Yeow, David Pogue, the NYT's tech guy, has gone monkey-crazy for the new Nikon D50 digital SLR camera, which offers "the same spectacular photos as the bestselling D70S--at a list-price of $750 (or as we call it around here, 1.03 Bugaboos).
It doesn't come with a lens, but Pogue gives equal praise to the D50's "starter lens"--a compact 18-55mm with 3x zoom, which lists for about $150--and the 55-200mm telephoto lens, which is around $250. It's all moot until July 6, though, when the camera actually hits the stores.
When he's not going on about the new compactness or the new menus or whatnot, he's raving about the professional-quality images the camera takes and how many it can store. He helpfully includes a slideshow of some water-soaked, Cheerio-pounding, suburban urchins--presumably, the Poguelettes--to prove it.
What he doesn't mention, of course, is that your images'll be so good, no one will print them for you because of their inane corporate copyright liability fears. So good luck.
A Pro Camera That Amateurs Can Afford [nyt]
Pre-order a Nikon D50 with an 18-55mm zoom lens for $900, or wait until after July 6th to see if the discounting starts [amazon]
OR go all out and pre-order the D50 with the 18-55mm AND the 55-200mm Nikkor lenses for $1,150 [amazon]
Related: Wal-Mart won't print digital photos that 'look professional' [sandiego, via boingboing]