Nikon D90 Specifications

D90 Specifications

Effective pixels
12.3 million
Image sensor
CMOS sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 12.9 million; Nikon DX format
Image size (pixels)
4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution (CH)
Continuous Shooting Options
CH: up to 4.5fps
CL: Up to 4fps
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch diadonal, Super Density display with approx. 920,000 dots (VGA), 170 degree viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment with 7 levesl
Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical0travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed Range
1/4000 - 30 sec. in steps of 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV
Bulb Shutter Setting
ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3 EV, can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200, ISO sensitivity auto control available
Storage media
SD and SDHC memory cards
Storage System
JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal Quality Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
Video: AVI format
File System
Compliant with DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.21, DPOF
Exposure modes
Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait), Programmed auto with flexible program (P), Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A), Manual (M)
Exposure metering
3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted 420 pixel RGB sensor, and Spot Metering
Metering Range
1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Lock
Shutter Release Modes
Live View [LV] mode, Continuous low-speed [CL] mode (1-4fps), Single Frame [S] mode, Self-timer mode, Continuous high-speed [CH] mode (4.5fps)
Movie Modes
Movie with sound
HD 1280x720 (24fps), VGA 640x480 (24fps), QVGA 320x240 (24fps)
White Balance
Shade, Sun, Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting, Auto, Preset, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor) Seven manual modes with fine-tuning; Sun Shade Fluorescent Incandescent Flash Preset Fine Tune by Kelvin Color temperature setting
White Balance Bracketing
Yes, 2 0r 3 exposures, in increments of 1, 2, or 3
D-lighting Bracketing
Yes, 2 exposures
Live View Shooting
Playback Functions
Auto image rotation, Histogram, Zoom, Shooting date, Slideshow, Highlight point display, Full frame, Sounds playback, Pictmotion, D-Movie playback Thmbnail (4, 9, 72 segments), Calendar
HDMI and NTSC, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses
1) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
2) D-/G-type AF NIKKOR (excluding IX NIKKORlenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro- NIKKOR)
3) AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
5) Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure modes A and M but exposure meter does not function. Electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is 5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides
Picture Angle
Frame coverage: Approx. 96%, 19.5mm Eyepoint, -2 to 1.0 m-1 Diopter Adjustment
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Focusing Screen
Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
Interchangeable Focusing Screens
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.94
Depth-of-field Control
Autofocus System
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including 1 cross-type sensor) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 - 3m/1 ft. 8in. - 9 ft. 10 in.)
Autofocus Sensitivity
-1-+19 EV (ISO 100, 20 C/ 68 F
Focus Modes
Continuous-servo (C)
Single-Serve AF (S)
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Live View autofocus: Face priority, wide area, normal area
Single-point AF mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Auto-area AF Mode
Focus Lock
Half press of shutter release button (single-point AF in AF-S), AE-L/AF-L button
Picture Control
Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Monochrome, Standard, Nine User-customizable settings, Neutral
In-Camera Image Editing
Filter effects, Color balance, Monochrome, Image overlay, D-lighting, Trim, Distortion control, NEF (RAW) processing, Quick Retouch, Straighten
Built-in Flash
Built-in Flash Distance
Guide #: 56 at ISO 200 (Feet)/17 at ISO 200 (Meters)
Dust-Off Reference Photo
Save/Load Camera Settings
Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility
Built-in Commander mode 2 groups: A/B 4 channels: 1-4 TTl, Non-TTl Auto and Manual mode
Flash Sync Speed
up to 1/200
FP High Speed Sync: up to 1/4000
Power Sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (up to 850 shots), Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D90 (optional) with one or two Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e or six R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese batteries (Battery Holder MS-D200 is required when using R6/AA-size batteries)
Battery Charger
MH018a Quick Charger
Tripod Socket
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.)
Approx. 620 g (1 lb. 6 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap or LCD monitor cover
Supplied Software
Software Suite CD-ROM
Supplies Accessories
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 Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area
Optional Accessories
MB-D90 Multi-Power Battery Pack, ML-L3 wireless remote control, DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece, EH-5a AC Adapter, Capture NX2 Software, Camera Control Pro 2
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer) 

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