August 27, 2008
Nikon unveils their first Movie Shooting DSLR
Similar in appearance to the D80, The D90 is packed with D300 touches, like the 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with an Integrated Dust Reduction System and EXPEED technology.
It also has Live View, Scene Recognition with Face Detection, Active D-Lighting, 3D Color Matrix Metering II and the Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module. The 3-in., approx. 920k-dot LCD has a 170-degree viewing angle.
Action shooters can look forward to 4.5 frames per second (shooting Normal Large).
Perhaps the most "buzz-creating" addition is the movie function, Nikon's first DSLR with such a feature.
It allows for shooting in three different motion JPEG formats: 320 x 216 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels and HD720p (1,280 x 720 pixels), taking full advantage of all your Nikon glass. The autofocus function is disabled while shooting motion pictures and the metering switches to Matrix mode.
An optional attachment (GP-1) allows for GPS geo-tagging.
This new entry in the Nikon DSLR line-up serves as an upgrade to the D80, announced two years ago, and it shares the same batteries and MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack.
Pricing and Availability
Nikon says: "The D90 will be available throughout the United States beginning September 2008 at an MSRP of $999.95** for body only and $1299.95** for body and lens outfit that includes the new AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. The GP-1 GPS unit will be available in November 2008, and pricing will be announced near the time of its delivery to the marketplace.
Nikon's specs are available here.
Their pdf brochure is downladable here.
Posted by flashdeadline at August 27, 2008 8:26 AM