Nikon Announces Release of Super Resolution Microscope N-STORM 4.0
Mar 20 15
Nikon Corporation has announced the release of the Super Resolution Microscope N-STORM 4.0. N-STORM 4.0 extends the capability of dynamic nanoscale imaging of conventional N-STORM to open up a new world of science. Nikon has established a position in the field of super resolution microscopy since Super Resolution Microscope N-STORM was released in 2010. N-STORM provides the capability to obtain images with approximately 10 times higher resolution than conventional optical microscopes. N-STORM 4.0 has been developed in response to the increasing importance of super resolution imaging in life science spotlighted by 2014 Novel Prize in Chemistry awarded to three researchers in this field. N-STORM 4.0 now has the capability of acquiring super resolution images of live cell phenomenon, which has never been achieved with conventional N-STORM. N-STORM 4.0 improves image acquisition speed from minutes to seconds for 1 shot with a new sCMOS camera, which is capable of approximately 10 times faster image acquisition than before. Thanks to this improvement, it is now possible to acquire images of living samples dynamically at 20nm resolution. N-STORM utilizes positional information from single molecules to construct the images. For that reason, it is important to enhance the density of molecules per unit area to improve the image quality. Thanks to the improved laser excitation method and the increased image acquisition frame, N-STORM 4.0 provides much clearer images with high molecule counts. Also, Wide-view mode is achieved at 80µm x 80µm which is 4 times wider imaging area than conventional.
Nikon Corporation Releases New DX-Format Digital SLR Camera
Mar 11 15
Nikon Corporation has released the D7200, a DX-format digital SLR camera. Nikon will also release the new ME-W1 Wireless Microphone for off-camera recording of movie sound. The D7200 equipped with the new AF sensor module so well received when it was first adopted with the D750 and EXPEED 4 high-performance image-processing engine is a high-performance DX-format camera that offers greater focus-acquisition performance, such as the ability to capture up to 100 shots with a single burst of continuous shooting, and even better image quality. It is equipped with an NFC-compatible Wi-Fi function that allows users to instantly and easily share photos they have taken with the camera with many people via social media using a smart device. The D7200 is also equipped with enhanced movie-recording functions, including a time-lapse photography function that supports exposure smoothing, as well as functions that enable enhanced control over audio recording. The D7200 enables full-scale imaging expression with superior still-image and movie quality through the combination of the compact system afforded by the extremely agile Nikon DX format and the durability of high-end models. The new 51-point AF system, for which the same Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module built into the D750 has been adopted, offers the same 51 focus points available with the D7100 while achieving a broader detection range that begins at just -3 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F). This enables overwhelmingly better AF performance when shooting dark or dimly lit scenes and when capturing subjects or scenes exhibiting little contrast. Certain capture of the intended subject, even in dark situations, is possible. A larger buffer enables capture of up to 100 shots with a single burst of continuous shooting at approximately 6 fps. Up to eighteen 14-bit RAW (lossless compressed) images can also be captured with a single burst of continuous shooting. (at an image area setting of DX (24x16) and an image quality setting of JPEG fine) For faster continuous shooting, setting image area to 1.3x (18x12) enables shooting at approximately 7 fps. This, along with increased AF performance, ensures certain capture of the best moments. The D7200 is equipped with the same EXPEED 4 image-processing engine adopted for high-end models. This enables use of a broad range of standard ISO sensitivity settings, from ISO 100 to 25600, with both still images and movies, for sharp and clear imaging with which noise is effectively reduced, even at high sensitivities. In addition, the absence of a low-pass filter maximizes the superior resolution of the high effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and the excellent rendering capabilities of NIKKOR lenses for sharp rendering of even the finest details in subjects. With a built-in Wi-Fi function, users can easily transfer images to smart devices such as smartphones and tablets. Still images can be downloaded to a smart device immediately after they are captured for sharing with others via e-mail attachment or upload to a social networking site. In addition, as the NFC is supported, a Wi-Fi connection can be easily established by simply touching the D7200 to an NFC-compatible smart device, enabling remote shooting from a smart device using the camera's live view display shown in the smart device's screen. The D7200 is equipped with a number of full-HD movie functions that are nearly equal to those of high-end models. It is the first Nikon DX-format camera to be equipped with a time-lapse photography function capable of exposure smoothing, which smooths abrupt changes in exposure between frames. It also offers features such as a dedicated Movie Shooting menu and Auto ISO Sensitivity Control, with which exposure is controlled with adjustment of sensitivity only with movie recording in M mode. The Flat Picture Control, effective for color grading, and functions for recording sound with movies have been enriched with the addition of Frequency Response and Wind Noise Reduction settings. The D7200 offers two movie formats, one that uses the DX (24x16) image area and one that uses the 1.3x (18x12) image area. The 1.3x (18x12) image area produces a telephoto effect that brings distant subjects closer, and also enables selection of the 60p movie frame rate. When recording movies with a Nikon digital camera equipped with an external microphone connector (digital SLR camera, Nikon 1 camera, COOLPIX camera), the ME-W1 enables clear off-camera audio recording when the intended subject (sounds) is too far away for effective recording using the camera's built-in microphone, or an external microphone attached to the camera's accessory shoe.
Nikon Corporation Presents at The 9th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference 2015, Mar-02-2015
Feb 27 15
Nikon Corporation Presents at The 9th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference 2015, Mar-02-2015 . Venue: The Prince Park Tower, 4-8-1, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.