Nikon D90 Digital SLR
Out of all of the digital cameras introduced for the holiday season, the Nikon D90 stood out in my tests. Not only is it the first DSLR (digital single lens reflex) with HD video recording (at 720p resolution) but it has inherited many of the features of Nikon’s best DSLRs including a 12.3-megapixel image sensor developed in-house by Nikon,
Nikon’s intelligent scene recognition system (from the D3 and D300), which interprets the color and brightness information of each person in a photo and applies changes to the focus, exposure, and white balance, and an imperceptible shutter lag time (borrowed from the D3, the choice of many sports photographers).
$999.95 for body only and $1299.95 for body and lens outfit that includes the new AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
–Jonathan B. Spira is the Editor of Executive Road Warrior and Chief Analyst at Basex, a knowledge economy research firm.