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Nikon D7200: the DX-format D-SLR that’s ready to match your every ambition

Step up to excellence with the new Nikon D7200: the DX-format D-SLR that’s ready to match your every ambition

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Nikon D7200 body only: £939.99 inc. VAT
Nikon D7200 body and 18-105 VR lens: £1,119.99 inc. VAT

Sales Start Date: 19th March 2015

London, UK, 2nd March 2015 Nikon today announces a new D-SLR to lead its range of DX-format cameras. Fast, versatile and fully connected, the sophisticated D7200 delivers sumptuous stills and outstanding video performance.

With a host of features inherited from Nikon’s renowned FX models, the D7200 has plenty to offer passionate photographers. This is a camera that’s ready to match the ambition of every photographer who wants to create exceptional images with a lightweight D-SLR system.

Nikon-D7200-DSLR-frontIn a first for a DX camera, the D7200 enables precise subject acquisition down to -3 EV, thanks to its autofocus system inherited from Nikon’s legendary professional cameras. Combined with the camera’s wide ISO range and fast burst rates, you can shoot sharp in the dark and achieve clear footage of night time video scenes. Functions that enable light trail photography and smooth time-lapse movies extend creative options, as does the extensive range of compatible DX and FX NIKKOR lenses. The D7200 is also the first Nikon D-SLR to support NFC (Near Field Communication). Now users can choose whether to transfer impressive stills to a smart device via NFC or the camera’s Wi-Fi function1. When it comes to movies, versatile video features and the camera’s lightweight DX body combine to make the D7200 a welcome addition to any production environment. A dedicated menu for movie settings, advanced options for audio control, and the latest generation of Picture Control settings allow superb flexibility. And the camera is compatible with Nikon’s new optional ME-W1 Wireless Microphone, which captures clear sound from up to 50m away.

Simon Iddon, Group Product Manager, D-SLR lenses and accessories, Nikon UK, says: “The D7200 is a class breed of camera that inspires excellence and creativity. Its advanced features make it an ideal camera for both experienced photographers and people looking to get started with a top-of-the range camera. Nikon’s superb ergonomics and extensive range of DX- and FX- format lenses offer the freedom to shoot subjects with ease and without limitations. It’s now also simpler than ever to share your images using the sophisticated NFC or Wi-Fi function1. The outstanding ISO performance and excellent AF system make the D7200 a cut above the rest and ensure outstanding image quality in any situation.”

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Fulfil your ambitions

The D7200 is the kind of camera that will inspire you to go further with your photography than you ever have before. With its large DX-format image sensor, EXPEED 4 image processor and an ISO range of 100–25600, images boast an extremely wide dynamic range, low noise, and rich colour gradation. You get print-quality 24.2-megapixel photos of any subject, and clear high definition video footage, even when you shoot in dark conditions. The incredible flexibility this camera offers to shoot without being limited by subject or location is further assured by its pro-grade AF system, inherited from Nikon’s FX-format cameras. Sensitive down to -3 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F), the Multi-CAM 3500 II 51-point AF system locks onto your target with incredible precision, even in the dark. Fifteen cross-type sensors in the centre deliver superior subject acquisition, and one centre point is f/8 compatible, enabling more lens/teleconverter combinations. You can shoot at up to 6 fps in DX format, and at up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop, with the camera’s large buffer capturing up to 27 12-bit RAW images and up to 100 high-quality JPEGs in one high-speed burst.2 The 1.3x crop mode also gives you the option to extend the telephoto reach of your NIKKOR lens, and have the AF system’s 51 focus points cover the entire frame.

Cinematic video your way

With video features inherited from Nikon’s professional cameras, the D7200 is a highly capable moviemaking tool. The camera records Full HD movies at up to 25p/30p, or you can switch to 1.3x crop mode and record at up to 1080/50p/60p. A dedicated movie menu lets you store all movie settings in one place, and footage can be recorded to the dual SD memory card slots, or simultaneously output to an external recorder or monitor via HDMI. You can shoot with Auto ISO control in M mode in order to transition smoothly between dark and bright areas, use Zebra mode to see exactly where highlights are blown, and apply the Flat Picture Control setting for easier colour grading in post-production. And because sound quality can make or break a movie, the camera boasts advanced audio controls that let you select the sound range (wide/voice), and reduce wind noise when recording with the built-in microphone. When recording with an external microphone, Nikon’s new optional ME-W1 Wireless Microphone is a superb way to enhance the power of your video footage with clear audio recorded directly from the source. Both the microphone transmitter and receiver capture sound, so audio can be recorded via the microphone alone, or via the microphone and the receiver, making it easy to record just your voice, focus on your subject alone, or record a two-way conversation.

