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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 launched: Features, Specifications, Price

Samsung had launched a new segment breaking hybrid from the android smartphone industry and combining their experience of manufacturing the cameras into a single product called the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The cameraphone (confused on what exactly to call it, a camera or a smartphone) was a center of many debates, won lot of awards, but overall after a good spark that it created, it almost vanished. Now to keep up with the market and keep their new segment filled with products, Samsung has launched the successor to the previous confusion, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a host of changes as compared to the previous one, the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

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Consumers love the Galaxy Camera, and this next-generation version, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 was designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience. The result is a more powerful and portable device which continues to embrace the public’s passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality. We are dedicated to making it easier for more people to achieve great results and with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2′s host of creative features, anyone can capture stand out images.”

Myoung Sup Han

Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 was launched at the CES 2014. What is new in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, I am going to write all about it in this article.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that is capable of shooting great images, and has the full functionality of that of an android powered smartphone. With increased processor power, RAM, and higher android platform, capturing images and playing with them is butter smooth and everything is very seamless.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 4.8 inch touchscreen and inherits the design cues from its elder sibling, and has a better retro-modern product design which comes in two colors, white and black. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 1.6 GHz quad core processor at heart and a 2GB RAM that accelerates the processing power of the camera as well as the phone component to the max, and also has the NFC or Near Field Communication and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The camera side of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 21x optical zoom which is more than ample for zooming purposes, and is backed by a 2000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has 8 GB of internal storage and up to 64 GB of external SD card storage. It also comes with a pre-loaded DropBox app with a free 50GB online storage for up to 2 years.

Talking about the “funky” features of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the camera also consists of a lot of them.

First of them all is the feature called ‘Tag and Go’ that makes the camera connect to the NFC enabled devices and share images using many functionalities. Photo Beam is a feature with which any image being viewed on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 automatically is sent to the smartphone that is paired with the camera. Next comes the Mobile Link, that allows photographers to transfer selected images to their smartphone or other devices. A cool feature is the Remote Viewfinder that acts similar to a remote desktop or TeamViewer, i-e lets photographers to control the camera with the help of their own phones from a close distance.

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 In contrast to its elder sibling’s 10, the present Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 contains 28 different preset modes to capture different styles of scenes. Looking at the increasing trend of taking selfies, and how the word made its journey to the English dictionaries too, here is also a special mode dedicated to selfies, where the camera will click 5 consecutive images so that the user can select the best one out of the bunch. The 28 different preset modes are

  • Smart mode suggest
  • Beauty face
  • Best Photo
  • Selfie Alarm
  • Continuous shot
  • Best face
  • Color bracket
  • Kids shot
  • Landscape
  • Dawn
  • Snow
  • Macro
  • Food
  • Party/Indoor
  • Action freeze
  • Rich tone (HDR)
  • Panorama
  • Waterfall
  • Animated photo
  • Drama
  • Eraser
  • Sound&Shot
  • Interval
  • Silhouette
  • Sunset
  • Night
  • Fireworks
  • Light trace

In the video department, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 supports Multi Motion Video, which means that a user can vary the speed of capture while shooting movies, which can be from eight time slower to eight times faster than the normal video capture speed to have fancy videos right from the camera itself.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1

Now this is Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1 an important topic. Many might be thinking that is it useful, or what upgrades does the 2 bring over the 1. Therefore, I thought to come up with this Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1 comparison for showing what major features have been changed. Please note the following table consists of the lists of major changes only, and not all specifications have been covered here. So if you wish to go through detailed specifications, just scroll down a little more.

Feature

Samsung Galaxy Camera 1

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

OS Platform

Android 4.1 Jellybean

Android 4.3 Jellybean

Processor

1.4 GHz Quad Core

1.6 GHz Quad Core

RAM

1 GB

2 GB

Preset Modes

10

28

Battery

1,650 mAh

2,000 mAh

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 detailed specifications

Below are the detailed specifications about the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Image Sensor

16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS

Lens

21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T)

IS

OIS

Display

121.2mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen

ISO

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

AP

1.6GHz Quad Core Processor

OS

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Memory

8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) , microSD slot (up to 64GB) 2GB RAM *User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Image

JPEG format
16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M

Video

MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Full HD 1920×1080 /30fps, 1280×720 /60fps, 1280×720 /30fps, 640×480 /60fps,
640×480(30fps), 320×240(30fps)
Multi Motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x2, x4, x8) /120fps

Audio

Format: AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Value-added Features

Smart Mode : 28 modes (Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Selfie Alarm, Continuous shot, Best face, Color bracket, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound&Shot, Interval, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace)

Built-in Pop-up Xenon Flash

Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON

Story Album, Xtremera, Paper Artist

S Voice

Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games

Google™ Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Plus , Google Hangouts,
Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Plus Photos, Google Chrome, Google Play Books,
Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play Games,
Google Newsstand, Google Setting
Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
GPS/GLONASS
Bluetooth® 4.0
NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor(for OIS)

Bundle Software

Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac)

Dimension

(WxHxD)

132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g

Battery

Li-ion 2000mAh

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 price and availability

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 price as well as its availability is still not revealed by the company, but when it will be, we’ll certainly be the first one to keep you up with that. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is expected to hit the shelves in select market by May 2014, but again, that’s a slightest possibility. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will be available in two colors, white and a retro styled black. It would be interesting to see the performance of Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 in the global markets.

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Nikon D3300 DSLR launched at CES 2014: Features, Specs, Price

Somehow the naming conventions of Nikon’s entry level DSLR category indicated that this would happen soon. At first they brought the upgrades to the D5000 as Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D5300, and the upgrade to the D3000 as the Nikon D3100, Nikon D3200. The next one in the series was undoubtedly the Nikon D3300. What wasn’t certain was the list of features this beginner level DSRL would host. So finally, as the title suggests, at the CES 2014, the camera manufacturer Nikon launched its next to the series, Nikon D3300. Feature wise, it doesn’t host a great amount of changes than its immediate cousin, the D3200.

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“With the new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3300 and compact 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, capturing family vacations, dance recitals or the game-winning goal with clarity and brilliant image quality is effortless.”

Masahiro Horie

Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

Nikon D3300 Features

The Nikon D3300 is a sleeker and enhanced DSLR over its siblings, which features a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for great image cropping experience, as well as the latest EXPEED-4 digital image processor. The Nikon D3300 is capable of shooting full HD videos.

