Nikon D90 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D90 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Predecessor: Nikon D80
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Successor: Nikon D7000
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General
Model Number: D90
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1299.95
Street Price: $765.66
Date Available: 2008-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 40.0 oz (1,133 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.
(132 x 103 x 77 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.50 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, 3:2),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12-bit
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Lens Thread: 67mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 158 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.80x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 67mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11 point TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 96% coverage, 0.94x mag., 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 7 manual modes with fine tuning, color temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (420-pixel RGB), Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Front-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, and Rear-Curtain Sync; supports Advanced Wireless Lighting system
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12-bit
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): HDMI Out, DC In, 10-pin Accessory Port
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.35
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 13
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.36
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 20
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.50
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 4.50
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 20
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.208
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.067
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.249
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.067
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.074
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full autofocus: 2.294s Prefocused: 0.519s
Startup Time: 0.30
Shutdown Time: 0.40
Play -> Record Time: 0.30
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.60
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 6,327
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3e, optional MB-D80 battery pack
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3e Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 850
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Live View with Face Detection, Dust Reduction, HDMI Output, Scene Recognition System, Active D-Lighting, Picture Control, Extensive In-camera Editing, GPS support.

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