Photography News of Interest

Photokina happens in about 17 days.  Camera manufacturers have already begun announcing new products and will continue to do so until the big day, saving their most important announcements for the show itself.

Nikon recently announced a new consumer level DSLR called the D90.  This camera is significant because it’s the first ever DSLR with a movie mode, and a HD movie mode to boot!  With it’s HDMI television output you’ll be able to capture HD movies and then watch them on your television simply by connecting a HDMI cable between the two.  It also captures 12mp still images which is the purpose of a DSLR.  You can read a hands on review here.

Other announced products include a new Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm lens, a Sony compact Cyber-shot DSC-T500, a screaming fast 30mbps SD flash memory card from SanDisk, and Tamron has announced a trio of new lenses for Canon and Nikon crop sensor cameras.

The National Forum of Photojournalists (NFPJ) organized a rally to mark the 169th World Photography Day.