Nikon D90 specs official!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pentax k200d dude
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Nikon D90 specs official!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 18, 2008

The official specs of the Nikon d90 (That we have been waiting for!!!!!) is here!!!!!!
But its a bit late so i bought a Pentax k20d. Anyways, Here it is!!!!!!!!!!

An APS-C sized 12.2 megapixel cmos sensor with liveview capabilities.
Continuous shooting rated at 4 fps for 38 large/fine jpegs.
The same viewfinder as the d80.
A new 3" LCD display with 230,000 pixels (same as Nikon coolpix s52c)
anti-dust facilities (sensor shake only, no airflow control from the d60)
New Expeed processing. (i don't see how that will help)
ISO sensitivity same as d80 (100-1600+3200),But lower noise.
Liveview system identical to d300,d700,d3.
In camera retouching.
Same 3d color matrix metering II (420 pixel sensor)

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The Nikon d90 may also be sold with a new dx lens the 18-105 vr lens
the price will be around 1300$ us with that kit.

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pentax k200d dude wrote:

The official specs of the Nikon d90 (That we have been waiting
for!!!!!) is here!!!!!!
But its a bit late so i bought a Pentax k20d. Anyways, Here it
is!!!!!!!!!!

An APS-C sized 12.2 megapixel cmos sensor with liveview capabilities.
Continuous shooting rated at 4 fps for 38 large/fine jpegs.
The same viewfinder as the d80.
A new 3" LCD display with 230,000 pixels (same as Nikon coolpix s52c)
anti-dust facilities (sensor shake only, no airflow control from the
d60)
New Expeed processing. (i don't see how that will help)
ISO sensitivity same as d80 (100-1600+3200),But lower noise.
Liveview system identical to d300,d700,d3.
In camera retouching.
Same 3d color matrix metering II (420 pixel sensor)

Go back to your Pentax forum......

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If these specs are official, why aren't they on Nikon's site?

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my fathers friend spilled the beans

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My fathers friend works for nikon (he is a head design manager)

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What about the in-body focusing motor?

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How do you the Pentax K20D?
as compared to Nikon and Canon
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the d90 will have a focusing motor just like the d80

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In reply to pentax k200d dude, Jul 18, 2008

I don't believe this a real leak for a minute.

Assuming the D90 has the D300 sensor, of which there is a 99% chance, it will have a native ISO of 200-3200 with a boost to 6400 -- just like the D300. You would never see the same sensor being made less sensitive than it was in an older body.

Other than that, hardly any of these could be called surprising. Some are not even worth mentioning, like "in-camera retouching," and others like Live View are already expected by, well, everybody.

I'm thinking this a lame joke. Oh, and consider using fewer exclamation points, I don't think you're quite that excited (especially considering you don't even shoot Nikon).

pentax k200d dude wrote:

The official specs of the Nikon d90 (That we have been waiting
for!!!!!) is here!!!!!!
But its a bit late so i bought a Pentax k20d. Anyways, Here it
is!!!!!!!!!!

An APS-C sized 12.2 megapixel cmos sensor with liveview capabilities.
Continuous shooting rated at 4 fps for 38 large/fine jpegs.
The same viewfinder as the d80.
A new 3" LCD display with 230,000 pixels (same as Nikon coolpix s52c)
anti-dust facilities (sensor shake only, no airflow control from the
d60)
New Expeed processing. (i don't see how that will help)
ISO sensitivity same as d80 (100-1600+3200),But lower noise.
Liveview system identical to d300,d700,d3.
In camera retouching.
Same 3d color matrix metering II (420 pixel sensor)

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pentax k200d dude wrote:

The official specs of the Nikon d90 (That we have been waiting
for!!!!!) is here!!!!!!

If it's official specs, then would they not be on Nikon's website?

In any case, how many focusing points will the D90 have?

Having said that, taking an educated guess on the D90's replacement is a no-brainer for the features you have listed.

One only needs to look at the trend.

Which is why, I personally don't get excited over these rumors.

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I am not vouching for its validity but the camera has not been officially announced yet and therefore would not be on their site...

If it is real cool, but i am not 100 sold yet... rumors are rumors.. when we hear the official i will be content.. but if this is real, it sounds good... now if they would just release the damn thing already ha ha h

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All of you in this forum need to understand that the d90 cannot be to close to the
nikon d300 because it would cost so much money. It has to stay in a sub 1300$
market. to be cmpetitive with rivals such as the canon eos 450d, pentax k20d
and the sony d-SLR a350. Given the specs of the d90 the canon eos 450d is
gonna be a tough rival being so much more affordable

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pentax k200d dude wrote:

All of you in this forum need to understand that the d90 cannot be to
close to the
nikon d300 because it would cost so much money. It has to stay in a
sub 1300$
market. to be cmpetitive with rivals such as the canon eos 450d,
pentax k20d
and the sony d-SLR a350. Given the specs of the d90 the canon eos
450d is
gonna be a tough rival being so much more affordable

Yes, and to hear it from a Pentax person, it's .... well, you can fill in the blanks.

D80 is about 80% of D200.

So it's safe to assume that the D90 will be about 80% of D300.

Nikon is moving towards the CMOS sensor and ISO 200 as the base ISO, as well as with Live view, sensor cleaner, etc.

So it's a no brainer to guess the features for a D80 replacement.

Nikon will cut cost in the areas of body. The D90 will not be as solid as the D300, as is the case with the D80 in relation to the D200.

Nikon may cut cost by not offering the same number of auto focusing sensors as it has built in the D300.

The big question mark is whether or not the Dxx cameras will have autofocusing motors in them or not.

