Father’s Day in North America is Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2015
For the adventurous dad
The durable COOLPIX AW130 is built to capture life’s extreme adventures. It’s waterproof to 100ft/30m, shockproof to 7ft/2.1m, and freezeproof to 14F/-10C. Perfect for snorkeling, rock climbing or skiing, the AW130 shoots Full HD 1080p video and can record the longitude and latitude where images were captured. It’s also easy to control in almost any situation – Action Control lets users adjust camera settings with just the flick of a wrist, or photographers can use their smartphone to remotely trigger the camera when connected. The COOLPIX AW130 is available in three striking colours – blue, orange and yellow. (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $379.95)
For the bird-watching dad
Smartphones can’t compete with the optical zooms available on Nikon cameras. The COOLPIX P900 packs an unprecedented 83x optical zoom – equivalent to 24-2000mm! Dynamic Fine Zoom extends the range further to 166x. The extra-low dispersion glass element is ideal for sharp images. Whether taking close-up shots of birds high up in the trees, or capturing the look on his child’s face from the sidelines as she scores her first goal, dad can intuitively frame his subjects by using the camera’s built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) with an eye sensor or high-resolution, Vari-angle 3-inch LCD display. (MSRP: $669.95)
For the world travelling dad
The Nikon 1 J5 offers DSLR-like photo quality and manual functions in a design that’s remarkably small and lightweight, perfect for the next family vacation. The Vari-angle LCD touchscreen makes it easy to compose shots from any angle. The J5 also introduces 4K video recording to the Nikon 1 Advanced Interchangeable Lens System, and practically eliminates shutter delay with the world’s shortest release time. It’s also compatible with Nikon’s range of full frame lenses with an optional FT-1 mount adapter. (MSRP: $599.95)
For the video enthusiast dad
The D7200 is Nikon’s first-ever HD-SLR with both built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC), so it’s easy for dads to share family photos via their compatible smartphones and tablets. The D7200 features 30 per cent more image processing than its predecessor, the D7100, and provides an increased buffer capacity that now allows the camera to shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames. It’s also fast enough to capture kids at play with 6 frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting. The D7200 is also the first Nikon DX-format HD-SLR to feature a built-in Time Lapse Mode with exposure smoothing, making capturing a beautiful sunset time-lapse easier than ever. (MSRP: $1,749.95 with 18-140mm VR lens, $1,399.95 body only)
For the classic dad
For dads with an eye for timeless style and an appreciation for classic photography, the finely crafted Df pays homage to the design of Nikon’s illustrious “F” series of 35mm film cameras. It includes a feature set similar to the D4, with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format sensor that excels in low light. Mechanical dials for ISO and exposure compensation have a satisfying, tactile feel that tunes you in to the experience of photography and evokes classic cameras, in addition to the full manual controls Nikon photographers expect. The Df is available in a beautiful black-and-silver body with leather textures that’s both eye-catching and comfortable to hold. Not only is the Df compatible with all current NIKKOR lenses, but it also accommodates classic Ai and non-Ai NIKKOR glass. (MSRP: $3,299.95)
The following video presents Nikon Pure Photography: Episode #7 (English):
- Introducing the Nikon Df camera:
Watch the final installment of Nikon’s Pure Photography video series, where our traveller rediscovers his passion for photography.