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Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Nikon’s new Point and Shoot Lineup COOLPIX S9500, P520 and L820 cameras with High Zoom capabilities

 

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With a mix of compact and super-zoom models, NIKON’s range of cameras S9500, P520 and L820 COOLPIX Cameras have made a brilliant and unique place in the photography world.  The range of these 3 Coolpix Cameras were introduced to show up brilliancy in many ways. Cameras are equipped with high power zoom lenses that would allow you to capture extremely beautiful clear images and videos taken from a wide range of distances. COOLPIX P520 camera provides as much as a surprising 42x zoom lens that amazingly imparts excellent performance in terms of clarity. COOLPIX S9500 combines impressive range with an ultra slim, pocket-size package and is equipped with a 22x zoom lens. Both of these have Wi-Fi connectivity feature. Now sharing pictures with your smartphone and even the social networking sites have become easier than ever before. COOLPIX L820 offers 30x zoom and has such an efficient and optimized design that makes it really simple and fun to use. The powerful lens and the user-friendly handling make these cameras worth being used by photography maniacs or even the commoners to capture anything, at any occasion excellently!

Nikon’s new long zoom COOLPIX cameras provide consumers with the chance to capture a diverse range of subjects and scenes, whether near the subject or at a distance”, said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Designed for the frequent traveler, the instant sharer, and the family memory keeper, these new COOLPIX cameras offer trusted Nikon technology, high image quality, Full HD video and a variety of other features that meet photographers’ needs.

 Camera Overviews:

CoolPix P520

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Having a closer look to the super-zoom COOLPIX P520 resembles last year’s P510 to a great extent although it is now compatible with Nikon’s optional WU-1a wireless mobile adaptor for on-the-go uploads. It has a 42x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens and an 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for an equivalent focal length of 24-1000m. So, if you are a user searching for best performance and versatility, here you get it! Not only this but, it also has a new Vibration Reduction image stabilization function to help smooth and blur-free images and videos ; videos can be captured at Full HD(1080p) resolution along with the facility of stereo sound. The 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD display allows you shoot images at unique angles, also allowing you enhance your creative skills in photography.

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CoolPix L820

Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Next in the series comes the very stunning and really cool COOLPIX L820. The compact COOLPIX L820 offers a high-power 30x zoom, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help keep shots steady and blur-free. It has super wide-angle lens, covering from wide-angle 22.5mm to super-telephoto 675mm. This provides you have the versatility to capture crisp, vivid images, no matter whether it’s close-up or a distant shot. The camera’s 3-inch monitor, ergonomic design, along with the convenience of AA-size batteries and a dedicated video button make it easy and fun for users to shoot comfortably. Thanks to a simple and intuitive interface, users can easily access a wide range of features, including Easy Auto Mode and Smart Portrait System, which enable them to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Glamour Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening for optimal portrait enhancements. The Nikon COOLPIX L820 finds itself fit for you to preserve all your family memories making each one of them really special.

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 CoolPix S950

Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Lastly, let’s have a look with the Nikon COOLPIX S950. This slim COOLPIX cam sports a 22x optical zoom (25-550mm) and is the perfect companion for you if you want capturing and sharing high-quality images and HD videos along with the sleek and super stylish package. This is surprisingly small enough to keep close in a shirt pocket or purse.  The S9500 features an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ideal for capturing low-light images with clarity and sharpness. It also sports a legendary NIKKOR lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) to minimize the effects of blur and camera shake. For those who want to capture their journey through video, this camera also offers Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound. Shooting clear images and videos while enjoying a long journey, was never so easy.  Additionally, a bright 3-inch OLED monitor assists users to clearly compose or view their recorded movies or captured images, even when in bright conditions. The COOLPIX S9500 also offers various shooting effects to enhance memories, including an upgraded Glamour Retouch function, Skin Softening and Quick Effects.

To enhance the user’s sharing capabilities when away from family and friends, the S9500 offers a built-in GPS function to provide you the ability to log your travels and share where you have been. In addition, the camera offers built-in Wi-Fi connectivity so images and videos can be shared while on the go by transferring them to a compatible smart device. It also enables users to remotely take photos with the camera from a compatible Smartphone or tablet. Really new advanced and great features indeed!

