new Nikon D3400

Nikon has just introduced the new Nikon D3400 with 1080P video with a max frame rate of 60 frames per second. Sadly there is no 4K video on the Nikon D3400, though the 60 fps is nice in 1080p.

Nikon D3400The new 3400 has an Expeed 4 processor which bring an increased auto white balance and better low light photography. I cannot complain about better auto white balance as Nikon has been lacking in this area. Better low light photography in a camera this size is a big plus.

A 24.2 Megapixel sensor is found in the new Nikon D3400 with an iso range of 100 – 25,600. There is a 11 point auto focus system with up to 5 frames per second.

The real big news for Nikon is new lenses with ultra quiet focusing! The new Nikon AF-P DX lens which will be great for cinematographer looking for auto-focus. You can pickup the Nikon D3400 for $650 USD with a AF-P DX 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR lens. You can choose to get the AF-P DX 70-300mm  f4.5-6.3G VR lens for $1000. Not interested in the D3400, but interested in the 70-300mm lens alone? You can purchase one for $400 alone.

Press Images:

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If we learn anything new we will post in this post so check back often.

 

 

Nikon D5 and Nikon D500: Nikon brings 4K UHD to cinematography

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D5 and Nikon D500 at CES.

 

Nikon D5 is a full-frame 20.8 MP sensor camera with 12 FPS shooting speed. 3.28 million equivalent low light iso performance.The D5 also has 4K UHD video recording! Nikon has made two versions of the Nikon D5. One with dual compact fla

sh cards and one with dual XQD card slots. Nikon is saying that 90% of the manufacturing will be in QXD cards while only 10% will be compact flash. QXD is way more superior than compact flash. The D5 also has a touchscreen feature.

The Nikon D500 unlike the Nikon D600 (FX) the D500 is a DX format 20.9 MP DX sensor which can shoot up to a decent 10 fps. There is a tilting touchscreen, incredible low light performance, and 4K UHD movie shooting! Nikon Smart-bridge is a new technology in the D500 which uses bluetooth low energy to constantly connect to your smart phone or tablet, as expected as you shoot the Nikon sends the pictures straight to your phone. The Nikon D500 is coming straight for the cinematographers’ favourite the Panasonic GH4 which also shoots 4K, has an articulating screen, and wireless connectivity with your phone. Thehe D500 also has Wifi, and NFC. The D500 is not left out on the new QXD goodness the D500 has one QXD card slot as well as a SD card slot. Regular ISO of up to 51,200. The D500 is a great wedding camera; you can shoot 4K stills during recording video! The D500 also has a focus motor, therefore, the D500 works with all of Nikon’s lenses.

With the D500 you get 29.95 fps max with 4K or 23.97 fps in 1920x1080P you get up to 60 fps.

If you want a Nikon D500 before spring break, summer order one today!

Order yours today, not tomorrow, to get yours in March.

You can order the Nikon D5 in Compact Flash here. XQD version here.
You can order the Nikon D500 here as body only or with a 16-80mm VR lens here.

 

Europe’s Nikon Film Festival

The European Nikon Film Festival is currently accepting submissions.

You can find there website here.

You have 57 days left until the closing date as of this post.

Whether you’re an enthusiast or a film professional, this is your chance to win the Grand Prix of a Nikon D810 film kit plus a trip to the Cannes Film Festival. Enter by submitting a short film of up to 140 seconds filmed in HD on any device.

Submissions close on 15 January 2016.

There are a total of 5 categories you can enter into:

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You also have the power to vote on what is your favourite. So check out the contest here to submit your entry and your vote.

The ultimate Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking video

Here is a video on why to use a DSLR for filming! I am not affiliated with the Youtube user at all. So sit back and enjoy!

Some points that are mentioned are:

Most DSLRs have 24 frames per second just like you see in movies.

DSLRs have great depth of shallow which allow one object to be in focus while the background is blurred out.

A great example is this flower I took which has a great depth of field.
A great example is this flower I took which has a great depth of field.

