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Nikon & Canon Join Hands to Bring A Selfie Only DSLR

Last Updated on March 26, 2016 by PixelPluck

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.dslr selfie nikon and canon

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
TypeSingle-lens triple reflex digital camera
Lens mountLeica mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewULTRA-WIDE
EFFECTIVE PIXELS
Effective pixels39 million
Image sensor
Image sensor35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels39.33 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data, Take it to shower.
Storage
Hard-Disk
  • Preinstalled 128GB but can be expanded upto 1TB as technology progresses.
File format
  • NEF (RAW) : No RAW support.
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; optimal quality compression available.
Picture Control systemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Double card slotsSlot 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
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism which may be adjusted to Nose with single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
  • FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
MagnificationTo be announced.
Diopter adjustment-9 to +9 m-1
Focusing screenType C BriteView Clear Matte Mark X screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Depth-of-field previewNo needed as automatically adjusts to focus on face.
Lens apertureFixed at f1.2 to give ultimate Bokeh Background.
Lens
Compatible lensesCompatible with Leica 6mm f/1.2 Ultra wide angle. (So that you can include your friends and their friends in a selfie)
Shutter
TypeElectronically-controlled
Speed1/16000 to 1/800 s (automatically adjusts as fast as your facial expressions)
Flash sync speedNot required.
Release
Release modeS (single frame), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release)
Approximate frame advance rateUp to 18 fps (CL); or 24 fps with mirror up (CH); or 6 fps (quiet continuous mode)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Exposure
MeteringTTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx.360K (360,000) pixels
Metering method
  • Matches the glow and radiance of the face and adjusts accordingly. Can give some error if too much make-up is applied. Will need some calibration in that case.
Temperature Range
  • Chilled Expressions to Super Angry Emotions.
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
ModeOnly Full Auto Available.
Exposure compensation-15 to +15 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected face value
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 50 to 52,000, above 52,000 an external torch is required; auto ISO sensitivity control.
Active D-LightingDoes not matter!
Focus
AutofocusMulti-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)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF) full time.
Focus point253 focus points, of which 155 or 115 are available for selection
AF-area modeSingle-point AF, 25-, 172-, or 253-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lockAuto
Accessory shoeTo fix your Phone and use its flashlight.
White balance
White balanceAuto (4 types) ANGRY, NORMAL, HAPPY, SAD ; all with fine-tuning.
Live View
Live view modePhoto live view with available silent mode, Movie live view
AF-area modeOnly supports Face-priority AF & wide-area AF
Monitor
Monitor8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 4k-dot (XGA) TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 190° viewing angle, approx. 110% frame coverage
Playback
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom.
Interface
USBSuperSpeed USB (USB 4.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
10-pin remote terminalCan be used to connect optional TV remote control or WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller or GPS unit.
EthernetRJ-45 Connector

  • Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)/IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX)/IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)
  • Data rates: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect (maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ)
Supported languages
Supported languagesArabic, 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.

Power source
BatteryTwo BN-BA18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery – Aproxx 1500 Shots.
Tripod socket
Tripod socket1/6 in. (ISO 667) ; Only supports selfie sticks.
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
6.3 x 6.3 x 3.7 in.
Weight
  • Light Weight
Operating environment
Operating environmentTemperature: -40 to 80°C
Can be taken to shower and swimming pool.
Accessories
Supplied accessories
(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.

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