In the Nikon D3300, to increase the image fidelity, the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) has been removed from the image sensor of the camera. The Nikon D3300 also boasts of a better battery efficiency and better performance at higher ISOs. A wide ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable up to 25,600) is available for shooting photos and videos in challenging light, as well as the camera has got an 11-point Autofocus System for capturing subject with precision.

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What sets the this camera apart from the other older siblings is its higher capture rate of 5 frames per second, which is good for sports photography or people obsessed with clicking their kids and pets. Nikon boasts of its newest entry level DSLR to have a buffer size large enough to shoot up to 100 images continuously in jpg mode and up to 11 images continuously when shot in the RAW format at the speed of 5 fps. The Nikon D3300 also has an optional connectivity with Wi-Fi using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. Apart from that, the Nikon D3300 also has the in-camera effects, few of which are inherited from the Nikon D5x00 family.

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Nikon D3300 Price and Availability

The Nikon D3300 is not yet out in the market, but is up for preorder on the Nikon USA website for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $649.95. This will be the Nikon D3300 kitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. It will be available in three colors, black, red and grey, and will be hitting the shelves from February 2014.

Nikon D3300 Detailed Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels 24.2 million
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.78 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) Easy panorama mode: 4800 x 1080 (normal, horizontal pan) 1632 x 4800 (normal, vertical pan) 9600 x 1080 (wide, horizontal pan) 1632 x 9600 (wide, vertical pan) Other modes: 6000 x 4000 (Large) 4496 x 3000 (Medium) 2992 x 2000 (Small)
File format NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 – +0.5 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Shutter flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, continuous, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3
Frame advance rate Up to 5 fps Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Metering mode TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Mode Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting; easy panorama)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject statusManual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity ISO 200 – 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Monitor 7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Video output NTSC, PAL
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Weight Approx. 460 g (1 lb 0.2 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 410 g/14.5 oz (camera body only)
Temperature 0 – 40°C (+32 – 104°F)
Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

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Nikon D5300 Launched: Reviews, Prices, Features, Specifications

Nikon D5300 Launched | Nikon D5300 Price reviews specs

Nikon Inc. launched a new addition to of a DSLR to its digital SLR lineup on 17th October 2013, the Nikon D5300. The Nikon D5300 is an entry level DSLR with amazing features and few “first in class” functionalities that make the Nikon D5300 a desirable DSLR for newbies. Nikon D5300 is compact, light in weight (weighing about 16.9 oz.) just like its predecessors, the Nikon D5100 and the Nikon D5200, and comes with an enhanced 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processing system. The prime functionality of the Nikon D5300, is presence of the First-in-class built-in Wi-Fi facility and GPS, which make any user capable of wireless connectivity and sharing images from any place using the camera itself.

 

With the Nikon D5300, we are continuing our commitment to delivering unparalleled performance and image quality while addressing the importance of staying connected and sharing images with ease. By answering the need to share high quality photos, the Nikon D5300 allows photographers to capture their memories in astounding clarity and share them with family and friends moments after they happen.

-          Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

 

Nikon D5300 Features

The Nikon D5300 offers spectacular image quality with sharp, crisp details with the Expeed 4 Processor.  The 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers stunning images and HD videos with heightened clarity and detail due to the removal of the optical low pass filter (OLPF). The Nikon D5300 promises these following sets of features:

  • High ISO Range for Enhanced Low Light Performance –Nikon D5300 covers a wide ISO range of ISO 100 to ISO 12,800 and is expandable to ISO 25,600.
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor – Nikon has been doing really well with its Expeed image processors. The Nikon D5300 is equipped with the latest, top of the line Expeed 4 Processor
  • Scene Recognition System –the Nikon D5300 comes with some perks for the newcomers and amateurs, who aren’t much acquainted with the manual settings, its called the Nikon’s Scene Recognition System and assisted by 2,016-pixel RGB metering system to analyze and recognize the scene. Utilizing these systems results in adjustments to exposure, AF and white balance to deliver the best photo possible, whether it’s a landscape or portrait.
  • 39-Point AF SystemNikon D5300’s 39-point AF system is precisely accurate and track subjects throughout the frame, resulting in sharp images.
  • 5 Frames-Per-Second Frame rate – Alright, they could have given a 7fps click rate but even 5 fps is not bad.
  • 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor – The Nikon D5300 comes with a 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor. This super sharp (1,037K-dot) screen comes handy while taking a self shot or taking pictures from different angles.
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture –The Nikon D5300 supports 1080p full HD video shooting. The wide ISO range supports creation of high quality videos in any light and improved full-time AF to keep the subject in focus.
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Nikon D5300 rear / Backside

About Wi-Fi feature in the Nikon D5300

The Nikon D5300 is Nikon’s first D-SLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi, allowing the user to share images instantly. The Nikon D5300 DSLR sends images to the user’s smart device (mobile, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Laptops), allowing them to share their D-SLR quality photos through e-mail and social media. The Nikon D5300 also includes built-in GPS, another first for Nikon D-SLRs. Now the user can geotag images and allow others to see the location of the photographs. This has clearly been a social move by the camera maker.

Nikon D5300 Price and Availability

The Nikon D5300 kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be available in October 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,399.95 for the Camera + AF-S 18-140mm VR Kit Lens setup and USD 799.95 for the body-only variant. Nikon D5300 Price in India is INR 54,450 (Body only), INR 59,950 (with AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens) and INR 75,950 (with AF-S 18-140mm VR Kit Lens).
The Nikon D5300 will be available in Black, Red and Gray colors.

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Nikon D5300 Specs in Detail

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels 24.2 million
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.78 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) 6000 x 4000 (Large) 4496 x 3000 (Medium) 2992 x 2000 (Small)
File format NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.82 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 – +1.0 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3; interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rate Continuous L : Up to 3 fps Continuous H : Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW) Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutterpriority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Metering mode TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Mode Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Bracketing Exposure bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV White balance bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1 Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 shots
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity ISO 100-12800; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Monitor 8.1 cm/3.2-in. (3 : 2), approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Video output NTSC, PAL
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Operating frequency 2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
Range (line of sight) Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Data rate 54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
Wireless setup Supports WPS
Access protocols Infrastructure
Receiving frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
Geodesics WGS84
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 125 x 98 x 76 mm (49.2 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Weight Approx. 530 g (1 lb 2.7 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 480 g/1 lb 0.9 oz (camera body only)
Temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – 104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP16 audio/video cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference CD (contains the Reference Manual)

Source: Nikon Official

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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 6D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon’s EOS 6D DSLR is the world’s smallest and lightest full frame DSLR which certainly grabs a great attention of serious photography enthusiasts. It is very similar in size and weight to the EOS 60D (in fact 3.3 oz or 95 grams less than 60D), that features a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it absolutely ideal in any condition, be it for travel or be it portrait or may be landscape photography. EOS 6D is also said to be similar to the previous 5D MARK III in terms of specification. So, if you are a photo enthusiast searching for a full-frame DSLR for ultimate technical quality and super-fast autofocus for action, but don’t want to pay extra for 5D Mark III or carry extra weight (about 26.8 oz or 760 grams) of the 5D Mark III, with the EOS 6D you will grab the best choice. The model creates a solid place in Canon’s full-frame line-up, and is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field, or to maximize the impact of shooting with the EOS system’s extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses.

