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Nikon prepping D90 for early September?

updated 02:35 pm EDT, Thu July 17, 2008

Nikon D90 Rumor

Nikon has scheduled a press event that could see the release of an anticipated upgrade to the D80, say multiple reports. One claims that the media is receiving invitations to a gathering to be held on September 3rd, three weeks before the Photokina photography expo in Germany. The camera maker often announces some or all of its new cameras for the show in advance but only occasionally uses its own conferences to announce products outside of the normal cycle, suggesting a major release.

The nature of the release isn't mentioned by the alleged source, though pro photographer Thom Hogan and others suggest that the D80's replacement (often referred to as the D90) is a likely candidate for the event. Likely upgrades to the camera are expected to include richer 14-bit color conversion, a larger LCD with a live preview, and a dust removal system for shaking the sensor clear.

Previous rumors have similarly alluded to Nikon releasing a very high-resolution version of the D3, likely billed as the D3x, that may have a 24.4-megapixel full-frame sensor as its core upgrade. [via Photography Bay]



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  1. Guest

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    Nikon D-90

    The Nikon D-90 will be just a copy of the D-300 and just a APS-C 12MP. Soon the price for Full Frame will drop in 1-2 years and the Nikon D-400 is due out September 2009.

    The real difference in the D-80 or the D-300 is only 2MP.

    16.7MP is the next real step up from 10MP. 12MP is just not much different from 10MP.

    The Sharpness issue of Nikon in the D-3 and D-700 Full Frame is no better than the D-300 at ISO 200. The Nikon D-80 at ISO 100 is about the same quality up through 20x30".

    The D-90 if it ever comes will be only a stop gap. Sony and Pentax are at 16MP by this Christmas so Nikon is behind about 1 year. Canon D-450 is sharper than the D-3 Nikon for about $800.

    Nikon needs about 2 years to catch up and go 16-20MP and full frame I see the end of APS-C by 2012


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    Nikon D-90

    The Nikon D-90 will be just a copy of the D-300 and just a APS-C 12MP. Soon the price for Full Frame will drop in 1-2 years and the Nikon D-400 is due out September 2009.

    The real difference in the D-80 or the D-300 is only 2MP.

    16.7MP is the next real step up from 10MP. 12MP is just not much different from 10MP.

    The Sharpness issue of Nikon in the D-3 and D-700 Full Frame is no better than the D-300 at ISO 200. The Nikon D-80 at ISO 100 is about the same quality up through 20x30".

    The D-90 if it ever comes will be only a stop gap. Sony and Pentax are at 16MP by this Christmas so Nikon is behind about 1 year. Canon D-450 is sharper than the D-3 Nikon for about $800.

    Nikon needs about 2 years to catch up and go 16-20MP and full frame I see the end of APS-C by 2012


    Doug Harper

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