Monday, March 20, 2006

 

Nikon Digital Camera D200 Review

The Nikon D200 is a great camera. I just bought one and I'm glad I purchased it over anything else. It's a 10 mega pixel delight.

Have a look at the Nikon Digital Camera review of the Nikon D200.

Get it, it's a great camera!

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

 

More Info On Getting A Nikon Digital Camera

Nikon Digital Camera Information - Nikon D200 - Nikon D70s - Nikon D2X - Nikon D2Hs - Nikon D50 - Nikon Coolpix L1

They also typically have higher sensitivity, measured in ISO units, for taking photos in dim lighting. For example, the Canon SD400 slim camera tops out at ISO 400, but the Rebel goes to ISO 1600. And shutter lag is virtually nonexistent. But SLRs may lack some features geared toward more casual users, like the ability to capture video.

Adding it up

Though many cameras fit into neat categories, the people who buy them may not. The person who wants a big SLR for art or sports photography may want a slim camera for candid shots and video at a party. Some may find cameras that provide good compromises; others may do best with multiple models.

Grinbaum, for instance, ultimately bought two cameras - a KonicaMinolta Dimage Z10 with an 8X optical zoom for about $110 and a slim Kodak EasyShare Cx7330 for about $50. That strategy proved cheaper than buying a single model with all the traits he wanted.

You'll be glad you got a Nikon Digital Camera

Thursday, March 09, 2006

 

Choosing A Digital Camera, Maybe One From Nikon?

HIGH ZOOM: Slimness is not an option if you want high zoom capabilities. For example, Panasonic's DMC-FZ5 (about $400) provides 12X of optical zoom (36 to 432 mm, or almost nine times magnification from normal vision). And it is more than three inches thick with the lens retracted. In terms of features, these range from point-and-shoot to sophisticated.

ENTHUSIAST: Enthusiast cameras are also large. They appeal to photography buffs who want extensive manual controls and high resolution for large prints. For example, the Cyber-shot DSC-V3 from Sony (about $600) has the same resolution as the Casio 7.2-megapixel EX-Z750, but it is about three times as big, with room for extra buttons and knobs. The DSC-V3 also has a "hot shoe" for attaching a more powerful external flash unit.

SINGLE-LENS REFLEX: Large as an enthusiast camera may be, it is dwarfed by single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras like the Canon Digital Rebel XT ($1,000 for the body and basic lens) or Nikon D50 ($900 with lens). All SLRs are professional-style cameras. Their signature feature is the ability to change lenses, fitting anything from ultra-wide to extreme telephoto.

They also typically have higher sensitivity, measured in ISO units, for taking photos in dim lighting. For example, the Canon SD400 slim camera tops out at ISO 400, but the Rebel goes to ISO 1600. And shutter lag is virtually nonexistent. But SLRs may lack some features geared toward more casual users, like the ability to capture video.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

 

Buying Your Digital Camera by Nikon

Though many cameras fit into neat categories, the people who buy them may not.

The person who wants a big digital SLR for art or sports photography may want a slim camera for candid shots and video at a party. Some may find cameras that provide good compromises; others may do best with multiple models.

Grinbaum, for instance, ultimately bought two cameras - a KonicaMinolta Dimage Z10 with an 8X optical zoom for about $110 and a slim Kodak EasyShare Cx7330 for about $50. That strategy proved cheaper than buying a single model with all the traits he wanted.

Think about the Nikon Digital D200


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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

Choose your Nikon Digital Camera Carefully

Choose your Nikon Digital Camera Carefully

In addition to price, digital cameras vary widely in styles, sizes and capabilities, so different models will appeal to different types of users. "We certainly segment the cameras and design them based on the buyers," Scott of Kodak said. While no universal categories exist, most cameras fall into a few common product types: entry-level, slim, high-zoom, enthusiast and single-lens reflex.

ENTRY-LEVEL: Entry-level cameras hit relatively low prices (under $300 and often under $200) by compromising on considerations like resolution and slimness. For $200, the PowerShot A510 from Canon, for example, has a 3.2-megapixel sensor and is about 1.5 inches thick. Its resolution is sufficient for sharing photos online or, according to Canon, for prints up to 5 by 7 inches. The LCD panel - for framing and reviewing shots and for changing settings - measures a modest 1.8 inches diagonally.

SLIM: One of Canon's slim cameras, the PowerShot SD400, sells for about $400 (sometimes less, as in Do's case), has five-megapixel resolution and is less than half the size of the A510, although it provides a slightly larger two-inch LCD. The EX-Z750 from Casio (about $450) is a bit larger than the Canon SD400 but makes up for that with a comparatively gargantuan 2.5-inch LCD and 7.2-megapixel resolution, which Casio conservatively says is capable of quality prints of up to 13 by 19 inches.

Slim cameras may not be more sophisticated than entry-level models. The Canon SD400, for example, does not allow the manual control of shutter speed, aperture or focus that the cheaper A510 has. But small cameras are meant to look more sophisticated.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

 

Nikon Digital Cameras - Looking At The Lens

What about lenses for your Nikon digital SLR Camera?

Instead of resolution, Siddiqi Ray suggests that buyers look more closely at the lens. She recently added to her collection a slim model, the $350 Cyber-shot DSC-T33 from Sony, because she is impressed with the Carl Zeiss lenses that Sony uses. Whatever the make, consumers can assess lenses by considering basic features. One is aperture, which regulates how much light comes in.

Lower aperture numbers (like 2.8 or 2.4) mean larger openings that allow the camera to capture pictures in darker settings before requiring the harsh light of a flash. (A camera's image sensor and processor also determine low-light performance.)

Another important capability is the zoom range, generally expressed in "35-millimeter equivalent" measurements originally used for film cameras. Most zoom lenses start at a wide setting of about 35 to 38 millimeters. But some go down to about 28 millimeters.

At the other extreme is the telephoto capability of the lens, used to make distant objects appear closer. Most models can zoom by at least a factor of three times, noted as "3X" in camera descriptions, for example from 35mm to a modest 105mm telephoto. The focal length considered "normal," what the unaided eye sees, is about 50mm.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

 

Focusing On Finding Just The Right Nikon Digital Camera

Sales of digital cameras already outpace those of film-based models, and many first-time buyers are moving on to their second purchases. For digital models, "we are approaching now the stage at which about 50 percent of cameras are being sold to households that already have one," said Philip Scott, manager of Kodak's consumer digital camera division.

With such popularity comes an abundance of choices. And consumers, especially first-time buyers, can find it difficult to sort out the offerings. "One lesson I learned is that usual camera wisdom is somewhat misleading," said Mark Grinbaum of South Brunswick, New Jersey, a technology director at an electronic options exchange, who bought his first digital camera in February. Grinbaum said that he initially focused on the megapixel ratings that describe a camera's resolution, or ability to show detail.

But he came to share the opinion of Siddiqi Ray, a professional photographer in Minneapolis, who discounts the importance of ever-higher resolution. She recommends five megapixels as suitable for most people. "Unless you're shooting for a billboard, you're fine," she said, noting that five megapixels is sufficient for prints of 16 by 20 inches, or 40 by 50 centimeters.

Personally I wouldn't buy any other camera that a Nikon Digital Camera

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