Up to now, I rather refrained myself when time was coming to publish some news about the future Nikon D90 camera supposed to replace the current Nikon D80 in the lower range of Nikon cameras (along with the Nikon D40/D40x). But it becomes clear that available news start to converge (probably mostly because of Thom Hogan). It becomes more and more difficult to doubt some leaks and the features will probably be something like the following (And be attentive: There are a few surprises in the list):
- 12 megapixels with vibration-cleaning of the sensor (rather normal)
- 4.5 frames/s (quite good for an entry-level SLR, no?)
- LiveView vidéo capture (this is really the big surprise; First, I hesitated but it seems technically sound and repeated a lot)
- HDMI connection (Sony did it first and it’s good on this market)
- GPS connection (we are going to be able to easily geo-tag our photos, but I have no clue how and with which external GPS receiver – a GPS smartphone?)
- The standard lens kit will be based upon the 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR zoom (equivalent to 28-150mm in 35mm/FF)
Of course, such features should be confirmed by Nikon, but nothing can be epxected from them until the upcoming official launch (everybody is expecting it either at the September Photokina or just before it – in a few weeks only).
Last but not least, there is a surprisingly good macro shot of the Nikon D90 camera which is currently floating around the web. I admit it feels real.