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IRL: Sparrow for iOS, Nikon D800 and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.

One of the reasons we launched this column was to make sure our reviews and hands-on posts weren’t the final say on products — after all, you often need to live with something for more than a week to notice its WiFi signal cuts off past 15 feet, or there’s a nasty bug in the settings menu. Indeed, that theme is what ties together this week’s roundup of stories: Darren explains why he ditched Sparrow for iOS, Kevin laments the file size of photos he’s taken with his Nikon D800 and Brian finds a flaw in his Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight.

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IRL: Sparrow for iOS, Nikon D800 and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 May 2012 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nikon D800 review roundup: significant upgrades to an already top-notch DSLR

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Three years is quite a long time for any one gadget to complete its product cycle — even a high-end DSLR. The D700 remained on its flagship DSLR perch since its launch in the summer of 2008, all the way through Nikon’s D800 announcement earlier this year. During that tenure, the full-frame camera became the primary workhorse for a bounty of photography pros, and it appears safe to confirm that its successor is up to the same task. The 36.3-megapixel D800 has completed its labs tour, leaving reviewers with positive impressions across the board.

As always, DPReview offers some of the most comprehensive analysis on the web, and highlights several advantages over the D800’s competitor, the Canon 5D Mark III, including a higher megapixel count (36MP vs. 22MP) and a significantly lower price tag ($ 3,000 vs. $ 3,500). CNET struggles to identify cons, and praises the cam for its “stellar photos, excellent videos, speedy performance, and a relatively streamlined shooting design.” Ken Rockwell brings a D800E into the reviews mix, concluding that the low-pass-filter-less flavor isn’t the best fit for everyone. Finally, newcomer The Photo Brigade put the camera in the hands of Preston Mack, a professional on assignment who used the DSLR to capture a GigaPan photo for MLB.com and offered this takeaway: “I am very happy with the Nikon D800 camera. It is an amazing value.” Overall, seems like quite a hit — you’ll find links to all of the above reviews just past the break.

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Nikon D800 review roundup: significant upgrades to an already top-notch DSLR originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 May 2012 19:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on

Thirty six megapixels. That’s the native resolution of Nikon’s long-awaited FX-format digital SLR. The D800 was designed with all professional photographers in mind, but with 36.3-megapixel captures (yes, that also means 36.3 megapixels in RAW, or 15.4 in DX format), the Japanese camera maker’s latest DSLR output is likely to far exceed the needs of many. It also limits low-light shooting capabilities — the D800 is a full-frame camera, but even so, with a standard sensor capturing 36.3 megapixels, its high-ISO performance is unlikely to match the likes of the D4, or Canon’s new 1D X. It’s for this reason that Nikon limited the camera’s top native sensitivity to ISO 6400, or 25,600 in Hi2 extended mode. Want to see more? Thumb through the gallery below and jump past the break for a closer look at the latest full-frame DSLR to hit the market.

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Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Is this Nikon’s D800 DSLR?

Grab the salt shaker folks — if Nikon Rumors is to be believed, what you’re gazing at is Nikon’s hotly rumored D800 DSLR. The camera is reportedly packing goodies like a massive 36 megapixel sensor capable of 7360 × 4912 resolution, and an ISO range of 100 to 6,400 that’s pushable to 25,600. Furthermore, you can expect to find the same 51-point AF system found in the D3s, slots for SD and CF cards, USB 3.0 connectivity and over three-inches of display on back — all while being “smaller and lighter” than the current D700. Notably, Nikon is apparently stepping up its DLSR video chops with this cam as well, as it’s said to be capable of filming 1080p HD video at 30 fps, while 720p grants you up to 60 fps. Of course, this type of primo kit won’t come cheap — if it all proves true you can expect to slap down roughly $ 3,900 (¥300,000) to make one yours, although, a release date is still anyone’s guess. You’ll find another shot of this purported beauty after the break and the full rumor rundown at the source link below.

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Is this Nikon’s D800 DSLR? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 04:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Upcoming Nikon D800 Said To Be 36-Megapixel, $4000 Monster

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Some specs for Nikon’s next semi-pro camera have surfaced on Japanese camera site Digital Camera Info, and Nikon Rumors seems to think they’re creditable. It’s an interesting move by Nikon but not one that will be appreciated by the bulk of DSLR buyers.

The new D800, they say, will pack 36 megapixels on a full frame FX sensor, and essentially forgo advances in low-light performance in order to produce a medium-cost studio camera instead of a lower-cost prosumer one. The rumored $ 4000 price puts it out of most enthusiasts’ reach, and the high megapixel count makes it less practical for sports and field photography.

Video will be 1080p/30, though they may add additional framerates. The LCD will be larger and brighter (likely with an improvement in resolution as well), and there will be two CF cards slots and one SD. The four frame per second burst speed won’t wow anyone, but I’m guessing that is a deliberate decision given the reassigned priorities. The release date is rumored to be November 24th, with an announcement on October 26th.

We’ll see how the rumors pan out, but it’s certainly about time for the Dx00 range to get an update. The problem is that this D800 doesn’t seem to replace the D700 so much as add a new entire type to the lineup, below the D3s in size and low light performance and above the D3x in megapixels. What of the D700? Will there be a new model at the $ 2500-$ 3000 price, perhaps a D700s with a focus on low light? Very little information on that front, unfortunately.

It’s all speculation, of course, until the information is truly out there. And until the cameras are actually reviewed, the capabilities are merely theoretical. Patience is the word today for Nikon fans.



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