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Announcing the new Nikon D5200

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the new Nikon D5200


Designed to bring out your creative side. From beautiful still photos to smooth Full (1080p) HD movies, this camera empowers your freedom of expression, letting you capture your own unique view of the world.

Discover the new Nikon D5200 today


Latest #NikonInFocus Video is Out – Episode 4: David Oliver

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the recent #NikonInFocus session with Nikon Ambassador David Oliver. For those that missed it, here’s the special interview video where David answers your questions.

In this interview, David answers questions about young photographers starting in the industry, how he got started in professional photography, the biggest challenges he’s faced in his career, as well as the story behind being awarded as an AIPP Grand Master of Photography.

Stay tuned for our next #NikonInFocus session. Details to come soon. In the meantime, to watch previous #NikonInFocus interview videos, just click the button below:

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Announcing the new Nikon 1 V2

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the new Nikon 1 V2, the latest addition to our popular Nikon 1 series of advanced camera with interchangeable lenses.


By combining the ease and size of a compact camera, class leading Nikon 1 features and the flexibility of a DSLR, the Nikon 1 V2 is the perfect complement to your existing camera.

Discover the new Nikon 1 V2 today


#NikonInFocus with David Oliver - just hours away!

Recognised worldwide for his individual and timeless style of photography, Nikon Ambassador David Oliver was awarded a Grand Master of Photography in 2007, one of only five in the world. Today, you have the chance to ask him questions in our Live Stream #NikonInFocus event at 1:00PM (Sydney Time).

In order to take part, all you have to do is visit the below link before 1:00PM:

Visit the ‘Live’ page

Before and during the event you can ask your questions in three ways. You can ask your questions via Facebook or Twitter, including the hashtag #NikonInFocus in your post. Alternatively you can ask your question in the ‘Comments’ section on the page.

See you soon!


MasterChef "Taste of Italy" Winner Announced


Congratulations to Christine Lidbury of Tuncurry NSW who is the winner of our recent ‘I AM A TASTE OF 1TALY’ Nikon 1 Promotion! Christine was the lucky Nikon 1 customer selected from the pool of entrants who purchased a Nikon 1 camera between 1st July 2012 and 2nd September 2012 and registered it online. She will now be given the opportunity to get a taste of ‘MasterChef’s Italy’ by visiting some of the incredible places that were seen on the show, just like the contestants did.

Christine has won an all-expenses paid trip for two to Italy, including return airfares and luxury accommodation, visiting some of the country’s most breathtaking cities including Rome, Florence and Parma.

Congratulations Christine. Everyone here at My Nikon Life are extremely jealous!

Click here to view more on Nikon’s revolutionary Nikon 1 J1 & V1.
Click here to view MasterChef contestant diaries as filmed on the Nikon 1 in Italy.




Check out the most shared entries in our latest I AM Competition. Nikon’s Facebook competition to discover your best I AM related photographs. Add yours today and make sure you share with family and friends. You could win a share in over $3,000 of RedBalloon experience vouchers to take you on your next memorable experience.

You still have time to enter as the competition is open until October 21st. Click here to find out more and to upload your photographs today.

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D800, D800E & D600 - Rank top of the DxOMark Scoreboard

We are delighted to announce that Nikon’s new full-frame DSLR, the D600 has bagged the number three spot in the latest DxOMark scoreboard. DxOMark is the trusted industry standard for camera and lens independent image quality measurements and ratings, with the Nikon brand featuring 6 times out of the top ten listed cameras.

The scores are tight for the industry standard’s top rated cameras, as the D600 falls only two points behind Nikon leaders, the Nikon D800 & D800E.

With an overall score of 94/100, DxOMark said:
“Nikon’s recently released consumer-oriented full-frame sensor DSLR, the D600, has just gone through DxOMark’s image quality evaluation tests. And the verdict is in: the D600 is an affordable camera that places a high premium on image quality, as it ranks just behind the top performing Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E.”

Click here to view the full ratings & leaders board from DxOMark.

click here to explore the new D600 today


Announcing the new 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8


We are very excited about the launch of our new 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8.

