Nabuaki Sasagaki, General Manager, Marketing Department of Nikon Imaging Japan has announced a replacement is coming for the Nikon D90, at least he alluded to it in the sort of round-about way that Nikon executives do.
What can we expect on a new D90 replacement? Well, better video of course. Isn’t that what everyone wants these days?
I say that tongue in cheek, but I’m actually quite fond of using my D90 for video. It produces very nice results, especially with fast primes. Makes for a nice, light, FAST, video set-up.
As for what else will be on the D90 replacement, well that’s anybody’s guess.
More megapixels? Honestly, I hope not. The 12 MP sensor in the current D90 does a great job, delivering excellent image quality and probably the best high ISO of any crop sensor DSLR, save maybe the D300s. Most people don’t need more megapixels, but better high ISO and dynamic range is always welcome.
Or maybe Nikon could just leave the D90 in the line-up and introduce a D90 with an FX sensor! Now that would be sweet. Let’s say the body is the same, but it has a similar FX sensor to the D700. And let’s say it comes out at $1799.99 USD. Oh yeah! I’m all over that.