Nikon’s New Digital SLR D90 Now Official

Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2008 - 9:15am.

After numerous rumors and leaked inventory screenshot, Nikon today officially announced the new D90 Digital SLR. The D90 is an upgrade to Nikon’s super successful D80 DSLR and will feature a 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with integrated dust reduction system. Nikon claims that D90 is world’s first DLSR to offer users the ability to shoot D-movie video footage in resolutions up to 720p.
The other features on the D90 are ISO up to 6400, 11point autofocus, 3-inch Live View LCD, 4.5 fps continuous shooting, SD /SDHC storage and HDMI output. The startup takes just 0.15 second and the camera has 65ms shutter release lag. When coupled with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm Lens, D90 offers Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor and Vibration Reduction technologies.
Nikon will ship the camera in September for $1,000 in body-only version and $1,300 as a kit with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm lens.