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Nikon D800 Concept Features Detachable LCD Screen and Swiveling Grip

TechnoFotografia created a concept design for the yet-to-be-announced Nikon D800 DSLR. One of the novel features dreamed up for the design is a LCD screen that can be detached from the camera and used remotely (seen above). If this were to ever exist on a DSLR, losing the screens would be an issue, and replacing them would likely cost a fortune.

The second interesting feature is a swiveling grip that allows you to use your camera at different angles. This already exists in other consumer cameras, but would be interesting on a DSLR.

You can check out the rest of the design images here.

What do you think about these ideas? Would you want to see them on a future DSLR?

Nikon D800 (via Nikon Rumors)


 
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  • http://twitter.com/jax0591 Jacqueline Elliott

    looks wicked! i’d buy it!

  • http://twitter.com/andyjscott Andy J. Scott

    :(

  • http://twitter.com/grrrth Gareth

    The grip swivelling as it does in this design doesn’t make much sense unless you want to shoot the floor. To be useful it would have to turn into a vertical grip, such as on a battery grip. Can’t see the point of the detachable screen, either. You can already get Wi-Fi products that allow you to use laptops, tablets and smartphones as remotes, or for remote viewing. So, interesting, but a complete fail.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dc777e Daniel Contreras

    this is awesome..but how much would it be to replace a lost screen?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chungdha Chung Dha Lam

    Would been better if you can detach the screen and it have some adaptor to attach to the Hotshoe mount. Swivel grip is fail it never really worked.

  • k2vu

    I can

  • Anonymous

    i can see many uses for the swivel grip.. eg. taking pictures low to the ground, or near water surface without a a tripod or monopod. or if you need to take pictures above a crowd, that would be helpful too.

    As for the removable screen, I’d have to agree w/ you. since you have to hold the camera with both hands when you’re out in the field, and when you’re in the studio, you’d rather use a laptop/tablet.

  • Anonymous

    i can see many uses for the swivel grip.. eg. taking pictures low to the ground, or near water surface without a a tripod or monopod. or if you need to take pictures above a crowd, that would be helpful too.

    As for the removable screen, I’d have to agree w/ you. since you have to hold the camera with both hands when you’re out in the field, and when you’re in the studio, you’d rather use a laptop/tablet.

  • ranger9

    The swiveling grip would be excellent for video. It would get the DSLR closer to the form factor to which videographers are accustomed

  • http://profiles.google.com/pauljmoleiro paul moleiro

    I’m a videographer how does that swivel make the camera closer to the form factor to which videographers are accustomed, i don’t see how that swivel is useful at all

  • ranger9

    Pro handheld video cameras often have a horizontally-oriented grip alongside the lens, with zoom switches and a start/stop button (e.g. JVC GY-series.) I think it gives a somewhat more comfortable wrist angle than a vertical grip when you’re holding the camera in front of your face and using the LCD for framing. The concept Nikon’s grip would offer similar convenience while still giving the option of a traditional vertical hold for those who prefer that.

    Example: http://pro.jvc.com/pro/attributes/CAMERA/photos/general/gyhm750_ab_right.jpg

  • Jon

    The swivel grip would do little for still shooters. It would be more comfortable for odd-angle shots, but a swivel screen and live view are what make those doable. This would just improve the ergonomics of those odd angles. But I don’t think that’s enough of a benefit to make it a reality.

    When I saw it I immediately thought it would make sense for video, as ergonomics in odd angles are more important there in order to be able to get a smooth take from positions other than chest or head height.

    The detachable LCD makes a TON of sense, especially for remote operation (many wedding photographers, myself included, use remote cameras attached to a balcony or ceiling or something, to get key moments from cool angles) or for video use with a decent rig, like a small gimbal or crane setup. Even better if the detachable screen also had the ability to change the camera’s settings. But I would totally go for a detachable screen even if all it did was display the live view image from the camera.

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  • Gary McCampbell

    I have often used a monopod to shoot over the crowd, over and around obstacles, over cliffs for the shot. Using if shoot pictures without the appearance of doing so. Getting older, harder to bend to shoot kids and still use the screen effectively, but being able to hold the viewer at one level and the camera at another.  Were is the imagination?