My next digital SLR?

My next digital SLR?

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This announcement from Nikon has me drooling:

D90

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of its newest DX-format digital SLR, the D90. More than just a new camera, the D90 represents a new era of digital SLR fun and creativity.

The first thing that will amaze photographers about the D90 is its stunning image quality, which takes its inspiration from Nikon’s flagship DX-format digital SLR, the D300. The D90’s image sensor and 12.3 effective megapixels combine with Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing to deliver outstanding images featuring fine details, smooth tones, rich colors and low noise across a wide ISO sensitivity range.

The D90 is the world’s first* digital SLR camera with a movie shooting function that delivers genuinely cinematic results, enhanced by the creatively shallow depth of field made possible by the DX-format sensor. This is further refined by the optical quality and broad selection of NIKKOR lenses — the same lenses relied upon by professional photographers the world over. Thanks to the D90’s large image sensor, D-Movie images exhibit less noise than those of a typical camcorder, most notably in low-light situations.

I love my D70s, which was the first DSLR I’ve owned, and which blows away point & shoot digitals in almost every way…with the exception of being able to shoot video. Adding video on top of the various advances that have been made in the Nikon DSLRs since the D70s, plus the recently announced GPS-1 add-on for automatically geotagging pics and I think I may have to consider a pre-order.

Anyone want to buy a D70s?

Nikon | News | Nikon D90

  • I have a D80, and the thought of getting to shoot video with it as well would be awesome. The wife would never let me buy it though. :-)

  • I hear ya, Justin. Not sure how to justify the D90, other than that my D70s is a couple years old now, and having video on the DSLR would mean one less reason to carry the pocket cam. Actually, at that point the *only* reason to carry the pocket cam would be portability.

    My only real concern with the D90 vs. the D70s is that it's double the megapixels, which means substantially larger file sizes. Yeah, I'm sure you can dial down the size/quality, but given how many pictures I shoot in a given month, I'd definitely need to invest in more hard drive space. :-)

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