Nikon D90

PRODUCT : Nikon D90


Type of Camera : Single-lens reflex digital camera

Effective Pixels : 12.3 million

Image Sensor : Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.8 mm) CMOS sensor

Sensitivity : ISO 200 to 3,200 in steps of 1/3 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1 (ISO 6400); sensitivity decreases approx. LO-0.3, LO-0.5, LO-0.7 and LO-1 (ISO 100)

File Format : NEF (12 bit compressed RAW); JPEG (Baseline-compliant); AVI (Motion JPEG compression format with monaural sound)

Shooting Modes : 1) Single frame shooting mode, 2) Continous low shooting mode, 3) Continous high shooting mode, 4) Self-timer mode, 5) Delay remote mode, 6) Quick-response remote mode 7) D-Movie

White Balance : Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), 12 manual modes with fine-tuning; color temperature setting; preset white balance; white balance bracketing

LCD Monitor : 3.0", 920,000-dot low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, allows up to 170-degree wide viewing angle

Viewfinder : Fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1 m-1)

Focus Modes : 1) Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continous-servo AF (AF-C); Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), 2) Manual focus (M) can be selected from 11 focus area

Exposure Metering System : 1) 3D-Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses) performed by 420-segment RGB sensor, 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8 or 10mm circle in center of frame, 3) Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area

Maximum Shutter : 1/4000

Minimum Shutter : 30

Flash Control : 1)TTL flash control with 420-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill flash available with SB-900, 800, 600 or 400, 2) Auto aperture available with SB-900, 800 and CPU lens 3) Non-TTL auto available with SB-900, 800, 28, 27 or 22s 4) Range-priority manual available with SB-900, 800.

Self-Timer : Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.

Supported Languages : Total of 17 languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Power Requirements : Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, AC Adapter EH-5a (optional)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx 1,000 shots

Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap) : Approx. 620g

Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) : Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, USB Cable UC-E4, Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-DC1, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, LCD Monitor Cover BM-10, Software Suite CD-ROM
Other Features Retouch menu, Info Display on LCD monitor, Intergrated Dust Reductions System, Live view (with face-priority AF), D-Movie


Nikon has been cranking out new agenda SLR camera upgrades like crazy these endure two years, with the low, high, and pro end of the calendar accepting amend afterwards update, but the mid-level SLR in accurate has gone added than 18 months after an upgrade. While the Nikon D80 has a affluent feature-set and maintained a top resale amount throughout its tenure, it's due for an upgrade.

Though it's backward to the party, the Nikon D90 arrives fashionably, just as its antecedent did in backward 2006. It comes aimless in with a lot of of the accepted hot appearance that the D80 lacked, additional a new aberration that will basin them all over with its appliance and utility.

With a 12.3-megapixel sensor, the Nikon D90 rises to the resolution of the added able D300. It aswell shares the aforementioned acuteness as the D300, alignment from ISO 200 to 3,200, additional L1 (100) and H1 (6,400).

Another capital advancement on the Nikon D90 is the move to a top resolution 3-inch LCD screen. The 920,000-pixel affectation has a 170-degree examination bend and appears to be as nice as the new screens begin on the D3 and D300. It makes blockage focus and application Reside appearance approach that abundant added pleasant.

New to the average ambit for Nikon, the Reside Appearance affection offers some new tricks over the approach begin on the Nikon D90's high-end predecessors, decidedly including Face Detection. Surprisingly, there is no phase-detect autofocus accessible on the Nikon D90 if in Reside appearance mode, alone three contrast-detect modes: Face Priority, Wide Area, and Normal Area. Just as we've apparent on customer cameras, in Face Apprehension mode, a box surrounds detected faces and follows them about the screen. The Nikon D90 can clue up to 5 faces. Reside appearance is activated with a committed button just appropriate of the LCD.

Though Face Apprehension is accessible in Reside appearance mode, its account goes further, as it's now an basic allotment of Nikon's Scene Recognition Arrangement (SRS). Thanks to the Nikon D90's 420-pixel cast metering sensor, the SRS can amalgamate blush metering with autofocus sensor abstracts and tune white antithesis and acknowledgment with a accurate bent against accepting faces apparent properly. In theory, this should aswell cover authoritative abiding the Nikon D90 focuses on an eye rather than a adenoids or forehead. If accurate in practice, this is absolutely an advance. Face apprehension even comes into play in i-TTL Flash control.

The Nikon D90's 11-point phase-detect AF arrangement is arrayed in a design arrangement and now includes 3D focus tracking as begin on the D3 and D300.

Since the aurora of Reside appearance on SLRs, the accessible catechism has been, "Why no cine mode? If you can draw a reside angel off the sensor, why can't you almanac it?" Nikon is the aboriginal to acknowledgment the catechism with a resounding, "You can!" The Nikon D90 annal movies as a Motion JPEG in AVI architecture at 24 frames per additional at what they're calling "720p equivalent" resolution: 1,280 x 720. Other resolutions cover 640 x 424, and 320 x 216. Though you accept to focus manually, and breach charcoal anchored during recording, audio for the videos is captured through the monaural mic on the camera.

A new lens will address with the Nikon D90 kit, as well: the Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR, with one extra-low burning aspect and one amalgam aspheric aspect to advance angel quality.