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  (Source: Digital Photography Review)

  (Source: Engadget)
Nikon's D90 will feature video capture abilities

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.

Updated 8/26/2008
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:

  • 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
  • 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
  • D-Movie Mode - Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
  • One-button Live View
  • Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames per second
  • 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
  • 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
  • Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
  • 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
  • Built-in image sensor cleaning
  • 11-point AF system with Face Priority
  • One-button Live View
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
  • Comprehensive exposure control
  • Auto Active D-lighting
  • Shutter precision and durability
  • In-Camera Image Editing
  • GPS geo-tagging




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