BPI Trade Award Winners… Grays of Westminster

Grays of Westminster wins Promotion of the Year
for the BPI News Trade Awards 2015



Grays of Westminster, Uri Zakay (Co Director) and Gray Levett seen here at the offices of Nikon Owner magazine.

BPI News: “We invited you to vote in your thousands for our overall winner of Promotion of the Year. Now we celebrate the triumphant overall victors from the votes cast… Why they won: Publisher Clive Insley says: “Gray Levett is a true winner as the first photographic retailer to be awarded his own Coat of Arms.”

BPI Trade Award 2015

Read the BPI News article ‘Gray’s Coat of many colours’ online here.


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New Nikon Firmware: Nikon D4S, D810 and D750 DSLR Cameras

Nikon develops new firmware for its Nikon D4S,
D810, and D750 DSLR cameras

Nikon Firmware Update

London, UK, 9th April 2015: Nikon Corporation is developing new firmware for its Nikon D4S, Nikon D810, and Nikon D750 DSLR cameras, for release this summer. The new firmware will provide support for timecode and recording command functions with HDMI output to external recorders.

With the new firmware, communication can be established between the cameras and external recording devices. Video recorders will be able to recognise the cameras’ own operations, enabling the start/stop recording commands to become synchronised and automated. Meanwhile, new support for timecode imprinting will improve editing capabilities, as sound and video can be aligned, to create a smoother editing process.

Nikon continues to expand and provide greater support for its video recording functions in response to the creative needs of professional photographers, videographers, video creators and advanced amateurs. With improved video recording capabilities, users will be able to take full advantage of the performance of Nikon’s range of products.

Demonstrations of the firmware currently under development will be held in the Nikon booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, held in Las Vegas from Saturday 11th April through to Thursday 16th April[*].

Simon Iddon, Group Product Manager, D-SLR Lenses and Accessories, Nikon UK, says: “DSLR cameras are being used now more than ever for broadcasting, film and video production, so they are required to capture stills whilst being able to support high quality video recording and editing. This new firmware will make the process even easier, allowing greater communication between multiple systems when used professionally. Nikon’s continuing advancement and dedication to making our products better and even more capable is demonstrated in these innovative new changes.”

Nikon D4S

Nikon D4s

The Nikon D4S is Nikon’s 16.2-megapixel FX-format flagship designed to keep professionals ahead of the game. The D4S was designed by Nikon engineers to meet the needs of the most demanding photographers, with a wealth of improvements including the ultimate image quality, Nikon’s renowned 51-point AF system, and Full HD movie recording. The D4S boasts a brand new Group Area AF mode that allows much finer control over the size of the autofocus area, ensuring a superior image quality and phenomenal precision. The D4S is also equipped with a high-performance viewfinder that offers a more stable image, and a re-contoured design and smoother grip that make it easier to hold out in the field.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 boasts incomparable image quality achieved with the camera’s brand new FX-format sensor that offers a class-leading 36.3-megapixels, and is designed without an optical low-pass filter. The latest EXPEED 4 image processor delivers unprecedented sharpness, alongside an ultra-wide ISO range of 64-12800 that delivers stunning sharpness and impressive tonality. The D810 also records Full HD (1080p) movies at 50p/60p frame rates, providing smooth and extremely sharp movies.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 is a new model added to the Nikon FX-format DSLR lineup. It features a new 24.3-megapixel and FX-format CMOS sensor and Nikon’s flagship EXPEED 4 image-processing engine ensures image rendering is superb for both stills and video. It delivers exceptional image quality and is packed with professional imaging technology, all in a streamlined, lightweight, and compact body. It is also the first Nikon FX-format camera to feature a sturdy tilt-screen LCD monitor and built-in Wi-Fi® function.

[*] Demonstrations will be held beginning on April 13 (Monday). Nikon Inc., Nikon Corporation’s American subsidiary, will be represented at the NAB Show.
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Nikon Cameras D810, D5500 and COOLPIX P610 win at TIPA Awards 2015

Nikon wins big at the 2015 TIPA awards with accolades for the D810, D5500 and COOLPIX P610



London, UK, 9th April 2015: Nikon today announced that three of its products have won accolades in the 2015 TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Awards.

