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Nikon P7000

I’ve got a slew of various Nikon-related news items for you today.

  • First up, Nikon seems to have discontinued its SB-600 flash. This link takes you to the SB-700 at B&H with a note about the discontinued product.
  • In other Nikon news, the price of the P7000 dropped to about $379. This undercuts the Canon G12. In case you don’t know, those models are like a hybrid between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR. They don’t have interchangeable lenses and are smaller than DSLRs; but they have many of the same shooting features and even a hot shoe to mount a flash.

In a comparison at SnapSort.com, The Canon G12 and S95 edge out the P7000; but it really depends on the features you’re looking for and the price difference might lead some to choose the Nikon.

  • Ever wanted to see what’s inside your Nikon camera? Ok, probably not ’cause that would mean breaking it open! But check out these images.  It appears to be from a foreign Web site and the captions on some of the pictures note different camera models.
  • If you’re into rumors here are two items of interest. First, Nikon could announce as early as February a new Coolpix camera. It’s thought to be the P500 with an extra wheel for faster zooming, a 36x zoom and a 12MP sensor designed for low-light photography made by Sony.

Another Nikon camera with a Sony sensor could be a mirrorless camera announced in April. This camera will reportedly target pro users.

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