Nikon D90 On the Horizon?

August 13, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | 7 Comments | |

Nikon D80We don’t usually feature unsubstantiated rumours, but when one of the best known Nikon-related authors decides to publish the key specs and a release date, it’s pretty clear that the Nikon D90 is on its way. David Busch, creator of the popular Nikon Digital Field Guides series, has revealed that the D90 will offer a 12 megapixel sensor, Live View shooting mode, “larger” LCD screen than the D80’s (pictured) 2.5 inch model, 4.5fps continuous shooting, HDMI connectivity, video recording (!) and GPS compatibility. Busch states that the price of the Nikon D90 with a new 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR kit lens will be $1299, something that’s also verified by recent stock listings at Best Buy and Circuit City. Finally, August 27th will apparently be the launch day according to Busch.

Website: Nikon Guides - D90

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#1 Mustafa Ajlan Abudak-Turkey


I do not understand why so many pro labelled nikonians still need to defense the brand so willingly? Look at the olympic games see the real pro's choices ok maybe this is the way they like Nikon approach etc.But for an ametuer who deeply investigate pixel reality and addicted to learn the new mechanisms of the photogphy,Canon is the leader of compact and DSLR world about image quality and performance (apart form body frame quality which is no prime need for averageman this days of body change 3 years intervals)
Briefly, look at this link

See D700 , D300 or any body Nikon produce against 450D (Please do not say me raw convrsiton facts etc) then let us talk Photokina and new coming Canons

11:05 am - Wednesday, August 13, 2008

#2 Andres D'Elia

The experience of work hard taking pictures every day with Nikon cameras and lenses coud give you the answer. Try some nikon pro product and you'll know.

6:09 pm - Wednesday, August 13, 2008

#3 Mustafa Ajlan Abudak-Turkey


Did you look at the link above? Be sure I have checked all the major bodies ( apart form D3 or mark III )both Nikon,Canon and Olympus and Pentax with pro VR, L, SWD or DA lenses.

I think you may want to look at some lab test from Pop Photo;

Be realistic, not romantic.Nikon kingdoom fell down at the dawn of digital.I do not think any serious sport or news photographer use Nikon gears since 1980's. When digital revolution began Canon got the head even studio works (after 5D) the realistic pros left Nikon and probaly use Canon or Fuji S 3-5 for the shake of the Nikkor lenses.( The only part I appreciate Nikon for the glasses and solid bodies which means no sense in this time of changing bodies in every 2-3 years) The new D700 three years younger than 5D so the result ? exactly same IQ and for me 5D still better at lower iso.

Is this is the answer :) ? Watch out Photokina for Canon. Market will decide the competition...

7:06 pm - Wednesday, August 13, 2008

#4 Emil

All reviewers agree that D700, D300, D80, etc. are really great cameras. The reason is - they are.
From your pixel-peeping input I see that you're more of a measurbator than a photographer (with all the consequences).

2:35 pm - Monday, August 25, 2008

#5 Mustafa Ajlan Abudak-Turkey

Yeah new Nikons are good and cool cameras.But not so much greater than 3 years old Canons and new Canon prosumers unless the imaging resource ,Cameralabs,Pop Photo and Dpreview made us up.This is my point of view you may not agree on it.That is your choice.Give your little treasure (over double prize) for the same quality at base isos or under.(I do not know any real pro who uses generally 6400 for everyday work even i am a real measurbator :))Canon's lens range is so wide and all may well work with from starter to top class bodies.

It seems one Nikonian became so disturbed about realities. Yeah I am a real utmost measurbator if this keeps you still in scoptoma about realities. Lol check out just imaging resource link and you may well see the winner. can not u see ? That is not my problem :)

Why analogers still can not understand they have already lost? Be realistic not romantic..I may not well give the total answer Canon may well give You at the Photokina.I am the company emplyoee or officer.Just Canon lover for the sake of their quality about photography.If Nikon catches and make advances more than Canon (about image quality) with same prize and affordability.I may well be a Nikonian.Before it hurrraaa for Canon. We will wait and see THE ANSWER..

5:30 pm - Monday, August 25, 2008

#6 enlightened

The funny thing is that nikon have a higher market share then canon (By a miniscule amount, but the point is, theyre pretty much at each others throats atm)

Also the D3 has converted many a canon pro to the darker side. Nikon was slow to pull its head out of the sand when digital appeared, but theyre taking the reigns now.

10:55 pm - Tuesday, August 26, 2008

#7 Mustafa Ajlan Abudak-Turkey



11:14 pm - Tuesday, August 26, 2008