Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nikon D90

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

Two years after the D80 was announced comes the D90. First and foremost there's a new CMOS sensor, which Nikon claim produces D300 quality output at up to ISO 6400 and - one of several features to 'trickle down' from higher models - the 3.0-inch VGA screen as the D3/D300.

It has Live View with contrast-detect AF and a dust removal system. More surprising is the inclusion of the world's first DSLR movie mode (720p HDTV) and HDMI output. A lot of the core photographic spec is the same as or very similar to the D80, though there is a new shutter and an implementation of the 3D tracking AF seen on the D3/D300.

The D90 is intended to appeal to the broadest audience of any Nikon SLR, from first-time 'step up' customers moving from a compact to serious amateurs wanting comprehensive photographic control without the cost and weight of a D300.

£700 (body only).

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