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Price and Availability:

The COOLPIX P520 is available for a price of $449.95 in Black, Red, and Dark Grey starting from February 2013 in American Markets. In India, it’s about Rs. 24000. The COOLPIX L820 is available at $279.95 in Black and Red in USA (Rs. 13798 in India), while the COOLPIX S9500 is available at price of $349.95 in Black, Silver, and Red in the United States (In India it costs about Rs. 18000).

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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.

XP60 Rugged shockproof waterproof dustproof camera by fujifilm | PixelBing

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.

XP60 Rugged shockproof waterproof dustproof camera by fujifilm | PixelBing
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.

Canon PowerShot N | CES 2013 | PixelBing

Canon Powershot N: Canon’s latest launch at the CES 2013

Canon has launched a very sleek and distractingly different camera model at CES 2013, the Powershot N. One look at this piece, and you stop there itself to analyse it more closely.

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The design is really unique what sets it apart from others. The camera has lost a lot of buttons and is on the verge of turning into a square cuboid shape rather than a regular conventional rectangular one. It houses an 8x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens, packaged with a 12.1- megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor. This camera is also capable of capturing videos in 1080p Full HD resolution, and has the WiFi feature for easy sharing of photographs online. This camera is little low on ISO capacities, ISO 80-6400.

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The camera has trimmed out a lot of buttons, and has not even a single button on the rear, everyting is controlled by the flip-out LCD touchscreen which can flip out to even 90 degree. There are dials at the front. Taking pictures on this camera needs a little expertise with this model. It’s little different, what I felt was strange rotating the dial for zooming in and out, and pushing the lens down for getting a click.

Talking about technologies, Canon came up with a new mode, called Creative Shot that intuitively analyses an image and automatically creates a series of five artistic photos of the original with varying composition, lighting and colour for an array of options and to help users in getting the best shot every time. The Canon PowerShot N has a built-in Hybrid Auto and Face ID systems, which enables the camera to automatically recognise and focus on familiar faces. It is expected to hit the market by April 2013 for a price of around $299, and will be available in two colour options, white and black.

Samsung NX300 lineup

Samsung NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 2D-3D flipping lens announced at CES 2013

The Korean electronics giant Samsung has probably been a head turning showcaser at the CES. From ultrabooks to ultra HD television sets, and flexible mobile phones and eight core processors, the company has been interestingly dominant at the CES 2013. What we are interested soulfully is the camera lineup, so we take you there to let you know what was the wonder this company came up with in the range of digital cameras in the CES 2013.

In the CES 2013, Samsung has announced the NX300 a new addition to the Samsung’s NX series of mirrorless cameras. The NX300 houses an entirely new 20.3 Megapixel APS-CMOS sensor, and a very wide ISO range ranging from ISO100 to ISO25600 is capable of capturing high quality images in all types of light conditions. Samsung also boasts about a new Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system. The camera is sure to be a blockbuster amidst the action photographers. It has shutter speed as fast as 1/6000sec and is capable of shooting continuous pictures at 8.6fps.

Samsung NX300 lineup
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Samsung has been working to come up with better imaging and one step forward success is the proof of its in-house developed DRIMe IV imaging engine which provides precisely detailed images and greater noise reduction. The camera shoots videos in 1080p full HD, and is WiFi enabled.

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Do not get knocked by the retro styling and buttons, the NX300 consists of a 84mm (3.31”) AMOLED touch screen with 768,000 pixels along with a tilt display which makes it easier to capture images from more angles. It also has a 5-way manual key interface. The camera has an intuitive Smart Mode that allows users to choose from 14 different settings, such as Creative Shot, Landscape, Light Trace or Action Freeze that automatically adjust parameters such as aperture and shutter speed in order to obtain the best shot possible for the desired situation. There is a new feature included, called the i-Depth, which is a part of NX Series’ i-Function system, which enables users to modify camera parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target.

