A&P Nikon D90 for real?

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  1. ericande

    ericande Active Member

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    video recording, with "real movie-like" quality
    12,3 Mpx.
    ISO 200-3.200 plus Lo1 (100) and Hi 1 (6.400)
    3" 900.000 dots LCD
    11 AF points

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    I think I'll get it depending on price. I was hoping they'd bump the AF points but better ISO capability and a nicer screen is what I really need.
     
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    why is iso 100 "low1"
     
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    SugarCoatedSour OT Supporter

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    If it's real, I wonder what price point it would be at to have people settle for it instead of a D300.
     
  4. adamlewis88

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    Because Nikon is ghey and cant figure out how to step a processor up from 100-3200 without pushing or pulling a native ISO.

    100 = lo1 = 200 -1EC
    6400 = hi1 = 3200 +1EC

    It gives you 100 ISO but you lose highlight headroom.
     
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    According to a leaked screenshot from US retailer Circuit City, the camera will come with a $1299.99 price tag.
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Srsly. 50D > D90.

    My Canon rep just stopped by :mamoru:
     
  9. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    D40 < D60 < 1000d < 450d < D90

    The 50d if it existed has the D300 to compete with.
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    And the 1299.99 is with the new VR lens. It'll be ~1000 body only.
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    Wait, why are the 1000d and 450d the same price?
     
  12. adamlewis88

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    689 and 799 respectively here at work.
     
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    Great that it has the D300 sensor, sucks it has the same AF points as the D80. :ugh: to the video capability! Guess whatever works to suck in the soccer moms. :dunno:
     
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    i doubt it's gonna have video capability
     
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    Video on an SLR is blasphemous.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    they have to find some new feature to put on there for the next generation to advertise it. Before you know it, your SLR is going to be your camera, mp3 player, tv, radio, and your internet source w/ a full QWERTY keyboard. kinda like your phone! :o
     
  18. Dox

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    "hey....we have this screen here doing absolutely nothing, lets throw in a touchscreen HDTV onto it that also makes phone calls"
     
  19. ericande

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    Detailed Nikon D90 specs


    More updates coming soon.

    Nikon D90 specs:
    12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor: This Nikon D90 camera body features a DX-format CMOS image sensor that provides the highest level of performance. Its integrated A/D converter enables selection between 12-bit and 14-bit conversions. The sensor design supports the broad light sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 3200, and features refined high-ISO noise reduction.
    3.0" LCD monitor: A high-resolution, super-density, 920,000-dot LCD monitor makes critical image review possible. This monitor also allows ultra-wide, 170-degree viewing in all directions.
    Live view: You’ll also have a live preview of your subject, giving you point-and-shoot feel with the quality of a DSLR.
    11-area AF: The sensor module offers an 11-area AF that ensures consistently fast and precise focus lock under varying shooting conditions. The wide area AF system gives greater compositional freedom when shooting sports and action.
    4.5fps continuous shooting: Capture fast action and fleeting expressions. The D90 can shoot up to 4.5 frames per second.
    Scene Recognition System: This system recognizes subject and scene conditions prior to capturing the shot. Enjoy improved subject tracking and subject identification for rapid and accurate focus area selection. Highlight analysis optimizes auto exposure by providing more accurate control. Light source inference studies both subject and pattern to achieve optimal white balance.
    HD movie mode: Capture your surroundings in cinematic quality. The D90 features the D-Movie mode, which shoots HD movie with sound at 24fps.
    D-Lighting enhancement: This technology compensates for underexposed images or insufficient flash by automatically adding light and detail to selected shots where needed, without affecting properly exposed areas.
    In-camera editing menu: The in-camera editing features include Nikon D-lighting (that adds light and detail to selected shots only where needed), red-eye correction, image trimming, image overlay, monochrome black and white, sepia and cyanotype along with skylight, warm tone and custom color filter effects.
    Lens included: You'll be ready to go in no time with the included 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
    Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, including Live View and a cinematic-quality 24-fps D-Movie Mode, the Nikon D90 exceeds the demands of passionate photographers. Outfit includes the 5.8x, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens with VR image stabilization and legendary NIKKOR optical quality.
    ENGINEERED FOR ARTISTRY. UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL.
    • 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
    • 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
    • D-Movie Mode — Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
    • One-button Live View
    • Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames per second
    • 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
    • 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
    • Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames-per-second
    • D-Movie Mode — Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
    • Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
    • 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
    • Built-in image sensor cleaning
    • 11-point AF system with Face Priority
    • One-button Live View
    • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
    • Comprehensive exposure control
    • Auto Active D-lighting
    • Shutter precision and durability
    • In-Camera Image Editing
    • GPS geo-tagging

    Sensor

    Megapixels [​IMG] Megapixels: 12.3

    CCDs are the chips inside digital cameras that record photos. This refers to the number of pixels a CCD assigns to a photo.
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    Megapixels: CCDs are the chips inside digital cameras that record photos. This refers to the number of pixels a CCD assigns to a photo.

    12.3 Maximum resolution Info unavailable Sensor type CMOS Sensor size Info unavailable Display

    LCD screen size [​IMG] LCD screen size: 3.0"

    LCD screens allow you to frame, playback, and edit whatever you're shooting without looking through an eyepiece.
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    LCD screen size: LCD screens allow you to frame, playback, and edit whatever you're shooting without looking through an eyepiece.

    3.0" Display type High-resolution LCD Display resolution 920,000 pixels Performance

    Maximum shutter speed Info unavailable Minimum shutter speed Info unavailable Start-up speed Info unavailable Focus type 11-area auto-focus Image stabilization [​IMG] Image stabilization: Yes, in included lens

    Electronic and optical image stabilization systems compensate for normal hand shakiness and movement for clearer pictures and smoother videos.
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    Image stabilization: Electronic and optical image stabilization systems compensate for normal hand shakiness and movement for clearer pictures and smoother videos.

    Yes, in included lens ISO range 200-3200 Viewfinder

    Magnification Info unavailable Coverage Info unavailable Convenience

    Built-in Memory (M[​IMG] N/A Live preview Yes Self-cleaning sensor Yes Red-eye reduction Yes PictBridge-enabled Info unavailable Attachments

    Memory card type N/A Flash type Info unavailable General features

    UPC 018208254484 Manufacturer's part number D90KIT18105VR
     
  20. ericande

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    Hmmm, I'm guessing high ISO performance won't be as good as the D300 but if it's much better than the D80 I think I'll get it.
     
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    Why do you think the high ISO performance won't be as good as the D300? Doesn't it use D300 sensor?
     
  22. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Same sensor, same quality, different controls. Same with the D80 vs. the D200
     
  23. ericande

    ericande Active Member

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    You're right, I mis-read it. OK, I'm getting it a month or two after it comes out I think. Still wish it had more AF points but oh well. Get this, keep the D50 for a backup and get a D400 or D800 or something in a couple years.
     
  24. GlobeGuy

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    I have a D50 as well, it still serves my purpose well. I can't imagine upgrading unless this thing broke on me. Yep, I'm not a gearhead at all. :)
     
  25. FusionZ06

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    I just recenlty upgraded my D50 to a D300 and I must say :eek4: I've been missing out.
     

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