Nikon D90. The first digital SLR camera that also makes video.

The DSLR that makes video

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Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, click on the French flag below to access the original text:

Argh! That's it, it exists: a digital SLR that also makes video! Like the compacts! ! ! The kind of camera I dream of to accompany me on my travels ... A technomade dream, as my colleague would say Marie-Julie Gagnon. The toy is called D90 and it's Nikon that he has done.

It will be marketed in September, in the 950 €. Well, for that price, I will not be able to offer it anytime soon. Especially that I feel forced to invest at the same time in the underwater box that goes well (and it is not given either, these little beasts).


But if Nikon starts, the others will follow. In a year or two, the technologies will improve, competitors will position themselves, prices will drop, and we can find opportunities.

I spent the evening surfing the web, drooling over all the tests and releases taken from blog sites. I put you here the Nikon mini-site created just for the D90, where all the features appear. And the link to the post of who adapts in French an article from New York Times.

The thing that hallucinates me is that the video can be in HD quality and benefit from the same optical settings as in photo mode (depth of field, etc.). We really change era, in the field of digital cameras.

A few months ago, I would have let myself be tempted by the Canon PowerShot G9, which is not a SLR, especially after reading the remarkable test done by But here I have what would be a brand new temptation ...


Small addition to this post, a year and a half after ...

That's it, I have my SLR-video!
Eh yes…


It's the Canon Eos 7D !

I adooore it! ! !

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