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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’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

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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

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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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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 70D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon recently has come up with the latest EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera that has been designed to Change the Way Photographers Capture Images and Videos to a great extent.  New Camera has replaced the previous EOS 60D and it comes four long years after the 60D, during which a huge amount has changed in the world of cameras. The high-performance, mid- range EOS 70D Digital SLR camera has incorporated advanced features for the  photo enthusiasts worldwide who have been looking for a step up from their entry-level digital SLRs featuring Newly-Developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology, Built-in Wireless Capability, 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and much More.

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The new EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is a game-changing DSLR model that incorporates advanced features for high-quality still and video capture and intuitive operation that allows photographers to evolve their creative vision from shooting still images to shooting moving images“, said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “This camera’s outstanding image quality combined with built-in wireless technology and popular creative functions and filters makes it easy to turn photos into works of art and share them immediately.

Focusing is one of the key highlights for the Canon EOS 70D. The camera provides an innovative new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for instant and precise focusing of video as well as still images. This is a different system from all other Canon cameras; the first of its kind. This newly-developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a phase-detection autofocus (AF) technology on the camera’s image sensor plane, enables users to shoot video with the new EOS 70D close to the quality of a video shot with a camcorder. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs a revolutionary CMOS sensor on which all of the effective pixels are able to perform both still imaging and phase-detection AF simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance over other EOS cameras during Live View shooting and when shooting video.

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Dual Pixel CMOS AF realizes advantages like exceptional tracking performance, shorter focusing times, and smoother auto-focusing during video shooting especially when compared with Canon’s conventional Live View AF systems. Now users can concentrate more attention on the subject and composing the photo when shooting because Live View shooting can be used in a manner similar to using the camera’s viewfinder, as simple as that! Dual Pixel CMOS AF also supports 103 models of EF lenses (including many earlier models), enhancing a photographer’s creative options as well as maximizing the benefit of Dual Pixel CMOS AF in a variety of situations.

The canon EOS 70D delivers superb still performance. It features a new 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor, Canon’s superb DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, as well as an extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25,600). With such great specifications, the EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is capable of producing sharp, detailed images, even in low-light conditions.

EOS 70D allows photographers to easily capture accurately even the fast moving subjects with features like high-speed continuous shooting of up to 7.0 frames per second (fps)  and 19-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point). In addition, the camera’s Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers optimized photos and offers outstanding scene detection for amazing results even when shooting in low light.

The EOS 70D also incorporates a 63-zone Dual Layer IFCL (Intelligent Focus, Color & Luminance) AE metering system which enhances accurate exposures by minimizing random metering errors caused by varying subject colors and light sources. Other useful features include a built-in Electronic Level Function, Manual WB settings and AF Micro-adjustment.

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The camera comes up with an extremely enhanced EOS Full HD Movie Mode for Professional Quality Video. With the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving object. Motor noise from the lens is significantly reduced in the camera so it will only capture the stereo sound of the scene being recorded. For added flexibility, the EOS 70D Digital SLR camera also features a built-in stereo microphone with manual audio level adjustment and an attenuator function to reduce audio clipping, an accessory jack for external stereo microphones and Video Snapshot mode with editing for expanded video shooting options. When users select the EOS Movie Mode, the EOS 70D offers the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD video up to 30 fps.

With an innovative range of in-camera imaging features such as High Dynamic Range, Handheld Night Scene, Multiple Exposure and HDR Backlight Control modes allow for expanded creativity. This way, the EOS 70D Digital SLR camera provides advanced amateur photographers and photo hobbyists looking to hone their creative and technical skills, a solid ground to enhance their creativity. The new camera is also equipped with built-in Image Resizing functions and RAW Image Processing.

Seven Creative Filters can be applied in Live View such as Art Bold, Fish-eye, Water-painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera and Miniature. Also, the users can preview the effect of the filter on the three-inch Vari-Angle Touch Screen monitor without having to shoot the image first.

All of these features, when combined with a high-resolution Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with intuitive touch controls featuring multi-touch operation and Touch AF, make it the ideal camera choice for photographers looking for the best in imaging technology.

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The EOS 70D Digital SLR camera’s built-in wireless transmitter offers users several connectivity options to easily share their images. With the download of the free EOS Remote app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store, users can connect to both IOS or Android smartphones and tablets to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from their camera to their device. They can also control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO from their smartphone. This camera also has the ability to connect directly to Canon’s IMAGE GATEWAY, making photos easily accessible and ready to share on social networking sites. In addition, the EOS 70D has the ability to connect wirelessly to computers, DLNA devices, Wi-Fi Certified Canon cameras and wireless PictBridge compatible printers, such as the PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Photo All-In-One printer model.

That Canon EOS 70D looks like a great new model in Canon’s mid-range. Although the exact Price and availability of Canon EOS 70D is yet to be announced by the company, The EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $1199.00 for the body alone and $1349.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens or $1549.00 bundled with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens in the US, which translates to approximately INR 95,000 across the Indian Subcontinent.

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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 100D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon has come up with the latest EOS 100D which is said to be world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR till now. The EOS 100D is a fully-featured, responsive DSLR that is really small and, light enough to take everywhere. The camera seems to be especially attractive for the professionals as well as the normal users who desire the best picture quality but at the same time a far less bulky and complex as SLR series.

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The Canon EOS 100D (also called the digital REBEL SL1 in North America) offers 18 megapixels which incorporates phase-detect autofocus technology and has 14 bit digic 5 processor. It offers features like ‘Hybrid CMOS AF II’ system with 80% frame coverage, a 3” Clear View capacitive touchscreen LCD screen, a 63-zone metering sensor, 9 AF points.

