Nikon D3, Nikon D300, and 5 new Nikkor Lenses

Nikon finally has a full-frame dSLR to challenge Canon’s 1Ds line, the Nikon D3 has just been released. It looks like Nikon really pulled out all the stops this time and loaded the D3 with huge features:

  • Full-Frame CMOS 12.1 MP sensor
  • ISO 200 to 6400 (with 2 additional boosts up to ISO 25600
  • 9 fps with tracking and 11 fps without
  • 51 point AF sensor
  • 3 inch LCD with 922,000 pixels with Live Preview
  • HDMI output

I still find the design too blocky for my taste. I perfer the lines and curves of the Canon 1D line more than Nikon’s D1/2/3 line, but that’s just me.

Nikon has also released their follow up to the Nikon D200 with the Nikon D300. Some of its notable features are:

  • DX format CMOS 12.3 MP sensor
  • 6 fps up to 8 fps with the optional battery booster/vertical handle
  • 51 point AF sensor
  • 3 inch LCD with 922,000 pixels with Live Preview

Wow, is all I can say.

And to top it all off, Nikon has released 5 new Nikkor lenses:

The last three super telephoto lenses are of particular interest because with the addition of vibration reduction technology (VR), we might be seeing more Nikkor lens at sporting events rather the usual wave of the all too familiar white lenses that have dominated sporting events for decades.

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