Open-Source DSLR Announced: D800o (April Fools)

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Here is the example image of the customizable repeating flash velocities:



New Features include:
– Sound and Motion Detection Shutter Triggering
– Mappable ISO Sensitivity Sensor
– Media Capturing Formats include:
Images: JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, NEF, GIF, Animated GIF, PNG, PDF (???)
Video: AVI, MPG, MP4, MOV
Audio: WAVE, MP3, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, OGG (Sample rate and bit-depth are fully adjustable)
– Live Histogram
– New BULB2 Mode
– Auto-Focus Bracketing
– Programmable AF-Assist Lamp
– XWR Capture for HDR harvesting and video exporting
– WiFi
– HDMI Input
– Displays Non-Nikon Content
– Displays Megabyte of pictures
– Automatic Orientation Rotation
– Selections and Playlists for Deleting and Previewing Content
– Fully adjustable decimal system for integers, including: EV Compensation, White Balance, Shutter Speed, ISO, Aperture, Frames Per Second, EV Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, Flash, Repeatable Flash, Self-Timer, Exposure Delay Mode, Interval Timer Shooting, etc.
– Expanded White Balance (0K-50,000K)
– Expanded EV Compensation (Unlimited Stops)
– Customizable File and Folder Naming
– Loopable FPS Patterns
– April Fools are not included with the D800o
– 3D MODE (two or more Nikon DSLRS can be synced using either USB or WiFi)
– Open Source Mode
– Nikon App Store
– Glow-In-The-Dark Buttons
– Installable Sensor Crystals

If you would like to sign a petition to make Nikon open source and one day have a camera like this, consider signing this petition!

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11 Responses to Open-Source DSLR Announced: D800o (April Fools)

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  2. =) nice one !!!! Hahahahahahahaa

  3. andrea says:

    Ap. foooollll

  4. Walter Pogue says:

    This is such a cool post. I have had a great interest in trick photography and reading this is a real inspiration.

  5. Vladimia says:

    :))) Nikon are really deep in the consumers needs with this one. I can’t believe I could live the day when a corporation decided to listen to what the consumer actually wants in a product, putting the customer in a higher place than marketing or profit. Way to go guys, you are the new role model for corporation standards. I can actually believe that we are walking towards progress. Not even Rover on Mars has at least 5% of these new great features. :)))

  6. Bali Driver says:

    Nice camera hope i can buy someday

  7. Great and amazing camera
    thanks for sharing, the camera will be on my list to buy next year

  8. I really want to have this camera! 😉

  9. very good camera for me, I’ll buy it next weeks, yessssss….

  10. ebrahim says:


  11. bolkey says:

    The sad thing is that many of these features are possible to implement already. In fact, I briefly used a Canon hack, that implemented several of them. Albeit the hack is badly engineered, it shows that open-sourcing the firmware enables a world of new possibilities (yes, the sound-triggering was one of the things that worked well). Perhaps apps is a bridge too far for me (I don’t need a $4000 poor torch) but a modular firmware system, extensible by an easy to use programming language such as Python….

    But thinking of modularity, why stop at the software level? Why should I buy a completely new camera if all I want are a few Mp more? Why can’t I swap my sensor with one without UV-filter? I am afraid such initiatives will not come form the Canons, Sonies and Nikons, but we are the buyers and we can force them into the 21st Century. If only we should stop buying cameras without a universal lens mount…

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