The Nikon D90 - the world's first DSLR with HD video functionality - offers technology borrowed from its more expensive D300 and D3 siblings at a price that will appeal to serious enthusiasts, as well as those looking to experiment with video at an affordable pricepoint. The What Digital Camera Nikon D90 Review...

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Nikon D90

Overall score:91%
Image Quality:90%


  • LCD screen, viewfinder, image quality, burst speed


  • Movie mode has its limitations, fiddly acess to AF modes


Nikon D90 Review


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White Balance:Auto, six presets, manual
ISO:200-3200 (ext to 100-6400)
Cable Release:Optional
Exposure Comp:-5 - + 5EV in 1/3 or ½ EV increments
Memory Card:SD/SDHC
Lens Mount:Nikon F
Built-in Flash:Yes, GN 12 @ ISO 100
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled, vertical-travel, focal plane shutter
Compression:Three-stage JPEG
Output Size:4288 x 2848 pixels
Viewfinder Type:Pentaprism
PC Socket:No
Field of View:Approx 96%
LCD:3in TFT, 920,000 dots
Colour Temp Control:Yes
AF Points:11
White Balance Bracket:Yes
Sensor:DX Format, 23.6 x 15.8mm CMOS type, 12.9MP total, 12.3MP effective
Max Flash Sync:1/200sec
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
DoF Prview:Yes
Metering System:3D Colour Matrix II, matrix, centre-weighted, spot
Dust Reduction:Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No
Exposure Modes:Auto, PASM, 6 scene
Live Mode:Yes
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Weight:620g (without battery, card, acc)
Power:EN-EL3e lithium-ion
File Format:Raw, JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Dimensions:132 x 103 x 77mm
Shutter Speeds:1/4000 - 30sec, bulb
Focusing Modes:Single, predictive, continuous
Drive Mode:Single, continuous low, continuous high, self timer, delayed remote, quick response remote
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon D90 design
  3. 3. Nikon D90 performance
  4. 4. Nikon D90 image quality & value
  5. 5. Nikon D90 camera layout
  6. 6. Nikon D90 ISO Noise Comparison
  7. 7. Verdict
  8. 8. Nikon D90 manual
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