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We've moved our offices!

Today is our first day in our new head office, now located at:

Suite 5.01, Level 5
5 Rider Boulevard
Rhodes NSW 2138
Ph: 02 8767 6900

Make sure you update your records. And, when you are next in town, pop in to say hi and check out our new place.

Our Melbourne office relocated recently too. Our new Melbourne office is located at:

Suite 11.03, Level 3
636 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3182

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New Coolpix P7700 Firmware Update Now Available

Nikon would like to advise that there is a new firmware update (in addition to the firmware update released on 1st May) for the COOLPIX P7700 now available for download.

This latest update improves:

When shooting with shooting mode set to “M” (manual), “ISO sensitivity” set to “Auto”, “ISO 80-200”, “ISO 80-400”, or “ISO 80-800” and the flash used, ISO sensitivity was sometimes not locked at “ISO 80” and a different ISO sensitivity was sometimes applied. This issue has been resolved.

Download this firmware update here

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Nikon at Vivid Instagram Competition

To celebrate the kick off of Digital Playground at the Vivid Festival, we’re giving you and a friend the chance join us and a few of our Nikon Ambassadors for a drink at the Nikon stand on the night of Friday 31st May. Located at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, our balcony has one of the best views of the light shows across the harbour.

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All you have to do is share your favourite Vivid Festival photo that you have taken on Instagram, tagging #NikonAtVivid by Midnight Sunday 26 May 2013. The best 5 photos win a double invite!

There’s a few things you should be aware of before entering, if you win:

  • We’ll need you to provide proof of the original photo
  • You need to make your own travel arrangements to Sydney
  • Entries are valid 21 May 2013 – 26 May 2013
  • You and your plus one must be over 18.
  • For the full terms and conditions, click here.

We can’t wait to see your photos, open up Instagram and show us yours!

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Nikon scoops awards at TIPA 2013

The TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) come together each year to vote for the best photographic and imaging products released during the year. We’re thrilled to be able to once again celebrate Best Product wins in 4 categories.

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BEST ADVANCED DSLR: Nikon D7100
Judges Comments: The DX format Nikon D7100 has a new DX format CMOS sensor, an effective pixel count of 24.1-million pixels and 51-point AF system, including 15 cross-type sensors. Along with numerous Picture Controls and Effects (available to both still and video shooters) as well as advanced photo features, the durable magnesium alloy cover construction and a 150k cycle shutter elevate this camera to the advanced class.

Read more about the D7100

BEST EASY COMPACT CAMERA: Nikon COOLPIX S01
Judges Comments: Weighing in at a mere approximately 96 g and measuring approximately 51.2mm high, 77mm wide, and 17.2mm deep, the camera delivers a shutter speed range of 1-1/2000 seconds, an ISO range of 80-1600, and can also record HD video in MOV mode (MPEG-4 and AVC/H.264). In offers numerous scene modes and in-camera special effects editing plus exposure compensation in +/-2EV. Exposure is programmed Auto, as befits an “easy” compact that is eminently portable.

Discover the S01 Today

BEST SUPERZOOM CAMERA: Nikon COOLPIX P520
Judges Comments: The 42X optical zoom NIKKOR lens in the COOLPIX P520 delivers up to 1000mm (equivalents in 35mm format), coverage with built-in lens-shirft VR (Vibration Reduction). There are numerous scene and creative modes, plus the P520 allow the user to create movie with a host of resolution options, including Full HD.

Find out more about the P520

BEST CSC ENTRY LEVEL LENS: 1 Nikkor 11-27mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF
Judges Comments: Made for all Nikon 1 Compact System cameras, the equally compact 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm lens measures approximately 57.5 × 31mm and weighs approximately only 83 g. Combining with the retractable lens mechanism, this lens adds little to the camera weight or size when carried or in action, making it an ideal companion lens with eminent portability.

Check out the full 1 Nikkor range

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Introducing the new 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2

Introducing the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 – the fastest & brightest 1 NIKKOR lens yet that delivers beautifully sharp images.

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This new lens in the 1 NIKKOR range is a medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.2 – which is ideal for taking portraits and creating a bokeh effect. It also has a nano crystal coat to reduce glare, a silent wave motor for quiet operation and a focus ring for precise fine tuning.

The 1 NIKKOR lenses are specifically engineered for the Nikon 1 system of cameras. The 1 NIKKOR lens lineup offers the same superior image quality that users have come to expect from the Nikon and NIKKOR brands, whether capturing still images or HD videos.

Browse the full range of 1 Nikkor lenses

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I AM Your Mother's Day Gift Guide

Looking for something special for your mum this Mother’s Day?

Then spoil your mum with the perfect gift from Nikon!

We have the ideal gift for every mum with our hand selected range of Nikon cameras and exclusive merchandise guaranteed to make her feel special.

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If your mum loves all things Nikon, then we’ve got you covered.
Put a smile on your mums face this Mother’s Day, with something special from our exclusive range of Nikon merchandise, including ipad cases, coffee tumblers, notebooks and much more!

