The Nikon D3 is the camera to get for shooting sports, news, events or action with its rapid-fire image capture and high ISO range, while the Nikon D3X will be the best Nikon for portrait and landscape photography.
Some clever hackers are reporting to have found reference to the D3X deep within the updated (and now terminated version 1.10) firmware of Nikon’s D3. The reference includes a list of resolutions available for the upcoming D3X (see below) which refers to the Nikon D3X being 24.4 megapixel with a resolution of 6048×4032 pixels. Continue reading
DP Review reviews the Nikon D3 DSLR which features a full frame ‘FX’ 12.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor, high speed continuous shooting at 9 fps at full resolution (up to 11 fps in DX crop mode), a staggering ISO range of 100 – 25,600, 51 point autofocus system, and a 3.0 inch high resolution LCD monitor with Live View.
They give the Nikon D3 a highly recommended rating and write: "anyone even close to considering a D3 will be more than capable of making an informed decision without a technical review such as this (in fact they’ve probably already bought one), but we can confirm that from an image quality and performance point of view the D3 raises the bar by a fair degree. For a sports camera it’s also a surprisingly good studio and landscape camera, and if there’s a better DSLR out there for photojournalists and red carpet paps we’ve yet to meet it. Image quality (especially at higher ISOs) is stunning, the camera a joy to use and the speed and responsiveness breathtaking. If there is an EOS-1Ds Mark III – bating ‘D3X’ coming this year it will have quite a job to do to better the D3; possibly the most compelling, capable and well-rounded professional digital SLR ever made.”
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Nikon have released the first firmware update (version 1.10) for the flagship D3 DSLR.
The following changes have been made in version 1.10:
Nikon have released a firmware update for its D40 6.0 megapixel DSLR.
This firmware (Version 1.11) is a minor update that addresses the following issue: Shooting times were not always accurately recorded within the image data for images captured in bursts of continuous shooting.
You can download the update file here
The Nikon Coolpix P80 is a compact digital camera featuring a massive 18x optical zoom nikkor lens (27 – 486mm equivalent), a 2.7 inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixel resolution, and a 10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor with Nikon’s EXPEED digital image processing technology.
The Nikon P80 also features VR optical image stabilization, ISO sensitivity up to ISO 6400, face priority auto focus, in camera red eye fix, and sports continuous shooting mode allowing as many as 30 consecutive pictures at 13 fps.
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The Nikon Coolpix S52c is a 9.0 megapixel slim and compact point and shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens (38 – 114 mm equivalent) and 3.0 inch LCD monitor.
The Nikon S52c has the same features as the S52 but includes the addition of Wi-Fi allowing images to be sent directly to the computer or email via its Wi-Fi connection, as well supporting my Picturetown, Nikon’s photo sharing and storage service. Like the S52 the S52c also features optical lens shift image stabilization, ISO sensitivity from 100-3200, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and is available a range of colours including Silver and Purplish Black.
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The Nikon Coolpix S52 is a 9.0 megapixel slim and compact point and shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens (38 – 114 mm equivalent) and 3.0 inch LCD monitor.
The Nikon S52 also features optical lens shift image stabilization, ISO sensitivity from 100-3200, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and is available a range of colours including Gloss Silver and Purplish Black, Coral Pink, Beige Gold.
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Luminous-Landscape compares the Canon 1Ds MKIII VS Nikon D300 VS Nikon D3 and write: “Sad to say, D300 is not in the same low noise league as either the D3 or the 1Ds MKIII. Noise is more apparent, and though the exposure was 1/50th second vs the D3’s 1/60th second (essentially identical), the image was overall quite a bit darker, indicating that the ISO was likely not what the camera indicated it was; maybe ISO 1000 in reality, and the apparent dynamic range somewhat less as well. The D3 Nikon is now back in the IQ game. Canon has enjoyed a deserved reputation for high image quality, especially at high ISO. But now with the D3 Nikon has upped the ante, producing a camera that appears to offer lower noise than Canon (at least against the flagship 1Ds MKIII), and higher available speeds as well.”
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