DSLR D90

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DSLR D90
Overview
The first thing that will amaze photographers about the D90 is its stunning image quality, which takes its inspiration from Nikon's flagship DX-format digital SLR, the D300. The D90's image sensor and 12.3 effective megapixels combine with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED image processing to deliver outstanding images featuring fine details, smooth tones, rich colors and low noise across a wide ISO sensitivity range.

The D90 is equipped with an innovative movie shooting function that delivers genuinely cinematic results, enhanced by the creatively shallow depth of field made possible by the DX-format sensor. This is further refined by the optical quality and broad selection of NIKKOR lenses — the same lenses relied upon by professional photographers the world over. Thanks to the D90's large image sensor, D-Movie images exhibit less noise than those of a typical camcorder, most notably in low-light situations.

Tech Specs

Type of CameraSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels12.3 million
Image SensorNikon DX format (23.6 x 15.8 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels)4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]; D-movie: 1240 x 720 / 24fps, 640 x 424 / 24fps, 320 x 216 / 24fps
SensitivityISO 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 FormatNEF (12 bit compressed RAW); JPEG (Baseline-compliant); AVI (Motion JPEG compression format with monaural sound)
Storage MediaSD memory card (SDHC compliant)
Shooting Modes1) Single frame shooting mode, 2) Continous low shooting mode: 1-4fps, 3) Continous high shooting mode: 4.5fps, 4) Self-timer mode, 5) Delay remote mode, 6) Quick-response remote mode 7) D-Movie
White BalanceAuto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), 12 manual modes with fine-tuning; color temperature setting; preset white balance; white balance bracketing
LCD Monitor3.0", 920,000-dot low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, allows up to 170-degree wide viewing angle
Playback Function1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail (4, 9, 72 and calendar), 3) Magnifying playback, 4) movie playback, 5) Pictmotion, 6) Slide show, 7) Histogram indication, 8) Highlights point display, 8) Auto image rotation, 9) Image comment
Delete Function1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
InterfaceUSB 2.0 (High-speed): MTP/PTP, GP-1 (GPS Unit)
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent)Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
ViewfinderFixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1 m-1)
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)Approx. 96%/ Approx. 0.94x
AutofocusTTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with AF-assist (range approx. 0.5-3m/1ft 8 in. - 9ft 10 in.); Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes1) 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 System1) 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)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)1) 0 to 20 EV (3D-Color Matrix or Center-weighted metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering)
Exposure Control1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), 2) Programmed Auto [P], 3) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 4) Aperture Priority Auto [A], 5) Manual [M]
Auto Exposure Bracketing2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 steps to (+-) 1.0 EV
Maximum Shutter1/4000
Minimum Shutter30
ShutterElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/4000sec in steps of 1/3 EV plus bulb
Sync ContactX-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 sec
Flash Control1)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.
Flash Sync Modes1) Auto, 2) Fill-in flash, 3) Red-eye reduction, 4) Red-eye reduction with Slow sync, 5) Slow sync, 6) Rear-curtain sync, 7) Off
Self-TimerElectronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.
Depth of Field Preview ButtonYes
Remote ControlVia Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
GPSvia GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
Supported LanguagesTotal of 17 languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Power RequirementsRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, AC Adapter EH-5a (optional)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery)Approx 1,000 shots
Tripod Socket1/4 in. (ISO1222)
DimensionsApprox. 132 x 103 x 77mm
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 FeaturesRetouch menu, Info Display on LCD monitor, Intergrated Dust Reductions System, Live view (with face-priority AF), D-Movie