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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

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D4 Firmware update available

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Improve the focus accuracy when using Nikkor lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4 and a 2x teleconverter on your D4!

Download the latest D4 firmware today

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75 Million Nikkor Lenses Worldwide

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We are delighted to announce yet another milestone in the total production of our ever popular Nikkor lenses*, as Nikon recently reached seventy-five million this November!

Nikkor lenses incorporate cutting edge optical technology such as Optical Vibration Reduction (VR), Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass and Nano Crystal Coat (N) to deliver unsurpassed imaging performance.

Check out the latest in the Nikkor line-up today

*Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 advanced cameras

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

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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

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Announcing the new D600

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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.

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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

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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

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The Nikon AIPP Event - Livestream

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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

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Nikon D4 - the first DSLR camera fit for broadcast

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Nikon’s pro range reaches new heights this week as the D4 has opened an important door into the professional video broadcasting market. The camera has become the first DSLR camera to pass the very elaborate European Broadcasting Union (EBU) test, commonly referred to as the BBC Test.

These tests were conducted by Alan Roberts, who spent most of his career in research and development at the BBC and wrote the new EBU guidelines and testing procedures. Alan commented that the D4 exhibited the lowest amount of rolling shutter he has ever seen in a CMOS equipped camera. He also commented that the exposure latitudes of the D4 were truly remarkable at around 13 stops; a figure only bettered by top grade LS rated cameras.

It seems the Nikon D4is on a winning streak, with the camera recently picking up awards such as TIPA Best Expert DSLR 2012, GP2012 Camera of the Year & European Camera of the Year 2012. This further showcases the strength of Nikon’s superior technology across both photography and film.

For an in depth report on how the D4 performed in the EBU test, click here.

Take a Tour of the D4

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I AM Experiencing Life Competition Open- Enter Now

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Share in over $3,000 of RedBalloon Gift Certificates with our latest photo competition, “I AM Experiencing Life”. We’re looking for photos that show us your life experiences – and in reward we’re offering to take you on your next memorable experience with RedBalloon.

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Enter Now

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Nikon D4 and D800 Reign Supreme

Both our Nikon D4 and D800 have walked away with top honours at the European Imaging and Sound Association Awards this year. The EISA awards form part of the most prestigious photographic events on the calendar, judged by panels representing over 50 prominent photo/audio/electronics magazines across Europe.

European Professional Camera of the Year 2012-2013: the Nikon D4
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The EISA judges said: The D4 delivers the highest image quality even in extremely difficult conditions. Tests performed by EISA magazines found the camera has an exceptional combination of high resolution, wide dynamic range, very low noise levels even at ISO 12800, super-fast autofocus, short response time and high frame rates that can be maintained for very long sequences. Almost perfect handling makes the D4 very easy and pleasant to use and we especially like the new joystick control that’s available whether the camera is in the horizontal or vertical position. The D4 also delivers very high video quality thanks to its uncompressed output.

Discover the D4 now



European Camera of the Year 2012-2013: the Nikon D800
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The EISA judges said: The D800’s 36-million-pixel full frame sensor offers exceptionally high resolution capture. No compromises have been made to the extent of the camera’s dynamic range or noise levels at high ISO settings. In a compact and reasonably priced, strong and sturdy body, it offers first-rate metering and a 51-point autofocus system developed from the professional D4.

Discover the D800 now

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Announcing the WP-N1 Waterproof Housing Available for Nikon 1 J1

Head out for an underwater adventure with the new WP-N1 Waterproof Housing – designed specifically for use with the Nikon 1 J1 with the 10-30mm lens. With the ability to reach depths of 40 meters plus simple and smooth switching between movies and stills, friends and family will be able to experience your underwater memories with you.

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The WP-N1 comes with an easy-to-hold grip and when coupled with the optional YS-D1 Underwater Strobe by SEA & SEA SUNPACK you can enjoy underwater flash photography.

Discover the WP-N1 Waterproof Housing now

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Win a MasterChef inspired trip to Italy with Nikon 1 - Enter Now >>

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We’re giving you the opportunity to get a taste of ‘MasterChef’s Italy’ by visiting some of the incredible places you have seen on the show and, just like the contestants did, create your own culinary Italian story captured on your new Nikon 1.

Simply purchase a Nikon 1 at your local authorised Australian retailer between 1st July 2012 and 2nd September 2012, and register it online before 16th September 2012.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a Nikon 1, or are curious about whether it’s the camera for you – you should check out the contestant video diaries, and episode 55 where the contestants show you how easy and fun it is.

Alternatively click here to discover more on the revolutionary Nikon 1.

Register Your Purchase Here

As a professional photographer, your needs are different to the amateur or hobbyist. That's why we created Nikon Professional Services.

When you become a member of Nikon Professional Services you gain exclusive access to the ultimate in professional support and service.

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NPS BENEFITS

  • Membership is free of charge
  • Technical support & advice
  • Free on the spot image sensor cleaning for registered equipment
  • Priority counter service
  • Repair service and technical support at our service centers globally
  • Service loan and limited evaluation loan
  • Priority repairs for registered equipment
  • Support for Nikon Professional Service members at major news and sport events
  • Pre-purchase product evaluation (subject to availability)
  • Invitations to new product launches, seminars & events
  • The latest news on Nikon product via email
Click here to read the eligibility criteria

EVENTS

COMING IN 2012

  • Australian Open Tennis Melbourne
    January 14 - 28*
  • AIPP 'Hair of the Dog' Brisbane February 4 - 6**
  • Australian Formula 1 GP Melbourne
    March 15 - 18*
  • AIPP Sydney June 29 - 30

*Loan and service support from the media centre
**Lectures, discussions and workshops

EVENTS FROM 2011

  • AIPP Sydney June 29 - 30
To find out about all AIPP events click here

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