Nikon 24.5 Megapixel DSLR
Whoa! Nikon's come out with a 24.5 megapixel digital SLR
that has 51-point autofocus, HDMI output, and 50 MB RAW files that expand out to 140 MB TIFF files - and it can simultaneously record RAW and JPEG images on separate memory cards. Start-up time is 12 milliseconds and shutter lag is 40 milliseconds. It sounds as though it also expands dynamic range but then does some sort of additional image processing to keep shots from looking flat. But the D3x will set you back some $7999 and 2.11 pounds just for the body. That's like hanging a small bag of flour around your neck. Ouch.
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Thinking Small with Nikon
Nikon's photomicrography competition
has been running for 30 years. The images are surprising, as they're all pictures of the world as seen through microscopes. Even the odd can be intriguing, as in this antique slide showing a thin section of diseased ivory
. The next round of submissions end April 30, 2008, in case you want to dig out your microscope.
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