Want a DSLR with video? (D90 preview)

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  1. Overread

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    Nikon is making me very jealous!
    Only a short time after their latest release and now something new on the horizon - a DSLR (D90) which supports video capture -

    12 megapixels (with APS-C sensor, maybe the same of D300)
    4.5 FPS
    Live View with 3" screen
    Video mode (it has a small microphone! and video is 1080!)
    kit lens 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR

    This is a big step (and something most of us thought would only exist for the point and shoot market).
    As a wildlife amature this greatly interests me - sometimes a video captures more than a single photo can of an event and the option of playing around with good quality video without having to shell our for a full video camera system is very tempting.
    I only hope Canon follow suit with nikon in this area
     
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    I don't. Video = More money for a feature I'll never use.
     
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    Why would I want something I never use? I'm a photographer, not a videographer.
     
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    I keep a small video cam in my camera bag...... I might be inclined to use the recording feature on the D90 in a snapshoty type atmosphere... The D90 is not(will not) be a pro tool so I would think people interested in this level camera would most likely make some use of this feature.

    Anyone got a scoop or prediction on how many focus points the D90 will have??
     
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    I'm guessing it'll have 11 AF-points. I can't see it having the 50+ of the D300/D700/D3. But, hey, maybe it will.

    And about the video feature; I'm not sure about it, haha. I mean, I'd never, ever use it. Then again, I think of myself as taking this photography bit rather seriously. But, I can see its applications for people (casual shooting areas, and whatnot). So, I mean, if it helps Nikon sell more cameras, then awesome!
     
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    well.... considering it is rumored the pricing platform of the D90 will be the same as the D80 was when it rolled I suppose your statement should read:

    Video = Same money for a feature I'll never use

    but really.... you (being a pro) should have no interest in the D90 or any of it's features... it's a midlevel consumer camera....
     
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    Look at Live View. It's on pretty much all DSLR's now. Think the Nikon D4 will end up with a video feature?
     
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    I think it depends - myself if I have just trekked miles or have just found a fox hole - I would be very tempted to walk away with not only photos, but also some video - sometimes a photo just can't capture the whole event.
    Though saying that I don't want to see the quality of the photographic side to slip - my guess is nikon know this too and will make certain that the D90 ships with a high quality result photographically speaking
     
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    Interesting. I never heard about a DSLR with video capabilities. Sounds good! Thanks!
     
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    I don't think I'd use it often, but I can see salesman already upgrading people from looking at a D60 to looking at a D90 based on this feature alone. Nikon will probably sell a bunch of them if they do include it.
     
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    Not sure about a video feature in a D4...... but it could be argued there are times (albeit not that many) where using live view could be advantageous due to camera positioning etc... so in this respect I see why it exists..... it just another tool for the user....

    but video recording is pretty gimmicky.... i dunno if it would show up in the pro series... maybe put in up to the D700 so the pro's can play with it on their back up bodies....
     
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    Another advantage is for students or other video hobbiests who don't have the money to buy a several thousand dslr setup and several more thousand to buy a prosumer video setup. Assuming that you will be able to use the various lenses and adjust the same image settings that you can in still mode, you would create a nice all around setup. Just to get those feature in a video camera would run you a few thousand plus the expensive video lenses. Obviously it wont be the same quality, but for those who otherwise would have to use a consumer camcorder, it may be a good improvement. However, the clip size will likely be more limited, but often for those people who cannot afford the expensive video setup, this will not matter.
     

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