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The EOS 6D combines a powerful, full-frame imaging system and superior low-light performance with a compact, robust and lightweight design. For the first time in any EOS model, features like Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity are included, empowering photographers to capture stunning images, tag them with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a computer, the cloud, or smartphones. While slimmer front-to-back, and lighter than the Nikon D600, the 6D primarily seeks to distinguish itself on the spec sheet with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a ‘silent’ shutter mechanism and, according to Canon, unprecedented low-light focusing sensitivity.

Canon’s EOS 6D features a newly-designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (slightly lower resolution than the 22.3 Megapixel EOS 5D Mark III) that allows photographers to produce poster-sized prints, or to crop into their shots with no compromise in quality. A native ISO range of ISO 100-25,600 (extendable to 50-102,400) also makes capturing crisp, natural shots in near darkness easier than ever before!


A new 11-point AF system also offers the strongest low light performance of any Canon AF system to date. With focusing down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight, subjects remain in-focus in even the most challenging lighting conditions – offering the freedom to shoot landscapes or portraits at night and capture the true atmosphere of the scene with minimal noise.

The EOS 6D have features that would must be enhancing your creativity; explore your creativity to the full! With the EOS 6D, photographers can now also explore the full potential of their wide-angle EF lenses to capture every detail of a sweeping landscape, with models ranging from 8mm to 800mm. The inclusion of a full-frame sensor offers greater control over depth of field in portraits, allowing photographers to easily isolate their subjects with attractive background blur. Additionally powerful DIGIC 5+ image processing offers a host of automatic modes and creative shooting features, complementing full manual controls to offer total flexibility to a wide range of users.

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The EOS 6D is full of advanced features to assist photographers in capturing outstanding quality landscapes and portraits. HDR mode enables the capture of both highlights and low lights in tricky lighting conditions, while Multiple Exposures allows photographers to combine up to nine separate exposures into a single image in-camera, creating a dramatic effect in the final picture. A silent drive mode offers a more subtle option for shooting candid portraits or weddings, and a single axis electronic level accessed through the viewfinder or via the LCD screen, ensures that horizons are level during image composition.

EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured, measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g. Its dust and drip-proof, part-magnesium body offers robust protection and an intuitive button layout for easy control. You can also view the shots in stunning detail and with natural colors on the large, high-resolution 7.7cm (3.0”) Clear View LCD screen, which features an enhanced anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.

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A new compatible Battery Grip BG-E13 provides additional power for extended shooting, while also making it easy to shoot both vertically and horizontally. When used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip offers double the number of shots, and it can also be used with AA batteries for added convenience and flexibility.

With the first ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, EOS 6D now enables you to share your work immediately after shooting. By wirelessly connecting to a smartphone, photographers can also remotely control the camera, adjusting shooting settings and focus before remotely triggering the shutter and viewing the captured image.
Images can be wirelessly transferred to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, or printed wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer. Alternatively, movies and images can be viewed on DLNA-enabled HDTVs – enabling high-quality, big-screen viewing.
Using the EOS 6D’s integrated GPS, images can be tagged with location data as they are shot. Travelers can also build a more complete record of their trip by using the GPS logger function to track their route, which can be displayed using the supplied Map Utility software.

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Conclusion

In nutshell, when I personally evaluate the goods and bads in this fun-to-use camera, I find a lot to share with you guys. There’s no built-in flash in this camera. But a lot of users won’t be having an issue anyway, particularly not if you use studio lighting in a controlled environment, or you’re happy to buy an external Speedlite for the hotshoe. Also, it provides limited autofocus points which is a bit disappointing. If I ignore these two points, which actually can be ignored, 6D delivers an excellent performance overall due to very high image quality, a powerful full frame sensor and much more new advanced features. The facilities of the built-in-wifi and built-in-GPS also add to the efficiency of the camera. All these attractive features combined with an affordable price; quite less than it actually deserves, make the EOS 6D a solid hit in the photography world.

But again, there’s something that pulls me towards the con side of this camera and Canon’s smart trick behind the idea, i-e no availability of a built-in flash. Canon is publicizing the camera as lightest outdoor full frame adventure, by saving some weight for the internal speedlight unit, but for night outdoor photography, you again would have to add on a little weight on the hotshoe. Eventually, we are there from where we began.

Price and Availability:

The camera is available worldwide, with a price tag of $1,999 (Body Only) in the US markets. In the Indian subcontinent, it is available at INR 1,24,995 for the body only variant and INR 1,66,995 for the 6D kit supplied with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

However, I personally don’t feel that a DSLR at this level being purchased with a kit lens is a wise idea because the pro DSLR owners might already be having a handsome lens inventory of their own by the time of purchasing this shooting ‘Canon’

Full Camera Specifications

The Canon EOS 6D is a featue loded DSLR, and all the specifications as per the Official Canon website is listed below.

