Nikon's Tiny LED Light Keeps Darkness Out of Your Camera's Way

Nikon's LD-1000 LED movie light is an inexpensive, portable lighting solution that could make shooting video with company's Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras a lot easier. The always-on light mounts to your camera and keeps the scene in front of you continuously illuminated with what Nikon promises is a natural-looking, diffuse white glow.

The LD-1000 attaches to your camera's tripod mount on a simple bracket. If you want to get crazy with your lighting angles, you can remove the bracket and hand-hold the light. Besides working with Nikon 1 cameras, the new light can also be mounted on Nikon's advanced point-and-shoot cameras like the Coolpix A.

Nikon's Tiny LED Light Keeps Darkness Out of Your Camera's Way

Roving videographers frequently rely on LED panels to keep light on their subjects when setting up a full lighting kit is impractical. For Nikon 1 users, the LD-1000 is a good substitute for a more expensive lighting solution—and it's definitely better than no light at all. Sure, this light probably won't achieve professional results and your videos might end up looking a little Blair Witch Project, but for $100, it's a nice tool for your camera bag.