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Nikon D90

Nikon D90
Nikon D90
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  • 12.3 mp DX format CMOS image sensor
  • ISO 200-3200, extendable up to ISO 6400
  • 11-point Multi-CAM100 AF system
  • Live View mode with Autofocus
  • HD 1280x720 / 24 fps
Nikon D90
Nikon D90
Nikon D90
Nikon D90
Nikon D90
Nikon D90
Nikon D90

Overview

Description by Nikon:

The D90 fuses technology from Nikon’s flagship digital SLRs with an array of sophisticated functions to help you achieve superior results. Its 12.3 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED image processing system offer outstanding image quality across a wide ISO light sensitivity range. Live View mode lets you compose and shoot via the high-resolution 3-inch LCD monitor, and an advanced Scene Recognition System and autofocus performance help capture images with astounding accuracy. Movies can be shot in Motion JPEG format using the innovative D-Movie function. The camera’s large image sensor ensures exceptional movie image quality and you can create dramatic effects by shooting with a wide range of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses, from wide-angle to macro to fisheye, or by adjusting the lens aperture and experimenting with depth-of-field. The D90 – designed to fuel your passion for photography.

  • 12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements. Built-in self-cleaning sensor unit minimizes the effect of dust.
  • EXPEED image processing system for optimum performance and maximum image quality.
  • High ISO (200-3200) light sensitivity, extendable up to ISO 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent). Enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.
  • Active D-Lighting retains details in highlights and shadows for stunning images with natural contrast. It can be activated manually or automatically and features four levels, including Extra High.
  • Picture Controls let you customize the look and mood of your images. Choose from six settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.
  • Scene Recognition System with Face Detection System combines data from the camera’s metering and AF sensors to deliver precise exposures and sharply-defined images, and recognizes human faces for portraits or group shots with natural-looking skin tones.
  • Advanced autofocus performance with versatile Multi-CAM100 11-point AF system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. AF-area modes handle most shooting situations and include 3D-tracking AF, which lets you adjust the composition of an image after focusing on your subject.
  • Live View mode with Autofocus makes it easy to compose images using the LCD monitor. Three AF modes are supported: Face priority AF for portraits (detects up to 5 faces in a frame), Wide area AF for handheld shots and Normal area AF for shots with a tripod.
  • Innovative D-Movie function lets you shoot Motion JPEG format movies*. The camera’s large image sensor (compared to that of a typical consumer camcorder) and high ISO sensitivity offer exceptional image quality. Bring photographic techniques to movie making using the wide range of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses, from fisheye to wide-angle to super-telephoto, and even extreme close-up with Micro NIKKOR lenses.
  • 3-inch, 920k-dot, high-resolution LCD monitor with 170-degree viewing angle makes it easy to use the Live View function.
  • Advanced Scene Modes automatically optimize camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Choose from Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports or Night Portrait.
  • Bright pentaprism viewfinder with 96% frame coverage and 19.5mm eye point for precise composition.
  • Quick response: with approximately 0.15-second start-up time, 65-millisecond shutter release time lag and 4.5 frames per second**.
  • Extensive Retouch Menu offering a range of photo effects, including Fisheye, Distortion Control and Straighten. The original image stays intact and the camera quickly and simply creates a duplicate image for you to edit and enhance in the camera.
  • Extensive playback functions including Pictmotion built-in slideshow, a 72-frame thumbnail display, calendar playback and a histogram display that offers histograms of magnified sections of an image.

Reviews

"As they did with the D80 before it, Nikon has cleverly positioned the D90 squarely within a gap in Canon's lineup: It's more expensive than the Canon XSi, but delivers many more features. At the same time, while it doesn't quite measure up to some specs of the Canon 50D (although coming close in many areas, surpassing it in some), it's also a good bit less expensive than that model."

Post date: 03/12/2010 - 00:00

"By default, the D90 won't shoot without a card. The D3, D300 and D70 default to the very dangerous DEMO setting which lets you happily shoot an entire wedding, look at each shot on the LCD in every display mode and zoom setting, and not realizing until the end of the day that you had no card in the camera!"

Post date: 08/11/2010 - 00:00

"The D90 viewfinder is amongst the best you'll find on any APS-C camera and it sits above the highest-resolution screen we've yet seen on a camera of this class. The buttons are well chosen and sensibly positioned, and the two-dial interface is a pleasure to use. (Buyers coming from other systems can even reverse the operation of the meter and dials to make everything that bit more familiar)."

