Nikon & Canon Join Hands to Bring A Selfie Only DSLR.
In an unprecedented development, Canon and Nikon have joined hands together to bring a Selfie only DSLR. Sony, Leica and Pentax have also pledged their support for this grand project. The DSLR will primarily target the huge market of selfie lovers who buy phone & camera only to take selfies and are obsessed with megapixels. Sony will be providing the sensors while Leica will manufacture the lenses for the Selfie DSLR. It is also speculated that the camera will come with a lot of inbuilt apps like ‘Beauty Triple Plus’, ‘Retrica 24×7’ and ‘Selfie 365’. The camera settings will adjust to the face automatically and apply optimal settings like ISO, Shutter Speed and aperture.
The technical specifications will satisfy any ‘Specification Hungry Soul’. According to leaked internal reports from the R&D team of Sony, it will have a massive 39 megapixels CMOS sensor so that the photos that come out will have sufficient data to manipulate during the post processing (if required). The camera will have direct connectivity to Facebook and Instagram for those who would like to upload it straight to social media. Snapchat is also willing to contribute some filters to this grand project.
It will be water resistant upto 50m depth and will feature state of the art anti dust mechanism. The camera will not have any physical button except for the shutter button. There is no need to press the shutter button halfway down to focus as it will be touch sensitive. It will quickly focus, lock and capture image as soon as you touch it courtesy of the latest and greatest EXPEED5 processor found on the Nikon D5.
There will be one lens available as of now in the kit. It is developed by the legendary German company Leica and is an ultra wide-angle lens. At 6mm focal length, it will be the widest lens available in market for consumer use. There is another version coming out sometime later this year which will combine telephoto-macro option with the ultra-wide angle one. This will enable the camera user to zoom in on their face and highlight the colors of their eyes and teeth if required. A true macro experience indeed. The camera will be available in Ferrari Red, Hot Pink, Rose Gold and Royal Blue color. You will have to pay additional $49 for the Black model.
Reportedly Apple and Samsung are furious over these developments and are planning to launch their own models and launch it soon. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Nikon&Canon are planning to eat their market share by launching this Selfiematic DSLR. However both Nikon CEO Makoto Kimura and Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai denied it in one voice and said its just competitive evolution. Samsung CEO refused to comment on the developments.
The recent developments may also start a patent war among the industry giants.
The price will be announced soon but you can leave a ‘guess’ in comments below. The camera is set to launch on the first of April. Also do share this post with your friends and family so that they would be able to pre-order as soon as it becomes available.
Here are some of the technical specification :
|SELFIEMATIC by Nikon Weds Canon|
|Type||Single-lens triple reflex digital camera|
|Lens mount||Leica mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)|
|Effective angle of view||ULTRA-WIDE|
|Effective pixels||39 million|
|Image sensor||35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor|
|Total pixels||39.33 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data, Take it to shower.|
|Picture Control system||Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Double card slots||Slot 2 can be used for friend’s Micro SD card so that he or she immediately gets a copy.|
|File system||Exif 3.3|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level pentaprism which may be adjusted to Nose with single-lens reflex viewfinder|
|Magnification||To be announced.|
|Diopter adjustment||-9 to +9 m-1|
|Focusing screen||Type C BriteView Clear Matte Mark X screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)|
|Reflex mirror||Quick return|
|Depth-of-field preview||No needed as automatically adjusts to focus on face.|
|Lens aperture||Fixed at f1.2 to give ultimate Bokeh Background.|
|Compatible lenses||Compatible with Leica 6mm f/1.2 Ultra wide angle. (So that you can include your friends and their friends in a selfie)|
|Speed||1/16000 to 1/800 s (automatically adjusts as fast as your facial expressions)|
|Flash sync speed||Not required.|
|Release mode||S (single frame), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release)|
|Approximate frame advance rate||Up to 18 fps (CL); or 24 fps with mirror up (CH); or 6 fps (quiet continuous mode)|
|Self-timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s|
|Metering||TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx.360K (360,000) pixels|
|Exposure meter coupling||Combined CPU and AI|
|Mode||Only Full Auto Available.|
|Exposure compensation||-15 to +15 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at detected face value|
(Recommended Exposure Index)
|ISO 50 to 52,000, above 52,000 an external torch is required; auto ISO sensitivity control.|
|Active D-Lighting||Does not matter!|
|Autofocus||Multi-CAM 50K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning and 253 focus points (including 199 cross-type sensors)|
|Detection range||-14 to 40 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Focus point||253 focus points, of which 155 or 115 are available for selection|
|AF-area mode||Single-point AF, 25-, 172-, or 253-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF|
|Accessory shoe||To fix your Phone and use its flashlight.|
|White balance||Auto (4 types) ANGRY, NORMAL, HAPPY, SAD ; all with fine-tuning.|
|Live view mode||Photo live view with available silent mode, Movie live view|
|AF-area mode||Only supports Face-priority AF & wide-area AF|
|Monitor||8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 4k-dot (XGA) TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 190° viewing angle, approx. 110% frame coverage|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom.|
|USB||SuperSpeed USB (USB 4.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended|
|10-pin remote terminal||Can be used to connect optional TV remote control or WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller or GPS unit.|
|Supported languages||Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian,Spanish, Swedish,Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
Apart from this it supports LIVE Google Translate.
|Battery||Two BN-BA18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery – Aproxx 1500 Shots.|
|Tripod socket||1/6 in. (ISO 667) ; Only supports selfie sticks.|
|Dimensions / weight|
(W x H x D)
|6.3 x 6.3 x 3.7 in.|
|Operating environment||Temperature: -40 to 80°C
Can be taken to shower and swimming pool.
(may differ by country or area)
|Pentax Made Box. Fujifilm made strap.|
Looks like a serious competitor to the likes of Apple and Samsung. What do you think? Know a frnd who needs this? Share with them. 🙂
Ps. Happy April Fools Day. All facts are made up.