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New Nikon D80 firmware available


Nikon has released an update to the firmware for their D80 DSLR. If you’re a D80 owner and have noticed a problem with the batter life indicator, this new firmware (version 1.11) should fix it.

In the US you can grab it here:

And if you’re in the EU you can grab it here:

[Via Photography Bay]


Nikon D90 officially announced


While it’s not exactly a surprise it is still nice to see official confirmation on teh Nikon D90 DSLR.

Features of the D90 include:

  • 12.3 megapixel sensor
  • EXPEED image processor
  • ISO 200-3200, 100 and 6400 in extended range
  • Live View
  • Face Detection system
  • Scene recognition system from D3 and D300
  • Active D-Lighting
  • Able to shoot up to 4.5 fps
  • 11 autofocus points
  • 3 inch LCD
  • HDMI output

Perhaps the coolest feature of the D90 is the ability to record 720p HD video at 24 frames per second, the first DSLR to have this capability. It’s worth pointing out that some features, like autofocus, won’t be available when recording a movie.

Look for it to hit stores next month for $999 for the body only or for $1,299 with a new 18-105mm f3.5/5.6 VR lens.

Check out a video of the D90 in action below:

[Via Electronista]

Nikon D90, D3s to be officially announced on August 27th?

According to Thom Hogan, Nikon will be holding a press conference on August 27th, a couple of days before the kickoff of IFA and almost a month ahead of Photokina.

While there’s been some speculation as to what exactly will be announced, Hogan believes he knows for sure:

  • D90 with 18-105mm lens
  • D3s (updated D3)

Looks like we’ll find out for sure next week.

[Via Photography Bay]

Nikon D90 shows up in Best Buy inventory screen


After first showing up in Circuit City’s inventory screen, the not announced by pretty much guaranteed Nikon D90 DSLR has now shown up in Best Buy’s inventory system.

Looks like it will have a price of $1,299.99, the same one confirmed by Circuit City. The date in the screenshot shows September 1st but according to Engadget’s tipster it won’t be in stock until the 7th.

[Via Photography Bay]

Nikon D90 confirmed in Circuit City invenory screen?


Looks like the yet unannounced Nikon D90 DSLR is all but confirmed if the above screenshot is true.

What you’re looking at is a photo of Circuit City’s inventory system showing the D90 kit with an 18 – 105mm lens for $1,299.99.

Let’s assume the photo is legit, any chance it could be wrong? Sure, I suppose there’s a chance, but this is close to a lock if you ask me. Too many D90 rumors swirling now for there to not be something to it. The D80 needs an update and the D90 is it.

Look for some official info on the D90 as we get closer to Photokina, opening on September 23rd.

[Via Electronista]

Leaked photo of Nikon D90? [UPDATED]


Another day another bit of D90 news. Is the image to the right a leaked shot of the much talked about but so far unannounced Nikon D90 DSLR camera?

Maybe, maybe not. Pretty good fake if it’s not real, though.

In case you missed the last post about the D90, here’s a rundown of the features Thom Hogan expects to see in the D90 when it’s announced:

  • 12 megapixel sensor
  • Able to shoot 4.5 frames per second
  • New Live View with the ability to record video and audio
  • HDMI and GPS connectors
  • New 18 – 105mm f/3.5 – 5.6G DX VR lens

UPDATE: Nikon has finally made the D90 official–check out this post for more info.

[Via Photography Bay]

Nikon announces new 14.5MP COOLPIX S710 point and shoot camera with DSLR-like features


Nikon announced a new camera today, the COOLPIX S710. If you’re in the market for a new point and shoot camera it looks like this one should be near the top of your list–very feature packed.

Features of the new S710 include:

  • 14.5 megapixel sensor
  • 3-inch LCD
  • 3.6x digital zoom
  • Full-time Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • New Motion Detection feature that will automatically adjust the camera to a higher ISO setting and shutter speed as needed
  • Best Shot Selector feature that will snap multiple shots simultaneously and automatically select and keep the best one
  • ISO up to 12,800
  • Modes include: Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A] and Manual [M]
  • Scene Auto Selector Mode to automatically set the correct scene mode (Close-up, Portrait, Landscape, Backlight, Night Portrait, and Night Landscape)
  • Red-Eye Fix to automatically find and fix red eye
  • Face-Priority AF to automatically find and focus on up to 12 faces in a shot
  • D-Lighting
  • Support for new high-capacity SDHC cards
  • Available in black, red and silver

For more info check out the product page here.

Look for it to hit in September for $380.

[Via Electronista]

Specs for the Nikon D90?

The closers we get to Photokina next month the more camera news we’ll likely hear. Next up: Nikon.

Nikon guru Thom Hogan has posted some specs for the as yet unannounced D90 DSLR that he feels pretty confident in. It will be called the D90 and be replacing the current D80 model which is already 2-years old.

The biggest difference Hogan says we’ll notice right away is the larger LCD, but the controls will in roughly the same place as they are now on the D80.

Spec wise he expects the D90 to include:

  • 12 megapixel sensor
  • Able to shoot 4.5 frames per second
  • New Live View with the ability to record video and audio
  • HDMI and GPS connectors
  • New 18 – 105mm f/3.5 – 5.6G DX VR lens

[Via Photography Bay]

Nikon working on D900?

First the Nikon D800 DSLR rumor, now a D900 rumor?


Thom Hogan is pretty in the know on Nikon info, and according to him Nikon is working on a new DSLR using a 24 megapixel sensor in an FX camera body. The camera will not be the D3x, but will instead be the D900. It will use Sony’s own sensor and compete against the Sony Alpha A900.

At this point I’d assume that the D800 and D900 are actually the same camera, just with different names attached to it. With Hogan behind the D900 name that’s the one I’m leaning towards as well.

[Via Photography Bay]

Nikon working on 25 megapixel D800?


According to a new Nikon rumor, the company is working on a new D800 DSLR that will compete with Sony’s A900 full frame DSLR featuring a 25 megapixel sensor.

In fact, the D800 is rumored to use the same sensor as the Sony.

If this is real I’d expect an announcement at Photokina later this year.

[Via Photography Bay]