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August 1, 2008

Nikon D3 Buffer Upgrade Offered

Nikon is offering a hardware upgrade to it's flagship D3 digital DSLR. The improvement doubles the effective buffer of images and makes the camera even more appealing to sports and action shooters. With any luck, there may be some fortunate Olympics shooters this month enjoying the fruits of both full frame and a deep buffer.

Reminscent of the D1X buffer upgrade of 2002, the current offer allows D3 owners to double the image buffer count in continuous shooting; instead of sixteen (16) 14-bit RAW uncompressed images, photographers will now have a thirty-six (36) image count. The improvements will also cascade down to the JPEG formats accordingly.

The upgrade will cost USD500/323 Euros and the service was made available as of Wednesday (30-July-2008) for US owners. The camera will have to be sent in for the service.

Posted by covey22 at August 1, 2008 6:32 PM