Nikon’s Df ($2,750) looks like it could’ve been Peter Parker’s dad’s camera, but no, it’s brand new and it shoots like a modern day marvel (lower case). With a full-frame sensor, 3.2-inch, 921k-dot LCD, and the ability to match up with a wide variety of lenses (even going back as far as 1959), your 16.2-megapixel shots will arrive with more retro style than the Brooklyn Dodgers brought to LA.
Gear By on Sep 20, 2013
Why don’t we see more gusty pervs going underwater at the public pool to snap photos of strange women in their bikinis? Two words: Image quality. Well good news, gents: The Nikon AW1 ($800) is about to change all that. The AW1 is a mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera that’s not only waterproof up to 49 feet, it’s also shockproof and freezeproof in case the babes are doing that polar plunge deal. Based on Nikon’s J1, the AW1 features a custom white balance that compensates for the issues with water shots, as well as scuba and close-up modes. The CX-format sensor delivers 14.1 megapixels stills, and that’s plenty good enough to get busted in the deep end for, right?
Gear By on Mar 6, 2013
Nikon wants to give you what most point and shoot cameras don’t: a really good picture. To that end they’re delivering the Coolpix A ($1,100), a compact unit featuring a 16.2 megapixel APS-C, DX-format sensor combined with an 18.5mm (28mm equiv.) f/2.8 prime lens. Full manual exposure controls and the ability to shoot RAW are also on board. Note: RAW doesn’t mean naked in this case, but we asked Nikon and yes, you can be nude while you take photographs with the Coolpix A as well.
Gear By on Aug 29, 2012
Ya know, if Peter Parker was actually a halfway decent photographer, he wouldn’t need to compensate for his lacking journalism career by chasing the Green Goblin around town. Hey Pete, check out the Nikon Coolpix P7700 ($499). This advanced yet compact shooter yields superb image quality through its 12.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor, grabs full HD video with stereo sound, and the F2.0-4.0 lens means those nighttime shots of Doc Ock will now be good enough for Jameson.
Gear By on Apr 23, 2012
Your Kodak Hawkeye is decent for taking voyeur photographs of your neighbors, but the silver nitrate flash gives away your hiding spots (and yelling out “What a scoop!” doesn’t help). The Nikon D3200 ($700) allows for discreet people watching with its Expeed 3 processing engine and LCD display. Shine your mirrors because the D3200’s 24-megapixels grants you detailed vanity shots, just in case people didn’t hate you enough already. As a prank don some desert garb, put on a turban, and flash photos of national landmarks while murderously stroking your beard. Even your waterboarder will be profoundly moved by the sheer photographic power of the Nikon D32oo.
Gear By on Feb 7, 2012
Sometimes technology doesn’t wait for you to ask for something newer and better, it just… keeps… coming. Like the Nikon D800 for example, a DSLR that brings an insane amount of image resolution to the table, with a 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 91,000 pixel RGB sensor, and advanced Scene Recognition System. Future Scorceses have the option of multiple resolutions and frame ranges, including Full HD 1080 and HD 720 30/24p to 60p. Pony up $3,995 and you’ll be ready to capture images you never even knew were possible, but now can’t live without.
Gear By on Dec 1, 2011
Launching this month is the new Nikon SB-910 Speedlight, the new head honcho of high-end flash units. The 910 is an upgrade of the three-year old SB-900 and features a variety of usability adjustments. The 900 featured some complex menus for users to decipher, and the 910 looks pretty much the same. It still has the same button layout, 17-200mm full-frame zoom range and guide number of 111.5 feet at 100 ISO. Other details? With an additional 5 grams of muscle added to it, the unit features more efficient battery performance, it uses hard white balance filters, and there’s a new thermal cutout feature that will slow down your shooting speed. Are these upgrades worth the $549.99 price tag? Only one way to find out.
Media By on Nov 21, 2011
No one has ever truly understood your love for Norway-imported handmade spatulas, but they will when you splash a 5-foot photo collage of them on the side of your neighbor’s house. Do it the easy way with Nikon’s iP-PJ Transfer app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. With the app and one of those devices, you can display content directly to the Coolpix S1200pj camera, which features a built-in nanoprojector. That means still images, documents, and websites can grow to 60-inches on a projected screen, letting you share your pictures with the world. Image resolution peaks at 1024×768, but that’s plenty clear enough for you to make your spatula-love known on the block.