Type
Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card*, SDXC memory card** Compatible with UHS-I
Image Sensor Size Approx. 35.8 x 23.9mm
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S and EF-M lenses)(35 mm-equivalent lens focal length will be as indicated on the lens)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.20 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Dust Deletion Feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording enabled
Recorded Pixels L (Large): Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M (Medium): Approx. 8.90 megapixels (3648 x 2432)
S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M-RAW: Approx. 11.00 megapixels (4104 x 2736)
S-RAW: Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
File Numbering Continuous, auto reset, manual reset
Image Processing During Shooting
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White Balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Colour temperature setting (Approx. 2500 – 10000K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing possible* Flash colour temperature information transmission enabled
Noise Reduction: Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic Image
Brightness Correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight Tone Priority Provided
Lens Aberration Correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical / horizontal approx. 97% (with Eye point approx. 21mm)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye Point Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen Eg-A II provided, interchangeable
Electronic Level Horizontal: 1° increments, ±9°* During horizontal shooting only
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview Provided
Autofocus
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points 11 AF points
Center: Cross-type AF at f/5.6
Center: Vertical line-sensitive AF at f/2.8
Focusing Brightness Range EV -3 – 18(at center AF point [sensitive to f/2.8 and f/5.6], room temperature, ISO 100)
Focus Operation One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AI Servo AF Characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration / deceleration tracking
AF Fine Adjustment AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist Beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering Modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)• Partial metering (Approx. 8.0% of viewfinder at center)

• Spot metering (Approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)

• Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto,
Special scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,
Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight
Control), Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE,
Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO Speed(Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes*: ISO 100 – 12800 set automatically
* Landscape: ISO 100 – 1600 set automatically, Handheld
Night Scene: ISO 100 – 25600 set automatically
P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – 25600 (in 1/3 – or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to L (equivalent to ISO 50), H1 (equivalent to ISO 51200), H2 (equivalent to ISO 102400)
ISO Speed Settings ISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3 – or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 – or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
HDR Shooting
Dynamic Range
Adjustment
Auto, ±1 EV, ±2 EV, ±3 EV
Auto Image Align Possible
Multiple Exposures
Number of Multiple Exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000sec. to 30secs., bulb, X-sync at 1/180sec.
Drive System
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-secs. self-timer / remote control, 2-secs. self-timer / remote control
Continuous Shooting
Speed
Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 4.5 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large / Fine: Approx. 73 shots (Approx. 1250 shots)
RAW: Approx. 14 shots (Approx. 17 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large / Fine: Approx. 7 shots (Approx. 8 shots)
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I compatible 8GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8GB card.
External Speedlite
Compatible Speedlites EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure
Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
PC terminal Provided
External Speedlite Control Provided
* Compatible with radio wireless flash photography.
Live View Shooting
Aspect Ratio Settings 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Focus Methods FlexiZone – Single, Face detection Live mode (contrast detection), Quick mode (phase-difference detection), Manual focusing (Approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)
Focusing Brightness Range EV 0 – 20 (with contrast detection, at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering Modes Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 11% of Live View screen), Spot metering(approx. 3% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid Display Three types
Movie shooting
Recording format MOV
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264Variable (average) bit rate
Audio Linear PCM
Recording Size
and Frame Rate
1920 x 1080(Full HD): 30p / 25p / 24p
1280 x 720(HD): 60p / 50p
640 x 480(SD): 30p / 25p
* 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.976fps, 60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps
Compression Method IPB, ALL-I (I-only)
File Size 1920 x 1080(30p / 25p / 24p) / IPB: Approx. 235MB/min.
1920 x 1080(30p / 25p / 24p) / ALL-I: Approx. 685MB/min.
1280 x 720(60p / 50p) / IPB: Approx. 205MB/min.
1280 x 720 (60p / 50p) / ALL-I: Approx. 610MB/min.
640 x 480(30p / 25p) / IPB: Approx. 78MB/min.
* Card reading / writing speed necessary for movie shooting:IPB: at least 6MB per sec.ALL-I: at least 20MB per sec.
Focusing Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Metering Modes Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor* Automatically set by the focusing mode.
Metering Range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Program AE for movies and manual exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (±5 stops for still photos)
ISO Speed
(Recommended exposure index)
With autoexposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), Maximum and minimum ISO speeds can be changed in Creative Zone modes
With manual exposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), ISO 100 – ISO 12800 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 16000 / 20000 / 25600)
Time Code Supported
Drop Frames Compatible with 60p / 30p
Video Snapshots Settable to 2secs. / 4secs. / 8secs.
Sound Recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo
microphone terminal provided
Sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided,
attenuator provided
Grid Display Three types
Still Photo Shooting Possible
LCD Monitor
Type TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size Wide, 7.7cm (3.0-in.) (3:2)
Dots Approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness Adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Electronic Level Provided
Interface Languages 25
Feature Guide / Help Displayable
Playback
Image Display Formats Single image display, Single image + Info display (Basic
info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image
index
Highlight Alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF Point Display Possible
Grid Display Three types
Zoom Magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x, starting magnification and position settable
Image Browsing Methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting
date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Image Rotate Possible
Ratings Provided
Movie Playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video / audio OUT, HDMI OUT),
built-in speaker
Slide Show All images, by date, by folder, by movies, by stills, or by rating
Background Music Selectable for slide shows and movie playback
Image Protect Possible
Post-Processing of Images
In-camera RAW Image Processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto
Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction,
JPEG image-recording quality, Colour space, Peripheral
illumination correction, Distortion correction, and
Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Possible
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images JPEG and RAW images
Print Ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions
Custom Functions 20
My Menu Registration Possible
Custom Shooting Modes Register under Mode Dial’s C1 / C2
Copyright Information Entry and inclusion enabled
Interface
Audio / Video OUT / Digital Terminal Analog video (Compatible with NTSC / PAL) / stereo audio
output
Computer communication, Direct printing (Hi-Speed USB
or equivalent), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection** GPS Receiver GP-E2 is not compatible with the EOS 6D (N, W)
HDMI Mini OUT Terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External Microphone IN Terminal φ3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal Compatible with N3-type remote controller
Wireless Remote Control Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi Card Compatible
Power
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6 (Quantity 1)* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.* With Battery Grip BG-E13 attached, size-AA / LR6 batteries can be used.
Battery Information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, Recharge
performance, and Battery registration possible
Number of Possible Shots(Based on CIPA Testing Standards) With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 1090 shots at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)
Approx. 980 shots at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)
With Live View shooting: Approx. 220 shots at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)
Approx. 190 shots at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)
Movie Shooting Time Approx. 1hr. 35mins. at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)Approx. 1hr. 25mins. at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)(With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6)
Wireless LAN (WG)
Standards Compliance IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n
Transmission Method DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b)
OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n)
Transmission Range Approx. 30m / 98.4ft.* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference* With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point
Transmission Frequency(Central Frequency) Frequency: 2412 ~ 2462MHz
Channels: 1 ~ 11ch
Connection Method Infrastructure mode*, ad hoc mode, camera access point mode* Wi-Fi Protected Setup supported
Security Authentication method: Open system, Shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Encryption: WEP, TKIP, AES
Network Functions (WG)
Transfer Images between Cameras Transferring one image
Transferring selected imagesTransferring resized images
Connection to Smartphones Images can be viewed, controlled, and received using a smartphone.
Remote control of the camera using a smartphone
Remote Operation using EOS Utility Remote control functions and image viewing functions of EOS Utility can be used via a wireless LAN
Print from Wi-Fi Printers Images to be printed can be sent to a printer supporting DPS over IP
Send Images to A Web Service A link can be sent to Facebook*, Twitter, or email address.
Send movies in the camera to YouTube.* You can also upload images directly to Facebook.
View Images Using A Media Player Images can be viewed using a DLNA-compatible media player
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm / 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in.
Weight (EOS 6D (WG)) Approx. 755g / 26.7oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 680g / 24.0oz. (Body only)
Weight (EOS 6D (N)) Approx. 750g / 26.5oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 675g / 23.8oz. (Body only)
Weight (EOS 6D (WG)) Approx. 750g / 26.5oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 675g / 23.8oz. (Body only)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Battery Pack LP-E6
Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated Voltage 7.2V DC
Battery Capacity 1800mAh
Dimensions(W x H x D) Approx. 38.4 x 21.0 x 56.8mm / 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2in.
Weight Approx. 80g / 2.8oz.
Battery Charger LC-E6
Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6
Recharging Time Approx. 2hrs. 30mins.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50 / 60Hz)
Rated Output 8.4V DC / 1.2A
Working Temperature Range 5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Dimensions(W x H x D) Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 130g / 4.6oz.
Battery Charger LC-E6E
Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6
Power Cord Length Approx. 1m / 3.3ft.
Recharging Time Approx. 2hrs. 30mins.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50 / 60 Hz)
Rated Output 8.4V DC / 1.2A
Working Temperature Range 5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 125g / 4.4oz. (excluding power cord)
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Pentax changes its name, now will be called Ricoh Imaging

