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New DSLR Firmware Updates Now Available

Nikon D3 – ver. 2.03
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.

To download D3 firmware click here

Nikon D3X – ver. 1.02
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.

To download D3X firmware click here

Nikon D3S – ver. 1.02
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.

To download D3S firmware click here

Nikon D4 – A ver. 1.05/ B ver. 1.03
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
• Auto white balance performance has been improved.
• Images are sharper and appear more three dimensional.
PLUS MORE

To download D4 firmware click here

Nikon D800e – A ver. 1.01/ B ver. 1.02
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
• Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
• Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
PLUS MORE

To download D800e firmware click here

Nikon D800 – A ver. 1.01/ B ver. 1.02
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
• Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
• Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
PLUS MORE

To download D800 firmware click here

Nikon D600 – C ver. 1.01
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
• Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
• Frame output size has been changed from 95% to 100% when movie live view display is changed to “Information off” and an HDMI-compatible device is connected.
PLUS MORE

To download D600 firmware click here

Nikon D7000 – A ver. 1.03/ B ver. 1.04
• Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.

To download D7000 firmware click here

Nikon D3200 – C ver. 1.01
The following functions have been changed with shooting using the Wireless Mobile Utility:
• When the camera’s shooting mode is set to Auto or Auto (flash off), it now operates in Auto or Auto (flash off) mode. Prior to this upgrade, the camera functioned in [P] (Programmed auto) exposure mode.
• Live view can now be initiated even when the camera is set to “Auto” or “No flash” in GUIDE mode.
PLUS MORE

To download D3200 firmware click here

For help or more information, please contact – info@mynikonlife.com.au

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Nikon D5200, Nikon 1 V2 Plus More Receive Photo Review's Editor's Choice Award!

We’re excited to announce that the Nikon D5200, Nikon 1 V2, 1 Nikkor 18.5mm lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens have all been awarded Photo Review’s Editor’s Choice award!

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Photo Review rated the D5200 at 8.8 for its “‘professional’ video recording capabilities,” “superior high-ISO performance,” “wide range of special effects and in-camera image adjustments.”

For more information about D5200 click here.

To read the full review click here

Nikon 1 V2
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Rated at 8.5, Photo Review classed the Nikon 1 V2 as a “well-built snapshooter’s camera with interchangeable lenses and HD video recording.”

For more information about Nikon 1 V2 click here.

To read the full review click here

1 Nikkor 18.5mm
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The 1 Nikkor 18.5mm lens also received an overall rating of 8.5 for its “fast and quiet autofocusing” and ability to capture “detailed images with accurate colour reproduction.”

For more information about 1 Nikkor 18.5mm lens click here.

To read the full review click here

AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
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The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G also made a good impression, selected for Editor’s choice as a prime lens that can be used with all Nikon interchangeable-lens cameras.
Awarded the rating of 8.8, the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G is a “reasonably fast standard lens for general-purpose use with Nikon’s FX cameras” and functions as a “fast portrait lens for Nikon’s DX cameras.”

For more information about the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G click here.

To read the full review click here

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Announcing 3 New COOLPIX Models and a New NIKKOR Lens

Nikon is pleased to announce the latest additions to the COOLPIX line up and a new Nikkor lens.

COOLPIX A
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Featuring an impressive 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, a fast 18.5mm f/2.8 (equivalent to a 28mm angle of view in 35mm {135} format) fixed focal length NIKKOR lens and EXPEED 2 image processor for DSLR quality photos and videos.

To learn more about COOLPIX A click here


COOLPIX P330
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A multi-functional, high-performance compact digital camera featuring a fast f/1.8 Nikkor lens and a 1/1.7-in. backside illumination CMOS sensor for superior image quality and full-scale shooting capabilities.

To learn more about COOLPIX P330 click here


COOLPIX S3500
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With a slim, stylish design the COOLPIX S3500 strikes a balance between elegant form and exceptional functionality. Available in a range of colours so you can choose the one that suits your style.