Samsung NX300
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Now, coming to the biggest news associated with the NX300, Samsung has launched a compatible lens with the camera, though is sold separately, that enables the camera to shoot 3D images as well as 2D images with flip of just a single switch on the lens. Samsung 45mm f1.8 2D / 3D lens as they call it, is the world’s first one-lens 3D system for a consumer camera. For shooting 3D images, the lens works by using two LCD filters to project slightly ‘parallaxed’ images onto the camera’s sensor. It can shoot 3D videos as well as still images. Any 3D TV can efficiently be used for the 3D video playback.

Samsung NX300 3D lens
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Impressive, isn’t it? Regarding the verdict of availability of the NX300 camera, Samsung will ensure it hits the market shelves nearby March 2013 for a price bracket nearing $750 and will include a standard zoom lens. The 3-D lens will be sold separately at around $500 and will be available at the same time.

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Camera Showcase: Nikon D3200 Reviews, Specifications, Price

Nikon has delivered the best entry-level DSLR, the D3200 which seems to have replaced the best selling 3100. Although in actual, D3200 sits alongside with the D3100 with more premium options, rather than replacing it completely.

The most headline grabbing feature is the D3200’s 24.2 Megapixels DX format CMOS sensor (which was 14MP in D3100) which is a very high pixel count in Nikon’s entire range. This allows clicking dazzling clear, sharper and richer pictures even in low light. 24 million pixel sensors enable some creative image cropping while still keeping image resolution high. This gives a great option for those who don’t want to invest in a zoom or telephoto lens upto an extent.

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Apart from the higher resolution sensor, this compact light weight camera offers the Expeed 3 processing engine, which promises to deliver quicker processing, super-fast operation, exceptional image capture, in-camera filter effects and more. Along with this, a fixed screen display resolution of 921k pixels, upgrades in the form of newly added buttons and an enhanced rear LCD screen makes the D3200 a super-hit.

D3200 provides a wide ISO range of 100-6400 that allows shooting in very low light without a flash or in very bright light with zoom, macro, fixed focal length or wide aperture lenses. For extreme low-light situations, ISO can be set to Hi 1 and ISO 12800 equivalent sensitivity can be achieved successfully.

D3200 allows shooting Full HD 1080p movies in any light. It offers improvements over the D3100 as a more serious video capturing device as it offers manual control over both shutter speed and aperture (on the D3100 you could only fix the aperture before recording). Also there is a connector for an external microphone which allows recording excellent stereo sound.

D3200 also provides an option to add an affordable Wi-Fi transmitter, with which the masterpieces can be shared instantly with smartphones and tablets.

In the Nikon D3200, new Guide Mode is a new feature added in the mode selection panel, designed to help users to achieve the best possible image quality without having much amount of photographic knowledge. It allows learning the camera’s key features and controls while shooting. This Enhanced Guide Mode helps user to master the camera in a surprisingly easy way.

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The Guide Mode on Mode Dial

For optimising the camera settings for the scenes, one from the six common Scene Modes (like Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Macro and more) can be chosen for flawless and extra ordinary results even in demanding circumstances. While the Live View is being used, Scene Auto Selector automatically sets the D3200 for the most suitable Scene Mode for the situation. The highly accurate 420-pixel RGB sensor optimizes the shot accordingly.

Other features of D3200 like active D-lighting, distortion correction, 11-point auto focusing system, white balance etc makes the camera worth using at a professional level. Active D-Lighting is Nikon’s dynamic range expansion option, which is designed to maintain shadow detail without blowing the highlights in high contrast scenes. The distortion correction does an excellent job in eliminating a large portion of distortion. The D3200′s 11-point Autofocusing System is as fast as it is precise. The camera’s automatic white balance system does a good job of measuring the scene thus produces the most accurate results.

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The camera costs Rs.47,450 (with AF-S 18-105mm VR Kit Lens), Rs. 36,450 (with AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens) and Rs. 30,750 (Body only) in India and $699.95 in USA.

