Nikon D7000 Announced

The Nikon D7000 is the successor to the very popular Nikon D90.

The D7000 features a 16.2MP sensor, a 39-point AF system and a large sensitivity range covering ISO 100-25,600.  Additionally, the D7000 can capture 1080p HD video at 24 fps, or 720p video at either 24 or 30 fps.

The Nikon D7000 should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $1199.95.  A kit version of the D7000 packaged with an 18-105mm kits lens will also be available for $1499.95.

Check on Nikon D7000 availability below.

Nikon D7000 (body only)

Nikon D7000 (w/ 18-105mm lens)

Nikon D7000 Key Features

  • 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 39 point AF system
  • 2016 pixel RGB sensor/ Scene Recognition system
  • 6 fps for 100 frame burst
  • 1080p (24 fps) / 720p (24 or 30 fps) HD video
  • Full time AF with video and live view
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25,600
  • Magnesium alloy top and rear for durability
  • Accepts AF and AF-S lenses
  • Dual SD card slots

More images and details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Nikon D90 Goes 3D

StereoPortraitProjectRig-nikon-d90

That’s 2 Nikon D90s rigged to be about the same distance apart as the human eyes.

The Stereo Portrait Project was put together by Alex Fry and Jamie Nimmo.  These guys assembled the custom rig shown above to capture Anaglyphic 3D images.  They’ve even put together a book featuring their 3D images.

Head over to Nikon Rumors for a full rundown of the setup and art behind the Stereo Portrait Project.

Nikon D90 Image Leak?

Is this an image of the new Nikon D90? It’s the best one I’ve seen so far. What do you think?

UPDATE: Thom Hogan says: “The picture is accurate and appears to be real (and NOT the pictures I have).” [via]

Nikon D90

[via NR]

For the latest news and rumors on the Nikon D90, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Nikon D90 page.

Nikon D90 Specs – Solid Info

Thom Hogan is feeling pretty confident on his information and has posted what are believed to be the actual specs of the new Nikon D90, which is expected to be announced shortly.

The Nikon D90 will feature the following specs:

  • 12 megapixels
  • 4.5 frames per second
  • Live View with VIDEO (and audio) CAPTURE – yes, you read that right
  • HDMI connection
  • GPS connection
  • Kit lens is an 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR (28-150mm equivalent on 35mm)

Clearly, Nikon is aiming to one-up the previous generation DSLRs with specs like these.  The video capture will surely be a big selling point in the consumer market.

I’ll withhold my thoughts for know, but I want to know: What do you think about video capture in the Nikon D80 replacement?

More Nikon D90 Rumors, By the Numbers

Thom Hogan may be having a little fun with us based on info that he’s received from sources within or close to Nikon.  In a recent forum post, Thom threw out some numbers while discussing the rumored Nikon D90.  These were tossed around by Thom in response to a silly lottery number question.

Try something like 12, 4.5, 3, 11, 90, and 105. For the bonus number use 1080.

While it may seem rather trite, Nikon Rumors has read a little deeper into these and given us their interpretation of the winning numbers:

12mp, 4.5FPS, 3″ LCD, 11 point AF, D90, 105mm lens and 1080 video recording.

I think Thom is enjoying himself (and probably passing along good info too).  Kudos to NR for reading between the lines.  I remain a bit skeptical on the 1080 video “recording”.  I would expect if that number is for real it has to do more with the interface and compatibility with high-def devices – much like Sony has done in recent history.

DPR via NR

Nikon D90 to Include GPS?

Nikon D90 Mockup - yeah, it's a fake

Discussing the upcoming Nikon P6000, Thom Hogan hints at the possibility of GPS in the Nikon D90 and other coming Nikon DSLRs.

It appears that Nikon is making a concerted effort to embrace GPS and WiFi across their product line (hint: this won’t be the last time you see me mention GPS support on an upcoming product you might not expect to have it).

Hogan also hinted at this “surprise” in a recent posting on DPR forums.

For the latest news and rumors on the Nikon D90, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Nikon D90 page.