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Next-level sharing

The D7200 is Nikon’s first D-SLR to include support for NFC (Near Field Communication), in addition to Wi-Fi. To transfer photos to an NFC-compatible smart device, simply touch the D7200 with the device and you can transfer the image that’s showing on the camera’s LCD screen. Alternatively, use the built-in Wi-Fi to upload impressive photos via a compatible smartphone or tablet. Simply download Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Utility app to your smart device first1. The built-in Wi-Fi function also lets you capture images remotely via your smart device, making it easy to position the camera to shoot from various vantage points. To take further control over wireless shooting, use the WR-R10 Wireless Transceiver and the WR-T10 Wireless Transmitter, or control your camera settings with the WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller. To connect to Ethernet and wireless LAN, use the optional UT-1 Data Transmitter together with the WT-5 Wireless Transmitter.

Explore, create, experiment

A range of features harness the power of the D7200’s core technology, ensuring you’re free to experiment and get as creative as you please. When shooting, the 8.0-cm (3.2-in.), 1229k-dot colour-tune monitor lets you push the colour balance and brightness in any direction to suit your personal preference. The viewfinder boasts an organic EL display element for a bright, high-contrast information display with low power consumption. Whether shooting stills or video, Nikon’s second-generation Picture Control System provides invaluable tools for control over sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue, clarity, and saturation. For ultimate freedom in post-production, the Flat setting will retain all the details and preserve rich tonal information in both highlights and shadows. The Clarity setting lets you precisely adjust contrast to differentiate fine structures. Additional creative features include the option to shoot time-lapse sequences with smooth exposure transitions through simple menu operations. And you can create spectacular light-trail photography by shooting in continuous release mode with a shutter speed of 4 seconds or slower. Simply record as many images as your media cards and battery life will allow.

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Extend your creative options: NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights

Shoot with the D7200 and you have Nikon’s full range of DX-format lenses and a wide range of FX lenses at your disposal. With their exceptionally high resolving power, NIKKOR lenses are renowned amongst professional photographers in every field. The compact size of DX-format lenses is a real advantage when you want to travel light or shoot telephoto. In fact, shoot in 1.3x crop mode and you can extend the telephoto effect of a DX lens by 30 per cent. For creative flash photography, the D7200 is compatible with a range of Speedlights from Nikon’s industry-leading Creative Lighting System. Thanks to the commander function on the camera’s built-in flash, you can wirelessly trigger and control up to two groups of Nikon Speedlights. Attain more balanced images in tricky lighting situations with a compact flash like the SB-700. For movies or close-up still images, try the SB-500 with its on-board high-intensity LED light.

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Summary of key features:

24.2-MP DX-format sensor: capture images with wide dynamic range, low noise, and rich colour gradation.

EXPEED 4: boosts the camera’s overall performance for extraordinary results.

Professional AF performance: Multi-CAM 3500 II 51-point AF system. Sensitive down to -3 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F).

Wide ISO range: shoot confidently in available light with a standard ISO range of 100–25600.

Fast continuous shooting: up to 6 fps in DX format, and up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop. Capture up to 27 12-bit RAW images and up to 100 high-quality JPEGs in one high-speed burst.²

Unlimited continuous shooting: shoot in continuous release mode with a shutter speed of 4 seconds or slower, and record as many images as your media cards and battery life will allow.

Time-lapse movies: shoot time-lapse sequences with smooth exposure transitions.

Easy connectivity: Wi-Fi1 and NFC (Near Field Communication) support make it easy to share.

D-Movie: record DX-format Full HD movies at up to 25p/30p, or switch to 1.3x crop mode and record at up to 1080/50p/60p. A dedicated movie menu lets you store all movie settings in one place.

High-fidelity audio: superior options for audio control enable professional sounding movie footage.

1.3x crop: gain extra telephoto reach, speed, and wider AF coverage.

Picture Control 2.0: choose from seven Picture Control settings. Ease post-production with Flat setting for maximum dynamic range, and fine-tune detail with Clarity.

Bright viewfinder: offers approx. 100% frame coverage and exceptional visibility outdoors, even in harshly backlit situations.

Colour-tune monitor: anti-reflective 8.0-cm (3.2-in.), 1229k-dot RGBW LCD monitor. Push the colour balance and brightness in any direction.

