Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cameras!

Well guys, I have decided on the Nikon d90. It seems the better choice of cameras and for the price its unbeatable (in its class). I am currently scouring Ebay for some decent second hand ones, however most of them are actually dealers - charging outrageous prices!

I sold off my old d40x to a friend of mine for a few hundred dollars and as i (like to) think I've outgrown it. It was a great camera and took excellent shots, however fairly basic and entry level in comparison to other cameras.

Hopefully i can score a bargain on a not to abused camera and i can start posting up some photos!

Ill upload some photos later from the d40x ive taken over the years too.

Quick run down of the d90: (Picture courtesy of Wikipedia :) )
  • Nikon's 12.3 megapixel Nikon DX format CMOS sensor.
  • Nikon's EXPEED image processor.
  • D-Movie mode (720p, with mono 22kHz sound).
  • Active D-Lighting (4 levels and Auto).
  • Automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration for JPEGs. Correction-data is additionally stored in RAW-files and used by Nikon Capture, View NX and some other RAW tools.
  • Lens distortion correction as well as image rotation ("Straighten") via playback ("Retouch") menu
  • 3-inch TFT LCD with 920,000-dot resolution (640x480 VGA) and 170-degree ultra-wide viewing angle.
  • Live View shooting mode (activated with a dedicated button).
  • Continuous Drive up to 4.5 frames per second.
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System.
  • 3D Tracking Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with 11 AF points.
  • Face detection autofocus in live view mode.
  • ISO sensitivity 200 to 3200 (100–6400 with boost).
  • Nikon F-mount lenses
  • i-TTL flash exposure system with built-in wireless control (Commander-mode). Compatibility: SB-400, SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, R1C1 and third party manufacturers[20][21]
  • Built-in Sensor cleaning system (vibrating low-pass filter).
  • HDMI HD video output
  • Support for GPS unit direct connect.
  • File formats: JPEG, NEF (Nikon's RAW, 12-bit compressed), AVI (Motion JPEG).
  • EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Life (shots per charge) approx. : 850 shots (CIPA).
  • Weight: Approx. 620 g (1.4 lb) without battery, 703 g (1.55 lb) with battery

18 comments:

  1. Got to say that is a seriously nice looking camera! Pity about the price! (as always!)

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  2. Great camera. I was thinking about getting into photography. I bet this would take some amazing photographs!

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  3. Im in the market for a new camera, will take a look at this closer.

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  4. Thats a lot of info on a camera. Nice post. Keep it up!

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  5. Always nice to upgrade, and because you had an inferior camera before, you can appreciate the new one. Enjoy it and post your pictures!

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  6. thats a very nice camera... im still stuck with my 350d ;)

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  7. I'm also in the market for a new camera. Thanks for such detailed info, might consider purchasing it.

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  8. Good luck with bidding :)
    Also dont check only ebay , there is a lot of alternative bidding sites .

    The camera that I have is analog and I got it 7 years ago . It is still great .

    Oldies goldies .

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  9. I know someone very close to me who uses this camera and she has won a a few contests using it, it's an amazing camera I'd recommend to anyone!

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  10. AHhh, i wish I could get into photography. need to move somewhere warmer where i like to go outside more.

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  11. Nice, I'm sure my girlfriend would love a camera like this.

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