Nikon D90 12.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only

3" LCD - 16:9 - 4288 x 2848 Image - 1280 x 720 Video - HDMI - HD Movie Mode - MPN: 25446
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Description
Fusing 12.3 megapixel image quality and a cinematic 24fps D-Movie Mode, the Nikon D90 exceeds the demands of passionate photographers. Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing technologies and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking image fidelity is assured. Combined with fast 0.15ms power-up and split-second 65ms shooting lag, dramatic action and decisive moments are captured easily. Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning frees image degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low pass filter.
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Effective Megapixels 12.3 Megapixel
Camera Type Digital SLR Camera
Lens Mount Nikon F
Image Stabilization Optical
normalized-Weight 21.92
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Nikon D90
4.5 Star Review  DCResource - Sep 17, 2008

The last Nikon digital SLR I reviewed was the D60, and to be honest, it didn't do much for me. My impression of the D90 is the total opposite: it blew me away. In terms of photo quality, manual controls, performance, customizability, and yes, its movie mode, the D90 is a home run. There are a few annoyances, such as slow focusing in live view mode and horrible bundled RAW editing software, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. The D90 is a digital SLR that I can highly recommend, without hesitation.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 Review
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Oct 20, 2008

Nikon rocked the DSLR world when they introduced their D90 SLR early this Fall, the first SLR that can record movies. Its video capabilities won't replace dedicated camcorders, but will provide welcome relief for photographers tired of carrying along a pocket digicam just for taking "video snapshots". Its movie recording is only one of the many exceptional features the Nikon D90 has to offer. It also incorporates the chromatic aberration correction capability first introduced in the D3 and D300 high-end models. This feature works regardless of the brand lens you're using, so the D90 promises to improve the quality of most any lens you use it with. Speaking of lenses, the Nikon D90 ships with one of the nicest kit lenses we've seen yet, a 18-105mm VR (vibration reduction, Nikon's name for Image Stabilization) model that delivers very good sharpness, and (thanks to the aforementioned CA-reduction capability of the camera) very little chromatic aberration. The Nikon D90 brings much, much more to the table, though, far more than we can go into here. If you're in the market for a high-end prosumer digital SLR camera, the Nikon D90 deserves to be near the top of your list for consideration. Read our Nikon D90 review for all the details!

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 Digital Camera Review
5 Star Review  Digitalcamerainfo.com - Apr 21, 2008

News coverage of the Nikon D90 introduction focused on the fact that this is the first SLR to shoot video, a feature long available on even low-cost point-and-shoots. After working with the camera for several weeks, though, we're less excited about the video than the D90's strong across-the-board performance shooting stills. This 12.3-megapixel camera is easy to handle, scored very well in nearly all of our lab tests, and offers effective training-wheel features for newbies without losing any of the hands-on fine-tuning seasoned Nikon shooters expect. It sells for $999.95 (body only) or $1299.95 bundled with a new 18-105mm VR lens.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 review
5 Star Review  letsgodigital.org - Nov 23, 2008

The image quality is steady as a rock. Excellent color reproduction and superb dynamic range combined with Nikon's 3D Matrix metering ensure an outstanding DSLR. Nikon shows to be able to swiftly integrate innovations coming from the professional DSLR in the amateur market, making this segment also stand out from the crowd. The D90 is definitely worth its money and well worth stepping over to from the D80.

Read the full review »

Camera Labs – Nikon D90 review
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Oct 1, 2008

The Nikon D90 is a feature-packed DSLR which inherits key features from the semi-pro D300, while adding unique capabilities of its own. As the long-awaited successor to the popular D80, it brings that model bang up-to-date with the latest features and gadgetry. So you get the same 12.3 Megapixel resolution, 3in VGA screen and HDMI port of the D300 in a body that shares the excellent build, viewfinder and AF system of the D80. On top of that the D90 features Live View and becomes the first DSLR in the World to boast video recording capabilities, including a 720p HD mode with mono sound. It’s certainly a compelling proposition and as a stills camera, the D90 handles beautifully. The video capability is less consistent though, and there’s also some very tough rivals at the same price point. In our full review at Cameralabs we’ve compared the D90 against its key rivals and fully detailed the movie mode warts and all. You’ll also find sample images and direct comparisons at all sensitivities, along with a demonstration of its highlights – including movie clips – in our video tour.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Oct 13, 2008