 

The detailed specifications as per Nikon Official Website are given below

Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.2 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.7 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
6,016 x 4,000 (Large)4,512 x 3,000 (Medium)3,008 x 2,000 (Small)
File format
NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressedJPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compressionNEF (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 (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 pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.8 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
18 mm (-1.0m-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
Lens
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
Speed
1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release
Release mode
Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick-response remote, Quiet shutter release
Frame advance rate
Up to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 – 9 exposures
Exposure
Metering
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frameSpot 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 EVSpot metering: 2 – 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
CPU
Mode
Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation
-5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
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 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Focus
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
Flash
Built-in flash
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-upP, 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, 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
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
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Live View
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
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1,920 x 1,080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, (fine)high/normal1,280 x 720, 60p/50p, (fine)high/normal640 x 424, 30p/25p, (fine)high/normalFrame 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
Monitor
7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160°; 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, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
Video output
NTSC, PAL
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 125 x 96 x 76.5 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 505 g (1 lb 1.8 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 455 g/1 lb (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0 – 40°C (+32 – 104°F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E17 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference CD
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Camera Showcase: Nikon D5200 Reviews, Specifications, Price

Nikon has brilliantly come up with the new F-mount DLSR camera, the D5200, that has appeared to improve on the D5100 by offering various upgradations. The camera seems to have more advanced features like the upgraded brilliance of 39-point AF system, that provides exceptionally precise focus and an extra ordinary performance,  and the 2016-pixel RGB color sensitive metering sensor ( which was 420-pixel in D5100), brings an appropriate and accurate screen brightness. The imaging sensor also got a huge revolution bump, from 16.2 (in D5100) to 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensing. It provides an ISO sensitivity range from 100-6400 and can be boosted up to ISO 12800-25600. The D5200’s new sensor is complemented by EXPEED 3 image processing that provides higher speed, improved colour reproduction and noise reduction.

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The outstanding image quality enables full HD 1920×1080 movies.  For extra-ordinary sound the D5200 captures audio in stereo with built in microphone. The 921k pixel 3” vari-angle TFT monitor and 170 degrees viewing angle makes it flexible to shoot from different angles and perspectives.

Nikon-D5200 rear | Pixelbing

All in all, the D5200 is a great upgraded version for those who love it crispier, and resolution enthusiasts alongwith greater frame rates and some action photography. The D5100 is itself a serious challenger in the entry level DSLR segment and produces superb images with a great quality. The D5200, with an upgraded processor, bigger sensor, better metering, and enhanced dynamicity is a good buy for solely on purpose stuffs.

The camera is priced at Rs.57,950 (with AF-S 18-105mm VR Kit Lens), Rs. 46,950 (with AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens) and Rs. 41,450 (Body only) in India and will be available in the US till January 2013.

The Camera’s detailed Specifications are as follows

Type
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
Effective pixels
24.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.71 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
6000 x 4000 (Large)
4496 x 3000 (Medium)
2992 x 2000 (Small)
File format
NEF (RAW): 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
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.78 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
17.9 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-1.7 – +0.7 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
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
Speed
1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release
Release mode
Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3, quiet shutter release; interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rate
Up to 3 fps (L) or 5 fps (H)
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Exposure
Metering mode
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G 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 EVSpot 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; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
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 – 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 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 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
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, 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, 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
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
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Live View
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
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)*, high/normal
1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/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), 60i, and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p, 50i, and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
* 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
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400
Monitor
Monitor
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 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, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
Video output
NTSC, PAL
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal
Wireless remote controller: WR-R10 wireless remote controller (available separately)Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 129.0 x 98.0 x 78.0 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 555 g (1 lb 3.6 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 505 g/1 lb 1.8 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-EL14 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, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, User’s Manual

Source: Nikon Asia Official Website

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Samsung Galaxy Camera launched in UK, due for launch in Indian Subcontinent in mid November

Imagine a camera with powers of clicking a picture and instantly sharing it on social networking sites, editing and transferring. With the Galaxy Camera, the world of new possibilities has been opened in the United Kingdom (UK). The camera has been launched in UK at a price tag of £399 including VAT.

