The iPhone 4 makes a pretty great pocketable camera, but as awesome as it can be, the lens leaves a lot to be desired -- until now. If you’ve got some spare cash and SLR lenses waiting to be put to use, one accessories manufacturer has just the gadget for you.
If you’ve moved beyond point-and-shoots but aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a pro-level DSLR, Nikon’s impressive new D7000 wants to be your go-to shooter. The D7000 takes over for the old D90, but it also manages to compete well with the D300S, the next model up. It’s right on the border between Nikon’s consumer and pro lines, but new video capabilities make the D7000 appealing to hobbyists and prosumers alike.
The CoolPix L110 is a low-cost superzoom from Nikon’s “L” line of consumer shooters, and while its 15x zoom is attractive, the camera’s other features are somewhat limited. For users with modest needs, the 12-megapixel L110 offers straightforward photography at a good price, but advanced shooters will quickly outgrow the L110’s minimal feature set.
The P100 is Nikon’s latest compact superzoom camera. It’s a further refinement of the P80 and P90 models that came before it, with a new backlit 10-megapixel CMOS sensor designed to improve low-light picture quality, a slightly increased 26x zoom range and--most exciting of all--full HD movie mode with stereo sound.
A dozen new kinds of point-and-shoot cameras flood electronics stores
each year, and that’s often just from a single company. To distinguish
itself, Nikon took an interesting approach with its Coolpix S1000pj.
Instead of focusing on pictures, this camera shines--literally. It can
project photos and movies on a wall so everyone can see them. We like
the concept and had fun presenting instant vacation slideshows while
still traveling. But the average quality of both its photos and its
projection make this camera purely a technoholic’s toy. Discerning
photographers and home buyers on a budget should think twice.
Most photographers would now agree that proficiency with photo-editing
software is also a critical skill. So we asked six photographers to
tell us about their favorite image processing applications and add-ons
as well as share their best tips for making and digitally refining
Coke versus Pepsi. Mac versus PC. Canon versus Nikon. Among these great
rivalries, we can only pick out one clear winner. (Here’s a hint: It’s
not the colored sugar water.) In the latest Canon-versus-Nikon
entry-level digital SLR (single-lens reflex) battle, both cameras score
hits against the other.