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There's a number of companies putting out large sensor point and shoot cameras, and now there's the Nikon A. The new Nikon A has a large APS-C sized sensor that pretty much matches up with what you'll find in a professional Nikon D7000 DSLR. It's not quite the magic you'll find in a full frame Sony RX1 which retails for $2800, but the Nikon A is targeting the retail price of $1,000.

I'm sure there's a number of people that would be excited about this camera, but I took a look at some of the specs to see if it could replace any of the cameras i'm currently using. Having a large sensor is nice, but for me personally, it falls short in some areas. It has a limited shutter of 1/2000ths, so I can't see myself using this in place of my DSLR. It has only a fixed 18mm F/2.8 lens (equiv 28mm), which I feel is a bit too wide for portraits. It may be a fun camera for random street photography, but at a $1K price point, I don't see myself using this for anything else.

The new Nikon Coolpix A is available in Black and Silver, and is already available for pre-order. What do you guys think about the new Nikon Coolpix A? Any ideas of how this camera can fit into your lifestyle or work outside of all the other options available on the market? Sail or Fail? Take a look at more of the specs in the product page via B&HPhotoVideo (Click Here).

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Here's a few early Black Friday Deals available. First one is for the Nikon D700 DSLR + 18-105mm DX VR Lens dropping the regular price down to just $996.95. The deal also includes a Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag, SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10 UHS-I, and 2% Back in Rewards. You can find the bundle available via B&H (click here).

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The Canon Powershot G12 drops down in price to just $299 (seen here)
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The popular Panasonic G3 with 14-42mm Lens drops down another $100 bucks (found here)
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One of Sony's recent mirrorless models, the NEX5R Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens also shaves $100 bucks Off (found here).
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And finally, the one camera with Retro styling I would consider for my father, a price drop on the very popular Olympus OM-D EM-5 in both Black & Silver with or without Lens Kits (found here)

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Lee Morris of F-Stoppers picks up a NIkon battery grip, that turns out, it's really not a battery grip. For those on a budget we often choose aftermarket, but at least we know of our decision. Picking up a complete knock-off being marketed (and priced) as the real thing is bad news. Anyways, if you guys are looking for a grip on your D7000 watch out for those too-good-to-be-true Nikon branded ones, and if you're choosing the aftermarket brand for around 40 bucks, at least Lee says this one seemed to work pretty well (click here).

Nikon Battery Grip Aftermarket
find-price-button Neewer Vertical Battery Grip for Nikon D7000

Good news for your Nikon fans, seems like all of those popular Nikon models that were 'out of stock' for the last several months has a fresh inventory in at B&H. If you've been waiting patiently, here's your chance. Hopefully they weren't out of stock sooo long that they went outdated. It's been a downfall for popular Nikon cameras to not be able to supply the demands. I feel sometimes people get impatient and end up with other brands like Canon because of the hard to get inventory. The models now available below. [Update]D3s already sold out...

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The end of 2010 is an exciting time with all these manufacturers introducing new cameras. There's a whirlwind of features Nikon is throwing down in their new Nikon D7000 DSLR. The new Nikon D3100 Digital SLR was also announced which should make some Nikon shooters happy stepping things up to 1080p video. The Nikon D3100, we say, is paired up against the T2i market. This new Nikon D7000 is the more advanced model that will be competing against Canon 60D shoppers. It's about $100 dollars over the Canon 60D, but here's some of the new Nikon D7000 features. Coming in at 16 megapixels, the D7000 can shoot 1080p or 720p. Nothing special there. Options for 24frames per second and 30fps video. That's pretty standard these days.

If you care, this Nikon D7000 has Full time Auto focus in video mode and 39 point AF system. Like more expensive Nikons this one is rockin' dual SDHC/SDXC card slots, 6fps shooting up to 100 images, a new longer lasting battery, and a Magnesium alloy body. Whoa. There's quite a bit of features that the 60D lacks. The 60D can shoot almost as fast and doesn't have a magnesium alloy body. (60D had a slight upgrade adding some weather proofing though).

The Nikon D7000 doesn't appear to move into Variable Angle LCD (swivel) territory. The Canon 60D also has 60fps frame rates which I hear is hard to live without these days, and Nikon doesn't seem to have this option. No full time auto focus on the 60D like the D7000 has, but most of us wouldn't use it. Canon doesn't go with Dual card slots, but does come in 2 megapixels more in resolution. The Canon 60D also carries the new infrared trigger to fire flashes remotely, which I don't see an option for in the D7000. The Canon 60D might be better in low light from the ISO specs, but we'll just have to wait and see. It's a tough call with pros and cons for each one, but keep in mind that DSLR bodies always change, and your real investment is going to be in your lenses and other accessories. Sooner or later you'll have to make your DSLR bed and lay in it....lay in it for quite a while..

If anybody cares about why I shoot Canon, here's my story. Decades ago (it wasn't really that long) I shot with Canon, Nikon, Fuji (which was a nikon body and Fuji chip), Olympus, and Kodak DSLR's. Canon, year after year, and to this day (my opinion) has been the 'leader' in DSLR technology. There's controversy about this, and you might say they don't make the best glass, or produce the best images, but they've always had the best balance in latest features, pricing, and quality. I can always change bodies, but it's hard to change everything else. It's why I stuck with Canon a long time ago. Today it seems like a whole new ballgame with the switch to video and kinda feels like what it did over 10 years ago. It's a new market of shooters, and who's going to end up the leader? So for the newbies who aren't quite invested, looks like you've GOt some CAreful thiNking to dO Now. (<--subliminal message embedded) nikon-d7000-dslr
Nikon D7000 Pricing

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