Nikon releases D90
Nikon has a brand new digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera for the masses, and I can tell you from the start that this is not meant for folks who want to make an entry into the DSLR world, but it will target seasoned veterans instead. This digital camera will introduce a fair number of features that will make you fall in love with the D90 almost instantly, so get ready some tissue lest you drool all over your keyboard. The D90 is the culmination of years of experience from the folks at Nikon, placing great emphasis on brilliant image quality and versatility with its exclusive advanced Scene Recognition System. More on the D90 right after the jump.
Make no mistake about it – the D90 is not meant to be a flagship model, although it does draw plenty of inspiration from the D300, a DX-format digital SLR camera. Of course, judging by the model number alone, you can tell that this is the successor to the D80 and will come with a 12.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor for you to capture crisp and clear shots. In addition, the D90 will ship with Nikon’s very own EXPEED image processing system to deliver outstanding images with fine details, smooth tones, brilliant colors and low noise across a broad ISO range.
Another feature would be the ability to compose great looking shots thanks to the Live View Mode on the generous 3″ 920,000-dot high-resolution LCD screen. You also have the benefit of an 11-point auto focus (AF) system that makes use of Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System and Face Detection in order to help even the unlearned shutterbug (who happens to have a damn good camera to boot) shoot pictures that aren’t anything to be sneezed at. Other features include the versatile AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm Vibration Reduction image stabilization lens, and a burst rate of up to 4.5 frames per second in order to capture sudden and fast moments – too bad Nikon did not release this before the recently concluded summer Olympics, or you could’ve gotten a shot of Usain Bolt creating history three times at the Bird’s Nest.
The Nikon D90 will be released in the US from September onwards, retailing for $999.95 just for the body alone, while you have to fork out $1,299.95 for the body and lens outfit, including the new AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.