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Nikon D3 camera costume really works

Nikon D3 camera costume really works

If there's one thing I like about Halloween, it's the ability of ordinary every-day inventors to create designs that not only work, they fit on their person. That's what's happened here with a dude named Tyler Card and his fully functional custom-made camera costume. Photos go in the front, photos get displayed on the back. Is this the ultimate all-time best-ever camera enthusiast costume? Or is it just super neato?

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Nikon 1 J1 now available for pre-orders at Target

Nikon 1 J1 now available for pre-orders at Target

The Nikon 1 Series J1 and V1 are the company's very first mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras similar to the Micro Four Thirds cameras that we've seen from Olympus and Panasonic. However, the Nikon offerings have a smaller sensor but are touted as being much faster at image processing. The cameras debuted last week and the more affordable J1 model is now available for pre-orders on Target.com.

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Nikon defends 1 Series sensor size compromise

Nikon defends 1 Series sensor size compromise

Nikon has defended its design decisions behind the company's new 1 Series V1 and J1 interchangeable lens cameras, arguing that a smaller sensor was a necessary compromise considering the software crunching included. Although smaller than what you'd find in a Micro Four Thirds camera, Nikon UK product planning manager Ken Kusakari told Amateur Photographer, the CMOS sensor in the 1 Series allows for faster image processing and features like Smart Photo Selector.

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Nikon J1 and V1 1 Series interchangeable lens cameras debut

Nikon J1 and V1 1 Series interchangeable lens cameras debut

Nikon has announced the first two interchangeable lens cameras in its new 1 Series range, the Nikon J1 and Nikon V1, the company's take on the mirrorless system. Each packing a 10.1-megapixel sensor, capable of 1080p Full HD video recording, the J1 and V1 use the new 1 NIKKOR lens system and will be offered with a choice of four lenses to begin. There's 100-3200 (6400 Hi-1) ISO support and Nikon's EXPEED 3 processor, along with a hybrid autofocus system that the company claims is the world's fastest.

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Nikon J1/V1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras imminent

Nikon J1/V1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras imminent

Nikon will reveal its first mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras tomorrow, Tuesday September 21, according to the latest leak from the company. Two versions will apparently be announced, according to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon V1 and Nikon J1, each with a 10.1-megapixel sensor, 100-3200 ISO range and a 3-inch LCD display. Impressively, both will apparently support up to 60fps still image capture and 400fps VGA video capture.

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Nikon outs six new Coolpix cams

Nikon outs six new Coolpix cams

I mentioned this morning already that Sony has unveiled its new DSLR and other cameras. Nikon is also showing off some new point and shoot digital cameras in the Coolpix family. The new cameras include the Coolpix P7100, AW100, S1200pj, S8200, S6200, and the S100. The P7100 is a 10.1MP camera with a 3-inch rear LCD. The lens is a 7.1x optical zoom unit with wide-angle. The camera has full manual controls with dials and will be shipping in September for $499.95.

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NASA gives details on what camera hardware hides under the crazy looking photo rigs astronauts use

NASA gives details on what camera hardware hides under the crazy looking photo rigs astronauts use

We have talked about some of the high-end camera gear that astronauts take into space with them for shooting photos. The last time I mentioned cameras in space was when an Italian astronaut had to let a bunch of his camera gear burn up on re-entry. I thought that none of the camera gear came back to earth once it went into space, but apparently, some of NASAs gear does.

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Nikon shows off wild looking prototype and concept cameras

Nikon shows off wild looking prototype and concept cameras

Nikon isn’t exactly a company I associate with out there designs and concept devices. The company does design some though and has several concepts and prototypes on display in France at the Hello Demain exhibition. The first of the concepts in the photo below is a very interesting looking camera that has more than just interchangeable lenses. Apparently the camera has interchangeable LCD, lens, and grips to customize the camera to your needs. That is a cool idea, we can customize the lens to our needs with a DSLR, why not the rest of the camera too.

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Nikon DSLRs allowed to burn up on reentry by Italian astronaut

Nikon DSLRs allowed to burn up on reentry by Italian astronaut

Space flights are expensive. No one will argue that point with each launch costing whatever government is footing the bill millions of dollars. The last Endeavour flight was a big deal so Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli had brought along some high-end camera gear from Nikon to take some epic photos of the Endeavour docked with the ISS. The photos were taken from a distance of about 600-feet from the ISS. I don't even want to think about how fast Nespoli and the ISS were hurtling around the planet when he was shooting the pics.

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