updated 03:40 pm EST, Tue November 29, 2011
NIkon Speedlight SB-910 press release spotted
A press release for the NIkon Speedlight SB-910 camera has slipped on to the net, only to be pulled. The new flagship DSLR camera uses the latest implementation of Nikon's creative lighting system (CLS) and marries it to an upgraded and easier to use to GUI. The Speedlight SB-910 will ship with a wide zoom lens that will incorporate FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body.
The SB-910 will use a new thermal cut-out function which offers protection against damage to the flash panel and body that can be caused by overheating during continuous flash use. Now, rather than ceasing operation to protect the unit, the flash recycling time is automatically delayed if a significant rise in temperature is detected.
The SB-910 Speedlight will include three illumination patterns (standard, centre-weighted and even), which are designed to match a wide range of lighting situations. The standard pattern will cover conventional, standard flash coverage. The centre-weighted pattern is best for shooting still subjects such as portraits, in which the light falloff at the image edges can be disregarded. When the even pattern is selected, the light from the flash will cover a subject from centre to edges without light falloff and can be used for shooting group photographs indoors.
The SB-910 will also support Nikon's wireless TTL operation and can function as a wireless commander with control over three separate groups of Speedlights or as a remote Speedlight triggered by other SB-910 Speedlights, SB-700 Speedlights, SU-800 Wireless Commander or the built-in Speedlight set to commander mode on compatible Nikon digital SLR cameras.
When it launches in December, the Speedlight SB-910 it will retail for around $580. [via Nikon Rumors]