Pentax is a brand name when it comes to variety of digital cameras and imaging technologies including weather-resistant digital SLRs, expert and outdoor compact cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. The company was born in some 1919 with manufacturing of spectacle lenses, which it still manufactures.

In 2011, it became a part of Ricoh, a company known for printing related solutions. The company announced that Pentax will now be called RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. The change shall be effective from 1st of August 2013.

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However, in a press release the company has also unveiled its future product brand strategy: both PENTAX and RICOH products will remain in the market under the new name to reinforce the company’s commitment to the business with Pentax becoming the brand for all DSLR, interchangeable lens cameras and binoculars, and Ricoh becoming its brand for compact camera and new technological innovations.

Lets see what effect it creates in the market after the change of name, upward or downward.

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Camera Showcase: Nikon D7100 Reviews, Specifications, Price

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Nikon has recently launched its new DX format DSLR camera worldwide, the new D7100. The D7100 has a 24.1 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor as well as an EXPEED3 image processor for capturing high resloution images. It uses a 51-point AF system for accurate tracking and clicking of the subject. Out of 51, 15 sensors are of cross type. In addition, the center focus point (cross-type) is fully functional with lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8. This means faster, more precise autofocusing with a variety of conditions. Also, it boasts of a faster mechanism and better performance, with a start up time of 0.13 second, and a significantly remarkable 0.052-second shutter lag.

The D7100 houses many new functions for a better shooting experience such as Spot White Balance, a white balance Preset Manual option that allows users to choose a specific subject from which white balance is measured with shooting in live view. Additionally, the D7100 features an RGBW array that enables more effective accumulation of light, as well as a large, 3.2-inch high-resolution TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle, and an “i” button that enables direct access to frequently used functions.

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The D7100 supports the WR-1, a highly functional transceiver that enables verification and adjustment of settings, as well as control over remote shooting. The WR-1 uses radio waves and supports 15 channels for communication over a maximum range of 120 m between multiple WR-1s. Not only can one WR-1 be configured as a transmitter and a second as a receiver to control operation of one remote camera, but multiple WR-1s can be configured as receivers for remote control over multiple cameras. A number of remote shooting options are available, including simultaneous release and synchronized release, as well as interval timer shooting and division of multiple cameras into groups for separate control over each group. Remote control is also possible using the

 

Key Features Revised:

  • -Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with 24.1 megapixels, that brings out the true potential of the high pixel count through superior optical performance of NIKKOR lenses
  • -EXPEED 3, a high-performance image-processing engine with superior high-speed capability
  • -Standard ISO 100 to ISO 6400, range expandable up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2) equivalent, adapting to various lighting conditions.
  • -Fast response; release time lag of approx. 0.052 s and high-speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of approx. 7 fps.
  • -The 1.3x crop of DX mode, that enables you to get closer to distant subjects, with a frame almost entirely covered by the 51 focus points.
  • -Never miss the moment, with high-speed continuous shooting at 7 fps (in 1.3x crop of DX mode).
  • -High-performance viewfinder with glass pentaprism, achieving approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94x magnification ratio.
  • -Viewfinder display that employs organic EL display element for easy-to-see and clear letter display.
  • -Newly employed 8-cm/3.2-in., wide-viewing angle, approx. 1229k-dot OLED LCD monitor with RGBW alignment for ensured visibility even in bright conditions.
  • -Virtual horizon useful for landscape and architectural shooting.
    Double SD memory card slots; compatible with SDXC UHS-I and support high-speed data communication.
  • -Energy-saving design that achieves approx. 950 frames (with one EN-EL15 battery, in single-frame mode).
  • -Compatible with the MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack (optional), that can be comfortably used even for vertical shooting.
  • -Full HD video available up to 1920 x 1080 at 60i/50i. Built-in stereo microphone employed. Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie with two selective movie formats based on DX and 1.3x crop of DX according to shooting intention.
  • - button, that enables quick and direct access to convenient functions whether during shooting or playback [NEW].
  • -Spot White Balance enables white balance setting during live view shooting .
    Special Effects; easily bring a variety of creative expressions to a picture, which can be confirmed real-time during shooting.
  • -Compatible with the multifunctional WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller.
    Compatible with WR-R10 (transceiver)/WR-T10 (transmitter) Wireless Remote Controllers (both optional), that can be easily controlled even from a distance.
    Remote shooting capability with smart devices. Compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) that directly transfers image files to smart devices.
  • -Rapid data transfer to a PC and FTP server is possible with the UT-1 Communication Unit.

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WR-R10/WR-T10 combination.