Post date: 25/09/2010 - 00:00

Specifications

Release Date: 
09/2008
DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
22.7bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
12.5Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
977 ISO
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Type : 
23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
- Supports high ISO sensitivities
- High-speed data readout
- Nikon DX-format sized CMOS sensor
- Power-saving design
Effective Pixels: 
12.3 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
12.9Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
3:2
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
EXPEED Image Processing System
Lenses
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Focal Length details: 
Approx. 1.5x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Storage
Memory Card Type Details: 
SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, SDHC-compliant; Eye-Fi memory cards (requires confirmation)
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

- Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
- Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, or 10 mm circle in center of frame
- Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

Metering Range Details: 
- Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV, - Spot metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure Compensation Details: 
−5–+5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
- Exposure and flash bracketing: 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, or 2 EV - White balance bracketing: 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3 EV - ADL (Active D-Lighting) bracketing: 2 frames (one with ADL, one without)
AE Lock: 
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Shutter Type : 
Electronically controlled, vertical-travel focal-plane shutter, Shutter units are durable up to approx. 100,000 cycles.
Shutter Speed: 
1/4000–30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, Bulb, Time (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
Shooting Modes: 
Auto modes (auto, auto (flash off));
Advanced Scene Modes
(portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait);
programmed auto with flexible program (P);
shutter-priority auto (S);
aperture-priority auto (A);
manual (M)
Drive Modes: 
Single frame,
continuous low speed,
continuous high speed,
self timer,
delayed remote,
quick response remote (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required for remote shooting)
Continuous Shooting Details: 
Up to 4.5 fps
Self Timer : 
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10, and 20 s duration
ISO Sensitivity: 
ISO 200–3200 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) above ISO 3200.
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB sensor); color temperature setting; preset white balance; white balance bracketing
White Balance Personal: 
12 manual modes with fine-tuning;
Focusing
Focusing Type Details: 
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with TTL phase detection
AF System Points: 
11 points
AF System Points Details: 
11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor)
AF Working Range Details: 
−1–+19 EV (ISO 100, at 20°C/68°F)
AF Modes: 
- Autofocus:
Single-servo AF (AF-S);
continuous-servo AF (AF-C),
predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status (AF-A)

- Manual (M):
Electronic range finding supported

Predictive AF: 
Yes, (3D-tracking)
AF lock : 
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Manual Focus : 
Yes
AF Assist Beam : 
AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft. 8 in.–9 ft. 10 in.)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Details: 
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
Approx. 0.94x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
19.5 mm (–1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
–2–+1 m-1
Viewfinder Focusing Screen : 
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with focus frame (framing grid can be displayed)
Grid: 
On demand
Depth of Field Preview: 
When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Live View
Liveview Details: 
Yes
Live View Metering: 
- Determined with matrix metering utilizing output from the image sensor
- Exposure lock available
- Exposure compensation available in P, S, A, M modes
Live View Autofocus: 
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face priority is selected)
Monitor
Rear Screen Details: 
3-in. low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
Resolution Details: 
920k-dot (VGA)
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Coverage: 
100% frame coverage
Brightness: 
Brightness, 7 levels
Viewing Angle: 
170° viewing angle
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Flash Hotshoe Details: 
Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Built in Flash Details: 
Yes- Auto, portrait, close-up, night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up - P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Flash Modes: 
- TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400

- Auto aperture: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and CPU lens

- Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s

- Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800

Flash Xsync: 
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Flash compensation: 
−3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
External Flash Wireless Sync: 
Nikon Creative Lighting System
- Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-R200 as remotes
- Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Guide Number: 
- Guide Number: Approx. 17/56, 18/59 with manual flash (ISO 200, m/ft, 20°C/68°F) - Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (ISO 100, m/ft, 20°C/68°F)
Media Types / Sizes
Image Sizes: 
- 4,288 x 2,848 (L)
- 3,216 x 2,136 (M)
- 2,144 x 1,424 (S)
Still Image Format: 
- NEF (compressed RAW)
- JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression
- NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Movie: 
AVI (Motion-JPEG)
Movie Format: 
VGA 640x424 / 24 fps
QVGA 320x216 / 24fps
HD 1280x720 / 24 fps
Sound Files: 
Monaural on/off selection
Other Features
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the user.
Histogram: 
RGB histogram
Photo Effects: 
Standard,
Neutral,
Vivid,
Monochrome,
Landscape,
Portrait;
storage for up to nine custom Picture Controls
Playback Zoom: 
Yes
Menu Languages: 
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional),
Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish,
French, German, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,
Swedish
Accessories
Lenses: 
- DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported

- Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported (PC Micro-Nikkor does not support some functions). IX Nikkor lenses not supported.

- Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.

- AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II

- Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

Battery Grip: 
Optional MB-D80 multi-power battery pack with one or two rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3e batteries or six AA alkaline, NiMH, lithium, or nickel-manganese batteries; AA batteries (available separately)* * Optional MS-D200 battery holder is required when using AA batteries.
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
Hi-Speed USB; PTP transfer protocol USB hubs not supported
Other Conection Interface: 
Version 1.3a with type C HDMI connector; camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Power Source
Power Source: 
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (supplied)
Battery Life: 
850 shots (CIPA)
AC Power: 
EH-5a or EH-5 AC adapter (available separately)
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
The body is made of a combination of aluminum alloy and plastic
Width: 
132mm
Height: 
103mm
Depth: 
77mm
Weight: 
620 g
OperatingEnvironment: 
0–40°C (+32–104 °F), Less than 85% Humidity (no condensation)

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