To see our full range of merchandise and accessories click here.

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As the lightest and most compact camera in Nikon’s history, your mum will love the sleek and stylish design of the COOLPIX S01..Find out more here.
Or with the new COOLPIX P330 your mum can capture all the wonderful moments in life in the brilliance they deserve – even in low light! Find out more here.

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Ideal for everyday photos and video, travel and family time, with her new D5200 if she wants to try out a DSLR or Nikon 1 J2, if she’s after something a little more compact but still versatile with a range of interchangeable lenses.
No matter which one you choose, your mum can capture every special moment, wherever that may be.

Find out more about the D5200 here.

Find out more about the Nikon 1 J2 click here.

To view more from the Nikon range, click here.

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New Firmware Update for COOLPIX P7700 Now Available

Nikon would like to advise that a new firmware update for COOLPIX P7700 is now available for download.

This latest update improves:

• The accuracy for the virtual horizon according to the direction in which the camera is pointed.
• The interval between shots with uninterrupted shooting when “Auto bracketing” is set to “Exposure bracketing” has been reduced.
• Resolves an issue that prevented shutter speeds slower than one second for the second and subsequent shots when shooting with “Auto bracketing” set to “Exposure bracketing”.

Download this firmware update here

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Limited Edition Nikon Carry Cases – Now Available!

Our official Nikon hard suitcases have just arrived!

Perfect for short trips or overnight stays, and with a high tech “spinner system” to ensure a smooth movement, our Nikon Carry Cases are the perfect travel companion.

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On sale now exclusively at Nikon Store, stock is limited with only 30 pieces available so be sure to get in quick to get your hands on one today!

Don’t miss out, Click here to purchase today

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Share and Store Your Photos With 'NIKON IMAGE SPACE'

We are excited to share with you our new and improved image sharing and storage service: ‘NIKON IMAGE SPACE!’

Previously known as My Picturetown, we have undertaken a complete overhaul of the service to provide you with a system that is more intuitive and easier to use.

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Now faster and easier to use than ever before, and with the option to upgrade to a Special account, for up to 20GB of storage space, ‘NIKON IMAGE SPACE’ is a free online service for sharing images, available to anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies.

NIKON IMAGE SPACE’ makes it easy for you to upload, view, organise, and share your photos and movies of once-in-a-lifetime moments with greater convenience.

Greater collaboration with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also expanded the possibilities of sharing photos and make posting images from ‘NIKON IMAGE SPACE’ easier than ever!

Start using Nikon Image Space Today

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Elements Photo Assignment - Enter Now Before it Closes!

The ‘Elements’ are all around us – Fire, Water, Earth and Air. And, as a photographer, they sometimes reveal themselves to you in striking ways.
This assignment is your chance to share how you’ve captured the ‘Elements’ in your photography.

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Even if you are a new-comer to the photography scene and this is your first assignment – get involved!
If you’re looking to expand your photography knowledge and experiences, we’re looking to help you take it further with a great prize for this assignment.

The three best entries will each win a voucher to attend a Nikon School Standard Course (Intro to Digital SLR or Intermediate DSLR Photography) – valued at $249 RRP.
All entries are welcome, it doesn’t matter if you own a Nikon or not, we’re looking for creativity and passion.

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NEW Nikon School Specialist Classes - Enrol Now!

Last year we announced the expansion of Nikon School to include a range of specialist courses.
We are now excited to announce 2 new specialist courses:

• Lighting Masterclass with Kristian Dowling
• Landscape and Portrait Masterclass with David Oliver

Led by exceptional world-renowned, multi-award winning professional photographers and refined to provide only the best course content, format and lecturer to ensure a top quality value-for-money learning experience, we promise – it was worth the wait!

Lighting Masterclass with Kristian Dowling
When: Sunday 12th May, 10am – 5pm
Where: Melbourne Super Studio, Melbourne

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Kristian is best known for his flexibility and understanding of light, earning him a reputation of being a photographer that can deliver amazing results without the use of photo manipulation. And, he is ready and willing to share these tips with you.

CLICK HERE TO ENROL NOW


Landscape and Portrait Masterclass with David Oliver
When: Saturday 25th May, 11am – 5pm
Where: Hunter Valley, NSW

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Grand Master of Photography David Oliver is inviting you into his home for a very intimate landscape and available light portraits learning experience like no other.

CLICK HERE TO ENROL NOW

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Five Nikon Digital Cameras Receive the 2013 red dot Product Design Award

Nikon is pleased to announce that the Nikon D4, Nikon 1 V2, Nikon 1 J3, and S1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses, and COOLPIX S01 have been awarded the “red dot award: product design 2013”.

The “red dot award: product design” is a world-class award presented to products released over the past two years that exhibit superiority in terms of a total of nine aspects, which includes innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology, and durability.

For more information on the “red dot design award”, click here.