Samsung Galaxy Camera | Pixelbing

From the camera point of view, the Galaxy camera houses a 16.2 megapixel BCI CMOS sensor, 21x optical zoom, f/2.8 aperture, 23mm focal length, 8GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, and is packed with 10 preset modes having different ISO, shutter and aperture settings for clicking pictures in different environments, namely:

  • Macro
  • Rich Tone
  • Action Freeze
  • Waterfall Trace
  • Light Trace
  • Beautiful Sunset
  • Blue Sky
  • Natural Green
  • Silhouette
  • Vivid Fireworks

As far as the extra-camera features are concerned, the camera runs on a 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor, features a 4.77 inch HD touchscreen display, and runs on an Android 4.1 (Jellybean) operating system. The camera has connectivity features like 3G, Wifi, as well as Bluetooth v4.0, and gives a strong competition to the Coolpix S800c, the first android powered camera by Nikon.

Samsung Galaxy Camera | Pixelbing

 

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

Coolpix S800c: The First Android Powered Camera by Nikon

Smartphones are evolving day by day, alongwith newer enhancements, they are also getting powerful upgrades on their built in cameras, which is a serious issue to worry upon for the camera manufacturers. To give a serious competition to the smartphone manufacturers, Nikon has housed the green robot from google that is virally popular globally, known as android in its latest launch Coolpix S800C. It is Nikon’s first Android powered camera which features a gingerbread (Android 2.3) Operating System, alongwith connectivity options such as WiFi.

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

Imagine waiting for a shot, and playing angry birds or fruit ninja on the same device till then, or even managing to have a skype video call. Once a picture is taken, editing and sharing it instantly with instagram on facebook, twitter, etc. The S800C does it all with the android power.

The camera is good with the operating system, and the backside just seems like a touchscreen smartphone. It has a 3.5 inch WVGA OLED touchscreen, wifi, Bluetooth and GPS for providing smarter connectivity options and for easy image share, along with 2GB of internal memory, out of which only about 700mb is meant for the applications. Provision of expandable external SD card storage is also present.

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

From the camera’s perspective, it houses a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 25-250mm equivalent F3.2-5.8 lens, 10x optical zoom, upto 8fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 1080p 30fps video recording.

Overall, the camera is a good attempt for smartphone killing, but it has more entered to kill the fancies, and none of serious photography. Processing is slower, hence in serious photography, one does need a good responsive screen display as well as shooting which somehow lacks. The battery life, since being ‘wasted’ for running features like GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, the Android OS and Apps is greatly compromised. Responsiveness is an issue with the camera, and lots of work needs to be done upon it.

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Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

 

The smart-camera is available for a price of USD $349.95 in USA, £219 in Europe and for Rs. 20,950 in India. Its keenly priced for a fancy camera with such functionalities, though for serious photography, I would recommend going for some hybrid camera available in this range.

Other Details/Specifications are given below (Source: Nikon official site)

 

 

