Android-Powered Coolpix s800 is Smarter than the Average Camera

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With the evolution of smartphones with reasonably high-quality picture taking abilities built right in though, the compact camera market has begun to look less and less appealing. According to Nikon Rumors, the upcoming Coolpix S800 is planning to do something about this by bringing out of the first truly major smart camera.

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The $160,000 1970 Nikon Fish Eye

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Imagine the idea of a lens that can look behind itself, that’s exactly what a Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f2.8s can do, delivering a viewing angle of 220-degrees. So what’s this new technology and when did it first arrive? It isn’t new at all actually, the fisheye lens was first introduced at the Photokina trade show in Germany, in the year 1970. This thing is huge, 7-inches long and 10-inches in diameter, wit ha weight over 11 pounds. Imagine trying to comfortably hold this thing while taking a photo.

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Nikon Coolpix P510 Sports (42x) 1000mm Zoom

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The amateur shutterbug in us all have at one point or another wished we had one of those big zoom lens DSLRs to capture a nice eagle in the distance, a bit beyond the abilities of our point-and-shoot cameras don’t ya think?

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Sony Adopts XQD Flash Memory Card Format

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Sony has a long history of pushing their proprietary formats for many things that otherwise (and outside of Sony) become more or less standardized. A good example of this Sony approach is their Memory Stick format that has irked quite a large number of Sony fans who wished at times that the Japanese company might be a bit more lenient and include SD memory card support in some of their devices. Well, it didn’t happen this time, too. At least, not for SD Card format.

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Nikon D3100 14.2 megapixel DSLR with HD Video makes a friendly, learning experience

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The latest DSLR from Nikon is the D3100, an interesting configuration of HD video 1080p recording, with a bunch of automated guide features. Nikon seems to be making the DSLR camera into a point-and-shoot with a “Guide Mode” that lets you “sample images of what you can achieve with certain settings, for example if you change the shutter speed or aperture.”

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Nikon to Announce Camera-Projector Combo (VP650)

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Last month, I pondered with myself (and shared with you) what could be the next big digital camera feature. It seems that Nikon could have the answer, because the camera giant is reportedly working on a unit that integrates a pocket projector. You’ve probably seen some of these pico projectors in the past. They’re about […]

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