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Nikon Launches Its First "Smartphamera," the Nikon Coolpix S800c With Android OS
August 22, 2012

What's that - you want a decent camera that can share photos like a smartphone?

Nikon has heard your call.

The Japan-based camera- and lens maker just announced the Nikon Coolpix S800c, a 16-megapixel, Wi-Fi-equipped digital camera powered by an Android operating system, with full access to the Google Play app store.

Other specs in the Nikon release: The S800c has a 10x optical zoom, with a backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a capacitive 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen monitor, built-in GPS technology and shoots video in full HD 1080p.

Nikon Debuts New Coolpix Cameras
August 22, 2012

Aside from gushing about the first Android-powered Coolpix S800c camera, Nikon has also introduced two other digital shooters under the Coolpix product line. These are compact and yet seemingly powerful and versatile; the Coolpix P7700 and the Coolpix S01.

Nationwide Plans for Growth
August 20, 2012

Third and fourth quarter unit sales for Nationwide dealers are trending about even with industry-wide numbers; dollar sales are slightly above industry averages.

Nikon Updates the 1 Series with the J2
August 16, 2012

It was less than a year ago when Nikon dropped the bomb that they would soon offer a set of mirrorless cameras, known as the 1 series, to the masses. It now appears that Nikon is pulling an Apple and updating the J1 with some new features in this refresh.

Canon Goes Mirrorless
August 8, 2012

It seems like the world is falling madly in love with mirrorless DSLR’s. After all, these cameras provide some stunning images without all the bulk and heft that a tradition DSLR has. Olympus and Sony both have a strong following with their offerings, while Nikon only recently jumped on this bandwagon. Well, now it appears that Canon is throwing their hat into the ring with the new EOS M.

Sony Boosts Imaging Division with $997 Million Investment in CMOS Sensor Production
June 22, 2012

With Sony's traditional businesses such as TV making heavy losses, new CEO Kaz Hirai has said that the company will prioritize stronger areas such as digital imaging in order to return to profitability. We're seeing the first fruits of that promise today, as Sony has announced plans to invest ¥80 billion (about $997 million) in its CMOS sensors. The move will increase production capacity of the new "stacked" sensors at the company's Nagasaki plant to around 60,000 wafers a month.

The stacked sensors are mostly intended for smartphones, and use a new manufacturing

Nikon Adds Two NIKKOR Lenses
June 15, 2012

Nikon Inc. has added two new lenses to its NIKKOR line.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a super-zoom DX-format lens, and the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens is an everyday lens for fx shooters.

Nikon Launches Online Gallery
June 7, 2012

Nikon Thursday announced the launch of its new Small Moments Are Huge online community photo gallery. The purpose of the gallery, the company said, is to "encourage digital camera users to celebrate meaningful, everyday moments."

Almo Kicks Off Expo Series in New Jersey
May 24, 2012

Dealers from around the Eastern region had the chance to view new products and get some how-to training this week at Almo's Mid-Atlantic Expo. The two-day event, held in Cherry Hill, N.J., was the first of four scheduled this summer.