The Nikon D90 is the first ever digital SLR camera that can shoot video, in addition to its 12.3 megapixel still images. The D90 records 720p high definition video at 24fps with mono-sound for up to 5 minutes, which can be played back in style on the new 3-inch LCD screen with 170? viewing angle and 920,000 dots. Other advanced features offered by the Nikon D90 include Live View shooting with Face Priority mode, 850 picture battery life, Active D-Lighting, Picture Controls, and an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400. The price of all this cutting-edge technology is a very reasonable £699.99 / $999.95 body only, or £849.99 / $1,299.95 with the new 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens. We've spent the last couple of weeks putting the new Nikon D90 to the test.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 (body only)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Oct 2, 2008

THE GOOD: First-rate performance; solid, well-constructed body with nice viewfinder; video capture capability; great photo quality. THE BAD: Middling kit lens; poor HDMI output implementation. THE BOTTOM LINE: Like the D80 before it, the Nikon D90 delivers an excellent dSLR for the money.

Read the full review »

Best Gadgets of 2008
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - May 11, 2009

Once manufacturers began implementing Live View on digital SLRs, it was only a matter of time before they were able to record movie clips. The 12.3MP Nikon D90 is the first to pull it off. In...

Read the full review »

Nikon D90
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 128 expert reviews for Nikon D90 and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Entry-level DSLR Digital Camera For Video
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 30, 2009

Image is Excellent according to 16 Digital Camera experts. -- "the D90 renders images identical to the $5,000 Nikon D3 . "-kenrockwell.com -- "colors are quite accurate, as well as nicely saturated."-reviews.cnet.com -- "Photo quality was excellent."-dcresource.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Refurb model
4 Star Review   By Nate on Adorama - Oct 18, 2012   

I've been researching cameras and lenses for a while now and finally decided on this refurb D90. I'll add to the positive reviews on these, mine came with 404 shutter fires, and looks brand new. Only blemish I can see on it is a small scratch on the top L

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Steady workhorse
4 Star Review   By George on Adorama - Sep 3, 2012   

They product meet all the requirements for event Photo's

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Nikon D90 (Body only)
5 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 8 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Just a quick review; because I'm having too much fun with my camera to put it down. This is a step-up from my Nikon D60. I like having the majority of controls I need readily available without hunting through menus. There is much less noise at higher ISO than the D60. I can control my SB- 600 Speedlight wirelessly off the camera body. I paired this up with the 18-200mm VR lens. So much more convenient than having to swap between two separate lens. Chris"

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5 Star Review   By member dlc189 - Jan 5, 2010   

Strengths: photo quality, auto setting is more accurate than most, love the higher ISO with reduced noise, size

Weakness: very happy with camera

This is my 5th or 6th nikon digital. I have most recently been using the D80, a camera which I will still carry and found this slight upgrade to be well worth the money. I mated it with a battery pack and have found the battery life to be tremendous. During the month I have owned the camera I have taken close to 1000 pix in snow, beach and low light conditions and like it very well.

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Great Compact DSLR
5 Star Review   By member mighty18 - Dec 29, 2009   

Strengths: Fast 9-Point Focus; Great Low Light Performance; Sharp LCD Screen; HD Video; Long Battery Life; Size; Solid Build;

Weakness: Heavy for its 'compact' size'; Backlight on the Control Panel LCD Screen not bright enough; A bit cumbersome to activate "Timer".

A camera that packs a big punch but without the bulk of the average sized DSLR. The body is smaller than the prosumer/professional DSLR's, which is perfect for the average enthusiast/hobbyist. I mated it to a 18-250mm lens and took it on a trip recently. That was all I needed to get wide and zoom shots. I had the "Auto Mode" set most of the time and all the shots came out very nice! The few times I used "Manual Mode" to tweak the Shutter, Aperture, ISO settings, the shots were amazing.

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AWESOME!
5 Star Review   By DAJ on Buydig.com - Dec 18, 2009   

Strengths: AWESOME

Weakness: little heavier than D80

It's the best camera I have ever used. I upgraded from D80 and I found it's very nice upgrade from Nikon. Higher ISO, MP, Big LCD, HD Video...everything is simply great! Semi-Pro DSLR

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Excellent camera
5 Star Review   By member zhuchok - Oct 20, 2008   

Strengths: * Superior resolution * Fast speed * Video mode

I replaced a Nikon D40 with this camera. While I would put the video recording and live view features of the N90 into "nice to have" category, the new camera's picture quality is excellent! My favorite feature of this camera is ability to shoot RAW+JPG (high-quality) at the same time. The camera's memory cache appears to be large enough to shoot at 3 images/second speed with highest quality RAW+JPG setting (about 16MB per image) without noticeable degradation in memory writing speed.

