundreds of thousands nationwide, the Tropfest 2013 finalists are in the running to win some incredible prizes including a Nikon D800 DSLR plus $2,000 RRP worth of Nikkor lenses and accessories; tools for future cinematic endeavours.

The Nikon DSLR category will also return this year with the winner taking home a Nikon D600 plus $3,000 RRP of Nikkor lenses.

Get the creative juices flowing and submit your entries before October 10, 2013.

For more information on how you can enter, click here.


Nikon COOLPIX S31 Receives Kids Design Award 2013

We are excited to announce that the COOLPIX S31 has been awarded the Kids Design Award 2013.


Sponsored by the Kids Design Association, the Kids Design Award is for designs to contribute to the security and safety of children, designs to develop the creativity and create the future of children, and designs to comfortably raise children. The Award covers a very broad range of fields, not only products and services for infants and toddlers, but products, services, programs, and research and studies designed for adults but from a child’s view.

The Kids Design Award judges commented: “The COOLPIX S31, recipient of this year’s General category: Kid Friendly Design Award is a camera for the entire family that offers the durability, waterproof performance, intuitive operation, and enjoyable functions that can be used by every family member, from children to adults.

Learn More about the COOLPIX S31

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Announcing the NEW Nikon Holiday Countdown Facebook App!

Are you planning a holiday?

We are pleased to announce the release of our new Facebook app!

The Nikon Holiday Countdown app helps you plan your trip as you countdown the days, hours and minutes to your next holiday.

Once you’ve booked your great escape, waiting is the hardest part – or part of the fun, if you start picturing yourself there.

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So switch your dial to holiday mode and countdown to your great escape with photos and tips to transport you on your trip. There’s also a scrapbook and map for you and any friends you’re travelling with to plan all the fun you’ll capture when you get there.

Create your countdown, invite your friends, plan your sight-seeing, build anticipation – have the time of your life!

Create your countdown today!

Note: If you’re on a mobile, you’ll need to view this on your desktop in order to view.


Introducing the New AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikkor Lens

We are pleased to announce the latest member of the Nikkor family, the AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

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Featuring one ED lens element for superior image quality, optical Vibration Reduction for crystal clear photos and a Silent Wave Motor for fast and quiet autofocusing, the AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR with its versatile focal length, is the perfect travel lens.

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Introducing Our Latest Speedlight, the SB-300

We’re excited to introduce you to the newest member of our Speedlight family, the compact and lightweight SB-300.

Enjoy the world of creative lighting at your fingertips. With intuitive controls and bounce capabilities, all you have to do it put it on, turn it on, and shoot away. The flash head can be set up to 120 degrees upward – which means you can bounce light off ceilings or walls for a softer, more natural light on your subjects. With the SB-300, you can control the surrounding light to capture beautiful portraits with easy.


You can attach the compact SB-300 to any Nikon DSLR that supports the Creative Lighting System (CLS), or a COOLPIX model that supports i-TTL flash control. Find new inspiration with exciting lighting techniques that go beyond simple illumination. Tilt the flash for unique bounce effects, use the built-in wide panel for expanded shooting coverage, brighten backlit subjects and more—all from a remarkable shooting distance.

It’s such a convenient accessory, you’ll bring it along for every shooting adventure!


NEW from Nikon: Manual Viewer 2 App

A new Nikon App, Nikon Manual Viewer 2 has been released allowing you to view and download Nikon camera user manuals to your smart device.
The Nikon Manual Viewer 2 app is available for free download from the Google Play or Apple App stores, just search ‘manual viewer 2’.


For more information please click below.

Visit the Apple App Store

Visit the Google Play Store

Please note: User manuals downloaded through the previous app, Nikon Manual Viewer, are unable to be viewed in Nikon Manual Viewer 2. Users are required to re-download the user manual via Nikon Manual Viewer 2.
Nikon Manual Viewer will also no longer be available for download from 31st July 2013.