You can buy this flower as well as many other photos of mine here.

Colour correction is easy with video outputted from a DSLR.

You have great night video because of wide-angle lenses which allows you to shoot with a wide open aperture.

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Night Time with DSLR with wide-angle lens and open aperture.

The v-blogger also talks about what aperture you should use, what shutter speed and what ISO to use. I suggest this video for beginners and any in between.

 

Check out our two Android Apps: Nikon Films and Nikon Films Pro on the Android Play store.

 

New NikonFilms Pro app

Help support NikonFilms.ca by buying our NikonFilms Pro Android APP click here.

Get access to NikonFilms.ca latest news, Facebook Page, Nikon USA and Canada official sites plus more.

– Get the latest news on film making with the Nikon DSLRs. Get the latest cinematography news for Nikon.

This app does not add much more than free app. The reason for purchasing NikonFilms Pro is to help keep NikonFilms.ca running. It costs money to host NikonFilms.ca, it also costs time to keep posting the latest news.

 

 

 

 

 

Radian 2 Bluetooth TIme Lapse, Motion and Camera control

The Radian 2 is a new project found on Kickstarter. I am sure most of you will be interested. The Radian 2 is a device that connects to your control port through USB and is also wirelessly connected to your smart phone through Bluetooth. You can control your camera through either the iOS app or their Android app. This allows you to control the apeture, shutter speed, and iso preferences from your phone. What is also unquiet is Radian will update the settings in your camera every time to make sure your time lapse looks the best.

The specs of the Radian 2 are:

– 100 hours of battery life – charged through USB
– 150 lb stud pull length.
– 20,000 discrete positions in 360 degrees.
– 1/4″x20 mounting stud.

Now what might interest you the most! Pan, Tilt and Slide!

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Though to get these features you will have to

Start with a single Radian for panning motion, and add an L-bracket for vertical tilting, or a linear adaptor kit for sliding.

Though the price to pan, tilt, and slide will cost you around $480 USD ($580 CAD).

You can create panning and tilting videos at 4.4 degrees per second.

I would like to say YES this works with Nikon Cameras.

Nikon Supported : Df, D90, D600, D610, D750, D3100, D3200,D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000 and D7100, CoolPix P7800, D70S,D80, F90x, F90, F100, F6, F5 D4, D3, D3x, D3s, D2, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D1, D1H, D1X, D200, D300, D300x, D300s, D700, D800, D800E & D810

Nikon Not Supported :COOLPIX P5100, Coolpix L310, D3000, D40, D50, D60, D70

Click here for the Kickstarter campaign.

If you want a Radian now you can buy version 1 here on Amazon.

Nikon Rebates plus more for Mother’s day

Nikon is offering bundling rebates with their Nikon cameras! This would be a great time to buy that DSLR you always wanted. For the rebates from B&H photo click here.

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Nikon is also offering $50 off of the NIKON 1 V3. To get that rebate from B&H click here.

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Amazon USA is also offering $53 off. Click here for that offer.

While Amazon Canada is not participating in the Mother’s day rebate.

Nikon Canada Service centres closing

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Nikon NPS Canada just sent this email to their current members – sadly all but one service depots will be closing:

The Canadian market is ever evolving and Nikon Canada continues to adapt in order to maintain our leadership position. In response to market changes, we will soon move to a centralized model for servicing our customers’ warranty and repair needs.

The key element of this change is the closure of our service depots in Richmond, British Columbia, and Montréal, Québec. Going forward, all customer service will be centralized out of our Head Office in Mississauga, Ontario.

As an NPS member, you will continue to receive expedited service on emergency repairs and we will maintain the 72 hour turnaround time from time of receipt. If we’re unable to service your product within that time-frame, loaners will be provided based on availability.

To assist us through this transition and wind down period we ask you to direct all repairs to our Mississauga Service Centre beginning from the date of this notice.

Nikon Canada customers have come to expect the highest level of service from us. With this change, we are reiterating our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations.