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up300 - Nikon Virtual Boy

From Gizmodo:

Is it April 1?

“A seriously odd announcement from camera maker Nikon, the Media Port UP300 and UP300x video headset approaches wearable PC territory. The device, which honestly looks like a pair of headphones with a small display tacked on, actually has a pretty impressive spec sheet: up to 8GB of flash memory for videos, audio and file storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, a full-featured internet browser and on the 300x model, even motion control. Browsing would have to be frustrating on a setup like this, but the Wi-Fi connection can also be used to download audio and video content directly to the device.”


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  1. While I agree that using this like an ipod would make someone look like the “Nerd of the World”, I’d be seriously jumping for joy if I could plug something like this into the live preview of my SLR- perfectly framed overhead and underhead shots, where I could actually see well enough to focus! At an outdoor live I could finally use my wide lens to get low-angle shots without having to contemplate diving headfirst into the concrete in order to get my head behind the camera…
    After reading the article, it seems like the 300 model has an AV input – I’m interested to see if the AV cables will work with (or can be adapted to work with) the video outputs of a Canon SLR. The headset lists at 69,800 yen (around 700 bucks and rising with the current exchange rates), but when you consider that a regular angle finder costs a couple of hundred bucks for just an eyepiece and mirror…

    All in all this could be a serious photographic tool when considering the live view with AF capabilities in the new-model SLRs…

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