Nikon's New Camera May Exceed Hype

It's the first so-called SLR to allow users to shoot high-def movies
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 6:20 PM CDT
Nikon's New Camera May Exceed Hype
A model displays Japanese camera giant Nikon's new digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera 'D90', equipped with a 12.3 mega-pixel CMOS sensor.   (Getty Images)

The Nikon D90 isn’t just another shiny new camera: it’s a “mind-blowing, game-changing” hunk of high-tech equipment, David Pogue writes in the New York Times. Why? It’s incredibly fast, has an amazing range of lenses and comes with a ton of gizmos. But here’s the kicker: it’s the first-ever digital single-lens reflex camera that can shoot movies.

“High-definition video, at that. Stunning, vivid, 720p, widescreen, 1024-by-720, 24-frames-per-second video, with the color and clarity that only an S.L.R. can provide,” Pogue writes. The video is light-years beyond anything your little digital point-and-shoot can do, and every feature on the D90 applies both to photography and filming. That means you can switch lenses, control focus and exposure, and much more. (More digital camera stories.)

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