Product name
Product name
COOLPIX S800c
Type
Type
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels
Number of effective pixels
16.0 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 16.79 million
Lens
Lens
10x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length
4.5-45.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-250 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/3.2-5.8
Construction
8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification
Digital zoom magnification
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1000 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Vibration reduction
Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (still images)
Lens shift (movies)
Motion blur reduction
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.0m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to infinity (at a wide-angle zoom position beyond the triangle mark)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking
Monitor
Monitor
8.7 cm (3.5-in.), widescreen, OLED monitor (touch panel) with anti-reflection coating, approx. 819k-dot, 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual image)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual image)
Storage
Media
Internal memory
Spaces available for saving images: approx. 1.7 GB
Spaces available for saving applications: approx. 680 MB
(varying depending on the country or region)
SD/SDHC memory card
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF compliant
File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Movies: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)
Image size (pixels)
16M (high image quality) [4608 x 3456(fine)]
16M [4608 x 3456]
8M [3264 x 2448]
4M [2272 x 1704]
2M [1600 x 1200]
VGA [640 x 480]
16:9 (12M) [4608 x 2592]
16:9 (2M) [1920 x 1080]
Shooting Modes
Shooting Modes
Easy auto, Auto, Scene(Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Special effects, Smart portrait, Movie
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting
Single (default setting), Continuous H (images are taken at a rate of about 8 fps), Continuous L (up to 18 images are taken at a rate of about 1.4 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 120 fps or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (25 frames are captured at a speed of about 60 fps or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie
Movie
HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 240 fps: 320 x 240, HS 120 fps: 640 x 48, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO 125-1600
ISO 3200 (available in auto mode)
Exposure
Metering mode
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter
Shutter
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed
1/2000-1 s
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture
Aperture
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Range
2 steps (f/3.2 and f/6.4 [W])
Self-timer
Self-timer
Can be selected from 10 and 2 second durations
Built-in flash
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5-5.6 m (1 ft 8 in.-18 ft)
[T]: 1.0-3.1 m (3 ft 4 in.-10 ft)
Flash control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol
Mass storage
HDMI output
HDMI output
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal
I/O terminal
Digital I/O (USB)
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
GPS
GPS
Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources
Power sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time
Charging time
Approx. 4 hours (with Charging AC Adapter EH-69P when battery is fully discharged)
Battery life *
Still pictures
Approx. 140 shots when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 111.4 x 60.0 x 27.2 mm (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight
Weight
Approx. 184 g (6.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN)
Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol), WPS 2.0 (certified compliant with Wi-Fi Alliance standards), ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
Communications protocols
IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK,
IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Range (line of sight)
Approx. 60 m (65 yd) (varies with location)
Operating frequency
2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Data rates (actual measured values)
IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g: 20 Mbps
IEEE 802.11n: 25 Mbps
Security
WPA/WPA2/WEP
Access protocols
Infrastructure
Bluetooth
Standards
Bluetooth (ver.2.1+EDR)
Profile
A2DP
System
Processor
Coretex-A9
Memory
Internal storage: 4 GB
RAM: 512 MB
Operating system
Android 2.3.3
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with Terminal Cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6
Optional accessories
Optional accessories
Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F

Here’s an official introductory video of the Android powered Coolpix

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Camera Showcase: Nikon D800 – All about the new 36 Megapixel Monster by Nikon

Nikon is fighting really hard to make itself superior in the new year of 2012.  It can clearly be seen from the launches being made by the photography giant. In only the few span of days from commencement of 2012, Nikon has already launched about 20 products (which includes DSLRs, compacts and accessories), and finally with something that really gets the eyes on. This is a 36 megapixel Full Frame DSLR by Nikon, the D800. The D800 has many upgrades over the D700, and houses many of the features of the newly launched D4, in a comparatively cheaper price (almost half the price) and a lighter body than the D4.

Nikon-D800 | PixelBing
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The D700 did not contain a video mode, but after taking inspiration from the big brother D4, the D800 houses a Full HD video functionality. This camera can easily record 1080p videos at different frame rates of 30, 25, 24 fps, but the interesting feature that is eye catchy at this range is shooting capability of slow-motion flicks at 720p with frame rates of 60fps, and 50fps.

The full frame monster includes the same EXPEED 3 processor, 91k pixel metering system with the FX format and 51 autofocus points as were present in the D4. The camera has got a great ISO sensitivity range ranging from -2 EV to ISO 25600. Like the D4, and unlike the D700, the D800 incorporates dual memory card slots, the Compact Flash and the SD format. Compared to the D700, the body is more compact, and the buttons, specially the shutter button is repositioned for better ergonomics.

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Nikon has also launched another model, D800E. The D800 will be a standard edition, whereas the special craft D800E is targeted for people working in studio and fashion environment. The D800E has no other specific change, except the anti-aliasing filter being removed. Surprising fact, the removal of a standard part adds up to the price by about £400. Removing the filter potentially increases greater detail capturing in the camera, but on the other hand also increases the possibility of false colour or moiré patterns.

In a layman comparison, the D3 and D3x with 24 megapixel power are quite bulky, and even lack inbuilt flash, hence incompatible for outdoor usage, as well as quite costly compared to the D800. Hence, the D800 is a great buy at this price range for the variety of features provided. A few of them are discussed here in a quick review, with the detailed specifications provided in the end of the article.