 

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WR1 Transmitter

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 Specifications:

 

Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.69 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
DX (24 x 16) image area
6000 x 4000 (L), 4494 x 3000 (M), 2992 x 2000 (S)1.3x (18 x 12) image area
4800 x 3200 (L), 3600 x 2400 (M), 2400 x 1600 (S)Photographs with image area of DX (24 x 16) taken in movie live view
6000 x 3368 (L), 4494 x 2528 (M), 2992 x 1860 (S)Photographs with image area of 1.3x (18 x 12) taken in movie live view
4800 x 2696 (L), 3600 x 2024 (M), 2400 x 1344 (S)
File format
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double slot
Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-2 – +1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses

Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.

The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 1 focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).

Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/8000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release
Release mode
Single frame (S), continuous low speed (CL), continuous high speed (CH), quiet shutter-release (Q), self-timer, mirror up (MUP); interval timer photography supported
Approximate frame advance rate
JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24 x 16) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 6 fpsJPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18 x 12) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 7 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24 x 16) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 5 fps, CH: 5 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18 x 12) selected for Image area
CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 6 fps
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 – 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote control modes
(ML-L3)
Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure
Metering mode
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle)
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV
Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Mode
Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure bracketing
2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing
2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing
2 – 5 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 1 focus point is available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8 or at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 – 3m/1 ft 8 in. – 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-2 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation
-3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with:
- SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander
- Built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode
Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K – 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Live View
Modes
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080; 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s) *
1920 x 1080; 30 p (progressive), 25p, 24p
1280 x 720; 60p, 50p
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
* Available only when 1.3x (18 x 12) is selected for Image area. Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps.
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor
Monitor
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1229 k-dot (VGA; 640 x 4 x 480 = 1,228,800 dots), TFT monitor with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Accessory terminal
Wireless remote controller: WR-1 and WR-R10 (available separately)
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack
Optional MB-D15 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm (5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 765 g (1 lb 11.0 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 675 g (1 lb 7.8 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C – 40°C (+32°F – 104°F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-25 battery charger, DK-5 eyepiece cap, AN-DC1 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-23 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD, User’s Manual
    Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).

Spec Sheet Sources: Nikon Official Website.

Pricing and Availability:

 

The D7100 will be hitting the market shelves in later part of March, for about $1,200. If you wish to pick the camera with an 18-105mm Nikkor lens, be ready to pay around $1,600 for a packaged price. In India too, it will be entering the markets by March end. The D7100 will be priced at Rs. 79,450 for the body-only version. Other variants package include price of Rs. 94,950 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Kit Lens as well as Nikon D7100 with AF-S DX NIKROR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Kit Lens will cost you Rs. 1,12,950.

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Fujifilm FinePix T550: Slim and Stylish Long Zoom Digital Camera

FUJIFILM North America Corporation brilliantly comes up with the introduction of the new FinePix T550. This slim and stylish camera has a FUJINON 12x long zoom lens (24-288mm), and is thin enough to fit in your jeans or purse to take wherever you travel, or to just capture your everyday family life. This pocket friendly ultra-compact camera featuring 12x zoom, optical image stabilization and new advanced filter function makes the FinePix T550 a total hit.

It has the perfect combination of advanced features and ease of use, offering Optical Image Stabilization to help reduce camera shake and blurry images, and an Advanced Filter function for added creative expression. Additionally, its 16MP CCD sensor ensures that the highest image quality is captured every time and can be easily viewed on its bright 3” LCD screen.

“The FinePix T550 offers consumers a great combination of advanced features such as fast startup and auto focus speeds, and increased long zoom power to capture a wide range of photos, all in a stylish and affordable compact digital camera that fits in your pocket,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division. “Everyday photographers will enjoy these cameras for their ease of use and outstanding features like Optical Image Stabilization, HD movie capture, and the Advanced Filter.”

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Despite being ultra-compact (18.6mm), the T550 camera offers impressively wide subject coverage with its 12x FUJINON optical zoom lens, from 24mm (wide) to 288mm (telephoto), resulting in an expanded range of shooting situations. Fujifilm‘s proprietary high resolution technology ensures stunning, clear results at 24x Intelligent Digital Zoom. To reduce the problems like ‘camera-shake’ and ‘blurring of images’ – especially at maximum zoom lengths – the T550 camera employ Optical Image Stabilization to capture a photo as crisp as possible. This means, the camera can be used without the need of a tripod or other support. With OIS, you can capture sharp, colorful scenes even in low-light situations.

The FinePix T550 allows HD Capture with Fast Start Up for capture of stunning images. With a 16MP CCD sensor, the T550 camera can produce high-quality, low-noise images, even at sensitivities of up to ISO 3200. Stunning movies can be recorded at 720p, and still images with aspect ratios of 16:9 can also be achieved simultaneously. Movie recording can be started in an instant, thanks to the dedicated “Movie Recording Button,” and for the creative type of user, the camera also includes a number of advanced movie-editing features. In addition, the T550’s autofocus times are 20% faster than the previous model, the FinePix T400’s, so your camera is always ready when you are.

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Viewing images on the T550 is a pleasure with the smooth, easy-to-read vector fonts and the new high-resolution 3.0”/460K-dot LCD screen. Additionally, an Instant Zoom feature, which shows your composition area as well as the area outside your frame, and large buttons in a simple layout, helps users concentrate on composing, without ever losing sight of the big picture. Another exciting change in this year’s T-Series is that the battery now does not have to be removed for charging, as it can be connected via a USB cable to the power source.

The T550 also features a new Advanced Filter option that lets users enjoy a variety of photographic expressions. Choose from 6 creative patterns, including:

• Pop Color – great for boosting contrast and saturation
• Toy Camera – adds vignetting for a 70’s retro look
• Miniature – blurred top and bottom sections for a tilt-and-shift effect
• Partial Color – selects one color and takes the rest of the shot in black and white. (choose from red, purple, yellow, green, blue and orange)
• Soft Focus – create a soft focus effect
• Cross Screen – adds starbursts around bright objects

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FinePix T550 key features:

• 12x FUJINON optical zoom (24mm-288mm) with Optical Image Stabilization
• 16MP CCD sensor
• 24mm wide-angle
• 3.0” LCD screen Advanced Filter

• Individual shutter 3D
• Motion Panorama
• Easy to use GUI with large buttons
• 720p HD movie recording with dedicated “Movie Recording Button”
• Advanced video editing features
• Super slim and pocket-friendly (just 18.6mm)
• Battery charging via USB cable

The FinePix T550 will be available March 2013 at the price of $159.95 and will be available in black, white and red.