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Right Stepup from entry level Nikons
5 Star Review   By member rocks1999 - Oct 10, 2008   

Strengths: High ISO image quality. That's worth all the money you paid.

Weakness: No for the price of $1000.

12MP pixel is a little higher because I think 8-10MP is about the right size for a serious user in taking family pictures. The image quality is as high as what you expect from Nikon. This D90 has very clean image at high ISO even at 6400. That is most useful feature for a family use camera. Active D-Lighting is very useful to keep both the highlight and shadow details. The focusing is fast and accurate. You'll have high probability to get sharp images of your kids in sports because of the 3D tracking AF mode. The camera is excellent as a still camera, no complaint at all for $1000 at the level of D80. The D-Movie (video) function is a bonus for you to taste movie filming. No AF, no auto exposure in taking video clips. But that is about the right thing. I can image that Auto focus would be annoying when a fly-in object distract the focus. Auto exposure is also annoying which will make the scene unpleasant. The only drawback of D-Movie is that the image is not smooth when the camera moves. But again, this D90 is a still camera and at $1000 you can take video with wide angle and with very shallow DOF.

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D90
5 Star Review   By member duckyl30y - Oct 7, 2008   

Strengths: Lightweight, very fast, excellent photos

Weakness: Not full frame, ISO control

I owned a d70 for the last 5 years and have been unhappy with it's low light high ISO performance. In comes in the d90. It's a little heavier than the d70 but much lighter than the d300. it takes excellent photos, esp in low light. i can bump the iso to 3200 and have reasonable noise which i can't evne see on a printed 4x6. i would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in an upgrade from d70.

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Product Details
Description
Fusing 12.3 megapixel image quality and a cinematic 24fps D-Movie Mode, the Nikon D90 exceeds the demands of passionate photographers. Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing technologies and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking image fidelity is assured. Combined with fast 0.15ms power-up and split-second 65ms shooting lag, dramatic action and decisive moments are captured easily. Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning frees image degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low pass filter.
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Effective Megapixels 12.3 Megapixel
Camera Type Digital SLR Camera
Lens Mount Nikon F
Image Stabilization Optical
normalized-Weight 21.92
Summary
Product Title Nikon D90 12.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $899.00 from Fullfillment By Amazon
Power Score 4.4 | 20 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 12900000
Image Sensor: CMOS
General
Crutchfield: Yes
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 1280 x 720
Flash: Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF, Auto Flash
Camera Body Only: Body Only
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Audio/Video Out, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DC Power In
Lens Features
Optical Zoom:
Dimensions
Height: 4.1 in
Weight: 1.37 lbs
Width: 5.2 in
Depth: 3.0 in
Reference
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Viewfinder Type: SLR
Battery Include: Yes
Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed: 30 Second
Product Model: D90
Software Included: Software Suite
Brand Name: Nikon
Lens Construction: Not Applicable
Battery Rechargeable: Yes
Autofocus Points: 11
Maximum Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848
Focal Length Conversion Factor (SLR): 1.5
Number of Compact PCI Slots: 974
Wide Angle: No
Number of Batteries Support: 1
Maximum Frame Rate: 24 fps
Battery Built-in: No
Camera Modes: Shooting Modes:PortraitLandscapeClose-upSportsNight PortraitContinuous Shooting:4.5 frames per second
HD Movie Mode: Yes
Frequency Band: Sensitivity:200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EVLo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent)Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent)Supported Languages:Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)DutchEnglishFinnishFrenchGermanItalianJapaneseKoreanPolishPortugueseRussianSpanishSwedish
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Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Nikon D90
4.5 Star Review  DCResource - Sep 17, 2008

The last Nikon digital SLR I reviewed was the D60, and to be honest, it didn't do much for me. My impression of the D90 is the total opposite: it blew me away. In terms of photo quality, manual controls, performance, customizability, and yes, its movie mode, the D90 is a home run. There are a few annoyances, such as slow focusing in live view mode and horrible bundled RAW editing software, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. The D90 is a digital SLR that I can highly recommend, without hesitation.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 Review
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Oct 20, 2008

Nikon rocked the DSLR world when they introduced their D90 SLR early this Fall, the first SLR that can record movies. Its video capabilities won't replace dedicated camcorders, but will provide welcome relief for photographers tired of carrying along a pocket digicam just for taking "video snapshots". Its movie recording is only one of the many exceptional features the Nikon D90 has to offer. It also incorporates the chromatic aberration correction capability first introduced in the D3 and D300 high-end models. This feature works regardless of the brand lens you're using, so the D90 promises to improve the quality of most any lens you use it with. Speaking of lenses, the Nikon D90 ships with one of the nicest kit lenses we've seen yet, a 18-105mm VR (vibration reduction, Nikon's name for Image Stabilization) model that delivers very good sharpness, and (thanks to the aforementioned CA-reduction capability of the camera) very little chromatic aberration. The Nikon D90 brings much, much more to the table, though, far more than we can go into here. If you're in the market for a high-end prosumer digital SLR camera, the Nikon D90 deserves to be near the top of your list for consideration. Read our Nikon D90 review for all the details!