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Standard ISO setting of 100-12800 which is also expandable to 25600, allows shooting images that are low in noise but full of atmosphere. It provides the advantage of continuous shooting with 4fps speed which is quite appreciable. The 100D’s video mode offers 1080p Full HD recording at 24/25/30fps and 720p HD capture at either 50 or 60fps, with full manual control over exposure and gain.

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The new 18-55mm lens bears an STM suffix (which stands for Stepping Motor) to denote its improved performance in live view mode, and smoother, quieter focusing during video capture.

It works superbly with less complex buttons on the panel. Also, the touchscreen comes in useful when setting the autofocus point in live view mode and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during the viewfinder. The view finder still gives best results, with extremely fast performance from the primary 9-point autofocus sensor and photos captured every 0.5 seconds autofocus point in live view mode, and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during playback.

The attention grabbing feature of the camera is its “Simple operation with fantastic results”.

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Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto technology analyses the scene and sets the most appropriate cameras settings automatically. And a built-in Feature Guide teaches how to get the most from the camera as the user’s photography develops. Tracking and shooting fast moving subjects becomes effectively easier at 4 fps and advantage of nine AF points to focus swiftly and accurately, even with off-centre subjects is truly amazing.

The camera provides the facility to Capture Full HD movies. Shooting high-quality video at resolutions up to Full-HD (1080p) has become possible using this small camera. Control of exposure, focusing, sound and more can be taken. Video Snapshot mode is used to capture edited movie sequences in-camera. Hybrid CMOS AF II provides continuous focusing while shooting, ideal for keeping moving subjects sharp.

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Users can express their creative side with using one of the EOS 100D’s Creative filters. Extra Effect Shot captures a filtered and unfiltered shot simultaneously. Features like Grainy Black & White, Toy Camera, Miniature Effect and more can be chosen and also, the effect of each filter can be previewed before shooting.

The EOS 100D offers the facility of choosing various shooting modes. Theme-based Scene modes automatically choose the right camera settings for the subject of shooting. Options like Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Food and more can be chosen.

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The Canon EOS 100D is available (body-only) for £579.99 / €739.99 / $649.99 or in a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for £709.99 / €909.99 / $799.99. In India, it is available at Rs. 47500/- (Body only) and with 18-55mm kit lens its available at INR 53,995.

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Camera Showcase: Nikon D7100 Reviews, Specifications, Price

 Nikon D7100 | Review | Price | image | PixelBing

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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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)!

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Canon Launches a series of PowerShot Lineup at the CES 2013

Canon has always been known for great imaging products, whether it is their point and shoot digital cameras or the masses or the sophisticated high end cameras for the classes. Canon has been dominant with series of launches at the CES 2013 too, where it launched many new additions to the Powershot series of canon.

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First in the series is a new and entirely different design, the PowerShot N does steal a glance at its very first look. 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. We have discussed more on it in a separate post, so you can anytime scroll there for your interest. 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.

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Canon PowerShot N

 

Next in the series is the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS which houses a DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 3 inch LCD Screen that comes with an 8x-Optical Zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens, and 16-megapixel sensor. Just like the previous one, this PowerShot also houses the WiFi power. Not only this, the apple and Android users can also download Canon CameraWindow app2 from their respective app stores for a seamless wireless transfer of photos and videos from their camera to their mobile devices.

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PowerShot ELPH 130IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS will begin its sale from the US markets from February 2013 in $199. It will be launched with three different color options, namely red, grey and silver.

Apart from this, there has been an addition of two new cameras in its point and shoot range with Canon PowerShot A2600 and A1400.

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PowerShot ELPH 130IS

Canon PowerShot A2600 sports a 16-megapixel sensor and 5x-Optical Zoom 28mm wide-angle lens. The camera can also capture videos in 720p HD. This camera to is scheduled to be available in February for $149.99. It will come in five colour options – black, silver, red, blue and pink.

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PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400 comes with an optical viewfinder, 16-megapixel sensor with a DIGIC 4 Processor. It also has a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom and is equipped to capture HD Video. The PowerShot A1400 point and shoot digital camera is powered by two AA batteries and will retail for $109.99 starting February.
“Our new PowerShot models have advanced features that give photographers an enhanced high-quality imaging experience allowing them to fulfill their day-to-day photography needs, express their vision and tell their story with ease, at a great value,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communication Group, Canon U.S.A.

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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.

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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.

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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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iM1836, the first Android driven mirrorless interchangeable lens camera by Polaroid launched at CES 2013

At the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2013 in Las Vegas, the renowned camera maker Polaroid unveiled the world’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera which runs on Android Operating System.

Though the Nikon Coolpix S800c and the Samsung Galaxy Camera were the first android cameras to hit the market, the Polaroid iM1836 is different from botth of these cameras as it combines the finesse of interchangeable lens cameras such as the Nikon V1, J1, Nikon J2, Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Samsung NX300, etc and the most widely used and appreciated User Experience of the Android operating system.

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The camera runs on an android Jelly Bean (v4.1) and features a 3.5 inch touch screen and an SD card slot. The camera has the power of 18 megapixels, and comes with standard fitting of 10-30mm optical zoom lens as the kit lens. The camera can record full HD videos with ease too. The manufacturers have come up with a new tweak on the camera. Unlike conventional structures, the sensor is placed inside the lens instead of on the body, which is believed to reduce the contact of dust with the sensor.

“Throughout our 75 year history, Polaroid has been synonymous with innovation, creativity, and ease of use,” commented Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “We are continuing that proud tradition at CES this year with the launch of the iM1836. This compact, connected camera is the ideal pocket-sized device to capture and share all of your most precious moments.”

The camera has been showcased as a prototype at the CES, and is believed to hit the markets in the first quarter of 2013. The price tag this camera is decorated with reads out $399.