D90 Available for Pre-order @ Circuit City

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http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/Search.do?c=1&searchType=user&keyword=D90&searchSection=All&go.x=0&go.y=0#prodspecs

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Here is the specs as per JohnR's post below:

Good thing I still have it up. Here is a copy/paste of the ad:

Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Model #: NIK D90KIT18105VR
[Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm...]


• 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor
• 3.0" high-resolution LCD
• 11-area auto-focus
• Live preview function
• HD movie mode
• 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
Price: $1299.99

Release date: 09/05/2008

Product description
Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Features

12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor: This Nikon D90 camera body features a DX-format CMOS image sensor that provides the highest level of performance. Its integrated A/D converter enables selection between 12-bit and 14-bit conversions. The sensor design supports the broad light sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 3200, and features refined high-ISO noise reduction.

3.0" LCD monitor: A high-resolution, super-density, 920,000-dot LCD monitor makes critical image review possible. This monitor also allows ultra-wide, 170-degree viewing in all directions.

Live view: You’ll also have a live preview of your subject, giving you point-and-shoot feel with the quality of a DSLR.

11-area AF: The sensor module offers an 11-area AF that ensures consistently fast and precise focus lock under varying shooting conditions. The wide area AF system gives greater compositional freedom when shooting sports and action.

4.5fps continuous shooting: Capture fast action and fleeting expressions. The D90 can shoot up to 4.5 frames per second.

Scene Recognition System: This system recognizes subject and scene conditions prior to capturing the shot. Enjoy improved subject tracking and subject identification for rapid and accurate focus area selection. Highlight analysis optimizes auto exposure by providing more accurate control. Light source inference studies both subject and pattern to achieve optimal white balance.

HD movie mode: Capture your surroundings in cinematic quality. The D90 features the D-Movie mode, which shoots HD movie with sound at 24fps.

D-Lighting enhancement: This technology compensates for underexposed images or insufficient flash by automatically adding light and detail to selected shots where needed, without affecting properly exposed areas.

In-camera editing menu: The in-camera editing features include Nikon D-lighting (that adds light and detail to selected shots only where needed), red-eye correction, image trimming, image overlay, monochrome black and white, sepia and cyanotype along with skylight, warm tone and custom color filter effects.

Lens included: You'll be ready to go in no time with the included 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.


Manufacturer's description
Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, including Live View and a cinematic-quality 24-fps D-Movie Mode, the Nikon D90 exceeds the demands of passionate photographers. Outfit includes the 5.8x, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens with VR image stabilization and legendary NIKKOR optical quality.

ENGINEERED FOR ARTISTRY. UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL.

• 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
• 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
• D-Movie Mode — Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
• One-button Live View
• Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames per second
• 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
• 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
• Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames-per-second
• D-Movie Mode — Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
• Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
• 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
• Built-in image sensor cleaning
• 11-point AF system with Face Priority
• One-button Live View
• Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
• Comprehensive exposure control
• Auto Active D-lighting
• Shutter precision and durability
• In-Camera Image Editing
• GPS geo-tagging


Specifications
Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Sensor
Megapixels ?
Megapixels: 12.3

CCDs are the chips inside digital cameras that record photos. This refers to the number of pixels a CCD assigns to a photo.


Megapixels: CCDs are the chips inside digital cameras that record photos. This refers to the number of pixels a CCD assigns to a photo.
12.3
Maximum resolution Info unavailable
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size Info unavailable
Display
LCD screen size ?
LCD screen size: 3.0"

LCD screens allow you to frame, playback, and edit whatever you're shooting without looking through an eyepiece.

LCD screen size: LCD screens allow you to frame, playback, and edit whatever you're shooting without looking through an eyepiece.
3.0"
Display type High-resolution LCD
Display resolution 920,000 pixels
Performance
Maximum shutter speed Info unavailable
Minimum shutter speed Info unavailable
Start-up speed Info unavailable
Focus type 11-area auto-focus
Image stabilization ?
Image stabilization: Yes, in included lens

Electronic and optical image stabilization systems compensate for normal hand shakiness and movement for clearer pictures and smoother videos.

Image stabilization: Electronic and optical image stabilization systems compensate for normal hand shakiness and movement for clearer pictures and smoother videos.
Yes, in included lens
ISO range 200-3200
Viewfinder
Magnification Info unavailable
Coverage Info unavailable
Convenience
Built-in Memory (MB) N/A
Live preview Yes
Self-cleaning sensor Yes
Red-eye reduction Yes
PictBridge-enabled Info unavailable
Attachments
Memory card type N/A
Flash type Info unavailable
General features
UPC 018208254484
Manufacturer's part number D90KIT18105VR
 
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The D300 has 51 focus points, not 11. It will shoot up to 9fps with the battery grip, weather sealed body, sounds like a different metering system - I don't think the D300 does "Scene recognition" whatever that actually means on the D90 (good or bad), no dedicated AF-On button on the D90 and probably a whole host of things I can't think of off the top of my head.
 
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Does D90 has a built in motor, or not??????????? That is probably what missing. Everybody think that it has the motor but there is nothing about it in a spec's so far....
 
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Good thing I still have it up. Here is a copy/paste of the ad:

Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Model #: NIK D90KIT18105VR
[Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm...]