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 Digital Camera Review
5 Star Review  Digitalcamerainfo.com - Apr 21, 2008

News coverage of the Nikon D90 introduction focused on the fact that this is the first SLR to shoot video, a feature long available on even low-cost point-and-shoots. After working with the camera for several weeks, though, we're less excited about the video than the D90's strong across-the-board performance shooting stills. This 12.3-megapixel camera is easy to handle, scored very well in nearly all of our lab tests, and offers effective training-wheel features for newbies without losing any of the hands-on fine-tuning seasoned Nikon shooters expect. It sells for $999.95 (body only) or $1299.95 bundled with a new 18-105mm VR lens.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 review
5 Star Review  letsgodigital.org - Nov 23, 2008

The image quality is steady as a rock. Excellent color reproduction and superb dynamic range combined with Nikon's 3D Matrix metering ensure an outstanding DSLR. Nikon shows to be able to swiftly integrate innovations coming from the professional DSLR in the amateur market, making this segment also stand out from the crowd. The D90 is definitely worth its money and well worth stepping over to from the D80.

Read the full review »

Camera Labs – Nikon D90 review
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Oct 1, 2008

The Nikon D90 is a feature-packed DSLR which inherits key features from the semi-pro D300, while adding unique capabilities of its own. As the long-awaited successor to the popular D80, it brings that model bang up-to-date with the latest features and gadgetry. So you get the same 12.3 Megapixel resolution, 3in VGA screen and HDMI port of the D300 in a body that shares the excellent build, viewfinder and AF system of the D80. On top of that the D90 features Live View and becomes the first DSLR in the World to boast video recording capabilities, including a 720p HD mode with mono sound. It’s certainly a compelling proposition and as a stills camera, the D90 handles beautifully. The video capability is less consistent though, and there’s also some very tough rivals at the same price point. In our full review at Cameralabs we’ve compared the D90 against its key rivals and fully detailed the movie mode warts and all. You’ll also find sample images and direct comparisons at all sensitivities, along with a demonstration of its highlights – including movie clips – in our video tour.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Oct 13, 2008

The Nikon D90 is the first ever digital SLR camera that can shoot video, in addition to its 12.3 megapixel still images. The D90 records 720p high definition video at 24fps with mono-sound for up to 5 minutes, which can be played back in style on the new 3-inch LCD screen with 170? viewing angle and 920,000 dots. Other advanced features offered by the Nikon D90 include Live View shooting with Face Priority mode, 850 picture battery life, Active D-Lighting, Picture Controls, and an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400. The price of all this cutting-edge technology is a very reasonable £699.99 / $999.95 body only, or £849.99 / $1,299.95 with the new 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens. We've spent the last couple of weeks putting the new Nikon D90 to the test.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 (body only)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Oct 2, 2008

THE GOOD: First-rate performance; solid, well-constructed body with nice viewfinder; video capture capability; great photo quality. THE BAD: Middling kit lens; poor HDMI output implementation. THE BOTTOM LINE: Like the D80 before it, the Nikon D90 delivers an excellent dSLR for the money.

Read the full review »

Best Gadgets of 2008
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - May 11, 2009

Once manufacturers began implementing Live View on digital SLRs, it was only a matter of time before they were able to record movie clips. The 12.3MP Nikon D90 is the first to pull it off. In...

