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Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon's woes with the EOS 5D Mark III go from bad to worse, with independent tests suggesting the core performance of its new 22-megapixel sensor is little improved from the 5D Mark II it replaces. Hot on the heels of Canon's embarrassing confirmation that the hardware design of the EOS 5D Mark III has a flaw that allows light into the body, testing by specialists DxO Labs indicate only minor advantages from the new model and - unlikely to help in the ongoing Canon vs. Nikon platform war - performance still lagging behind that of the D800.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 19, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 19, 2012

Get your morning started right with a few fresh reviews from the past few days - we've got not just a couple of smartphones that'll blow your mind, but a Bluetooth speaker to rock out with them on. We've got the HTC One S for T-Mobile review, the HTC One V review, and the Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker review as well. Meanwhile we've got a devastating loss on our hands - or rather, Nokia does: the entirety of China. They're also not doing so well in many other sectors with a $1.7 billion dollar loss in the first quarter of 2012. On a higher note, Spotify has had a giant update for Android for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Nikon D3200 targets DSLR newcomers with smartphone control

Nikon D3200 targets DSLR newcomers with smartphone control

Nikon has outed its latest digital camera, the D3200, a 24.2-megapixel consumer model targeting new DSLR buyers with its speedy low-light performance and Full HD video. Offering a DX-format CMOS, Nikon's EXPEED 3 image processor for up to 4fps continuous shooting, and 1080p HD, the D3200 also support's Nikons' new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter which turns a smartphone or tablet into a remote control, with image previews and remote shutter release.

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Nikon D800 takes on Canon 5D Mark III for video quality

Nikon D800 takes on Canon 5D Mark III for video quality

In the war to create the greatest handheld camera of the day, both Nikon and Canon have come out swinging with video-ready units under the names Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III. What we'd like to know is if the difference between video qualities on these units is one to be concerned about, and/or if it'll be a deciding factor in choosing one or the other to purchase brand new from the camera shop. Gizmodo's Michael Hession took the opportunity to film several scenes using both cameras with the same settings this week, and his results basically seem to bring the discussion to a head.

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D4 and D800 price climbs up to 10% after Nikon blunder

D4 and D800 price climbs up to 10% after Nikon blunder

Nikon has admitted that its upcoming D4, D800 and D800E digital cameras will cost significantly more than previously promised in the UK and Ireland, blaming a systems error for suggested retail prices out by as much as £490 ($777). In a statement today, Nikon UK confirmed that, rather than £4,799.99, the D4 would in fact be £5,289.99, while there are increases for the cheaper models as well. However, it's not all bad news for those who got in early on the pre-order list.

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Nikon D800 launch video uses Canon EOS-5D Mark II footage

Nikon D800 launch video uses Canon EOS-5D Mark II footage

Nikon recently unveiled one of its most sophisticated and high-end cameras to date, but there was a problem in the teaser video that it used to help showcase its power to consumers. Footage in the video wasn't actually from the camera it was advertising. Actually, as a matter of fact, it wasn't even from a Nikon camera. Can you say, "Oops"?

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Nikon D4 and D800 launch dates revealed

Nikon D4 and D800 launch dates revealed

This week the folks at Nikon France have made themselves the first to tell the world when the Nikon D4, D800, and D800E would be released. Their dates match up with the few tips and rumors we've heard before for US releases, so it appears that it's time to call it in: March 15th will start sales for the Nikon D4, March 22nd will be the first day the Nikon D800 will be available, and the D800E will be up for sale starting on the 12th of April. Each of these cameras have been announced previously without solid release dates in-tact.

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Nikon WT-5 WiFi dongle controls up to 10 D4 cameras at once

Nikon WT-5 WiFi dongle controls up to 10 D4 cameras at once

Nikon's WT-5 WiFi dongle has just been approved by the FCC and it's ready to bring some killer effects to the pro and semi-pro DSLR category. You can now achieve similar 360-degree cinematic effects like the ones made famous in The Matrix movies with the Nikon WT-5 dongle as it lets you control up to 10 of Nikon's latest D4 DSLRs at one time.

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Nikon confirms third new DSLR incoming

Nikon confirms third new DSLR incoming

Nikon has promised another new DSLR sometime in 2012, joining the freshly revealed D800 and D4, and while the company won't say exactly what is in the pipeline, its says its focus is improving the quality of existing models rather than adding new types of camera. The D800 and D700 will remain on sale alongside each other, general manager for marketing Nobuaki Sasagaki told Amateur Photographer, though a new Nikon is expected to make its debut later in the year.

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Nikon D800 pre-ordering frozen as demand surges

Nikon D800 pre-ordering frozen as demand surges

Demand for Nikon's D800 36-megapixel DSLR has apparently outstripped initial supply, with online retailers no longer accepting pre-orders for the much-anticipated FX-format camera. Sales of the D800 and its D800E low-pass filter-free sibling began shortly after the DSLR's announcement on Monday, ahead of their release in March and April respectively; now, though, pre-ordering has been frozen.

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