This incredible prime lens his the fastest in the current 1 Nikkor line-up at f/1.8 and a focal length of 18.5 mm (50mm in 35mm format). Plus it is extremely compact and lightweight, weighing in at just 70g, making it the perfect travel companion.


The lens’ high speed allows it to not only capture sharp, blur-free images indoors under dim lighting conditions without the need to increase ISO sensitivity, it also supports incredibly fast shutter speeds of up to 1/16,000 s; letting users fully utilise the lens’ beautiful blur ability even outdoors on bright, sunny days.

The 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 is compatible with all Nikon 1 bodies and is available in three colours — shiny silver, semi-gloss black and white.
Build your Nikon 1 kit with a variety of supporting lenses and accessories, plus shop online now at Nikon Store to purchase other matching accessories.

Explore the 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 today


Announcing the new D600

We are extremely excited to announce the release of our lightest and smallest FX-format DSLR camera…the D600. This new digital SLR offers excellent performance and a 24.3-megapixel image sensor for superior image quality.

Despite having the smallest and lightest body among Nikon FX-format cameras, the D600 offers advanced performance. It is equipped with a new FX-format CMOS image sensor with 24.3-million effective pixels and the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into high-end Nikon DSLRs (D4, D800, D800E) for superior definition and image quality.


It also boasts a number of advanced features, including an optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage, a large and clear 3.2-inch LCD monitor with wide angle viewing, and the same dust and water-resistance as the D800 and D800E. What’s more, this FX-format camera also supports the complete DX NIKKOR lens lineup for greater convenience with both still image shooting and movie recording. The D600 makes full use of its 24.3-million effective pixels with high-resolution, full-HD movie recording (1920 × 1080/30p).

Explore the new D600 today

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Announcing the new UT-1


Also announced today is the powerful new UT-1, a tool to increase work efficiency for professional on-site photographers. Simply connect the UT-1 to selected Nikon digital-SLR cameras and Via an Ethernet network connection, still images can be automatically transferred as they are captured. In addition still images and movies already stored on a memory card can also be transferred and saved to a computer or an FTP server.

The UT-1 can be used in conjunction with the Wireless Transmitter WT-5, allowing users can transfer images easily via a wireless network. It is compatible with pro Nikon cameras including D4, D800, D800E & enthusiast Nikon camera, the D7000.

Explore the UT-1 today


#NikonInFocus Episode 3 - Delly Carr

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the recent #NikonInFocus LIVE chat event with Nikon Ambassador Delly Carr – Sports Photographer. For those that missed it, here’s a special interview video where Delly answers your questions!

Click here to watch the video

Delly recently arrived fresh back from the London Olympics and ready to answer all your sports related photography questions, so check it out for some fascinating footage. He’s shot for clientele & brands including Swimming Australia, Triathlon Australia, Cricket NSW, Speedo, and Gatorade – just to name a few and is definatley one to watch.


Clcik here to keep up to date with all #NikonInFocus sessions and to register for the next event with Nikon ambassador & “grandmaster” of photography David Oliver.


The Nikon AIPP Event - Livestream

THE NIKON AIPP EVENT 2012 will be held at the Hunter Valley NSW from the 26/29 August, offering attendees the opportunity to learn from the best through a series of seminars and workshops presented by world renowned industry experts. Registrations for this event have now closed, however the great news is that we are still offering you a slice of the action and opportunity to earn CPD points through our very own “Live Steam” of the event.

How it works
10 speakers will be recorded over the course of the 4 days using Nikon’s very own D800 (winner of numerous awards including TIPA Best Expert DSLR 2012, GP2012 Camera of the Year & European Camera of the Year 2012). At the end of each day these Live Streams will be uploaded and made available for viewing as “Video On Demand” at the start of the following day.

This “live steam” is open to members and non-members and enables all registered applications to earn 50 CPD points in total.

Featured Speakers Include

Julian Walker
Steve Parish
Vicki Bell
Justin Ealand
Matt & Katie Ebenezer
Clinton Harn
David Oliver
Alexia Sinclair
Sean Moss
Conor Ashleigh

Register for the AIPP Nikon Livestream here