Nikon whips out another DSLR, this time beating Sony at their own game. I thought sure Sony would be the first to come out with a movie mode on a DSLR, but it’s not to be. Check out the Nikon D90, an upgrade to the D80 and the newer D60 that was brought out just a couple of months ago. The biggest news is the movie mode, but more stuff is new too, look below.
Sony has some good deals on the A700, $1099 for the body only or with the 18-200mm lens for $1299. Buy this kit and eBay the lens for $300, and get the body for a grand. Beware of dealers selling Sony DSLRs for less than retail, Sony has a unilateral pricing agreement with their legit resellers, which means they can’t offer it for less than retail. Beware of NYC joints low-balling prices.
- Nikon D90
- 12.3mp CMOS DX
- 3.0″ LCD VGA quality
- Movie mode with sound, 1280-720 (720p) @24fps and lower, must use manual focus and zoom.
- Live view, obviously!
- Optional GPS unit, no price yet.
- Five Face advanced face detection.
- ISO 200-3200 with Lo1 and Hi1, 100-6400.
- Active D-lighting, distortion control with registered lenses, and image straightening.
- HDMI out for viewing on your HDTV.
- Burst rate of 4.5fps for (?) frames, JPEG.
- Possible CA correction, but not listed.
- Same old Li-ion battery, but a whopping 850 shots per charge.
- Available 9/08
- New plastic 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6 VR lens, $399
- $999 or $1299 D90 and above lens.