After months of speculation, Nikon has finally announced the D800, the latest addition to the company’s DSLR lineup. After some flood-induced delays, the new full-frame camera will be available in March for $2,999.95, and it’s full of new features and upgrades. Rather than a lite version of the recently announced D4 like the D700 was to the D3, the D800 has a new angle: Nikon is aiming the new camera squarely at the Canon 5D Mark II, which has so far held something of a monopoly in the video world. Nikon thinks it can change that.
I was doing some camera homework on upcoming Nikon cameras and stumbled upon this “mammoth” camera. Jcphoto TV introduces to you the new Nikon D800. The new D800, they say, will pack 36 megapixels on a full frame FX sensor, and essentially forgo advances in low-light performance in order to produce a medium-cost studio camera instead of a lower-cost prosumer one. The rumored $4000 price puts it out of most enthusiasts’ reach, and the high megapixel count makes it less practical for sports and field photography.
Video will be 1080p/30, though they may add additional framerates. The LCD will be larger and brighter (likely with an improvement in resolution as well), and there will be two CF cards slots and one SD. The four frame per second burst speed won’t wow anyone, but I’m guessing that is a deliberate decision given the reassigned priorities. The release date is rumored to be November 24th, with an announcement on October 26th. It’s all speculation, of course, until the information is truly out there. And until the cameras are actually reviewed, the capabilities are merely theoretical. Patience is the word today for Nikon fans.
Announced this week is the new PX Series from Ricoh, a line of compact digital cameras that are water, dust, and shock-resistant. Its smoothed out, small form factor is a throwback at the Minox camera, a must-have tool for a spy on clandestine missions during the Cold War. However, its 28 mm (wide angle) to 140 mm (telephoto) zoom lens can do more than just focusing on top secret communiques. Its 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD monitor enable multiple angle viewing and ease of share among friends. With a 16-megapixel sensor and 1.4 second start time, no one will ever miss a moment. Comes in a range of fashionable colorways with additional protective slip-cases to match, the Ricoh PX is the “Mini-Me” of the camera world, a powerful tool in a fun package.
- 16-Megapixel CCD
- 28mm – 140mm Wide Angle to Telephoto Zoom Lens
- 2.7″ LCD Screen with 230,000 dots
- 1.4 second start time
- Fully Resistant to Dust, Water, and Shock