A recently published Nikon patent application shows that Nikon is working on implementing programmed focus pulls in video-capable cameras.
Essentially, the patent application describes the process of setting a starting focus point on the camera’s LCD and then an ending focus point. The camera will then automatically (and smoothly) rack focus between the two points as you record video. [click to continue…]
UPDATE 4/14/09: The Nikon D5000 is official and, yes, it has a flip-screen LCD. Details here.
According to this forums post (you’ll have to look past the pop-up ads), someone nabbed this shot of what appears to be a Nikon D60-sized DSLR with a flip screen LCD. You can even seen the Nikon label upside down on the panel’s LCD.
Something Awful forum member indyjb got the shot and claims that it comes from a commercial shoot “somewhere in Eastern Europe.” indyjb also claims to have plenty more pics of the mystery-DSLR as well. He says:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know there is not a Nikon DSLR with a flip screen.
I have more and better pictures if people are interested.
We’re interested. Please, do share.
[Thanks to the eagle-eyed reader that sent this in.]