NikonRumors.com received new information that the Nikon D90 replacement will be called the Nikon D95. Not sure I agree, but it’s possible as it follows and builds on the D90 name nicely.
My money is still on it being the Nikon D7000.
Regardless of nomenclature, there were some interesting specs in that info too.
The first is a possible magnesium body. While this is only speculation on the NikonRumors author’s part, it’s an interesting possibility. On the one hand, I could see Nikon going this route to further enhance a great seller (D90). On the other hand, I could see Nikon not going this route so they don’t step on the sales of the D300s and the coming D400.
Second and third of the specs was a 16 megapixel sensor and 1080HD video. Nothing new here folks. As I’ve already noted, with the Sony sensor announcements, it’s a given that the D90 replacement will be 16 megapixels, and as far as the 1080HD video, that’s a given too. The only video surprise might be that we get more than 1080HD.
The other spec that jumped out at me was the mention of 39 Auto Focus points. This is new, and welcome if true. Again, I could see Nikon going this route to boost the competitive advantage of the D95 or D7000. Remember, the D90 was revolutionary when it came out… the first DSLR with video. Nikon will want to build on that heritage and make sure the D95 or D7000 offers even more.
The short of it is, I want one!