TIPA, a global organisation represented by photo and imaging worldwide magazines, has given the prize for ‘Best Professional DSLR’ to the Nikon D810, ‘Best Entry Level DSLR’ to the Nikon D5500 and ‘Best Superzoom Camera’ to the Nikon COOLPIX P610.

The awards are chosen by editors from 27 photographic magazines across 16 countries worldwide and are given to products that the jury rates most highly in terms of overall quality, performance and benefit for the defined end-user. Specifically, TIPA editors take into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, and the ratio of price to performance.

TIPA Best Professional DSLR: Nikon D810

Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 is a 36.3-megapixel DSLR with an FX-format sensor designed without an optical low-pass filter. The camera can deliver full-resolution images at up to 5 frames per second with enhanced noise reduction in its ISO 64-12800 range, which is expandable to ISO 32-51200, and record video in full HD. Nikon’s Scene Recognition System with the 91,000 pixel 3D Colour Matrix Meter III provides balanced exposures even under difficult lighting conditions with exposure, AF, white balance, and i-TTL flash control included in the mix. For videographers, the D810 offers HDMI, in-camera time-lapse and interval timer, a built-in microphone with a selectable voice frequency range, full-time servo AF, and full manual control. The camera also has two card slots capable of handling both SD and CF memory cards.

TIPA Best Entry Level DSLR: Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

The D5500 compact DX format D-SLR contains a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and delivers up to 5 frames per second at full resolution and Full HD video with a choice of four different frames per second rates, from 24p to 60p. It features Nikon’s class-leading 39-point autofocus system while its advanced 3D subject tracking maintains focus on even the smallest subjects, however unpredictable their movements may be. The ISO sensitivity range is between ISO 100-25600 and this is the first Nikon DSLR with an 8.1cm vari-angle LCD touchscreen. Ergonomically designed, its deep grip, lightweight and slim-line body ensures ultimate comfort. Using Nikon’s wireless app, users can connect the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet wirelessly with no hot spot needed. Numerous creative modes allow the user to personalise each image’s look and style.

TIPA Best Superzoom Camera: Nikon COOLPIX P610

Nikon P610

With a remarkable 60x optical zoom with NIKKOR ED glass lens (24-1440mm), the Nikon P610 can deliver 7 frames per second shooting (full resolution) and Full HD video while utilising Nikon’s 5-stop Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction. The camera has a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, an EVF and a 7.5cm vari-angle LCD screen, both with 921k-dot resolution. Shooting features include filter effects and special effects, as well as a macro mode, plus time-lapse movie. The P610 has built-in GPS and allows users to easily send images to a compatible smartphone or tablet using built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Its snap-back zoom button makes it easy to recapture a subject that’s temporarily out of frame, and you can also double the range of the lens to 120x using Nikon’s Dynamic Fine Zoom, a digital zoom function.

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Happy Easter from all at Grays of Westminster


Good News!

D810 £400 Enhanced Part-exchange extended while stocks last

We have a few remaining D810 bodies and are continuing the enhanced part-exchange until 30th April or until stocks last. If you would like an evaluation on your DSLR camera in exchange for a new Nikon D810 please contact us by email or telephone.

Our Second hand department: Specialising in the Exceptional


From vintage rangefinders to modern DSLR cameras, with lenses and accessories to suit all we have an extensive second hand stock. If you would like to see our full second hand listings you can find them here, updated daily:


Please contact us by telephone or email if you require any photographic assistance and we all wish you a very happy Easter.
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The Nikon D7200 has arrived!


Nikon’s latest addition to the top-end DX range has finally landed, with a 24mp sensor, EXPEED 4 processor, 51-point AF system plus improved low-light capability and buffer in a lightweight weather-sealed body.

D7200 body only = £939.00
D7200 + AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX = £1119.00

D7200 + MB-D15 Battery Grip = £1149.00
Prices include 20% VAT

Final days of £400 off the D810


Nikon D810 DSLR Camera

Until the 31st March we are offering £400 off the Nikon D810 when you trade in your old Nikon DSLR. Stocks are very limited so please telephone or email with your enquiry now to receive an evaluation on your equipment and avoid disappointment.

Spring cashback continues!


Click here for more information on this spring cashback Nikon special offer. If you require any photographic assistance we are on hand to advise you.

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