For those of you not yet convinced about using a mirrorless camera for your hybrid storytelling, Nikon comes to the party with the new Nikon D810.  More evolutionary than revolutionary, the Nikon D810 features:

Product Highlights

  • 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps
  • Continuous Shooting at up to 5 fps in FX Mode
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 51200 (12,500 normal range)
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor w/ 51 Points
  • Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
  • External Mic and Headphone Inputs
  • $3,300 and available in July, 2014

Nikon_D810_front Nikon_D810_backBasically, this looks to be an updated D800E, priced the same, with a bit better autofocus and about a stop of improvement in the highest ISO performance. With a camera as good as the D800E going in, how much improvement would you expect? It is already a fine camera, this new model just slightly better.

What I find equally exciting is that Nikon announced that their new RAW image processing software Capture NX-D will be available for free on July 15, 2014! This to my knowledge is the first time Nikon has released their RAW processing software free of charge.  Here is the press release, in full:

 

Nikon will release the official version of Capture NX-D, its new RAW image processing and adjustment software application, for free download beginning July 15, 2014

June 26, 2014

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it will release the official version (ver.1.0) of Capture NX-D, its new processing and adjustment software application for RAW images captured with a Nikon digital camera, for free download beginning July 15 (Tuesday), 2014.

Capture NX-D is a software application developed to allow users to enjoy full-scale development of RAW images with simple operations. It enables high-quality photofinishing of images captured in RAW format by Nikon digital SLR cameras, Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, and COOLPIX compact cameras that support this capability. The application will be available for download, free of charge, to allow those who own a Nikon camera to more thoroughly enjoy developing RAW images.

The official version of this application will reflect ideas and requests of users of the beta version with improvements to the user interface, and the ways in which adjustments are applied, for example, to white balance. Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon D810 digital SLR camera, which was announced today, has also been added. The improved Picture Control system, when working with Capture NX-D, allows for direct adjustments to images captured with the D810 and earlier Nikon cameras.

We also plan to effectively update software functions for better image processing and operation in response to many requests, including the addition of an automatic retouch brush.

Overview (Official Version, Ver. 1.0)

Product name:Capture NX-D
Release date:July 15 (Tuesday), 2014
Download URL:http://nikonimglib.com/ncnxd/

  • *available on or after July 15, 2014

Primary Features

  • Specialized for the development of RAW images with native development processing that makes the most of Nikon camera performance
  • Supports simple editing of JPEG and TIFF images
  • Floating palettes that are easy to use with a large monitor and multiple monitors
  • A variety of displays, including comparisons of multiple images and adjustment before-and-after images
  • Adoption of the sidecar file format, which records and saves adjustment information in a separate file

Capture NX-D System Requirements

Windows
OS:Pre-installed version of Windows® 8.1/Pro/Enterprise, Windows®7Home/Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1), or Windows Vista® Home/Basic/Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2)

  • *Compatible with 64- and 32-bit editions, respectively
  • *This software runs as a native 64-bit application under 64-bit operating systems.
Processor:Pentium-compatible CPU (Core i5 or better recommended)
RAM (memory):32-bit edition: 2 GB or more installed (4 GB or more recommended)
64-bit edition: 4 GB or more installed
Hard-disk space:A minimum of 800 MB required for installation (2 GB or more recommended)
Screen resolution:XGA (1024 x 768) or better (1920 x 1080 or more recommended)
Other:Internet connection required
Supported image formats:RAW (.NEF/.NRW) images created with Nikon digital Cameras
JPEG and TIFF images created with Nikon digital cameras
Mac
OS:OS X® versions 10.7.5, 10.8.5 or 10.9.2
64-bit support
Processor:Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (Core i5 or better recommended)
RAM (memory):4 GB or more installed
Hard-disk space:A minimum of 800 MB required for installation (2 GB or more recommended)
Screen resolution:XGA (1024 x 768) or better (1920 x 1080 pixels or more recommended)
Other:Internet connection required
Supported image formats:RAW (.NEF/.NRW) images created with Nikon digital cameras
JPEG and TIFF images created with Nikon digital Cameras
  • *Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
  • *Mac is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
  • *All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

 

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