Tough and durable: highly durable, dust-proof and moisture resistant build. The shutter unit is tested to 150,000 releases.

Built-in flash: with intelligent i-TTL flash control and a commander function.

Energy-saving design: Capture up to 1,110 still images and up to 80 minutes of movie footage3 on a single charge of the ultra-compact and lightweight lithium-ion rechargeable EN-EL15 battery.

Storage media: two SD card slots enable a smooth shooting experience. Both card slots are compatible with high-capacity SDXC and UHS-I cards.

Included software: continue the creative process after the shoot. Dedicated Nikon software provides a comprehensive way to import, organize, edit, and share photos or movie clips.

 

Footnotes
1 To use the Wi-Fi function, simply download the Wireless Mobile Utility to your smart device. Compatible with iOS™ and Android™ smart devices, this utility can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store™. Android, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
2 When shooting at ISO 100 and using a 16 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDHC card (95 MB/s). Buffer capacity varies according to the scene being recorded.
3 Based on CIPA standards.

 

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Nikon Special Offers: Nikon D750 Back In Stock!

Nikon D750

Now is the perfect time to upgrade – take advantage of up to £150 enhanced trade-in against a new Nikon D750 when you sell your old DSLR. This offer is valid until 4th March 2015 and while stocks last.

D750 body = £1749.00 inc. VAT

Get up to £400 enhanced trade-in
when you purchase a new D810!


Nikon D810

With the Nikon D810 back in stock we are offering up to a £400 enhancement when you trade in your DSLR, valid until the 31st March. Call or email us now for a quote on your old equipment.

D810 body = £2295.00 inc. VAT

Get a free Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC memory card
with the purchase of any D5500


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Purchase a new Nikon D5500 body only or kit and receive a free 8GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC worth £30.00. The D5500 is the latest addition to the DX consumer range, with the lightest, slimmest chassis ever seen on a DX DSLR. It also boasts a flip-out vari-angled monitor, built-in wifi, incredible low-light performance, ergonomic design and will accept any Nikon AF-S lens.

D5500 body only = £639.00
D5500 + 18-55mm VR II DX kit = £719.00
D5500 + 18-140mm VR DX kit = £899.00
To claim your free memory card please mention this offer when ordering.
Prices include VAT.

For enquiries regarding this or any other Nikon product
please telephone us on 0207 828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk

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Grays of Westminster Wins Gold Good Service Award 2015

On 5th February, Amateur Photographer Magazine, now in its 131st year, held its annual Awards luncheon at the splendid One Whitehall Place, London to recognise the best of the best in 21 categories.

Grays of Westminster was awarded a Gold Retailer Good Service Award for the fifth consecutive year!

To everyone who voted for us – thank you again for your acknowledgement of our service!

Gold Retailer Good Service Award 2015

Grays of Westminster’s Gold Retailer Good Service Award 2015

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Uri Zakay, Grays of Westminster’s Financial Director, with the award

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Raffi Silvanian and Uri Zakay of Grays of Westminster with their Good Service Award – presented by Amateur Photography’s Deputy Editor, Richard Sibley

We are also pleased to report that Enthusiast SLR Camera of the Year was won by the Nikon D750 and the Professional SLR Camera of the Year went to the Nikon D810

 

The Exceptional Achievement in Photography Award, sponsored by Grays of Westminster, went to René Burri of Switzerland – one of the world’s greatest post-war photographers, known for his his Che Guevara portrait, and his ‘four suited figures on top of a Sao Paulo skyscraper’ image – who sadly died last year.

René Burri

The Exceptional Achievement in Photography Award, sponsored by Grays of Westminster, went to René Burri

 

The Power of Photography Award went to Nikon user Benjamin Von Wong, already a giant in the photographic world, yet so young! Amateur Photographer: “Benjamin von Wong’s hyper-realistic style combines special effects and innovative concepts, and strikes a strange balance between ethereal and dynamic. For an example of this you need look no further than his hauntingly beautiful images of models under water.

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#apawards2015 at the splendid One Whitehall Place

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AP Awards 2015 was sponsored by Grays of Westminster, GfK, The Macallan and No 3 London Dry Gin

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Meet the exceptional D810A: Nikon’s first D-SLR for astrophotography

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RRP: £2,999.99 Body Only

Sales start date: End of May 2015 (tbc)

London, UK, 10 February 2015  Nikon today announces the D810A, the first FX-format D-SLR engineered for astrophotography. With a host of specialised functions, this camera captures magnificent 36.3-megapixel images of the cosmos.