  • 36.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor (7360 x 4912 pixels) (35.9 x 24mm sensor size)
  • Nikon EXPEED 3 image processing engine
  • ISO 100-6,400 with expanded range from 50 to 25,600
  • 3.2 inch 921,000 pixel LCD screen with 170-degree viewing angle and auto brightness
  • 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps (1920 x 1080) and 720p 24/25/30/60 fps
  • Up to 6fps continuous shooting (DX mode) and 4fps FX
  • Self-cleaning image sensor (vibration of low pass filter)
  • Live View/movie shooting switch
  • Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000 sec
  • Shutter rated to 200,000 actuations cycles
  • Built-in intervalometer
  • Electronic virtual horizon
  • 100% coverage optical viewfinder with 0.7X magnification with diopter adjustment
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System (3D Color Matrix Meter III)
  • JPEG: fine, normal, basic compression
  • DX-crop mode (1.5X) 15.3MP (4800 x 3200 pixels)
  • 1.2-crop mode (1.2X) 15.3MP (6144 x 4080 pixels)
  • 51-point AF system with face recognition (Advanced Multi-Cam 3500 AF)
  • 91,000 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • Dual memory card slots: SecureDigital (SD/UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC) and CompactFlash (UDMA-7)
  • High-speed USB 3.0 transfer
  • Uncompressed HDMI video out 8 bit (4:2.2), headphone out, audio in.
  • Weather sealed Magnesium alloy body
  • Integrated pop-up flash, Creative Lighting System with Command Mode
  • Battery: EN-EL15
  • Shots per charge 850 (CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 inches (146 x 123 x 81.5 mm )
  • Weight: 900g (without battery and media card)

The D800 is available with the following indicative prices:

  • $2,995 (US dollars)
  • ¥268,200 (Japanese Yen)
  • €2,899 (Euros)

Check out the two videos from the Nikon Officials below, followed by a table describing the detailed information about the product:

 

Camera Details

Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
36.3 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels
36.8 million
Dust-reduction System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
FX (36 x 24) image area: 7,360 x 4,912 (L), 5,520 x 3,680 (M), 3,680 x 2,456 (S)1.2x (30 x 20) image area: 6,144 x 4,080 (L), 4,608 x 3,056 (M), 3,072 x 2,040 (S)DX (24 x 16) image area: 4,800 x 3,200 (L), 3,600 x 2,400 (M), 2,400 x 1,600 (S)5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area: 6,144 x 4,912 (L), 4,608 x 3,680 (M), 3,072 x 2,456 (S)FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,720 x 3,776 (L), 5,040 x 2,832 (M), 3,360 x 1,888 (S)DX-format photographs in movie live view: 4,800 x 2,704 (L), 3,600 x 2,024 (M), 2,400 x 1,352 (S)Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
File format
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
TIFF (RGB)
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
Can be selected from 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; Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
Dual card slots
Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; 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
FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
1.2x (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 -+1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S 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 Micro-NIKKOR lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M 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.
Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/8000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, 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, Continuous low speed, Continuous high speed, Quiet shutter-release, Self-timer, Mirror up
Approximate frame advance rate
With EN-EL15 batteries – Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps – Image area: DX/1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fpsOther power sources – Image area: FX/5 : 4; CL: 1-4 fps, CH: 4 fps – Image area: 1.2x; CL: 1-5 fps, CH: 5 fps – Image area: DX; CL: 1-5 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
Exposure
Metering
TTL exposure metering using 91K (91,000)-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% 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
Exposure mode
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation
-5 -+5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Exposure bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Flash bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
White balance bracketing
2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3-5 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, 1/2, or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or 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
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/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); predictive focus tracking automatically activated 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
Manual pop-up with button release and a Guide Number of 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91K (91,000)-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
Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation
-3 -+1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks for 3 s 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; 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
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), 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
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 pActual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
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
Movie options
Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor
Monitor
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, highlights, histogram display, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector)
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Can be used to connect optional remote control, GP-1 GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack
Optional MB-D12 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or eight 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. 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm (5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 1,000 g (2 lb 3.3 oz) with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 900 g/1 lb 15.7 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25 battery charger (AC wall adapter supplied only in countries or regions where required), Strap (AN-DC6 for D800, AN-DC6E for D800E), UC-E14 USB cable, USB cable clip, BF-1B body cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BM-12 monitor cover, ViewNX 2 installer CD
    Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F).

Source: Nikon Official