Nikon has announced the latest addition to its DX range of digital SLR cameras. The Nikon D90 will cost £699 for the body only.
The 12.3Mp dSLR will have a 3in LCD screen on which photos can be composed and previewed. This screen will have a viewing range of 170 degrees.
The Nikon D90 will support ISO settings from 200 to 3200 - a sensitivity range that Nikon assures us will result in low-noise images that are rich in detail and offer tonal gradation. The camera has an 11-point autofocus and six scene presets.
A scene recognition feature makes use of the camera's 420-pixel RGB sensor to analyse scene and colour information in a photo. Based on what it deduces, it then optimises the focus, exposure and white balance before the shutter is released.
The Nikon D90 also has a video camera mode and can capture video footage at a resolution of 1,280x720 and 24fps (frames per second). Photos (Jpegs and compressed RAW files) and AVI video is saved to an SD Card or SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) card.
Images can be retouched while still stored on the camera. Editing options include distortion control, which adjusts lens aberration, and 'straighten'.
Available from September 2008, the D90 will be priced at £699 or £849 when purchased with Nikon's 18-105mm lens.