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FUJIFILM announces the latest addition to the popular rugged XP Series, the FinePix XP60

FUJIFILM North America Corporation comes up with the new FinePix XP60 which is an addition to the popular rugged XP Series that is also said to bring extra style and substance to its rugged outdoor series. The new XP60 uses an improved 16MP CMOS sensor for improved and excellent image quality, a reinforced 5x FUJINON lens and is Waterproof to 20ft (6M), Shockproof to 5ft (1.5M), Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and Dustproof. The XP60 also has a newly redesigned battery door lock with double seals for enhanced protection so that users are certain to get their most adventurous shots, all with an attractive camera body that is easy to use for the whole family.
“The new XP60 is the perfect outdoor digital camera for users who want to take great images every place that they go, whether it’s the beach, the park or the slopes, the XP60 can stand up to water, ice, drops and dust and get those adventurous pictures,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “And it’s truly designed for action with dedicated buttons for Burst Shooting Mode and full HD movie recording, as well as a traditional shutter button.”

 

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The FinePix XP60 delivers a Superior image quality as it uses an improved 1/2.3-inch 16MP CMOS sensor with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization to capture images that are sharp and clear, even in challenging low-light conditions. It also incorporates an internal 5x optical FUJINON zoom lens (28-140mm2) that allows users to get close to the action, even under water. And with its Intelligent Digital Zoom, the XP60 can double its zoom range to 10x while still offering optimum image quality.

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The FinePix XP60 has an excellent speed that users need to capture their fast action including two high speed shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max 10 frames) and an ultra-high speed continuous shooting at up to 60fps (max 70 frames in 16:9, S size only). The XP60 has a dedicated “Burst Mode Button” placed on the top of the camera that lets users switch to this mode instantly without having to fumble through menu options to activate, so you can capture even the fastest action.

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The FinePix XP60 allows users to shoot amazing action-packed HD videos delivering full HD 1080i (60fps) movie capture as well as a high speed movie recording at up to 240fps. The XP60 also features advanced in-camera movie editing including, “movie editing” and “movie join” to seamlessly pull together multiple video clips into a single movie.

 The XP60 has bright and vibrant 2.7” LCD monitor which has an anti-reflective coating that makes viewing images and data on the camera easy and crystal clear, even in bright sunlight. The screen features an automatic brightness adjustment feature which can be optimized to monitor brightness to account for ambient lighting, which saves battery power without sacrificing clarity.

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The XP60 features a new Advanced Filter option that lets users enjoy a variety of photographic expressions. The XP60 artistic effects include:

  • Pop Color – great for boosting contrast and saturation
  • Toy Camera – adds vignetting for a 70’s retro look
  • Miniature – blurred top and bottom sections for a tilt-and-shift effect
  • Partial Color – selects one color and takes the rest of the shot in black and white (choose from red, purple, yellow, green, blue and orange)
  • Soft Focus – create a soft focus effect
  • High Key – increases overall brightness and reduces contrast
  • Cross Screen – adds starbursts around bright objects

 FinePix XP60 key features:

  • Waterproof to 20ft/6m
  • Shockproof to 5ft/1.5m
  • Dustproof
  • Freezeproof to 14°F/-10ºC
  • 1/2.3-inch 16MP CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom (10x total using Intelligent Digital zoom)
  • CMOS-shift image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen with anti-reflective coating
  • Full HD movie recording and a dedicated “Movie Recording Button”
  • 10fps continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max 10 frames) with dedicated “Burst Mode Button”
  • High speed multi-frame processing – record two shots or more at different exposures and then combine them to achieve High Dynamic Range (HDR) shots with natural contrast that preserves details in the highlights and shadows.
  • Motion Panorama 360 – create a 360º panoramic shot by selecting the mode, pressing the shutter button and spinning around in a circle.
  • Individual Shutter 3D – create fun images with a 3D effect by combining two shots taken from slightly different angles.

The FinePix XP60 will be available in March 2013 at the price of $199.95, and will be available in yellow, blue, red and green.

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Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera, featuring all new APS-C X-Trans CMOS-II Sensor and EXR Processor II that deliver the World’s Fastest Autofocus Speed

FUJIFILM North America Corporation comes up with the new professional-grade Fujifilm X100S digital camera to its premium x-series, which features a new and technologically advanced APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor along with improved EXR Processor II. The X100S uses a bright FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens that delivers amazing image quality from edge to edge, all within a compact and superbly-built body.

The FUJIFILM X100S combines three high-performance Fujifilm components that together defy ordinary digital camera limitations, and gives photographers a uniquely-advanced professional digital camera experience. By using Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, EXR Processor II and FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens, the X100S is capable of the world’s fastest autofocus speeds of up to 0.08 seconds, and increases its image resolution by 25% and reduces noise by 30% over the first generation X100.

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“The new FUJIFILM X100S continues the remarkable tradition of the original FUJIFILM X100 which introduced the world to the X-Series in fall 2010,” said Go Miyazaki, president and chief operating officer, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Since then, the X-Series digital cameras have been enthusiastically received by photographers, and highly-acclaimed in the media for their outstanding image resolution, superior optics and superb build quality.”

The X100S features a high performance bright fujinon 23mm f2 fixed lens that consists of 8 elements in 6 groups, and includes a high-performance double-sided aspherical element and highly-refractive converging glass elements that delivers a high level of detailed performance with minimal aberration, excellent sharpness and beautiful color reproduction. The FUJINON lens also adds a proprietary HT-EBC coating to effectively control image flare and ghosting. Strength of the FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens is the soft, round-shaped bokeh that is achieved from the 9 blade lens diaphragm that also includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. Moreover, the FUJINON lens allows users to get as close as 3.94” from a subject in macro mode for stunning close-up shots.

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The X100S allows Advanced Digital Imaging with the help of New X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and New EXR Processor II. The X100S’s new X-Trans CMOS II Sensor is the successor to the original X-Trans CMOS sensor that features a unique, highly randomized color filter arrangement that removes the need for an optical low-pass filter, allowing it to maximize the amount of light it receives directly to capture much finer image details. The X100S effectively reduces noise by almost a full stop, even in low light shooting, to produce crisp images with minimal grain.

Using its newly-developed X-Trans CMOS II Sensor with built-in phase detection, the FUJIFILM X100S is capable of autofocus speeds as fast as 0.08 seconds, and together with the new EXR Processor II, delivers a start-up time of nearly 0.5 seconds and a shutter lag time of just 0.01 seconds with a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. The X100S is capable of a burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at the full resolution of 16.3 megapixels.

