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Thursday, July 31, 2008

First Look: Nikon D700

Nikon's newest SLR offers many D3 features while reducing size and price

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Image Sensor: 12.1-megapixel (effective) CMOS
Resolution: 4256 x 2832 pixels
AF System: 51-point
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄8000 to 30 sec.
ISO Settings: 100-25,600
Continuous Firing Rate: 5 fps
Recording Format: 12- or 14-bit NEF (RAW) and JPEG
Metering: 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix II, CW, 1.5% spot
Storage Media: CompactFlash (UDMA-compliant)
Dimensions: 5.8x4.8x3.0 inches
Weight: 35.1 ounces
Power Source: Li-Ion battery EN-EL3e
Estimated Street Price: $2,999

Contact: Nikon, (800) NIKON-US, www.nikonusa.com

Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
Alongside the D700, Nikon is introducing a new flagship flash unit to replace the SB-800, which features an extensive zoom range, three light patterns, a simplified user interface and lots more.

17-200mm Zoom Range
An innovative design moves the flash tube and reflector independently, providing an extremely wide zoom range of 17mm (full-frame FX format, 12mm with DX format and built-in wide-angle adapter) to 200mm. The SB-900 automatically adapts itself to FX and DX formats.
Three Light Patterns
Choose from among three light patterns: Center-weighted, for the highest guide number when light falloff at frame edges doesn't matter (as with portraits and long-lens work); Standard; and Even, for optimum edge-to-edge illumination.


Guide Number: 48/157.5 (ISO 200, meters/feet, 35mm zoom setting)
Recycling Time: 4 seconds (with 4 AA alkaline batteries); 2.3 seconds (with 4 NiMH batteries)
AF Assist Beam: Covers 20-105mm, matched to all 51 AF points of the D3, D700 and D300
Bounce Capability: Flash head tilts up to 90 degrees, down -11 degrees, swivels 180 degrees
Wireless Off-Camera Capability: Unlimited number of Speedlights in up to three groups
Dimensions:3.0x5.7x4.7 inches
Weight: 14.6 ounces
Estimated Street Price: $499


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