Nikon D400 book available for pre-order at Amazon.com

 

The Nikon D400 book: “Magic Lantern Genie Guides: Nikon D400 (Magic Lantern Guides)” now shown on Amazon.com. And you can pre-order it online now. Read More »

DxOMark Lab: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Vs. Nikon D800 in testing

Canon just release the new popular DLSR “5D Mark III“, with independent tests suggesting the core performance of its new 22-megapixel sensor is little improved from the 5D Mark II it replaces. Hot on the heels of Canon’s embarrassing confirmation that the hardware design of the EOS 5D Mark III has a flaw that allows light into the body, testing by specialists DxO Labs indicate only minor advantages from the new model and – unlikely to help in the ongoing Canon vs. Nikon platform war – performance still lagging behind that of the D800.

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Nikon D3200 Specifications

Nikon D3200’s features and specs.

Price
MSRP US: $699.95
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 6016 x 4000
Other resolutions 4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 24.2 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 24.7 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 3
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 bit
  • JPEG
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 11
Lens mount Nikon F mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 %
Viewfinder magnification 0.8×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Child
  • Sports
  • Close-Up
  • Night portrait
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 12 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
Continuous drive Yes (4 fps)
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Videography notes Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini Type C)
Wireless Optional
Remote control Yes (Optional)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 540
Weight (inc. batteries) 505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS Optional
GPS notes GP-1
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specifications

Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 5760 x 3840
Other resolutions 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 22.3 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 23.4 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 5+
Image
ISO Auto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 61
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 %
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Continuous drive Yes (6 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Format
  • H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Videography notes 1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Storage
Storage types Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini)
Wireless Optional
Remote control Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 950
Weight (inc. batteries) 950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by cable and PC)
GPS Optional
GPS notes With optional GP-E2 unit

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Download Canon EOS-1D X Sample Images

Canon EOS-1D X sample images are available for everyone to download now:

Image Shutter Speed Aperture ISO Lens Download Now

Aurora
Portrait
1/100 second f/8.0 400 EF135mm f/2L USM (JPG : 5.4 MB)

Aurora(High ISO)
Portrait
1/640 second f/5.6 1600 EF135mm f/2L II USM (JPG : 5.5 MB)

Corsica
Bike
1/6400 second f/4.0 800 EF600mm f/4L USM (JPG : 5.1 MB)

Colored leaves
Soccer
1/8000 second f/4.0 800 EF70-400mm f/2.8L IS II USM (JPG : 4.3 MB)

Slovenia
Sprint
1/8000 second f/4.0 800 EF17-400mm f/2.8L USM (JPG : 3.4 MB)

Portrait
Sprint
1/8000 second f/5.6 800 EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM (JPG : 4.2 MB)

Portrait
Portrait
1/1250 second f/9.0 100 EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (JPG : 5.6 MB)

Portrait
Portrait
1/125 second f/14.0 100 EF100mm f/2.8L USM (JPG : 4.9 MB)

Wedding
Lion
1/1250 second f/4.0 12800 EF600mm f/4L II USM (JPG : 6.6 MB)

Wedding(High ISO)
Impala
1/3200 second f/4.0 6400 EF600mm f/4L USM
(JPG : 6.3 MB)

Still life
Lion
1/250 second f/4.0 100 EF600mm f/4L IS II USM (JPG : 7.7 MB)

Still life
Lion
1/1250 second f/4.0 100 EF300mm f/2.8L II USM (JPG : 5.5 MB)

Snowboard
Landscape
1/100 second f/11 100 EF17-40mm f/4L USM (JPG : 8.2 MB)

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Nikon D800 Vs. Nikon D700 Specs Comparison

Now that the Nikon D800 is released, I am sure many photographers will be interested in seeing feature differences between the now obsolete Nikon D700 and the new D800. In this Nikon D800 vs Nikon D700 comparison, I will write about the specifications of both cameras and talk about their differences. Please keep in mind that the information below is purely based on specifications. A detailed comparison with image samples and ISO comparisons will be provided once I get a hold of the Nikon D800 in March.

Model Nikon D800 Nikon D700
Effective Pixels 36.3 million 12.1 million
Sensor Size 35.9mm x 24mm 36.0mm x 23.9mm
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): lossless compressed 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline-Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60 percent
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless Compressed): approx. 60-80 percent
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
TIFF (RGB)
Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW)
Picture Control Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Monochrome
Neutral
Nine User-customizable Settings
Standard
Vivid
Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
SD
SDHC
SDXC
CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
Card Slot 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36×24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30×20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24×16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30×24): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
95 % Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x Approx. 0.72x Approx.
Interchangeable Focusing Screens
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec. 1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. 30 sec.
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 4 frames per second 5 frames per second
Scene Modes
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV in increments of 1/3
1/2
1
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Mirror Lock Up Yes Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 – 6400
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
ISO 200 – 6400
Lo-1 (ISO 100)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking) Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes Yes
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Auto
Continuous-servo (C)
Manual
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Single-servo AF (S)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51 51
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000 Up to 1/8000
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported Built-in flash Commander Mode
CLS Supported
White Balance Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
Shade
Auto (2 types)
Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K)
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored)
Seven manual modes with fine-tuning
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV 2 to 9 exposures
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Handheld mode
Tripod mode
Movie HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
External stereo microphone (optional)
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD Super Density
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Highlights
Auto Image Rotation
Full Frame
Highlight Point Display
Histogram Display
Slideshow
Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)
Zoom
In-Camera Image Editing Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
Color Balance
D-Lighting
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Monochrome
Red-eye Correction
Trim
GPS GP-1 GPS unit GP-1 GPS unit
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 900 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA) 1,000 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
EH-5a AC Adapter
Approx. Dimensions Width 5.7 in. (144.78mm)
Height 4.8 in. (121.92mm)
Depth 3.2 in. (81.28mm)
Width 5.8 in. (147mm)
Height 4.8 in. (123mm)
Depth 3.0 in. (77mm)
Approx. Weight 31.7 oz. (900g)camera body only 35 oz. (995g)camera body only
 Price $2,999.00 $2,199.95