Friday, January 2, 2009

Nikon D700

Of course, a $3000 camera seems a bit like overkill at this point, but I can dream...

The good: Excellent photo quality as high as ISO 6,400; fast focus and shooting, even in low light; first-rate build quality and control layout.
The bad: Relatively heavy; low resolution for its class; viewfinder only provides 95 percent coverage and lacks interchangeable focusing screens; occasional issues with automatic white balance under artificial light.
The bottom line: As long as you don't need seriously high-resolution photos, video capture, or machine-gun-fast sports shooting, the Nikon D700 has everything you need in a pro full-frame camera for a reasonable price.
Specifications: Digital camera type: SLR ; Resolution: 12.1 megapixels ; Display type: 3 in LCD display See full specs
[review from]
Features and Benefits:
Effective Pixels: 12.1-megapixel FX-Format CMOS Sensor
LCD Monitor: 3.0" 920,000 dot VGA color monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing and "Live View"
Top Shooting Rate: Up to 5 frames per second
Focus Area/Sensors: 51 areas or 11 areas; any single area can be selected
Dust Sensor Cleaning Unit: Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System minimizes degradation of image quality due to dust particles
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 200 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
AF Area Mode: Single Area AF, Dynamic-area AF (Number of AF Points: 9, 21, 51, 51 (3D-Tracking)
Exposure Metering System: 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Retouch Menu: D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Image Trimming, Monochrome, Filter Effects, Image Overlay
Power Source: EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Images Per Battery Charge: Up to 1,000 (CIPA Measurement Standards)
Weight: Approx. 2.2 lbs.
Storage Media: Compact Flash

What’s Included:
Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only
24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR IF-ED AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Quick Charger
USB Cable
Video Cable
Software Suite CD-ROM
[info when purchased from]

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year, New Start

Welcome to the Kat Rios Photography blog. . .
with nothing to look at.