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Nikon D3000 - preview

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Nikon D5000 - review
Nikon D5000 Sensor: 12.3 Mpixel CMOS / 23.6x15.8mm
Image size: 4288x2848 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX (x1.5 coverage)
Screen: 2.7in, 230K pixels with Live View
Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 127x104x80mm / 5x4.1x3.1in
Weight: 560g (body ex battery)
Announced: April 2009
The D5000 is Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR and the successor to the popular D60. While externally resembling its predecessor, it inherits many key aspects of the higher-end D90 including its 12.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Live View and HD movie recording in the 720p format. The D5000 also becomes the first Nikon DSLR to feature a fully-articulated screen. The upgrades don't stop there either with the D90's 11-point AF system and continuous shooting boosted to 4fps.




Nikon D3x - test report
Nikon D3x Sensor: 24.5 Mpixel CMOS / 35.9x24mm
Image size: 6048x4032 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX compatible (at 10.5 Mpixels)
Screen: 3in, 922K pixels with Live View
Memory format: CF (dual slots / UDMA)
Size: 160x157x88 mm / 6.3x6.2x3.4in
Weight: 1.22kg / 2lb 11oz (body ex battery)
Announced: December 2008
Nikon's D3x is the company's new flagship DSLR. It shares the same body as the existing D3, but equips it with a 24.5 Megapixel FX sensor. The D3x shoots at 5fps, or 7fps in the DX format (at 10.5 Megapixels). The sensitivity runs from 100 to 1600 ISO with extended 50, 3200 and 6400 ISO. The D3x also features a 100% viewfinder, 51-point AF system and a 3in VGA screen with Live View, although there’s no anti-dust or movie mode.



Nikon D90 - full review / video tour
 
Nikon D90 - rear Nikon D90 - front Nikon D90 - top
     
Sensor: 12.3 Mpixel CMOS / 23.6x15.8mm
Image size: 4288x2848 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX (x1.5 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 920K pixels with Live View
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 132x103x77mm
Weight: 620g (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2008

Nikon’s D90 is the long-awaited successor to the popular D80 and like that model is aimed at a higher level than many rivals. The resolution has been increased to 12.3 Megapixels, continuous shooting to 4.5fps, the maximum sensitivity to 6400 ISO, and the screen enlarged to 3in with VGA resolution. Unsurprisingly the D90 offers Live View, but the big new feature, and a first for any DSLR are video recording capabilities including HD.




Nikon D700 - full review / video tour
 
Nikon D700 - top view Nikon D700 - front view Nikon D700 - rear view
     
Sensor: 12.1 Mpixel CMOS / 36x23.9mm
Image size: 4256x2832 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX compatible (at 5 Mpixels)
Screen: 3in, 922K pixels with Live View
  Memory format: CF (UDMA)
Size: 147x123x77 mm / 5.8x4.8x3in
Weight: 995g / 2.19 lb (body ex battery)
Announced: July 2008

The D700 is Nikon's second DSLR with a full-frame sensor. It boasts many of the flagship D3's features, but squeezes them into a smaller and lighter D300-sized body. So the D700 sports the D3's 12.1 Megapixel FX format CMOS sensor, 3in VGA monitor, 51 point AF system and Live View, but additionally features a popup flash and anti-dust features. The viewfinder may not deliver 100% coverage, but as a full-frame model it's still large, and continuous shooting remains a respectable 5fps - even with 14-bit RAW files. See our Nikon D700 review.




Nikon D60 - full review / video tour
 
     
Sensor: 10.2 Mpixel CCD / 23.6x15.8mm
Image size: 3872 x 2592 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX (x1.5 coverage)
AF with AF-S lenses only
Screen: 2.5in, 230K pixels
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 94x126x64mm / 3.7x5x2.5in
Weight: 495g (body ex battery)
Announced: January 2008

Nikon's D60 is the successor to the D40x, and virtually identical to this model. It shares the same 10.2 Megapixel sensor, the same screen, and virtually the same body. New to the D60 are a stop-motion recording mode, eye sensors which switch the screen off, Active D-Lighting, an anti-dust system and an optional kit lens with VR stabilisation. Like the D40x though, you'll still need AF-S lenses to autofocus.




