Well, the rumours were right! Nikon did announce a new DSLR today.
The Nikon D5000 hit the internet, and perhaps the most notable feature is the "vari-angle" LCD screen as Nikon calls it, making it a lot easier to shoot from a whole variety of angles and perspectives that weren't all that easy before.
The other big notable feature is the D-Movie Mode with sound, allowing the user to shoot video at 720p HD. The D90 is the only other Nikon DSLR to do this at the moment. At only $729 USD suggested retail, that makes the Nikon D5000 an interesting little beast.
Check out all the specs at Nikon here.
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