Nikon Anounces the D90

Woo Hoo. The D90 has finally been announced. This is definitely my next camera. If I could just stop buying new running gear, I could start saving for this thing.

It will move me up from 3 to 11 focus points, and from ridiculously slow to 4.5 frames per second shooting. A better viewing screen, and a 12.3 Mpix sensor that borrows from the D300. We will have to wait for reviews to see if this is the same sensor as the D300 or more likely a slightly toned down version.

Automatic sensor cleaning will be nice, and live view will be interesting to play with, but a movie mode? That is crazy! I will be watching to hear what people have to say about this.

DPReview has more to say on the D90.

It is not shipping yet, as expected, but Amazon is pre-ordering for $999 body only, and $1299 with the new 18-105 f/3.5-5.6kit lens. Not sure about the lens. We’ll have to wait and see what people say about the quality of this lens. At $300, it might be a good investment. I have a 17-50 f/2.8 Tamron, and it is a great lens, but as a walkaround, 50mm is short.

Anyway, I have a little while to decide while Nikon makes the camera available, and I try to find stuff to sell on ebay to afford the new toy.