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Nikon Announces Development of New Firmware for Nikon D4S, Nikon D810, and Nikon D750

New Delhi - 10th April, 2015: Nikon India, 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, proudly announces the development of a new firmware for its Nikon D4S, Nikon D810, and Nikon D750 D-SLR cameras. The new firmware will provide support for recording command function with HDMI output to external recorders. Nikon plans to release the new firmware in succession this summer.

The firmware will enable synchronization of recording start and stop with HDMI output from the D4S, D810, and D750. As video recorders will recognize camera operations, recording start and stop commands of the external recorder can be synchronized with the similar commands of the camera. This new firmware will provide greater support for recording of high-definition, uncompressed data that makes the most of the superior resolution of the D4S, D810, and D750, and the excellent rendering performance of NIKKOR lenses, to external recorders. It will also make editing videos that harness superior sharpness and clarity, and rich tone characteristics, more efficient.

Nikon will continue to expand its video recording functions, and provide greater support for these functions, in order to respond to the creative intent of professional photographers, videographers, video creators, and advanced amateurs, so that they may take full advantage of the performance and functions of Nikon imaging products.

Demonstrations of the firmware, currently under development, is planned for the Nikon booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show to be held in Las Vegas from April 11 (Saturday) through April 16 (Thursday)1.

*1 Demonstrations will be held beginning on April 13 (Monday). Nikon Inc., Nikon Corporation's American subsidiary, will be represented at the NAB Show

Development background

In recent years, the image and picture qualities of imaging devices, including digital cameras, have increased significantly. It has become easier than ever to enjoy high-resolution video, and customer needs for video recording functions have also increased. In addition, D-SLR cameras are now being used for professional production of TV commercials and other video works, increasing the usage of these cameras beyond just the capture of still photos, but also for video recording with these applications.

With an awareness of the current situation, Nikon has developed a firmware that supports the enhancement of video recording functions so that users may more effectively utilise the Full HD video capability that achieves excellent sharpness and clarity with superior operation of the Nikon D4S, D810, and D750.

About the Nikon D4S

The Nikon D4S is Nikon's flagship FX-format D-SLR camera that responds to the demands of professional photographers, who sometimes find themselves working under extremely challenging conditions, with improvements to a number of features and functions, including AF performance, image quality, workflow and operation, and movie recording. High-performance AF has been improved for more certain focus acquisition and better tracking performance, alongside superior picture quality with a sharper, more three-dimensional feel has been achieved for movies that exhibit rich expression of tones and stunning sharpness that preserves details. The D4S is also equipped with a high-performance viewfinder that offers better visibility, and both the grip and operation have been enhanced.

About the Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 is a D-SLR camera that boasts the best image quality in the history of Nikon D-SLR cameras. This has been achieved with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor built without an optical low-pass filter, an effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels, adoption of the latest EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, and a broad standard range of sensitivities, from ISO 64 to ISO 12800, that realize stunning sharpness and rich tone characteristics. The camera also supports recording of smooth, extremely sharp full-HD (1920 × 1080/60p) movies.

About the Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 is a new model added to the Nikon FX-format D-SLR line-up. It offers an effective pixel count of 24.3-million pixels, and is equipped with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. Supporting superior image quality and full-scale specifications that pursue those of professional models, the D750 performs in a very agile, compact, lightweight, and slim body. It is also the first Nikon FX-format camera for which a tilting LCD monitor and built-in Wi-Fi® function have been adopted for greater convenience.

About Nikon India

Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches), 32 ASCs (authorized service centers), 64 Nikon Collection Centers and over 3000 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up over 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.

Nikon Corporation

Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.

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