Nikon have outed their latest DSLR, the Nikon D3S, described as their FX-format flagship and packing a new CMOS 12.1-megapixel sensor. The D3S can shoot 720p HD video at 30fps and boasts a broad 200 to 12,800 ISO range (extendable to 102,400, in fact). LetsGoDigital have already played with it in the wild, and they're particularly impressed with the new 51-point AF system and the ability to grab screenshots from video clips as stills, all on-device.
If you're not impressed by the Canon EOS 7D's high-def performance, then how about an 1080p Nikon? According to Nikon Rumors, there's a 99-percent chance that the company will announce the Nikon D3s on October 15th. The new D3s, they claim, will offer not only 1080p Full HD video capture but 14fps continuous still shooting.
Nikon's pico-projector packing Coolpix S1000pj digital camera has finally arrived for sale in the US, priced at $429.95. Expected to begin shipping later this week, the S1000pj manages to squeeze not only a 12.1-megapixel camera with 2.7-inch LCD and 5x optical zoom, but a 10 lumen pico-projector capable of creating up to 40-inch images into a compact chassis.
The weekend is here again fellow geeks and geekettes so I am back with another week in review. Monday more rumors surfaced that has Apple launching that long anticipated tablet device this November. The rumors further claim that the tablet will be aimed at gaming and media use. Early this week Verizon cut the pricing on all its smartphones save a few of the new ones to $99. That makes us think lots of new smartphone hardware is on its way.
Nikon's Coolpix S1000pj projector-camera may only have got the official nod from the company this morning, but that hasn't stopped Stuff.TV from going hands-on with the 12.1-megapixel shooter already. They found the S1000pj to be surprisingly good fun, with the VGA quality from the pico-projector making up in communal usability what it lacks in visual fidelity.
Video demo of the S1000pj after the cut
Nikon have officially announced its new Coolpix range, including the pico-projector packing S1000pj first spotted yesterday. The Coolpix S1000pj has a 12.1-megapixel sensor, 5x wide-angle optical zoom and EXPEED digital processing as in the company's DSLR range, but most interesting is the 10 lumen LED integrated projector that can create up to 40-inch VGA-quality picture.
Having only been talking about Nikon's pico-projector-packing digital camera earlier on today, images of the digicam - plus three other upcoming point-and-shoots - have leaked. The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is the production version of the VP650 prototype, and packs a compact projector module in the center of its casing.
Nikon are tipped to be preparing a digital camera with integrated pico-projector, capable of not only snapping images but projecting them at up to a claimed 8 x 12 inches. The upcoming point-and-shoot, believed to be the Nikon VP650, was revealed in French photography magazine Chasseur d'Images.
It's not just Nikon's flagship D300S new today; the company has also unveiled an entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3000, aimed at getting new photographers addicted. The 10.2-megapixel camera uses an 11-point autofocus system, DX-format sensor and EXPEED image processing, but the most interesting feature for beginners will be the Guide mode. Not just an automatic setup, Guide mode promises to explain why different settings should be chosen; yes, that's right, it's a teacher trapped inside your DSLR.
Nikon have announced the D300S, its new DX-format DSLR flagship. The 12.3-megapixel DX-sensor camera has 51-point autofocus and can shoot 7 frames per second; however it can also record 24fps 720p high-definition video with contrast-detect AF (while in Tripod mode). Nikon have added a stereo microphone input and in-camera movie editing for clip trimming.
Never one to under-egg the photography pudding, Nikon have organized two separate press conferences in the upcoming months, first on July 30th and then another on August 4th. That's prompted speculation as to which two products might be imminent; the Nikon D300s, with its SD card slot, seems a likely candidate for one date, but there's less certainty about the second DSLR.