You don't have to be drunk to act like an idiot. We prove that week in and week out. But it certainly doesn't hurt, either! If you're going to be a drunk idiot this St. Patties Day, you will want to check out this very special episode of Gadgettes.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 177 Bottle opener cufflinks: be prepared! Set of Five Star Wars Cantina Band Wine Stoppers Geek Squad wants to save me from myself Chatroulette being used for marketing… Read more
The 3D era is coming to movies and video--but it appears the world of still imagery won't be left behind.
Stereography, in which two cameras take photos simulating the perspective of two human eyes, has been used to create 3D imagery since the 19th century. Russ Beinder spotted a more modern approach at the Olympics, with a photographer using two modern digital SLRs conjoined with a Sports Illustrated-labeled rig. … Read more
The P100 is Nikon's top-of-the-line megazoom camera, extending out to a questionably useful 26x. Along with that lens it has many features and capabilities, thanks, in part, to its backside-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor.
The P100 offers high-speed continuous shooting of stills at up to 120 frames per second and video at up to 240fps. It has a regular movie mode, too, that goes up to 1080p HD quality. There are also shooting modes for creating high-dynamic-range photos and taking handheld low-light shots.
Controls are easy to use and menu systems are clean and simple to navigate, making experimentation with … Read more
So this is the Nikon Coolpix P100. It's a complete overhaul inside and out of the flagship P90. The changes include, for starters, the zoom on the camera's f2.8-5 26-678mm-equivalent lens now goes out to 26x (just in case you were still having trouble seeing into your neighbor's house or their neighbor's house). Though you really don't want to use a zoom like that without a support, the camera does have sensor-shift image stabilization, contrary to Nikon calling it Optical VR.
While I'm on the sensor, it uses a 10-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS … Read more
Nikon's Coolpix L100 and L20 were very popular models last year and actually continue to be well trafficked on CNET. That has a lot to do with their price tags and far less to do with their quality. I didn't review the L20, but the L100 was a fairly weak camera. (But it had a 15x zoom for less than $250!) Nikon is now announcing their updates: the Coolpix L110 and L22.
For the same MSRP as the L100 ($279.95), Nikon increased the camera resolution to 12 megapixels and the 3-inch LCD resolution from 230K dots to … Read more
Ho hum, ho hum. Another day closer to PMA 2010 and another bunch of camera announcements. This crop from Nikon fills in the company's "S is for style" line. I've listed out the few specs Nikon managed to scribble into its press release. I've marked the upsell features on the cameras so you can see just what $50 more is getting you. The most impressive thing with these, though, is that Nikon finally managed to put a 720p HD movie mode into three of the four models. Enjoy.
Coolpix S300012 megapixels 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR … Read more
NASA has placed an order with Nikon for 11 units of its highest-end dSLR, the D3S, and 7 AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8G ED lenses to bring to space for documentation efforts. Interestingly, none of these cameras or optics will require any modifications, which attests to the ruggedness and versatility of the company's shooters.
The dSLRs will be brought to the International Space Station, where they will join a host of other Nikon products such as the D2X, lenses, and other Speedlight external flash units.
This is the second consumer camera brand we know of this year to enter … Read more
Apple released one of its routine Mac OS X updates on Wednesday to let its computers handle raw images from a handful of new Nikon and Canon SLRs as well as from Canon's newer high-end PowerShot G11 compact camera.
The update lets Mac OS X 10.6 as well as Apple's iPhoto and Aperture software handle the raw image files taken directly from the camera's sensors without in-camera processing. Raw photo formats offer more quality and flexibility at the cost of convenience and file size.
The update supports Canon's new professional EOS-1D Mark IV and high-end … Read more