Nikon D90 SLR Review

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Nikon D90

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Nikon D90

Nikon D90



Nikon D90 Features:

  • 12.3-Megapixel DX format CCD imager yielding 4288x2848 pixel images
  • Uses Nikon's EXPEED image processing technologies
  • Accepts Nikon F-mount lenses (with 1.5x FOV multiplier)
  • Auto, 5 Advanced Scene modes, Program w/shift, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual exposure modes
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
  • Compressed NEF (RAW) and JPEG still image formats as well as RAW+JPEG capture options
  • HD (1280x720), VGA (640x480) and QVGA (320x240) video capture at 24fps with sound
  • Live View Mode uses the LCD as the viewfinder for framing images/movies
  • TTL auto white balance, presets and custom set
  • Shutter speeds from 1/4000 to 30 seconds and Bulb, flash sync to 1/200
  • Continuous drive at 4.5fps with dynamic buffer
  • 11-point AF System with 1 cross-type sensor and normal to wide-frame center focus area
  • 3.0-inch color LCD with 920,000 pixels, 100% frame coverage and 170-degree viewing angle
  • Onscreen menu for Playback, Shooting, Custom functions, Setup, Retouch, and Recent
  • Retouch menu offers a wealth of in-camera editing of stored photos
  • Playback modes offers magnify, index, detailed information, RGB histogram and highlight display options
  • ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200 in 1/3 steps as well as High and Low extended settings of 0.3, 0.7 or 1EV
  • Noise Reduction circuitry for long exposures
  • High ISO Noise Reduction with three settings (Normal, High, Low)
  • SD and SDHC memory card storage
  • Selectable video output with NTSC or PAL format
  • USB 2.0 High-Speed data and control interface
  • HDMI High Definition output as well as standard NTSC and PAL video output
  • High-capacity EN-EL3e battery and compact MH-18a Quick Charger
  • Optional GP-1 GPS Unit for Geo-tagging your images
  • Optional MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery pack


The D90 camera kit includes: EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-18a Quick Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E4 USB Cable, EG-D2 Audio Video Cable, AN-DC1 Camera Strap, BM-10 LCD Monitor Cover, Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, Software Suite CD-ROM.

The Nikon D90 is available in two configurations:

  • Body Only MSRP US$999.95
  • Body + AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens MSRP US$1299.95

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