Nikon D40: tips for using your digital camera

    | Photography Tips | 12/08/2012 12:00pm
    Nikon D40: tips for using your digital camera

    So you think you know how to use your digital camera? Like many of us, you may have a DSLR or compact system camera but tend to use only a handful of your its features. Use these camera tips to learn how to get more from your Nikon D40 so you can start using your DSLR to its full potential.

    Usain Bolt grabs photographer’s camera, takes better photos than most of us

    | News | 10/08/2012 11:00am
    Usain Bolt grabs photographer's camera, takes better photos than most of us

    Sprinting legend Usain Bolt grabs a Nikon D4 from sports photographer Jimmy Wixtrom and snaps photos as he celebrates his victory in the men’s 200m.

    N-Photo: 10 things Nikon should do next

    | News | 29/07/2012 10:00am
    10 things Nikon should do next

    Recently our friends at N-Photo sat down for one of their usual afternoon summits. Only this time, rather than musing on the next issue of the magazine, the team produced a series of ground-breaking ideas for future Nikon DSLRs!

    Their only criteria in plotting Nikon’s future was that their idea has to be technically possible, genuinely useful or jaw-droppingly clever.

    Top 5 short films shot on Nikon DSLRs

    | Photo Ideas | 23/07/2012 18:00pm
    'Joy Ride' still, shot on a Nikon D800 | via

    Although a number of Nikon DSLRs have video recording capabilities, we understand that many of you would rather shoot still images rather than moving pictures. However, as we’ve often stumbled across some absolutely beautiful short films shot using Nikon DSLRs, we decided to put together a post featuring five of the best Nikon films.

    Nikon cameras in the movies

    | News | 02/07/2012 12:30pm
    Nikon cameras in the movies

    Our friends at N-Photo, the Nikon magazine, have compiled a brilliant top ten list of Nikon movie roles! Find out what Nikon SLRs have been present at some of the greatest moments in movie history.

    Get more from Nikon raw files using Capture NX2

    | Tutorials | 25/06/2012 15:21pm
    Get more from Nikon raw files using Capture NX2 software

    If you are a Nikon loyalist and shoot in RAW, you can make tweaks to your Nikon raw files and experiment with different looks using Nikon’s Capture NX2 software. Capture NX 2 is also designed to read all the extra information in a NEF file, so you can make edits and try out various White Balance settings. It’s as though you’re still on location with your DSLR in hand!

    In addition to these handy features, when you open a RAW file in Capture NX 2, you gain access to an extra Camera Settings panel that enables you to get more from your shots. Let’s see how it works…

    Nikon D3200 vs D5100: how do they compare

    | Videos | 21/06/2012 11:00am
    Nikon D3200 unveiled

    Yesterday we shared video comparison of two leading Nikon DSLRs, the Nikon D3200 vs D3100, and discussed some of the key differences between these two entry-level DSLRs in the Nikon range. Given the Nikon D3200′s impressive specs we thought we would take this idea step further – quite literally – and compare the D3200 to another popular camera a little bit higher in the manufacturer’s line-up with a Nikon D3200 vs D5100 comparison.

    How to set your in-camera sharpening

    | Photography for Beginners | 20/06/2012 12:35pm
    How to set your in-camera sharpening

    The easy option for digital sharpening is to ramp up the in-camera sharpening setting. However, some shots need more sharpening than others, and if you apply too much then image quality can fall. Digital sharpening isn’t applied to RAW files, but if you shoot JPEGs, any in-camera sharpening is permanent.

    Nikon D3200 vs D3100: how do they compare

    | Videos | 20/06/2012 10:09am
    Nikon D3200 review

    Announced in April, the Nikon D3200 became the latest addition to Nikon’s DSLR range after refreshing the top end of its line-up at the start of the year with the Nikon D800 and Nikon D4. Bolstering the manufacturer’s beginner range, the Nikon D3200 was launched not to replace the ever-popular Nikon D3100; rather, it will sit along side the D3100 as a more premium option. Which begs the question… when you make a comparison of the Nikon D3200 vs D3100, which is the better camera for your money?

    Canon vs Nikon: shooting modes compared and explained

    | Photography Tips | 30/05/2012 13:40pm
    Canon vs Nikon shooting modes compared

    You may be a Canon loyalist, or you may shoot strictly with Nikon DSLRs. But be honest: you’ve probably wondered what the other has on offer, haven’t you?

    We certainly have, so we decided to start with the top dial. In our latest photography cheat sheet, we looked at the shooting modes on offer from two of the most popular DSLRs on the market: the Nikon D3100 and the Canon EOS 550D.