updated 07:30 pm EDT, Mon August 25, 2008
D90 pictures specs
In addition to preliminary sales information spotted at retailers Circuit City and Best Buy, details of the next-generation Nikon entry-level DSLR system have been revealed. According to Digital Photography Review, pictures of the new D90 were temporarily leaked on Target.com. Additional details regarding the final specs were posted on Nikon Rumors. The camera is said to capture 12.3 Megapixels with a standard ISO range of 200-3200 and additional single ISO modes of 100 or 6400. Live-view is supported from a 900,000 pixel 3" LCD used for the rear display, quite an upgrade in resolution from the 230,000 pixel display of the D80.
The D90 will feature 11 autofocus points, AF contrast, and face detection. White balance can be adjusted manually or automatically using a 420 pixel RGB matrix sensor. The camera can capture video and includes a speaker for sound output during video playback.
The lens to be initially included with the starter kit is a DX 18mm - 105mm f/3.5-5.6G with vibration reduction, AF-S from a silent wave motor, and made with Nikon's extra-low dispersion glass. Construction consists of 11 groups and 15 elements including one aspherical and one hybrid aspherical. Minimum focus will be 0.45m and the lens contains seven diaphragm blades. An official shipping date was not given but, given the current evidence, a formal announcement from Nikon seems imminent.
[Images by: Poppa on DPReview]