31 January 2015

New Nikon D5500 camera and 300 f/4 and 55-200 f/4-5.6 lenses

Note: I've been quite busy in beautiful (and snowy!) Bavaria so I bring you this news with some delay…

Nikon recently announced a number of new products: a new D5500 DSLR, an updated and much lighter 300mm f/4 telephoto lens as well as a third generation of the popular 55-200 f/4-5.6 zoom lens.

Nikon D5500 – Highlights

  • Vari angle touch screen monitor
  • Strong monocoque body (i.e., chassis and body are integral)
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 24.2 Mega Pixel
  • 5fps continuous shooting
  • Video of up to 1920x1080 at 60fps
Full spec: see Nikon website
Price: ± $899.95

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR – Highlights

  • Nano Crystal coat suppresses chromatic abberrations and ghosting
  • Fluorine coat repels water and oils
  • PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element
  • Electromagnetic aperture
  • Much lighter (almost half the weight!) and compacter than the previous model
Full spec: see Nikon website
Price: ± $1,999.95

AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II – Highlights

  • Retractable barrel, reduces size
  • Second generation VR (up to 4 stops)
Full spec: see Nikon website
Price: ± $349.95

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