The Nikon Museum will be holding a special exhibition called “Prototype Cameras – Developers’ Memories”. It will open in April and continue through July. This is the second special exhibition that Nikon will present in honor of its 100th Anniversary.
The exhibition is called “Prototype Cameras – Developers’ Memories”. It will open on April 4, 2017, and run through July 1, 2017. The Nikon Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan. Admission is free.
In the exhibition, Nikon will showcase approximately 40 prototypes that were made between the 1940’s and 1980’s. It includes interchangeable lens cameras. The “Nikon F prototype” (1957) and “Nikon F3 prototype” (1975) are exhibited with special commentaries by Tetsuro Goto, Fellow and Laboratory Manager of Imaging Product R&D Laboratory, Imaging Business Unit, Nikon.
Each of the prototypes in the exhibit were developed to test and verify new camera designs, functions, and mechanics. Many of the prototypes were destroyed after testing. Only the developers themselves saw the prototypes. This exhibition is an opportunity to exhibit the prototypes that were not destroyed to the general public. This very rare exhibition includes prototypes that never reached the mass production stage.
You can find out more about how Nikon is celebrating its 100th Anniversary at the Nikon 100th Anniversary website.
Nikon has introduced new adapters the WU–1a and the WU–1b. These adapters allow the camera to connect wirelessly to a smart phone. It’s a small adapter that can be use with the new DSLR and Nikon 1 models. It cannot be used with older cameras because they do not have the correct circuitry. Not only does this adapter allow you to send the pictures from your camera to the phone wirelessly, it also allows you to trigger the camera directly from the phone. For example let’s say you want to take a picture of a group and you want to be in the picture; you can set your camera up, then place yourself in the group, then arrange the group the way you want using what you see in the phone as a guide, knowing that what you see in the phone is what the camera seeing, you can then trigger your shot using the phone.
Nikon’s newest camera is a D5200. It has a 24.1 megapixel sensor. You can take high-speed continuous shots up to five frames per second it has a high ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 6400. This allows you to get good pictures even in a low light situation. The D5200 Includes a stereo microphone and the ability to film in full HD. The LCD screen on the back flips out making the camera easier to use. The D5200 is $895 with full kit and $795 for just the body. The base price for the Nikon 1 S1 is $499 and for the J3 it is $599. You can find more about these cameras in the adapter at the Nikon website.
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