Nikon USA Unveils D90 DSLR with 12MP, Movie Capability

Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

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 “redefines the creative boundaries of digital photography, allowing photographers to easily create stunning still images and High Definition (HD) movie clips with sound—with the same camera.” The D90’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 Nikon’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. It’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]

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