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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 AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/.8G Announced As New Affordable Macro Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/.8G Announced As New Affordable Macro Lens

Nikon announced a new lightweight and affordable macro lens for DX-format shooters called the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens. The new glass is versatile and ideal for extreme close-ups as well as general portraiture and HD movies with stunning sharpness and flattering bokeh.

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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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Nikon D5100 DSLR packs ISO 102,400, Full HD, built-in effects

Nikon D5100 DSLR packs ISO 102,400, Full HD, built-in effects

Nikon's latest DSLR is official, the D5100, promising Full HD video recording, 16.2-megapixel stills, and fancy features like in-camera HDR photography, ISO 102,400 for extreme low-light shots, and effects like selective color sampling. The Nikon D5100 also gets the company's EXPEED 2 engine, along with a vari-angle 3-inch monitor and 4fps continuous shooting.

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Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Intel name-checked a number of storage and A/V companies on board with Thunderbolt and expecting to release products using the new 10Gbps port found on the early 2011 MacBook Pro, but we're already hearing other rumors about potential adopters currently flying under the radar. According to Nikon Rumors's source, the Nikon D4 will be the first DSLR to offer Thunderbolt as a connection option.

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Nikon P300 promises image quality in any light

Nikon P300 promises image quality in any light

It can be hard to get a decent photograph in dark or really bright environments. The image ends up too dark or too bright and detail is lost. Nikon has a new camera that is called the P300 that is perfect for people that want to be able to take good photos in any lighting condition.

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Nikon Coolpix P500 puts the mega in megazoom

Nikon Coolpix P500 puts the mega in megazoom

Zoom on a camera is like download speed for your internet connection, you can always use more. I want to be able to zoom in on my kid from the back of the auditorium and get good image quality. Nikon has a new point and shoot that will let you zoom in from a long way away from your subject called the P500.

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Nikon patent surfaces for lens with manual and motorized zoom

Nikon patent surfaces for lens with manual and motorized zoom

The video quality you can get from a DSLR that can record video in HD is very impressive giving the capability to make really good photos and video with one go. The catch that some are finding when they are trying to make pro level video with the DSLR is that it's hard to zoom smoothly in manual zoom mode that DSLR cameras support.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 30 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 30 2010

You sassafrass you, NOOKcolor! Last night we spoke about how NOOKcolor had been rooted and presented to you the final chapter in our "A Week With" reviews of that device, but what's this?! I snuck another one in on ya! A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future. Then there's news about how NOOKcolor saved B&N's butt financially this year, and the iPad responds with a magazine - it's got TRON on it! Maybe not a direct response, and I know it's released by Richard Branson, but, you know, but I don't think iPad is worried about the B&N competition. Then we've got some Farmville news and some NASA news about what might be aliens - this expressing the range of information we present here at the R3 Media Network. ALL THIS AND MORE on the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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High-Speed 500MB/sec CompactFlash next-gen standard proposed by Sony, Nikon & SanDisk

High-Speed 500MB/sec CompactFlash next-gen standard proposed by Sony, Nikon & SanDisk

Sony, Nikon and SanDisk are pushing for a new high-speed memory card format, which would replace CompactFlash in future digital cameras and camcorders. The unnamed new format would mark a switch from PATA to PC Express, and theoretical transfer speeds of up to 500MB/sec from the current 167MB/sec maximum. Meanwhile it would also allow for cards greater than 2TB in capacity.

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Nikon D7000 gets early unboxing as Best Buy start selling [Video]

Nikon D7000 gets early unboxing as Best Buy start selling [Video]

Nikon's D7000 DSLR isn't expected to go on sale for a few days yet, but it seems Best Buy can't quite help themselves; the lure of taking money from customers' wallets when there's perfectly good stock sitting around in warehouses is too great, and so we've got the first two unboxing videos from lucky D7000 owners Geoff and PanicInJune.  The 16.2-megapixel camera isn't exactly brimming with surprise inside the box, but it's always nice to get a sneak preview.

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