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    Nikon D90 DSLR review roundup

    Darren Murph
    09.15.08
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    You've seen it get official, you've seen it in the wild, and you've seen it sneakily unboxed -- isn't it time you saw a few reviews, too? We've scoured the intarwebz for the freshest looks at this here DSLR, and generally speaking, those lucky enough to secure a review unit have been overwhelmingly pleased. As a mid-range shooter, it was decidedly difficult to find any real knocks. Sure, a heap of noise was seen at 6,400 ISO (but barely any was noticed from 200 to 3,200) and the kit lens wasn't all that, but the excellent low-light shooting and the "superb" image quality was enough to keep critics smiling. One thing that should be noted, however, is the so-so 720p movie mode. It's not that the quality was bad, but Popular Mechanics reported that the "extended exposure to light needed to record video caused the D90's CMOS sensor to heat up dramatically," which limits HD captures to a maximum of five minutes. In other words, don't ditch your pocket HD cam for this, but if you're scouting a new DSLR and wouldn't mind a 720p movie mode on the side, need you really look any further?

    Read - Popular Mechanics (" The D90 is first and foremost a still camera. And in this regard, it excelled.")
    Read - ThinkCamera ("The D90 is a trophy of a middleweight camera.")
    Read - DCBBS Chinese ("Photography enthusiasts now have a new choice.")
    Read - CNET's video review ("Very, very nice sub-$1,000 DSLR")

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