Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Nikon D700 DSLR 12.1 Megapixel Camera

So, the earlier rumors about the new Nikon D700 is true after the latest news about the new camera from Nikon

I would love to see how the ISO 6400 works and see if noise is really acceptable as claimed.

Nikon D700 Key Features

* 12.1 megapixel full-frame sensor (8.45┬Ám pixel pitch)
* Image Sensor Cleaning (vibration) *
* ISO 200 - 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25600 and down to ISO 100)
* Also supports DX lenses, viewfinder automatically masks (5.1 megapixels with DX lens)
* 14-bit A/D conversion, 12 channel readout
* Same ultra-fast startup and shutter lag as D3
* Nikon EXPEED image processor (Capture NX processing and NR algorithms, lower power)
* New Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 150,000 exposure durability *
* Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage)
* Auto-focus tracking by color (using information from 1005-pixel AE sensor)
* 95% coverage, 0.72x magnification viewfinder *
* Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning), fixed body or up to 20 separate lens settings
* Scene Recognition System (uses AE sensor, AF sensor)
* Picture Control image parameter presets
* 5 frames per second continuous with auto-focus tracking*
* Optional MB-D10 Battery Pack (same as D300), increases burst rate to 8 fps *
* UDMA compatible single CF card slot *
* 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
* Live View with either phase detect (mirror up/down) or contrast detect Auto Focus
* Virtual horizon indicates if camera is level (like an aircraft cockpit display)
* HDMI HD video output
* 'Active D-Lighting' (adjusts metering as well as applying D-Lighting curve)
* Detailed 'Control Panel' type display on LCD monitor, changes color in darkness
* Magnesium alloy body with connections and buttons sealed against moisture
* Improved Info display on main screen *

I wonder how Nikon D700 prices locally on Hidalgo against Singapore and Hong Kong so I can make a nice hands-on feel and get sample pictures.

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