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more or less as expected
In reply to pentax k200d dude, Jul 18, 2008

Except for LCD (if 3", it'll be same as the one on D300, it's very cheap to make) and high ISO (will be like D300), rest is more or less as expected.

But, IMO, I doubt this post is legitimate.

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Well, then he seriously risked his career by violating his NDA.

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My fathers friend works for nikon (he is a head design manager)

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I agree with Ericfordh in that it doesn’t sound right that the same sensor used in two different bodies would produce different ISO ranges. The D300 CMOS sensor has a sensitivity range of 200-3200 100-6400 with boost. So 100-1600+3200 makes absolutely no sense at all. Using the D300 sensor ISO 100 can only be achieved by manipulating the signal from the sensor, and ISO 3200 would not have to be boosted so why the +3200?

I also question a 3” 230,000 pixel LCD, as that while larger, has a lower resolution than what the D80 currently has (2.5” 230,000 pixels), sort of one step forward and half-a-step backwards. Nikon already has the 3” HD LCD and it would lower their unit cost if they used it on the D90. But many believe that a 3” LCD will not fit on a D80 body unless the body is made larger or Nikon abandons their traditional layout with the buttons to the left of the screen. I don’t think Nikon will alter the layout and I doubt that they want to make the body larger. The P80 has a 2.7” (230,000 pixel) LVD that might fit, although that to while slightly larger than the 2.5” LCD currently on the D80, has less resolution.

I would also expect that they would utilize the same type sensor chamber as found in the D60, again to lower costs, and that unit has the vents in the bottom of the chamber – the so called airflow control. The R&D cost of this chamber has already been amortized so there is no reason to not use this feature. The 4fps sounds reasonable, but I would expect an upgrade in the viewfinder.

Nikon has a history of using as many parts as possible in as many cameras as possible – fewer part bins means lower production costs as does buying in greater quantities equal lower unit costs. They limit the number of sensors in use; hence the 12MP CMOS sensor is a fair bet to appear in the D90.

Prior to the introduction of the D3/300 Nikon had the 6MP and 10MP CCD sensors used in the D40/50/60/70/70s/80/200, the 4MP LBCAST sensor used in the D2H series, and 12MP CMOS sensor used in the D2X series. That is four sensors; two installed at the Thailand plant and two installed at the Sendai plant in Japan.

The 12MP D2X sensor has been replaced with the new 12MP CMOS sensor found in the D300. The 4MP LBCAST D2H sensor has been replaced by the FX 12MP sensor found in the D3. So Nikon now has the 6MP (D40), 10MP (D60 & D80, dpreview lists the D200 as discontinued), the 12MP DX CMOS and the 12MP FX CMOS sensors and there is a widely held view that Nikon is about to announce a high-end camera with a 20+MP FX sensor; that would make 5 sensors in production. I don’t think Nikon would introduce a sixth sensor and that leaves the D300 sensor as the logical choice for the D90. Next year the D40 may well be discontinued and with it the 6MP sensor, reducing the number of sensors back to four – two at the Thailand plant and two at the Sendai plant.

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You should submit this info to NikonRumors site. Doesn't register as credible enough to me to even get posted there. Not even commenting on the speculated specs, which anyone could make up (and many could do a more realistic job).

Best guess is OP wants a 150 thread, sorry I couldn't resist helping support that goal.

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pentax k200d dude wrote:

All of you in this forum need to understand that the d90 cannot be to
close to the
nikon d300 because it would cost so much money. It has to stay in a
sub 1300$
market. to be cmpetitive with rivals such as the canon eos 450d,
pentax k20d
and the sony d-SLR a350. Given the specs of the d90 the canon eos
450d is
gonna be a tough rival being so much more affordable

Much of the cost of a camera comes from the R&D in the design and engineering stages and a significant amount comes from setting up the tooling and manufacturing capabilities. I’ve never forgotten how surprised I was while attending HP training to learn that a $400 printer actually cost $37 to manufacture and ship to the U.S. and almost all of the remaining $363 went to cover R&D costs.

By utilizing existing parts from the D300 Nikon lowers the unit cost for those parts on both the new camera and on the D300. Designing and manufacturing new parts adds to Nikon’s production costs and consequently the retail cost of the camera. Nikon isn’t worried about a D90 taking away sales from the D300 because the R&D costs on the D300 have been amortized and the more parts that can be utilized for the D90 the lower the production costs for both the D90 and the D300. By utilizing D300 parts in the D90 the profit margin on the D90 may well be higher than on the D300. If the return on the dollar (or Yen) is higher on the D90 than on the D300, Nikon would rather sell the D90 to a consumer than the more expensive D300. The price of any product is not indicative of the profit margin on that product and stores and manufacturers frequently make more profit off of cheaper models than they do off the high-end models. The expected D3X may well end up losing money for Nikon on individual sales of that model due to never selling enough volume to pay for the R&D and the production costs, but Nikon will make enough money from collateral sales to make the mere existence of the D3X profitable.

Things like a plastic body without weather sealing vs. a Magnesium body with seals, elimination of the ability to fine tune the front/back focusing for individual lenses, a shutter with a 100,000 exposure life rather than a 150,000, very possibly an AF system less exotic than the Multi-CAM3500DX Auto Focus sensor with 51-point and 15 cross-type sensors (fewer sensors and fewer cross-type), fewer picture and image controls, no HDMI output, are all things that will lower the cost of the camera significantly and with the remaining features from the D300 the D90 will have no problem attracting buyers – whether Nikon will be able to meet demand is another story.

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TOR8472 wrote:

You should submit this info to NikonRumors site. Doesn't register as
credible enough to me to even get posted there.

You kidding me? The NR blog posts anything and everything, even if it's a known fake. The site owner seems to only care about driving traffic to his site without so much a care how legitimate the news may be.

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