The phenomenal D810A is a specially modified version of Nikon’s high-resolution master, the D810. With a redesigned infrared (IR) cut filter, this specialised D-SLR is four times more sensitive to the H-alpha spectral line (a wavelength of approx. 656 nm). For the first time with a Nikon, the true colour of nebulae that emit on the hydrogen-alpha wavelength can be captured without the need to modify the camera. Working alongside the new filter, the camera’s ultra-high ISO, outstanding resolving power, and a host of specialised functions combine to ensure photographers can capture deep sky marvels in brilliant detail.

Simon Iddon Group Product Manager (D-SLR Lenses and Accessories) at Nikon UK says: “We’re excited to introduce the D810A, Nikon’s first FX-format camera that’s been specifically designed for deep sky photography. The D810A is built on the powerful, high resolution D810 – an obvious choice considering the need for fine detail and absolute precision in this field: the D810A delivers on both counts.”

High-definition astrophotography

As a modified version of the camera that boasts the most outstanding resolving power of any Nikon D-SLR, the D810A is a very special beast. Designed to deliver the ultimate in image detail, the FX-format sensor enables high-contrast 36.3-megapixel images with minimised false colour. The standard ISO range of 200­–12800 can be extended up to 51200 ISO (equivalent) and 3D noise reduction enables clean, well-defined images at high ISOs. Nikon’s fast and powerful EXPEED 4 image processor boosts the camera’s overall performance and minimises colour fringing.

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Modified infrared (IR) cut filter

A truly exceptional camera, the D810A delivers results that are impossible to achieve with a regular D-SLR. The D810 is a popular camera with astrophotographers: it has the power to photograph the night sky, but a standard camera sensor is not the best way to capture images of nebulae that emit on the H-alpha wavelength. In order to prevent red colour cast, the optical filters in general D-SLRs restrict transmission of reddish light in the visible light range. In contrast, the characteristics of the D810A’s optical filter have been modified to increase the transmission of reddish light from the hydrogen-alpha spectral line by approximately four times (compared to the D810). As a result, photographers can now capture the beautiful, “true-red” colour of nebulae that emit along the H-alpha wavelength without modifying the camera. The benefits of the D810A’s modifications are apparent, even when photographing starfields and star landscapes.

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Sample images courtesy of Nikon UK

Specialised features

Equipped with a number of specialised functions, the D810A effectively counters some of the challenges astrophotographers face. Alongside Bulb and Time settings, a new Long Exposure Manual mode allows exposures of up to 900 seconds. To minimise internal vibrations during exposure, photographers can activate the camera’s electronic front-curtain shutter and reduce the risk of micro-blur in even subtle details. When shooting in Live view, a virtual exposure preview for Bulb and Time settings aids focus and framing. And, as with the D810, the Live view image can be magnified up to 23x, allowing critical focus checks to be made with absolute precision. When shooting through the viewfinder, a new red-lit virtual horizon display lets you confirm leveling.

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Extended shooting power

Designed to keep you shooting for long periods of time, the D810A’s energy efficient design ensures the camera will reliably capture thousands of images with long exposures. The camera’s high-capacity EN-EL15 battery can capture up to 3,860 still images1 on a single charge, and additional power sources will keep you shooting for even longer. Nikon’s optional MB-D12 Multi-Power Battery Pack works seamlessly with the camera and can capture up to 10,660 still images on a single charge.2 The sequence of battery use can be selected and set via the camera. To extend shooting time further, use the optional EH-5b AC Adapter with the EP-5B Power Connector.

NIKKOR lenses

A great advantage of the D810A is the chance to use NIKKOR lenses. Acclaimed by astrophotography enthusiasts worldwide, NIKKOR lenses will draw out the full potential of the camera’s 36.3-megapixel sensor with ease. The highest calibre optics are vital for such a high-megapixel camera: from fast wide-angles like the AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED lens, to a high-performance telephoto like the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II lens, FX-format lenses ensure outstanding results.

