Nikon D90 PRO announced. 12 Mpix 20D killer

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Walt Hanks, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Walt Hanks

    Walt Hanks Guest

    Nice joke Alan.

    Walt Hanks, Apr 1, 2005
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    Yakov Chiu Guest

    Sounds like it's a competitor to the Canon EOS 1D Mark II, more than the
    20D. Any pricing information?

    Glad to see that Nikon has finally embraced a CMOS sensor, and has
    increased the sensor size to get rid of the 1.5 crop factor.

    Link does not work.
    Yakov Chiu, Apr 1, 2005
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    leo Guest

    The spec. sounds too good to be called D90, even with PRO suffix.
    leo, Apr 1, 2005
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    leo Guest

    Does Pentax have a 12MP in the pipeline? If so, what crop factor and
    what is the vendor of the sensor?
    leo, Apr 1, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    Hmmm, a few hours early aren't you Alan, I see it's already April Fools Day
    on your PC clock

    Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 00:22:59 -0500
    NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 22:56:26 EST
    Darrell, Apr 1, 2005
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    John Francis Guest

    Date: Fri Apr 01 00:22:59 EST 2005
    John Francis, Apr 1, 2005
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    M-M Guest

    M-M, Apr 1, 2005
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    April Fool?
    Tony Hwang, Apr 1, 2005
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    paul Guest

    Eh, right.
    paul, Apr 1, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Price not announced but the key features are breathtaking.

    .. 12 Mpix CMOS (2832 X 4240 pixels / 27 x 18mm) (1.33 crop)
    Bayer RGB
    .. ISO 50 to ISO 3200 in 1/3 EV increments
    ISO 4000, 5000 and 6400 via menu
    .. 1/8,000 shutter speed and 1/500 PC sync speed
    (Remote slaves and remote shutter release)
    .. 8 FPS with continuous buffer to 40 frames at FULL RAW+JPEG,
    Or up to 80 frames (8 FPS) with optional grip
    .. Large TFT display Monitor (2.5", 207,000 pixels)
    .. Fold down hard plastic monitor protector
    .. Image preview on monitor with predictive histogram and
    .. DOF data display in metric or imperial units
    .. DOF preview
    .. Low light CMOS sensor exposure meter to -6 EV
    .. 115% pentaprism viewfinder with 'action' box light
    .. 1024 pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering
    .. Mirror lock up and zero-power long exposure mirror lock
    .. Built in GN 12 flash
    .. 3500 mAh, 7.4V fast charge Li-ion battery
    .. In-camera battery charge using 100-240VAC adapter
    .. NIST WWV Time Standard Receiver for accurate time and date
    .. USB 2.0 with power off transfer to PC/Mac
    .. In camera Adobe® DNG option
    .. Magnesium-titanium shell
    .. Water, dust resistant buttons, dials, etc.
    .. All photographic controls on buttons and dials
    .. Bottom access user sensor cleaner door
    .. 7 year / 500,000 cycle shutter/mirror guarantee

    .. 2nd 3500 mAh 7.4V Li Battery, chargeable in grip, or
    4 AA Alkaline/NiMH/NiCD batteries, or 4 CR123 or
    2 2CR5 Lithium batteries.
    In lieu of batteries, special clips will hold spare
    CF cards
    .. Buffer memory for additional 40 frames burst at 8 fps
    .. Additional CF card slot (I / II)
    .. Wireless background data xfer to datapod (10 Mb/sec)
    .. Firewire
    .. PocketWizard® transceiver
    (Fires remote slaves and/or provides remote shutter release)
    .. NMEA GPS interface, option to record GPS data with images
    .. Voice memo recorder
    .. CF card storage compartment (2 cards)

    There's more nitty gritty's, but this is a beaut. More at:


    Hee-hee. P D'A
    Alan Browne, Apr 1, 2005
  11. Too early. Next time set your clock ahead!

    I was going to do a Canon 3D, too!
    Dave R knows who, Apr 1, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    You forgot to say; "MSRP $7500."
    RichA, Apr 1, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    Did you mean to say 120? A guide number of 12 would obviously be just to trigger a
    slave, so surely it pops up and swivels, right?


    The above can be construed as personal opinion in the absence of a reasonable
    belief that it was intended as a statement of fact.

    If you want a reply to reach me, remove the SPAMTRAP from the address.
    Steve, Apr 1, 2005
  14. Well my server said it was posted at 06:22 on Friday 1/4/05 so :p

    Not everyone is in a US time zone.
    Ronnie Sellar, Apr 1, 2005
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    Chris Brown Guest

    Guys, look at the date...

    Yes, it's that time of the year when no real news gets published on the
    Internet, and any that does, you can't believe anyway, and the wonders of
    world wide communications and time zones mean that we still have nearly an
    entire day left of this stuff.

    Oh joy.
    Chris Brown, Apr 1, 2005
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    McLeod Guest

    Damn, I was ready to trade my S3 for that beauty.
    McLeod, Apr 1, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    You had me until this bit:
    An 'Alan wish list' item.
    Owamanga, Apr 1, 2005
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    jfitz Guest

    As usual, Nikon is too late with too little, or for us in the USA, perhaps a
    few hours early. The Sigma SD-30, mentioned in another thread as announced
    today, April 1, 2005, has a much nicer feature set. Plus the Sigma has the
    highly desirable universal mount, surely the engineering feat of the
    millennia. It may well be time for me to trade in my trusty Kodak Pony 135.
    jfitz, Apr 1, 2005
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    Yakov Chiu Guest

    The universal mount is a long overdue feature. It must have been quite a
    mechanical, electrical, and software engineering feat, to pull this off,
    especially without the use of adapters.

    I don't know about that 30 megapixel Foveon sensor though. Silicon color
    separation didn't work well on the Sigma SD9 and SD10, with just three
    layers, how the hell are they going to deal with ten layers?

    As someone else stated, it sucks that the GPS is an option on the Sigma
    (it is standard on the Nikon). The WWV linked clock is also missing from
    the Sigma, though conceivably you can set the clock via the web, but
    this means a monthly subscription fee to a wireless carrier. I also
    would have liked a digital thermometer, altimeter, and compass built in.
    Yakov Chiu, Apr 1, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    I'm waiting for the Sigma 3D-30 which should be announced around this
    time next year; very similar capabilities except it has two binocular
    universal mounts that can capture three dimensional images.

    I also heard the next set of canons will all support java plugins,
    (instead of having to hack the firmware each time) so the camera
    becomes fairly customizable within the canon community.

    I'm going to stick with the D70 for a while more, just wait and see.
    Owamanga, Apr 1, 2005
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