• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D90
  • Canon XC10 4K Digital Camcorder
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Nikon D90 webpage
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Predecessor: Nikon D80
D80 vs D90
 
Successor: Nikon D7000
D90 vs D7000
 
General
Model Number: D90 XC10
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Other
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1299.95 $2499.00
Street Price:   $1,999.00
Date Available: 2008-09-15 2015-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 40.0 oz (1,133 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
36.7 oz (1,040 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.
(132 x 103 x 77 mm)
4.9 x 4.0 x 4.8 in.
(125 x 102 x 122 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 12.0
Sensor Format: APS-C 1 inch
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm) 122.88mm2 (12.80mm x 9.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.50 microns 3.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 73  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 977  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, Other),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12-bit; RAW+JPEG JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.5 3.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) File Format: MXF; Video Format: XF-AVC (Intra, Long GOP); Compression Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM 48 kHz 16-bit stereo
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F n/a
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR Canon 4K Video Lens; 14 elements in 12 groups including 2 UD elements, 2 Hi-UD elements, and a three-surface, 2-piece aspherical lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 158mm 24 - 240mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 105mm 8.9 - 89mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.80x 10.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -38 (T) f/2.8(W) / f5.6 (T) - f/? with 8-blade diaphragm; built-in ND filter, 1/8 (3-step) equivalent
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   8 cm to Infinity
3.1 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: 67.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a On lens
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x Digital Teleconverter
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11 point TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; Push AF, AiAF (Photo Mode), Touch Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 96% coverage, 0.94x mag., 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter Optional optical loupe viewfinder attachment for LCD screen
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.94x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,030,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 20000
Minimum ISO (native): 200 160
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400 Auto, ISO 160-20000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 7 manual modes with fine tuning, color temperature Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent), Manual (2)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 1/2 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (420-pixel RGB), Center-weighted, Spot Stills: Evaluative, Centre-weighted, Spot; Movies: Standard, Spotlight, Backlight
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait SCN: Portrait, Sports, Night Scene, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
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 n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200  
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support UHS-I
Other Memory:   CFast cards supported
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12-bit; RAW+JPEG  
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) File Format: MXF; Video Format: XF-AVC (Intra, Long GOP); Compression Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM 48 kHz 16-bit stereo
Included Memory: No memory included 64,000.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   SanDisk 64GB CFast 2.0 card
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless RC-6 wireless remote, Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): HDMI Out, DC In, 10-pin Accessory Port DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.36  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.35  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 13  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.32  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.5 3.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.1  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 10  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.2  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 2.29 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.519 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.067 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.25 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.067 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full autofocus: 2.294s Prefocused: 0.519s  
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.2 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 850 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3e, optional MB-D80 battery pack Proprietary LP-E6N/LP-E6
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3e Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
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. US bundle includes SanDisk 64GB CFast 2.0 card and card reader.