To learn more about COOLPIX S3500 click here


AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
80-400mm
A 5× telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format that covers the 80-400mm range of focal lengths.

To learn more about NIKKOR 80-400mm click here

AW100

Surfing Australia’s VIP Surfgroms Win A Nikon COOLPIX AW100

As part of our partnership with Surfing Australia, the eight VIP Surfgrom competition winners received a COOLPIX AW100 in their prize pack at the Quiksilver Pro event over the weekend.

Surfgroms

The eight winners of the VEGEMITE SurfGroms SicPic competition were:

Lucia White, (Manly surf School)
Tyler Widdowson, (Solitary Islands Surf School)
Ryder Crawford, (Coolum Surfing School)
Cameron Boulton, (Island Surfboards Surf School)
Kai Goodman, (Surf Culture)
Brooke Williams, (Coastrider Surf Academy)
Charlotte Pither, (Surfing Services)
Oscar Darby, (Yallingup Surf School)

Congratulations to all the winners, we hope you enjoy your new COOLPIX AW100!

Learn more about the new COOLPIX AW110 here

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Latest Coolpix S800c Firmware Update Now Available

Nikon would like to advise that a new firmware update (v1.3) for the Coolpix S800c is now available.

Download this firmware update here

The following issues have now been resolved in the latest firmware update:

• Intermittent issue that sometimes causes “not in range” to be displayed
• The prevention of being able to connect to a Wi-Fi network

For help or more information, please contact – info@mynikonlife.com.au

D600

Service Advisory for Nikon D600 Digital-SLR Camera

Notice to users of the Nikon D600 digital-SLR camera regarding dust and/or foreign matter on the D600 Low-pass Filter

Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.

Some users have indicated the appearance of multiple granular dust spots in images captured with the Nikon D600 digital-SLR camera. These granular dust spots are reflections of internal dust generated with camera operation, or external dust particles that have found their way into the camera, either, or both of which, have adhered to the camera’s low-pass filter.

While the structure and concept of digital-SLR cameras makes the complete elimination of these dust spots very difficult, it has come to our attention that, in some rare cases, they may be reflected noticeably in images. Therefore, Nikon is informing users of a service to reduce this issue.

Resolution
As a first step, please follow the guidance from the User’s Manual (pages 301-305) related to the “Clean Image Sensor” function and manual cleaning using a blower. If these measures do not remove all dust particles and you are still experiencing problems, then please consult your nearest Nikon service center. They will keep your camera, examine it thoroughly, and service it as needed.

Contact Information
Please click here for a list of Nikon Service Centre(s) in your region.

We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon for your photographic needs.

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Announcing the New D7100

Nikon is excited to announce the addition of the new D7100 to the Nikon DSLR range.

D7100body

Equipped with 24.1 Megapixels, high performance EXPEED 3 image processor, Full (1080p) HD video recording and a 51-point AF system, all in a lightweight and compact body.

The D7100 is the perfect DX format DSLR for enthusiast photographers.

click here to learn more about D7100

Steph Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore To Be Inducted Into The Australian Surfing Hall of Fame

We are excited to announce, our Nikon COOLPIX AW110 ambassador and five-times female World Surfing Champion, Stephanie Gilmore, will be inducted as the 35th member of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame today in Sydney.

“This is such an honour,” Gilmore, 25, said. “Everyone in the Hall of Fame has had such an incredible impact on the world of surfing and to be included in that is unreal”.

Gilmore continues to win international accolades including the 2010 Laureus Action Sports Person of the Year Award and the 2011 ESPN ESPY Female Action Sports Person of the Year.

“I always feel like these awards are premature for myself, because I’m nowhere near retiring but it is very flattering and I love that my achievements in surfing are being recognised on larger scales”.

To see some stories from Stephanie Gilmore’s ASP tour, click here to check out her Nikon Scene blog posts.

To find out more about the Nikon COOLPIX AW110, click here.

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Tropfest 2013 Winner Announced

In partnership with Tropfest, Nikon is excited to announce the winner for Tropfest 2013 – Nicholas Clifford for his feature film ‘We’ve All Been There’.

