The Nikon D90 digital SLR is out officially. Nikon USA today posted details of the new camera at its website, signalling its official launch, after a few weeks of speculations and leaks. Headline features: 12.3 megapixels and movie mode.
Nikon said the D90 â€œredefines the creative boundaries of digital photography, allowing photographers to easily create stunning still images and High Definition (HD) movie clips with soundâ€”with the same camera.â€ The D90â€™s D-Movie mode can record cinematic-quality movie clips at up to 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) in Motion JPEG format, according to Nikon. With the superior lens system of DSLRs, it should take better movies than your cellphone.
The new D90 features a 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor powered by Nikonâ€™s EXPEED image processor, 11-point AF system with Face Priority and a 3-inch LCD screen. Additionally, it has a built-in image sensor cleaner, and claims low noise ISO sensitivity from ISO 200 to ISO 3200.
The D90, which retires the two-year-old D80 model, is priced at $1000 body only, available next month. Itâ€™s priced at $1300 when kitted with the new AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
[Site: Nikon USA]