Hakuba Japan sells United States made silicon case “Camera Armor” for Canon EOS 30D and Nikon D80 in Japan. Priced at US$85, the Camera Armor for Canon EOS 30D and Nikon D80 is a rugged custom fit skin made to protect the digital SLR cameras. All controls and access points are still accessible. A clear Polycarbonate lens protects the LCD and an included Lens Guard fits most lenses up to 85mm. Remember that when using this camera armor, operation of the shutter button, replacement of the lens, installation of record media, battery, use of tripod etc is possible, but you cannot use battery grip. The Canon EOS 30D and Nikon D80 Camera Armor will be available in Japan by early December.
Via Hakuba Photo.
I heard the rumor that Nikon will release the Nikon D40 DSLR which will be Nikon’s offering to the amateur photographer who has been bitten by the photography bug. Measuring 94mm × 126mm x 64mm, the Nikon D40 would be smaller and lighter compared to older bro D50. However, this camera also will have a 6.1MP resolution and some other features like 2.5 inch LCD, 3 AF points, 3 metering modes, USB 2.0., i-TTL compatible, 1/500 Flash Sync and SD, SD-HC support.
Nikon Coolpix S9 is slated to have a 6.1MP CCD, a 2.5 inch screen, 3x zoom, 15 scene modes, and a 640 x 480 movie mode @ 30fps. It will also be available in a choice of three colors; silver, blue and hot pink.
The New Nikon D80 DSLR features 10.2MP DX format CCD sensor, 0.18sec start-up time, 3fps shooting rate, new EN-EL3e battery which claims to provide up to 2,700 shots per charge, built-in flash, 2.5 inch 170 degree viewable LCD display, 11 area Multi-CAM 1000 AF system, and 0.94x pentaprism viewfinder. This camera will be available next month with the price of $999.95.
Nikon with a shrewd marketing move has released a mysterious picture and almost no information about its forthcoming Digital SLR release. What we do know is that the camera will have a 10.2 megapixel sensor. Nikon also reveled that camera will provide more power, control and versatility to photographers. Look for the camera to be an upgrade of the popular consumer D70 and D50. More info on these when the info drops in august.
Via Zooom Digital Cameras
Imaging Resource reviews Nikon Coolpix S5 on which they write:
For starters, the Nikon S5’s svelte metallic chassis is one of the thinnest I’ve used, making it the perfect camera to slip into your pocket and forget about until you’re ready to take pictures. Along with being thin, the camera boasts a distinctive wave-like design that’s less than a inch thick on the right side, providing a convenient handgrip. The left half of the camera has a slight ripple to house the impressive 3x optical Nikkor ED glass lens which does not protrude from the body even at full zoom. The majority of the rear of the Nikon S5 is taken up by the camera’s nice 2.5-inch LCD which produces great playback and live preview thanks to the screen’s 230,000 pixels.
This camera also features PictMotion function which gives users the ability to pick their favorite shots, movies, and music to create slideshows. It comes with PictBridge and USB connectivity and 21MB of internal memory.
Via Digital Photography Blog.