Imagine never having to deal with blurry photos unless you want them to be blurry. The latest digital cameras in the Nikon 1 line for 2013 will have Live Image Control. One of the latest digital camera features from Nikon allows you to see exactly what a photo will look like as you shoot.
Previously the live view LCD viewfinder could show you how dark or light (the exposure) the photo would be when taken with the current camera settings. You could also see the depth of field —which items in the foreground or background would be in focus. The new feature adds an unprecedented view that shows which moving items will be blurred, and which will be in focus. When shooting in low light situations, you must hold the camera (and subject) still because when the camera shoots a photo at a slower shutter speed, moving objects will be blurry.
This new feature ensures that everything in the photo will come out crystal clear and in focus without needing to know anything about shutter speeds. With the Live Image Control, you will see what movements will cause blurring or if you are shaking the camera. You can reduce blurring by using a slider to make sure that it will be clear. Conversely, you can choose to have objects blurred to get that perfect water-flowing-over-rocks river photo, or a person standing still who remains in focus while the masses walking by them are blurred.
The demonstration I saw at CES made it look easy and I'm excited to give it a try. This new feature takes the guesswork out of whether your shot will be in focus or not, and gives you new creative tools for artistic photos.