Nikon D300 - full review / video tour
 
Nikon D300 - top view Nikon D300 - front view Nikon D300 - rear view
     
Sensor: 12.3 Mpixel CMOS / 23.6x15.8mm
Image size: 4288x2848 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX compatible (x1.5 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 922K pixels with Live View
  Memory format: CF
Size: 147x114x74mm / 5.8x4.5x2.9in
Weight: 825g / 1.82lbs (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2007

Nikon’s D300 is the successor to the popular D200 and features a self-cleaning 12.3 Megapixel sensor, 6 fps continuous shooting, an HDMI port, and a high resolution 3in VGA screen with Live View capabilities. There’s a new 51-point AF system, 14-bit A-D conversion and a scene recognition system, along with shutter speeds from 30 seconds to 1/8000 and sensitivity from 100 to 6400 ISO. With tough build and many of the D3’s features, the D300’s an affordable pro DSLR.





Nikon D3
Nikon D3 Sensor: 12.1 Mpixel CMOS / 36x23.9mm
Image size: 4256x2832 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX compatible (at 5 Mpixels)
Screen: 3in, 922K pixels with Live View
Memory format: CF (dual slots / UDMA)
Size: 160x157x88 mm / 6.3x6.2x3.4in
Weight: 1.24kg / 2.7lb (body ex battery)
Check best price: USA / UK
Announced: August 2007
The Nikon D3 is the company’s new flagship DSLR and its first with a full-frame sensor. This 12.1 Megapixel sensor allows lenses to operate without a field reduction, but retains compatibility with DX format optics by only using a cropped area of the sensor. The D3 also boasts 9 fps continuous shooting, a new 51-point AF system, 14-bit A-D conversion, an HDMI port, and a high resolution 3in VGA screen with Live View capabilities.



Nikon D40x - full review / video tour / Nikkor lens group test
Nikon D40x Sensor: 10.2 Mpixel CCD / 23.7x15.6mm
Image size: 3872 x 2592 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX (x1.5 coverage) AF with AF-S lenses only
Screen: 2.5in, 230K pixels
Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 94x126x64mm / 3.7x5x2.5in
Weight: 475g / 16.8oz (body ex battery)
Check best price: USA
Announced: March 2007
The D40x is a 10.2 Megapixel version of the entry-level D40 DSLR, see below. The higher resolution sensor brings additional benefits including slightly quicker 3fps shooting and sensitivity which starts at 100 ISO, but otherwise it’s the same camera. Like its predecessor, there’s a 2.5in screen with easy to use menus and a basic 3-point AF system. It remains ideal for first-time DSLR buyers. For advice on the best lens to go with a Nikon DSLR, check out our Nikkor kit lens group test.


Nikon D40 - full review / video tour / Nikkor lens group test
 
Nikon D40 - top view Nikon D40 - rear view Nikon D40 - front view
     
Sensor: 6.1 Mpixel CCD / 23.7x15.6mm
Image size: 3008 x 2000 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX (x1.5 coverage) AF with AF-S lenses only
Screen: 2.5in, 230K pixels
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 94x126x64mm / 3.7x5x2.5in
Weight: 475g / 16.8oz (body ex battery)
Announced: November 2006

The D40 is Nikon’s new entry-level DSLR and successor to the D50. It features the same 6 Megapixel resolution as the D50 but upgrades the screen to 2.5in and features an improved version of the kit lens. The AF is a basic 3-point system and the D40 will only provide auto focus with modern AF-S lenses, but it will appeal to those wanting to get into DSLR photography at a low price point. See our Nikon D40 review and video tour. For advice on the best lens to go with a Nikon DSLR, check out our Nikkor kit lens group test.





Nikon D80 - full review / video / group test / Nikkor lens group test
 
Nikon D80 - left side view Nikon D80 - front view Nikon D80 - rear view
     
Sensor: 10.2 Mpixel CCD / 23.6x15.8mm
Image size: 3872 x 2592 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Nikon F mount / DX compatible (x1.5 coverage)
Screen: 2.5in, 230K pixels
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size:132x103x77mm / 5.2x4.1x3in
Weight: 585g / 1lb 5oz (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2006

Nikon’s D80 is the successor to the popular D70s, featuring the D200’s 10.2 Megapixel resolution in a more affordable, mid-range body. Improvements over the D70s beyond the sensor include a 2.5in screen, refined 11-area AF system, 3200 ISO sensitivity, 3 fps continuous shooting with a 100 JPEG buffer, support for SD(HC) memory cards and an almost instant 0.18 second startup time. See our full Nikon D80 review and for one of the best body / lens combos, see our Nikkor 18-200mm VR review.




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