Last month ePHOTOzine reported that the SLR author, David Busch hinted that a new Nikon camera was in the pipeline and now he's been talking about the specifications of the Nikon D90 on his website.
He wrote: "It will Virtually be the same compact size as its predecessor, but with a $1299 price tag when equipped with the new 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR lens. The D90 offers 12 Mp of resolution, Live View (with video recording), a faster continuous shooting frame rate and a larger LCD screen."
His speculation about the specifications are very similar to that of another writer and photographer Thom Hogan. On his website he said: "The only difference most people will notice between this and the D80 is the bigger, coloured LCD screen. However, there are a few odds and ends that catch your eye on closer examination."
He went on to talk about Live View, information buttons and doors that reveal HDMI and GPS connectors.
The price of the camera was also mentioned by a man who works for Circuit City, an electrical store in America. He posted a blog on the nikon rumours website which said: "While checking our DSLR inventory I noticed that the Nikon D90 with a 18-105mm VR lens was listed as an active SKU in our system. The price came up at $1299.99. I started a ticket and it was actually letting me special order the camera."
Keep checking ePHOTOzine for further developments.