This morning Nikon Europe has officially announced the Nikon D90 and 18-105 VR lens which will be sold as a kit come the end of September. The D90 has a few notable upgrades from the D80 such as a larger higher resolution LCD screen, higher ISO capability and the same EXPEED processing engine as the D300, and live view. But why do we need movie capture capability in a DSLR? See the full story here.
What is this marketplace coming to? Instead of replacing cameras every year with meaningless upgrades (not to say the other new features on the D90 are bogus, this is just a comment in general) why not only produce new models when significant breakthroughs in image quality are made? This should be especially true for the point and shoot camera market. New cameras every six months? And the newest of the cameras are always worse than the older ones. I have yet to find a point and shoot digital camera that even matches the quality, never mind surpass, that of Kerry’s Casio EX-Z55 from 2004. Look for a more in-depth article in the coming weeks with respect to image quality from different types of digital cameras.