Again, as predicted by Nikon Rumors, today Nikon launched its new entry level D3100 DSLR with almost exactly the same core specs as rumored.The surprise for me, however, is that the D3100 includes GPS support, a novelty in entry level DSLR's and a feature which is - coincidentally - supported in the new Nikon View NX2 software with excellent Google Maps integration.
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I thought it could not get any worse after testing Capture NX2 and View NX1.5 a while ago, but I was wrong. NX2 is worse, at least from where I am standing. So much worse that I have not been able to thoroughly test it, not on Windows XP Pro x64 nor on a "standard" XP Pro 32 system.
Nikon have launched a new version of their free, basic RAW editing software, View NX version 2. This new version includes various improvements over the previous version, such as straighten, crop and resize. It also includes options for movie editing, like eliminating unwanted footage and cropping.
It is fairly common to see people desperately searching the Web, because their version of Photoshop, Lightroom or Elements refuses to open the RAW files of their new camera, mostly generating either a "File not supported" or a far more scary "This file may be corrupted" message.The same may happen in Nikon Capture, and in both cases you need to update the ACR plugin or even upgrade your software.
Professional and semi-professional* Nikon cameras with a 10-pin remote terminal are capable of automatically writing geo-referential meta-data in image headers (Exif), popularly known as "geo-tagging”. When a device records georeferential meta-data in real-time, as is the case here, we refer to it as "instantaneous geo-tagging".