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Nikon has recently announced its new ‘child’ dubbed the D800. This new DSL camera packs a whopping 36.3 megapixels of resolution with a full-frame sensor. The new model succeeds the Nikon D700 (2010) and is a sort of younger sibling of the the high-end Nikon D3X.
According to a recent press release Nikon D800 will be fitted with with magnesium alloy body. Its whopping 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor (7360 x 4912 resolution) in FX format (35.9 x 24 mm) is the biggest, developed by the Japanese company up to date. Of course it will be able to shoot in JPEG and RAW formats, but beware you will need an insane amount of storage if you plan on hoarding your RAW files. The D800 has ISO ranging from 100-6400, with optional use of ISO 50 (Lo-1) and up to 25,600 (Hi-2).
Nikon also did not forget about all you DSLR Video fanatics. D800 is a full HD 1080, the 30/24 frames per second and 720p HD at 60 frames per second (both H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format with compression up to 29:59 B-Frame).
The D800 comes with a 3.2 inch LCD screen (921,000 pixels) including an adjustable brightness control, HDMI, Auto HDR, USB 3.0, shooting up to 4 frames per second (6 frames per second with battery module required). According to Nikon the shutter cycle life is 200,000 cycles. The camera has dual slots for memory cards (Compact Flash and SD) and can record images in RAW and JPEG files on separate cards, it can also save video and photos to specific cards. This is a very good idea and a pretty clever way of Nikon to help address the memory issues that will certainly arise in a camera of this resolution.
The Suggested retail price of the new camera is $ 2,999.95 USD (body only) – significantly below the price of the D3X (which ran about about $ 8000 USD).
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What the top professionals have to say about the optics they need the most
Everyone has one. It’s the lens you never leave at home. No matter what, this is the one you have in your bag, and more often than not, it’s the one you’ve mounted on your camera. It’s your go-to, must-have lens. We asked a select group of OP contributors and nature pros to tell us about their essential optics. These are the workhorses in their bags, the lenses that they feel they can’t do without.
We all can learn from the gear that our favorite photographers use. It gives us a unique insight into what they find crucial to achieve their vision and to create compelling images in their particular genre.
Tom Uhlman, nature photographer, shares his backyard bird photography techniques. In this video he talks about some of his techniques that he uses to attract various birds and getting close enough to take a good picture.
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Getting started with digital photography can be an overwhelming experience. The sophistication of modern photo equipment can cause a lot of confusion for those photographers that are just starting. This article is aimed to help you make sense of all those confusing settings and numbers that can be found on your camera.
We are going to introduce you to the basic elements that you can use to control exposure in your shooting. If you have a digital SLR, there will be a way to set all of these controls on your camera, but since they differ between manufacturers and models, you’ll need to refer to your camera’s manual to find out exactly how to change them.