• 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor
• 3.0" high-resolution LCD
• 11-area auto-focus
• Live preview function
• HD movie mode
• 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
Price: $1299.99

Release date: 09/05/2008

Product description
Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Features

12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor: This Nikon D90 camera body features a DX-format CMOS image sensor that provides the highest level of performance. Its integrated A/D converter enables selection between 12-bit and 14-bit conversions. The sensor design supports the broad light sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 3200, and features refined high-ISO noise reduction.

3.0" LCD monitor: A high-resolution, super-density, 920,000-dot LCD monitor makes critical image review possible. This monitor also allows ultra-wide, 170-degree viewing in all directions.

Live view: You’ll also have a live preview of your subject, giving you point-and-shoot feel with the quality of a DSLR.

11-area AF: The sensor module offers an 11-area AF that ensures consistently fast and precise focus lock under varying shooting conditions. The wide area AF system gives greater compositional freedom when shooting sports and action.

4.5fps continuous shooting: Capture fast action and fleeting expressions. The D90 can shoot up to 4.5 frames per second.

Scene Recognition System: This system recognizes subject and scene conditions prior to capturing the shot. Enjoy improved subject tracking and subject identification for rapid and accurate focus area selection. Highlight analysis optimizes auto exposure by providing more accurate control. Light source inference studies both subject and pattern to achieve optimal white balance.

HD movie mode: Capture your surroundings in cinematic quality. The D90 features the D-Movie mode, which shoots HD movie with sound at 24fps.

D-Lighting enhancement: This technology compensates for underexposed images or insufficient flash by automatically adding light and detail to selected shots where needed, without affecting properly exposed areas.

In-camera editing menu: The in-camera editing features include Nikon D-lighting (that adds light and detail to selected shots only where needed), red-eye correction, image trimming, image overlay, monochrome black and white, sepia and cyanotype along with skylight, warm tone and custom color filter effects.

Lens included: You'll be ready to go in no time with the included 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.


Manufacturer's description
Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, including Live View and a cinematic-quality 24-fps D-Movie Mode, the Nikon D90 exceeds the demands of passionate photographers. Outfit includes the 5.8x, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens with VR image stabilization and legendary NIKKOR optical quality.

ENGINEERED FOR ARTISTRY. UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL.

• 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
• 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
• D-Movie Mode — Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
• One-button Live View
• Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames per second
• 12.3-effective megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
• 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included
• Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames-per-second
• D-Movie Mode — Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
• Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
• 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
• Built-in image sensor cleaning
• 11-point AF system with Face Priority
• One-button Live View
• Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
• Comprehensive exposure control
• Auto Active D-lighting
• Shutter precision and durability
• In-Camera Image Editing
• GPS geo-tagging


Specifications
Nikon D90 12.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Sensor
Megapixels ?
Megapixels: 12.3

CCDs are the chips inside digital cameras that record photos. This refers to the number of pixels a CCD assigns to a photo.


Megapixels: CCDs are the chips inside digital cameras that record photos. This refers to the number of pixels a CCD assigns to a photo.
12.3
Maximum resolution Info unavailable
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size Info unavailable
Display
LCD screen size ?
LCD screen size: 3.0"

LCD screens allow you to frame, playback, and edit whatever you're shooting without looking through an eyepiece.

LCD screen size: LCD screens allow you to frame, playback, and edit whatever you're shooting without looking through an eyepiece.
3.0"
Display type High-resolution LCD
Display resolution 920,000 pixels
Performance
Maximum shutter speed Info unavailable
Minimum shutter speed Info unavailable
Start-up speed Info unavailable
Focus type 11-area auto-focus
Image stabilization ?
Image stabilization: Yes, in included lens

Electronic and optical image stabilization systems compensate for normal hand shakiness and movement for clearer pictures and smoother videos.

Image stabilization: Electronic and optical image stabilization systems compensate for normal hand shakiness and movement for clearer pictures and smoother videos.
Yes, in included lens
ISO range 200-3200
Viewfinder
Magnification Info unavailable
Coverage Info unavailable
Convenience
Built-in Memory (MB) N/A
Live preview Yes
Self-cleaning sensor Yes
Red-eye reduction Yes
PictBridge-enabled Info unavailable
Attachments
Memory card type N/A
Flash type Info unavailable
General features
UPC 018208254484
Manufacturer's part number D90KIT18105VR
 
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Does D90 has a built in motor, or not??????????? That is probably what missing. Everybody think that it has the motor but there is nothing about it in a spec's so far....
I think everyone will have an uproar if it doesn't. I'm 99% sure it will have one.
 
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If it has the motor, then D300 sales are going down. We all hope it has the motor, but I have a bad feeling about it!
 
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it also has the 2 channel 420 segment meter
not the 4 channel 1005 segment meter

no Ai/Ais lens support

seems like the D80 vs D200 specs
 
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the D300 has the prosumer-body feel much like the F100 does. The D50/70/80 and probably 90 just don't feel as good. The caveman inside of me would say "Plastic bad. Metal GOOD!"
 
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Why is "D Movie Mode" so intriguing to me?!
One thing is for sure - this body with HiDef video would be a LOT less expensive than any other option that has really good glass! Hmmm, HiDef video using my treasured fast glass on a camera that costs less than 6 large!? Good lord, I gotta leave this thread NOW!!!
 
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I'm sure the video mode will be heavily compressed by a hardware H.264 chipset. It's a shame because if they gave us 720p motion-jpeg, this could be a really amazing and powerful tool.
 
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It's not going to be a D300 guys, fergettaboutit'. It's gonna come up short somewhere, else they cut their own throat unless they got a D400 ready, ha, which I doubt yet.
 
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