‘We’ve All Been There’ explores the idea of shared kindness through goodwill and pay-it-forward style ethics. A young woman in need gets a dose of kindness from someone who experienced it herself.
As the 2013 Tropfest winner, Nicholas is now also the proud owner of a Nikon D800 and $2000 RRP worth of lenses and accessories; tools for his future cinematic endeavours.

Watch the 2013 Tropfest winner film here

Tropfest 2013 also saw the introduction of a new category: the Nikon DSLR Film Category.
The Nikon DSLR Film Category for films shot entirely on DSLR cameras, encourages a creative approach to filmmaking with a new genre of equipment. As winner of the Nikon DSLR Category, for his film ‘Let It Rain’, a light-hearted gun-war with water pistols, Matt Hardie has won a Nikon D600 and $3000 RRP worth of lenses and accessories.

Watch the Nikon DSLR category winner film here

For more information about the other Tropfest finalist films, click here.

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Nikon Australia’s First Social Film - #ShareAWord

In celebration of the release of the first Smart Camera built on the Android™ platform, the COOLPIX S800c, Nikon Australia called on the community to #ShareAWord on Instragram to help create their first social film.

Award winning film maker, Jason Van Genderen, was tasked with curating the words into a story about ‘humanity/the world’ – a theme selected by the community. Jason worked closely with Jon Roy (composer of Jason’s Tropfest NY 2008 winning film, ‘Mankind Is No Island’) to create this beautiful story that was premiered at Tropfest Sydney on Sunday February 17th 2013.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this film.

Watch behind the scenes

Find out more about the COOLPIX S800c

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Nikon Surf Photo & Nikon Surf Movie of the Year Finalists Announced

In partnership with Surfing Australia, Nikon are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Nikon Surf Photo and Nikon Surf Movie of the Year awards, as part of the Australian Surfing Awards.

The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Nikon Surf Movie of the Year awards showcases the finest work taken by Australia’s best surf photographers and filmmakers during the past 12 months.

The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year is a prestigious award recognising the ‘best of the best’ in the Australian surfing photography industry and is awarded for the best single surfing-themed image taken during 2012. While the image must be taken by an Australian photographer, the photo can be taken anywhere around the world and can be drawn from action, water, lifestyle, lineup or portrait photography.

The Nikon Surf Movie of the Year Award celebrates the best feature-length surf movie released in 2012 and filmed, produced or directed by an Australian citizen or resident.

To view a video of the top 20 finalists for the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year click here.

The finalists for the Nikon Surf Movie of the Year are, ‘Dear Suburbia’, ‘Immersion’ and ‘Storm Surfers 3D’. To view the movie trailers click here.

The winners of the Nikon Surf Photo and Nikon Surf Movie of the Year awards will be announced at the Australian Surfing Awards on 20th February in Sydney. The winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award will win a Nikon D4 and the winner of the Nikon Surf Movie of the Year award will win a Nikon D800 plus $2,000 RRP worth of lenses and accessories.

Other awards to be announced on the night, and the finalists are:

Male Surfer of the Year:
Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson

Female Surfer of the Year:
Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright

Rising Star Award:
Wade Carmichael, Jack Freestone, Nikki Van Dijk

Waterman of the Year Award:
Mark Mathews, Jamie Mitchell, Jeff Rowley

Australian Surf Business Surfing Spirit Award:
Misfit Aid, Quiksilver Foundation, Russell Molony

Peter Troy Lifestyle Award:
Pam Burridge, Jeremy “Wire” Curtain, Bob Smith

Surf Culture Award:
The Reef by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Tura New Music, Australian Open of Surfing, White Horses Magazine

Simon Anderson Club Award:
Kirra Surfriders Club, LE-BA Boardriders Club, Noosa Malibu Club

D4

New D4 Firmware Update Now Available

This latest update improves subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder.

Download this firmware update here

For help or more information, please contact – info@mynikonlife.com.au