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September 2008's best new products revealed

8 innovative gadgets and tech toys to enjoy

September 2008 has proven to be a bumper month for exciting new gadgets, with new cameras, TVs, NAS drives, and a laptop from Samsung that has critics drooling.

Nikon D90 digital SLR

In the battle of digital SLRs (single lens reflex) cameras Nikon's latest salvo comes in the shape of the D90, the updated version of the D80 in Nikon's range. The camera's claim to fame is that it's the first digital single-lens reflex camera capable of shooting high-definition video.

The resolution on the movies is 1,280 pixels by 720 pixels at 24 frames per second, so it won't replace a dedicated video camera but is an intriguing feature especially when you consider the ability to change the lens on the camera. One big difference in video mode: you're limited to manual focus only. The camera will be available this month in the US and other markets and the body alone will cost around $1,000. Later this year an add-on GPS (global positioning system) unit will be available so all photos are automatically geo-tagged.

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