The X100S also features an Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that switches between phase and contrast detection, depending on the subject or scene, to achieve the best balance between speeds and focus precision.

And for the first time ever, the X100S now features a revolutionary Digital Split Image function that uses the X-Trans CMOS II Sensor’s built-in phase detection pixels to display dual images that can be manually focused by the user; and a new Focus Peaking function that highlights high contrast areas of subjects for precise focusing, so that users can achieve perfect focus every time.

Fujifilm introduced the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder with the original FUJIFILM X100 and improves upon that with the all new X100S’s high-definition Hybrid Viewfinder that allows users to switch between two viewfinder options: optical or electronic.

The optical viewfinder (OVF) shows subjects in the same natural bright clarity as seen with naked eye, while the electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows useful composition information including focus check, exposure, white balance and depth of field. This new viewfinder offers an easy-to-see magnification of 0.5 at a 23mm focal length and a horizontal apparent field of view of 26 degrees, while the all-glass construction uses high-refractive index glass to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion.

The electronic viewfinder uses a 100% coverage, extra high resolution, 2.36 million dot high definition LCD panel. It shows depth-of-field during macro shooting, as well as white balance settings, allowing users to accurately compose their shot while continuously looking through the viewfinder.

FUJIFILM X100S also provides Film Simulation Modes and Artistic Filters. To give users even more creative possibilities, the X100S also features Fujifilm’s proprietary Film Simulation Modes which includes ten film simulation options that replicate the results achieved by Fujifilm color reversal films (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA) and professional color negative films (PRO Neg. Std / PRO Neg. Hi), along with three B/W filter effects (Ye filter, R filter and G filter). The X100S also offers eight Advanced Filter functions for additional artistic functionality, including Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color, Soft Focus, High Key and Low Key.

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The X100S captures full HD video perfectly with a smooth rate of 60 frames per second. Together with a high bit-rate recording rate of 36Mbps, the X100S ensures that users capture every movement and sounds in crystal clear clarity, even in low-light conditions.

During video recording, users have access to many of the additional modes available in still image capture, including Film Simulations, white balance settings and even the Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus function for high-speed and high-precision focusing.

Following the tradition of the FUJIFILM X100, the all-new FUJIFILM X100S continues to prove that advanced digital imaging technology can come in a boldly-designed, premium-built body.

The X100S’s top and base parts are made of magnesium alloy to achieve a lightweight and resilient build, while the dials and rings have been milled from solid metal, with attention paid to the finer details such as finger grips for enhanced operability. The exterior is finished with synthetic leather, which is durable and resistant to the environment while offering the practical benefits of additional grip and comfort.

The menu system in the X100S receives Fujifilm’s latest Q “Quick” button feature that allows users to quickly call up a wide-range of frequently-used settings, and the programmable Fn (Function) button allows users to assign commonly-used functions at the touch of a button.

FUJIFILM X100S key features:

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus (with AF speed up to 0.08 seconds)
  • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • High Definition Hybrid Viewfinder (Optical + Electronic)
  • FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens
  • Revolutionary Digital Split Image display
  • Focus Peaking function
  • High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8” Premium Clear LCD (460K dots)
  • Super Intelligent Flash
  • Burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at full resolution (max 29 frames)
  • Artistic filters
  • Full HD video recording (60fps / 30fps)

 

FUJIFILM X100S Premium Accessories

  • Wide conversion lens WCL-X100
  • Quick Shot Leather case LC-X100S
  • Multiple flashes, including the EF-20 and EF-X20 with the guide number 20, and EF-42
  • External stereo microphone MIC-ST1

 

Pricing and availability of the camera has not been disclosed officially.

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Nikon 800mm f/5.6 VR Super Telephoto Lens launched at $17,900 Price Tag

We have told you about Nikon’s official announcement of manufacturing the 800mm f/5.6 VR Super Telephoto Lens in one of our previous posts. Now the word is out, Nikon has officially launched the giant lens with a price tag of $17,900.

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Nikon, in an official press release informed that there’s another venture to invest on apart from luxury cars or large bungalows, which is, buying this lens. The lens weighs around 4.59kg and is really feature studded. It is built for special purpose and hence it has been assigned with the features and building elements so special.

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR offers the longest focal length of 800 mm in the history of NIKKOR autofocus (AF) lenses, as well as a maximum aperture of f/5.6. Adoption of two fluorite and two ED lens elements has resulted in excellent rendering with effective reduction of chromatic aberration, superior resolution, and high contrast. In addition, Nano Crystal Coat makes for clear, consistent rendering with incredible ghost and flare suppression. When the teleconverter is used with this super-telephoto lens, the electromagnetic aperture enables stable exposure (AE) with high-speed continuous shooting. The lens is also equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism offering performance equal to an increase in shutter speed of 4.0 steps. This new lens enables certain capture of the perfect moment for professional sports and press photographers, as well as advanced amateurs who enjoy photographing birds and wildlife.

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The dedicated 1.25x AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED is supplied with the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. Together, a focal length of 1000 mm is achieved, making it the perfect combination for recording the dynamic movement or expressions of athletes from distances. The AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED is Nikon’s first teleconverter to be constructed with an ED lens element. It is designed specifically for use with the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR to ensure the same level of performance available when the lens is used alone for incredibly sharp images.

Main features of the monster lens is:

  • An FX-format compatible AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR with the longest focal length in the history of NIKKOR autofocus lenses.
  • Constructed of two fluorite lens elements. The lens is equipped with two fluorite lens elements used in IC steppers and scanners that require extreme precision. The superior transmissivity from the infrared to ultra-violet range demonstrates superior chromatic aberration compensation throughout the visible range.
  • Equipped with two ED lens elements for sharp rendering and superior optical performance.
  • Nano Crystal Coat effectively prevents the internal reflections that cause ghost and flare.
  • When the teleconverter is used with this super-telephoto lens, the electromagnetic aperture built into the lens enables stable exposure control with high-speed continuous shooting.
  • Equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism offering performance equal to an increase in shutter speed of approximately 4.0 steps.
  • A lightweight yet durable super-telephoto lens with the adoption of fluorite lens elements, which helps to reduce the weight of the lens significantly, and a magnesium alloy, which ensures strength and durability.

The lens will be available from the month of April 2013, and costs about USD17,900, which converts to about 12,000 Pounds (GBP) ,  13,250 euros or 1 million Indian Rupee (INR)!