Instantly Share Your Photos

With the continued rise of social media, sharing photographs on the go is growing – the minute something happens we want to tell everyone about it!

Wireless technology has come leaps and bounds in response to our fast-paced lives and on-the-go behavior and now you can instantly share
Nikon-quality photos with Nikon’s new ‘wireless mobile utility’ app available via iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.

Instant photo sharing with Nikon is easy.


Whether built-in or using the optional adaptor, the latest Wi-Fi enabled Nikon cameras make it easier than ever to instantly upload your photos and videos to your favourite social networking sites.

Find out more, and see the full list of wifi-enabled Nikon cameras.

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New Firmware Update for D7100 Now Available

Nikon would like to advise that there is a new firmware update for D7100 now available for download.

This update resolves the following issues:

• When images captured using a flash in “Manual” or “Repeating” flash mode were played back with the “Overview” display enabled, flash output level was displayed in the flash compensation portion of the display.
• When the “AE/AF lock” button was pressed with “Special Effects” mode enabled, “Selective Color” selected, and the view magnified with selective color options displayed in live view, the image did not change while live view was active.
• An issue that caused the “Viewfinder Virtual Horizon” to freeze when certain operations were performed.
• When images captured with white balance bracketing enabled were played back, a white balance fine-tuning value of 9 (steps) was displayed even for images captured with a fine-tuning value of 10 (steps) applied.
• An issue that prevented cursor movement when certain operations were performed in calendar playback mode.
• The size of some text displayed in calendar playback mode has been modified.
• Display of focal lengths in 35mm 135 format recorded in image Exif data has been corrected.
• With movie recording at “1920 × 1080/24p” in “M” exposure mode, subject brightness did not change, even when shutter speed was adjusted.

Download this firmware update here

For help or more information, please contact –

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Announcing the N1-CL1 Close-Up Lens Adaptor for Nikon 1

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the N1-CL1 close-up lens adaptor for Nikon 1.

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The N1-CL1 close-up lens adaptor allows you to get closer to your subject than ever before!

Ideal for those who enjoy macro photography and food photography, you can now capture your subject at a larger size simply by attaching the
N1-CL1 to the front of any 1 Nikkor lens with a diameter of 40.5mm.

Compared to a prime lens, the N1-CL1 can get much closer to your subject, allowing for images with beautifully blurred backgrounds – even when using a lens with longer minimum focus distance.

For more information, click here


Nikon 1 Firmware Updates Now Available

Nikon would like to announce the following firmware updates to the Nikon 1 system:

GP-N100 Firmware – Ver. 1.02
For more information or to download, click here.

Mount Adapter FT1 L Firmware – Ver. 1.10 Download
For more information or to download, click here.

Nikon 1 V2 Firmware – A firmware: Ver. 1.10, B firmware: Ver. 1.10
For more information or to download, click here.

Nikon 1 V1 Firmware – A firmware: Ver. 1.30, B firmware: Ver. 1.30
For more information or to download, click here.

Nikon 1 J3 Firmware – A firmware: Ver. 1.10, B firmware: Ver. 1.10
For more information or to download, click here.

Nikon 1 J2 Firmware – A firmware: Ver. 1.10, B firmware: Ver. 1.10
For more information or to download, click here.

Nikon 1 J1 Firmware – A firmware: Ver. 1.30, B firmware: Ver. 1.30
For more information or to download, click here.

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Nikon Celebrates 80 Million Nikkor Lenses

Nikon Australia is excited to announce that the production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached a total of eighty million in mid June 2013.
At the beginning of November 2012, total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached seventy-five million. Since then, we have continued to actively release new NIKKOR lenses.

The current lineup of Nikkor lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses consists of more than 80 types of lenses, including ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses.

For a sneak peek at how Nikon makes its lenses and a celebration of the NIKKOR brand, click on the link below to watch a video produced specially for the 80th Anniversary.

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