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Summary of key features:
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  • 36.3-MP FX-format sensor: delivers spectacular high-contrast images with minimised false colour.
  • Modified infrared (IR) cut filter: four times more sensitive to the H-alpha spectral line (a wavelength of approx. 656 nm) than the D810.
  • Long exposure M mode: allows exposures of up to 900 seconds.
  • Electronic front-curtain shutter: minimises internal vibrations during exposure for the sharpest possible results.
  • Spectacular ISO: the standard ISO range of 200­–12800 can be extended up to 51200 ISO (equivalent).
  • Unlimited continuous shooting: produce spectacular light-trail photography. Record as many high-quality JPEGs as your media cards and battery life allow.
  • Live view: image can be magnified up to 23x, and boasts a virtual exposure preview for Bulb and Time settings.
  • Red-lit virtual horizon: confirm leveling when shooting through the viewfinder.
  • EXPEED 4: boosts the camera’s overall performance to a whole new level.
  • Picture Control 2.0: ease postproduction with Flat setting for maximum dynamic range; fine-adjust detail with Clarity.
  • Flagship AF performance: Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-point AF system configurable in 9-point, 21-point, and 51-point coverage settings and sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F).
  • Colour-tune monitor: anti-reflective 8.0-cm (3.2-in.), 1229k-dot RGBW LCD monitor. Push the colour balance and brightness in any direction.
  • Multi-area D-Movie: Full HD (1080p) movies in FX- and DX-format at 50p/60p. Access the full light sensitivity range while filming, and control shutter speed, aperture, and audio levels, too.
  • RAW Size S: delivers richly graded 12-bit uncompressed Nikon NEF files that enable faster image transfer and smoother postproduction.
  • Fast, durable shutter: Kevlar/carbon fibre-composite shutter unit with 52 ms shutter lag, standard life cycle rating of 200,000 releases, and a shutter speed of 1/8000 to 900 s.
  • High-capacity EN-EL15 battery: ultra-compact and lightweight lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a capacity of 1900 mAh (7.0 V). Capture up to 3,860 still images1 on a single charge.
  • Storage media: two card slots for a smooth shooting experience. One CF card slot for high-speed UDMA 7 cards, and one SD card slot for high-speed, high-capacity SDXC and UHS-I cards.
  • Durable magnesium alloy body: extensive weather and dust sealing ensure the D810A is moisture and dust resistant.
  • Wired and wireless connection: supports Ethernet and wireless LAN. To connect, use the optional UT-1 Data Transmitter together with the WT-5 Wireless Transmitter.
  • Optional accessories: extend shooting time with the MB-D12 Multi-Power Battery Pack, or the EH-5b AC Adapter with the EP-5B Power Connector.

 

FOOTNOTES:
1 Based on Nikon tests where the built-in flash was not used, and images were not played back. According to CIPA standards, approximately 1,200 images can be captured on a single charge with the built-in flash fired for half of the exposures.
2 Based on Nikon tests without using a built-in flash. Based on CIPA standards, approx. 3,270 images are captured with a built-in flash fired for half of exposures.
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And the winner is…

This month’s competition was quite the challenge: to take a photograph that would express our ‘New Beginnings’ theme. Very well done to the winner, Tim Gurney, who submitted some amazing images and won with this shot:

A baby flamboyant cuttlefish emerges from its egg. Nikon D300 + 105mm f/2.8 Micro: f/22, 1/160", ISO 200

A baby flamboyant cuttlefish emerges from its egg.
Nikon D300 + 105mm f/2.8 Micro: f/22, 1/160″, ISO 200

Congratulations to Tim who wins a £50 gift certificate!

D5500 Body & Kit now in stock!

D5500

Nikon’s latest top-end consumer DSLR is lighter and thinner than any of its predecessors, with a large vari-angled touch screen monitor, faster AF and better low-light capabilities, along with built-in WiFi.

It is available as a body only or in kit form with either the AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II or versatile AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR.

D5500 = £639.00
D5500 + AF-S DX 18-55mm VR II = £719.00
D5500 + AF-S DX 18-140mm VR = £899.00

PLUS, WHILE STOCKS LAST: Get a free 8GB SDHC Sandisk Extreme Pro 95mb/s (633X) memory card with the purchase of any D5500 body or kit!

Telephone or email now to place your order.

Our new competition theme:
Streetlife

Image courtesy of Pablo Monteagudo

Image courtesy of Pablo Monteagudo

The theme for this competition is Streetlife, so brave the cold and step outside with your camera! The winner will receive a £50 Grays of Westminster gift certificate. No more than two submission per person, under 10mb in jpeg format to be emailed to: info@graysofwestminster.co.uk

Photographs must be taken on Nikon equipment and please include a list of what was used along with a brief description. Competition closes 31st March 2015. Good luck!

 

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