Nikon to release backlit camera sensor lenses for PMA
Japanese optics and imaging company, Nikon are rumoured to be releasing backlit sensor camera lenses for PMA. A leak to the press last week indicated that Nikon would break some new ground with its P100 which will sport a back-illuminated sensor giving it better performance in low lit conditions.The P100 with its long-ranged 26x lens will replace the P90 ultrazoom.
Nikon are also to release an S3000 and S8000. The S8000 is said to be thinnest camera with 10x lens that supports high-definition. The S3000 will be the low end of the camera range, but few details were given as to its specifications.
There were also rumours of a D700 or D90 sequel with accessories for professionals including extreme wide-angle lens (as a result of its 24mm f1.4 prime lens) and wide-angle zoom (16-35mm f4G ED-VR lens).
Currently the Nikon P90 automatically detects as many as 12 faces in a frame and is equipped with Face-priority AF which is great for portraits. It goes without saying then that the P90 comes with In-Camera Red Eye Fix which automatically corrects any perceived red eye before saving the picture to memory.
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