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Polaroid iM1836 Killed by Nikon


Polaroid iM1836 announced on April 2013 and the design of Polaroid iM1836 was similar to Nikon J1 camera, Nikon lawyers filed a case against Polaroidat Southern District Court of New York and judge took 30 seconds to announce its decision. As part of the injunction, Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.

Press Release from Nikon

Court issues consent injunction in lawsuit against Sakar over Polaroid iM1836 digital camera

On October 11, 2013, Nikon Corporation and Nikon Inc. (“Nikon”) sued Sakar International, Inc. (“Sakar”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for design patent infringement and trade dress infringement arising from Sakar’s “Polaroid iM1836” digital camera (Case No. 13-Civ-7228 (S.D.N.Y)).

Shortly thereafter, Nikon moved for a preliminary injunction to stop the sales and advertising of the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera. After appearing before the Court, Sakar and Nikon agreed on the terms of a preliminary injunction. The Court thus issued a Preliminary Injunction Order on December 4, 2013 (Eastern Standard Time).

As part of the injunction, Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.

The above mentioned design patent and trade dress rights are related to the “Nikon 1” Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses.

src- Nikon USA

Best selling mirrorless and DSLR cameras in Japan for 2012

BCN has just published the list of best selling mirrorless and DSLR cameras in Japan for 2012, according to the list the most popular mirrorless camera in Japan is Nikon J1 and the most popluar DSLR in Japan is Canon 650D / T4i.
List of best selling mirrorless camera 2012
Nikon J1 claims to have approx 11.2% percent market share while the 2nd in the list is Olympus E-PL3 with 8.6% of market share and 3rd is NEX 5N with 7.7 % of market share.

Best selling DSLR
Canon 650D / T3i / Kiss X5 have a total of 22.3 % of market share and the Most Popluar Full-Frame camera in Japan for 2012 is 5D Mark II with 2.1% of market share and 2nd best selling full-frame camera is 5D Mark II with 1.8% and Nikon D800 comes at third place with 1.6% of total market share.

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Nikon J1 vs. Nikon J2

Nikon J1 vs Nikon J2 Specification Comparison review, both the camera have almost same specification, read the review and share your thought with us.

All the major specification of both the camera is same except the LCD display resolution, the New Nikon 1 J2 features higher resolution LCD having 920,000 screen dots and Nikon J2 having lower resolution LCD with 460,000 screen dots.
New features in Nikon J2

New LCD Display: Same size but more resolution, the new J2 features Fixed 3″ TFT LCD with 920,000 screen dots.

Creative Mode: The new Creative Mode accessible from the Mode Dial. When in Creative Mode, photographers will be able to take advantage of several shooting modes including Panorama, Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night Portraits.

Metallic camera body: The New Nikon 1 J2 will sport a metallic camera body, and enhanced grip design.

Colors Available: White, Black, Silver and Pink, as well as two new colors, a deep Red and Orange.

Conclusion:  Nikon J1 owners should wait for Nikon J3, Nikon J2 is not a perfect replacement for old J1 camera, the camera sensor, image processor and rest all the major specification is same as previous model.

Nikon J2 Coming on August

Nikon may announce Nikon J2 Mirrorless camera on August 2012 with some new mirrorless accessories, including an underwater housing , the major features and the overall design of the Nikon J2 is expected to be will remain same, Nikon V2 is also expected to be announced soon after the Nikon J2 announcement.
New lenses for Nikon 1 mirrorless system may also arrive, this August Nikon mirrorless system may also get its new standard zoom lens, we will update you soon as we get any info, for more update follow us on twitter and facebook.

via – NikonRumors

Nikon V1 and J1 Firmware Update

Nikon V1 and J1New firmware update arrived for Nikon V1 and J1, miss-communication issue with the Speedlight SB-N5 flash now resolved, and according to Nikon “When switching from framing photos in the monitor to using the electronic viewfinder, or vice versa, with focus mode set toMF (manual focus) and the display zoomed in, the camera sometimes did not function properly. This issue has been resolved.”

Download Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 firmware from Nikon USA website

Nikon J1 Available for pre-order at Adorama

Nikon J1 available for pre-order at adorama, click on the banner below to visit adorama camera store and buy your J1 camera,

Nikon J1 available for pre order at adorama

OR Pre-order Nikon V1 and J1 at Amazon

Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 Pre-Order

Nikon V1 and J1 at DxOMark Lab

Nikon J1 and Nikon V1 both sensor score is out at DxOMark Lab (See press release), see Nikon 1 series at Amazon

nikon J1 vs canon G12

Nikon J1 showed some good result at DxOLab, the Nikon J1 sensor score is better compared to High-End Compacts available in the market.

Nikon J1 vs Sony NEX C3
But Sony Alpha NEX-C3 16 MP available only at Price $599.00 at Amazon have better sensor score and low price compared to Nikon J1 (Price $649.00) camera