It appears that today is a good day for leaks in the D-SLR arena. Earlier today, DailyTech brought you news of Canon's 50D, which sports a 15.1MP image sensor, 9-point autofocus system, 3" LCD screen and DIGIC 4 image processor.
Now we have some early pictures of Nikon's new D90 D-SLR courtesy of a trigger happy Target.com. According to a forum poster on Digital Photography Review, Target.com momentarily posted images from various angles of the new D90.
In addition to the pictures, Nikon Rumors says that it has final specifications for the camera which are sure to impress even the most vocal critic. The D90 will have a 12.3MP image sensor, 3" (900k) LCD, 11-point autofocus system, and Live-View.
Perhaps the most talked about feature, however, is the D90's ability to capture video with its image sensor. Although details are sketchy at the moment, the camera will also have a microphone and speaker built-in for recording and playing back sound with capture video.
According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon D90 will be formally announced on August 27.
Engadget just posted that Circuit City briefly posted the product page for the D90 kit with 18-105mm lens. Circuit City's website showed that the $1,299 D90 will be available on September 6 and that the camera will feature an "HD Movie Mode".
Here are the full specifications courtesy of Gizmodo:
quote: 1. Sell my D300 - Great camera, but frustated about the low light performance.
quote: What's wrong with adding a feature if it doesn't come at a price premium?