We bring you an in-depth look at the Nikon 1 J1 in this episode. We chat with Nikon's Steve Heiner about the compact point-and-shoot, which features a new mirrorless, small sensor system that packs in a flash module. The camera can grab 10 megapixel stills, records in full 1080p, and is the fastest autofocusing camera in Nikon's entire line. The Nikon 1 J1 even lets you capture images and 1080p video at the same time. This video was recorded at CES 2012.
In this episode ee give you a look at the Nikon D4 in this episode, the camera that Nikon is calling its next flagship model. We got up close and personal with the Nikon D4 at CES 2012, and got to speak with Nikon's Steve Heiner about the 16.2 megapixel beast of a DSLR. The D4 is constructed out of magnesium alloy, and has a thermal shield under the paint to keep the camera safe in the most extreme conditions. If fast shooting is your game, this thing can take up to 10 shots per second with full AE/AF performance. Of course, it also shoots 1080p video with stereo sound. The Nikon D4 will sell for $5,999.95 when it goes on sale.
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Kodak has introduced the Zx1 Digital Video Cam, their entry into the inexpensive pocket-sized camcorders. Weather resistant and usable in bright or low lighting, it captures 720p HD at 60 fps and has a 2.0-inch LCD screen. It has an expandable SD/SDHC Card slot for memory of up to 32 GB, giving it up to 10 hours of HD video. Available in 5 different colors this April, a remote is optional and it has ArcSoft Media Impressions software for editing and uploading to YouTube and other sites. An HDMI cable and AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are included in the $149.99 price.
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If you are a photobug but don’t have time to get to a computer, Johanna Schoemaker’s Snap & Lock is a viable alternative. The digital cam and photo viewer/docking system combine with reinforced cable and magnets keep them in their place. The camera features saving, transfer, viewing, and editing when attached and has a flip screen for protection when not in use. While the description doesn’t mention it, the prototype appears to be a touch screen for further simplification. Good job, Johanna!
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Would you really what to know what your dog or cat has been up to? Now you can with Uncle Milton’s Pet Eye View Digital Camera. The mini-cam clips to your pet’s collar as the built-in timer automatically takes pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes. It has a water-resistant ABS housing and comes with a lithium-ion battery, and USB cable and charger. While the gadget is creative, we are not sure we would spend the $44.99 to see images of dust bunnies and ancient crumbs that our cat would find behind the refrigerator.
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So we recently told you about the diskette notepad, made of actual floppy disks and lined paper. Clearly jealous, circuit boards are now seeking their share of the limelight, as you can now buy photo albums (remember those?) with a front and back cover made of these recycled computer parts. Each album has six plastic wallets that hold twelve 2.5 x 3” photos. What techie geek or digital camera-phile wouldn’t love this? Available for $17 USD.
Frustrated on a trip to Paris when he wanted to take pictures with his family, Michael Daoud couldn’t get a decent background. Lo and behold, the XShot was born. The telescopic rod attaches to most compact digital single-shot and video cams with a built-in thumb screw. Adjust the angle, set the timer, extend the device, and shoot away. Daoud claims that it has a reach of over 3 feet and can handle up to a 5 person shot. The XShot weighs only 3.9 oz. and will fit in your pocket when not in use. We think, aside from the ingenuity, the best part is the affordable $24.95 price tag.
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You too, can aspire to be James Bond with this prototype digital camera. The Canon snap is small enough to be discreet yet can house high-quality optics. Designed by David Münsher for atomare, it features a single button interface and can be worn like a ring. We figure it might also come in handy for places that you are not supposed to bring in cameras anymore, such as concert or nightclubs with drunken celebs. You just never know when that next paparazzi shot will net you the big bucks.
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Months back we told you about the miJam Mini Keys, which hooks up to your iPod, and allows you to add assorted beats and sounds to your MP3s. The same company has now introed the miVDOFX DV Cam, which not only shoots video, but lets you edit them and incorporate up to 18 special effects on the spot, no computer required. Plus, you can even connect it to an MP3 player/iPod while filming to add a soundtrack to your masterpiece. Oh, and it takes still photos, too. The multi-tasking cam has a 1.5” color screen, a speaker and mic, up to 4X zoom, and an SD card slot (up to 2GB). Perfect for the YouTube auteur. No word yet on pricing on availability, so stay tuned…
In this episode of Unboxing Live, we open up a Nikon D80 Outfit kit. This is the retail box that includes both the Nikon D80 digital camera, as well as an 18-55mm lens. We will be taking a more thorough look at the Nikon D80 on Gear Live and The Bleeding Edge, so keep an eye out there if the unboxing happens to boost your appetite for more coverage on the camera.
Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!