How Do they Take Those Amazing Earth Time Lapses From the ISS?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many amazing videos of Earth from orbit nowadays? The answer is simple: the amazing low-light performance of current DSLR cameras, like the Nikon D3 used by Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum. » 12/26/11 4:00pm 12/26/11 4:00pm

Nikon D3x Specs Leaked: A Mighty Flagship Cometh

The long rumored, medium-format-friendly D3x is profiled in detail in an upcoming issue of Nikon Pro, and Nikon Rumors published the pages themselves and a rundown of details, including 5fps 24.5-megapixel shooting, 51-point autofocus and a 922,000-dot LCD screen for Live View. Here's the basic spec rundown: » 11/28/08 1:30pm 11/28/08 1:30pm

Nikon D3x 24-Megapixel DSLR in December?

The latest on Nikon's long-rumored 24MP D3x DSLR » 10/18/08 7:00pm 10/18/08 7:00pm is , simply stating: "Went to dinner with Nikon this week. The Nikon D3X is due in December 08" and reiterating that as , as we expected when , since Nikon has long used Sony sensors (like in the D300). It's also the second time a December date has been mentioned. Nikon…

Differences Between Nikon D3 and D700 (aka Lil' D3)

The lucky and meticulous bastards at DP Review have gotten a hands on preview of the D700, and nicely round up the differences between it and the 20 percent beefier D3 besides the ones we already pointed out: » 7/01/08 12:45am 7/01/08 12:45am

Nikon D700 DSLR Official: D3's Big Sensor In a Smaller Body for $2999

It's real. The mid-range DSLR you've been waiting for: Nikon's D700 DSLR packs the D3's supernaturally low-noise 12.1-megapixel full-frame image sensor into a smaller, lighter body, for only $2999. » 7/01/08 12:01am 7/01/08 12:01am

Nikon D3 Firmware Update Reveals 24-Megapixel D3x, Already in the Wild

Nikon's flagship full-frame DSLR, the D3, is a lot of things, but a megapixel warrior it is not, shooting a mere 12.1MP to other flagship DSLRs' 20+. Nikon said it was avoiding the pointless megapixel war. But the latest firmware update for the D3 turns up a string for the "D3x" containing the image sizes "6048x4032 24.4… » 4/17/08 9:30pm 4/17/08 9:30pm

$5000 Nikon D3 Dropped 15 Feet Onto Concrete, On Camera

One owner of a shiny Nikon D3, $5000 of flagship DSLR goodness, decided that it was a ripe target for some destructive testing. So, he dropped it 15 feet onto a bricked walkway. Yes, that's not too far off a two-story drop. Onto something damn hard. We found this idea so traumatic, gentle Giz readers, that we've held… » 3/12/08 11:23am 3/12/08 11:23am

Nikon D3 Test Photos in Florence Italy: The Teasing Continues

Yesterday we teased you and your empty wallet with a taste of the D3 unboxing, and today we will tease you with some sample shots the folks at LetsGoDigtial took in Florence Italy. With all of this coverage, even I want to find a way to scrounge together the $5000 it would take to buy it. And I'm no professional… » 12/06/07 7:45pm 12/06/07 7:45pm

Nikon D3 Unboxing: A Preview of Your Holiday (Hopefully)

If you want a little preview of what it might be like to open up one of these 12.1 megapixel (FX format) Nikon D3 DSLRs this holiday season, now is your chance to soak it all in thanks to the folks at chromatic. The unboxing may be a little short on text, but the pictures should hold you until you can get your own.… » 12/04/07 8:20pm 12/04/07 8:20pm

Hands On D3 and D300 Impressions: Beefy and Beautiful

Click to viewAfter holding the D3 and D300 for several minutes, the Digital Rebel XTi I'm using (blasphemy at a Nikon event, I know) feels like a fucking toy—when I fired the D3 on burst mode, I felt like Arnold firing the minigun in T2 between the rapid clacking and the weight. I've never held a more solid-feeling… » 8/23/07 6:30am 8/23/07 6:30am

Nikon's Flagship D3 DSLR is Fastest Ever

Click to viewThe rumors were true: The newest Nikon flagship DSLR is the D3. For starters, it's the DSLR with the "fastest start up time, shortest viewfinder blackout time, and shortest shutter lag" of any. And it sports a 12.1-megapixel FX format (full frame) CMOS sensor, a 3-inch, 920,000-pixel VGA viewfinder with a… » 8/23/07 12:01am 8/23/07 12:01am

Nikon Leaks Info About Next Flagship DSLR, the D3?

We're feeling big rumblings out of Japan about the upcoming flagship Nikon DSLR, and the latest scuttlebutt has it called the Nikon D3. Its spec list sounds like one-upmanship of Canon's big-time flagship, the EOS-1D Mark III, but instead of 45-point autofocus of that Canon monster (which has had its problems), Nikon… » 8/20/07 12:40pm 8/20/07 12:40pm