According to Forbes reporter Zack O’Malley Greenburg, the Nikon D90 is the priciest of the 10 most-sought-after gifts of 2008. How expensive is it? Well, “the D90 costs as much as the seven hottest items below it–combined“. Read the full story, or check out the slideshow.
As Nikon’s newest mid-level DSLR camera, the 12.4 megapixel Nikon D90 scores well in the DxOMark’s image quality database. It is also one of the few DSLR cameras that can record HD (720P) videos.
Nikon Capture NX 2 After the Shoot is a new Capture NX2 book written by Mike Hagen of Out There Images. Published by Wiley, this 288-page paperback is said to be available May 11, 2009. According to Mike, this book is being published by Wiley as part of a new series called “After the Shoot”. The book format is designed so that people can take the book with them as they travel with their laptop computers to help them edit photos while on the road.
Another title in the “After the Shoot” series is the Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot, which will be available February 3, 2009.
Have you ever wondered why the memory card are becoming so cheap? Well, the NAND flash chips that go in those CF SD cards are in severe over-supply as the manufacturers such as Samsung, Hynix, Toshiba, Micron, etc continue to fight for market share. The average selling price (ASP) of NAND flash chips has declined 30% last quarter. This and the next quarter will be uglier for the chip manufacturers. Obviously the current global economic situation does not help either. We can expect the price trend to continue for a while, before some chip makers quit the market for good, or the solid-state drives (SSD) pick up the demand.
Please note: This is an old post, originally published in 2008.
Here are some deals I received in the email for digital photography gears. You can support us by shopping through the links here.
I received an email from NikonMall yesterday notifying me the shipment of my pre-ordered Nikon School DVD “A Hands-on guide to Creative Lighting”. Strangely, the NikonMall page still says “Temporarily Out of Stock”.
The DVD also showed up on Amazon for the same price of $39.95. If you are Amazon Prime user, you can get free 2-day shipping (There are also some special offers available). However I am not sure if it is really shipping or not because the page says “Temporarily out of stock” but it is already ranked #130 (as of today) bestsellers in Bestsellers in Camera & Photo.
Update [6PM Nov. 14, 2008]: Amazon has it In Stock now.
Previously, Canon offered instant rebate deals on lenses and flashes. I have received another Canon EOS News Special Edition newsletter in the email. Canon is currently running an instant rebate program on its EOS 50D ($100), EOS 40D ($50), EOS Rebel XS + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS ($100), and EPS Rebel XSi + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III ($100). For more details of this offer please visit this Canon USA page. Here is all current Canon promotions in USA.