Posts Tagged ‘nikond800’

Hacker Gets Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to Play Nice with the D800

Hardware security guru Joe Fitz has successfully hacked the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter to be compatible with the Nikon D800. “Why would anyone want to do this?” you might ask. Well, to get the same features, you could also buy a Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit for $470 and Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter for $580 — a combined total of $1050. The Nikon WU-1a, designed for the entry-level D3200, costs just $58!
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This Clever Instagram Camera Halloween Costume Shoots Full-Frame Photos

Check out this geeky Instagram-inspired Halloween costume created by photographer Eric Micotto. What’s neat is that it actually “works” as a camera: it’s powered by a Nikon D800 snapping photos through the “lens”, and has an iPad on the back that acts as the camera’s giant LCD screen. Subjects who have their photo taken by the costume can run around to the back to take a peek at how it turned out.
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BBC Contradicts Nikon’s Claim That Its DSLRs Passed the BBC Test

Last week, we wrote that Nikon was tooting its own horn by claiming that both the D4 and D800 DSLRs had passed the European Broadcasting Union test, popularly known as the BBC test, making them the “first DSLR cameras fit for broadcast.” Now it appears that the horns were tooted prematurely, as the BBC is refuting Nikon’s interpretation of the tests.
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Nikon D800 Found to be Incompatible with Eye-Fi Cards for Wireless Transfers

Update: Eye-Fi has released a firmware update that fixes this issue.


If you shoot with a Nikon D800 or D800E and have been experiencing issues with wireless file transfers using Eye-Fi SD cards, it’s not just you: Eye-Fi has found that some aspect of the cameras’ SD slots make them incompatible with the cards.
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Nikon DSLRs ‘Pass’ BBC Broadcast Test, iPhone Used for Live BBC Interview

Nikon published a news post recently boasting that its D4 and D800 DSLRs had “become the first DSLR cameras to pass the very elaborate European Broadcasting Union (EBU) test, commonly referred to as the BBC Test.”

These tests were conducted by Alan Roberts, who spent most of his career in research and development at the BBC and wrote the new EBU guidelines and testing procedures. Alan commented that both the D4 and D800 exhibited the lowest amount of rolling shutter he has ever seen in a CMOS equipped camera. He also commented that the exposure latitudes of the D4 were truly remarkable at around 13 stops;

Other publications reporting on the test results aren’t nearly as enthusiastic as Nikon about the results. wolfcrow writes that the D800 actually failed the test, pointing to the concluding line, “This camera cannot be recommended for serious programme-making.”
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Nikon D800E Steals the DxOMark Crown From Its Fraternal Twin, the Nikon D800

It’s been almost three months to the day since the well-respected camera equipment rating service DxOMark crowned the Nikon D800 as its new king, giving the camera’s 36.3MP sensor an incredible overall score of 95 — but now its reign is over. The Nikon D800 has been officially beaten out, and appropriately enough it has happened at the hands of its nearly identical twin brother, the Nikon D800E. Read more…

Rumored Nikon Firmware Update May Fix “Green Cast” Issue on D4/D800

After releasing firmware update 1.01 last month and fixing the D4/D800 lock up issues, Nikon Rumors is reporting that the Japanese camera company has another firmware update up its sleeve — this one dealing with some different issues that have come up with the same two cameras. Read more…

A Humorous Comparison Between the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mk III

Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D Mark III videos are a dime a dozen, so the folks over at Chrisis Lab decided to take a more hilariously approach to the traditional comparison. Take note, the humor is a bit off color, but if you don’t mind a bit of bleeped out cursing and the like then you’ll definitely enjoy this surprisingly educational comparison. You’ll notice that this is part 2, if you enjoyed it then you can find part 1 here (warning: the humor in the first part is quite a bit more risque).

(via Gizmodo)

Nikon Releases a Firmware Update to Fix the D4 and D800 Lock Up Issue

In early March, Nikon offered a temporary fix to a lock up issue that had been plaguing the D4 and D800. At the time you had to turn off the ‘Highlights’ and ‘RGB Histogram’ display options to avoid the issue, but Nikon promised a more permanent fix was in the works. Good news, the fix is finally here in the form of Firmware Update B:1.01.

Besides fixing the lock up issue, the new update also offers solutions to a few other bugs including unexpected changes to aperture and exposure compensation when using certain custom settings and RAW files not being network transferrable when in JPEG only mode. More details including the firmware downloads for the D800 and D4 are ready for your downloading pleasure here and here, respectively.

(via Nikon via Engadget)


Image credit: Nikon D4_ambience_3 by louisvolant

An In-Depth Comparison of the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800

Can’t decide between the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800? Dave Dugdale of Learning DSLR Video created this helpful video that offers a pretty comprehensive comparison of the cameras. It’s a bit heavy on the videography applications of the camera, but should be quite informative nevertheless if you’re at all interested in these cameras.

Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 Comparison [Learning DSLR Video]