Read the full review »

Nikon D90
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 128 expert reviews for Nikon D90 and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Best Entry-level DSLR Digital Camera For Video
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 30, 2009

Image is Excellent according to 16 Digital Camera experts. -- "the D90 renders images identical to the $5,000 Nikon D3 . "-kenrockwell.com -- "colors are quite accurate, as well as nicely saturated."-reviews.cnet.com -- "Photo quality was excellent."-dcresource.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

Read the full review »

Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens [Outfit] + Nikon 70-300mm Lens + 16GB Cameta Bonus Accessory Kit
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Oct 5, 2009

The Nikon D90 is a digital SLR camera made to replace the D 80. But the D 90 is more than just an upgrade. It has been given some of the new features found in the top of the line Nikon D series, one of them the highly acclaimed 3 in. VGA viewscreen. Equipped with Life View with contrast-detect AF that includes Face Detection Technology, the big surprise to some reviewers is that it has the first DSLR Movie mode with HDTV quality. The D90 was built for two markets: as a transition from a compact and as a camera for serious amateurs wanting expert photographic control at a lower cost and less weight than the top of the line, professional cameras. Features 12.3 megapixel DX-Format CMOS sensor Nikons exclusive EXPEED digital imaging processing 3 in. super density VGA color monitor 4.5 frames-per-second continuous shooting In camera pictire editing D-Movie Mode—Cinematic 24fps HD with ... PROS: (1) uses standard SD cards (2) HDMI output (3) large display of high quality (920,000-dot color LCD monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing) (4) very fast (0.15ms start-up, 65ms shooting lag, up to 4.5 frames per second) (5) Built-in image sensor cleaning ... CONS: (1) no continuous autofocus for video recording (2) Restricted to record only 5 minutes of HD video and 20 minutes of regular video (3) video recording suffers from"jelly-visio" (4) Bundled Software very limited compared to what one gets with a Canon

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User Reviews
Refurb model
4 Star Review   By Nate on Adorama - Oct 18, 2012   

I've been researching cameras and lenses for a while now and finally decided on this refurb D90. I'll add to the positive reviews on these, mine came with 404 shutter fires, and looks brand new. Only blemish I can see on it is a small scratch on the top L

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Steady workhorse
4 Star Review   By George on Adorama - Sep 3, 2012   

They product meet all the requirements for event Photo's

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Nikon D90 (Body only)
5 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 8 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Just a quick review; because I'm having too much fun with my camera to put it down. This is a step-up from my Nikon D60. I like having the majority of controls I need readily available without hunting through menus. There is much less noise at higher ISO than the D60. I can control my SB- 600 Speedlight wirelessly off the camera body. I paired this up with the 18-200mm VR lens. So much more convenient than having to swap between two separate lens. Chris"

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upgrade
5 Star Review   By member dlc189 - Jan 5, 2010   

Strengths: photo quality, auto setting is more accurate than most, love the higher ISO with reduced noise, size

Weakness: very happy with camera

This is my 5th or 6th nikon digital. I have most recently been using the D80, a camera which I will still carry and found this slight upgrade to be well worth the money. I mated it with a battery pack and have found the battery life to be tremendous. During the month I have owned the camera I have taken close to 1000 pix in snow, beach and low light conditions and like it very well.

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Great Compact DSLR
5 Star Review   By member mighty18 - Dec 29, 2009   

Strengths: Fast 9-Point Focus; Great Low Light Performance; Sharp LCD Screen; HD Video; Long Battery Life; Size; Solid Build;

Weakness: Heavy for its 'compact' size'; Backlight on the Control Panel LCD Screen not bright enough; A bit cumbersome to activate "Timer".

A camera that packs a big punch but without the bulk of the average sized DSLR. The body is smaller than the prosumer/professional DSLR's, which is perfect for the average enthusiast/hobbyist. I mated it to a 18-250mm lens and took it on a trip recently. That was all I needed to get wide and zoom shots. I had the "Auto Mode" set most of the time and all the shots came out very nice! The few times I used "Manual Mode" to tweak the Shutter, Aperture, ISO settings, the shots were amazing.

73% of readers found this review helpful.

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AWESOME!
5 Star Review   By DAJ on Buydig.com - Dec 18, 2009   

Strengths: AWESOME

Weakness: little heavier than D80

It's the best camera I have ever used. I upgraded from D80 and I found it's very nice upgrade from Nikon. Higher ISO, MP, Big LCD, HD Video...everything is simply great! Semi-Pro DSLR

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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Excellent camera
5 Star Review   By member zhuchok - Oct 20, 2008   

Strengths: * Superior resolution * Fast speed * Video mode

I replaced a Nikon D40 with this camera. While I would put the video recording and live view features of the N90 into "nice to have" category, the new camera's picture quality is excellent! My favorite feature of this camera is ability to shoot RAW+JPG (high-quality) at the same time. The camera's memory cache appears to be large enough to shoot at 3 images/second speed with highest quality RAW+JPG setting (about 16MB per image) without noticeable degradation in memory writing speed.

73% of readers found this review helpful.

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Right Stepup from entry level Nikons
5 Star Review   By member rocks1999 - Oct 10, 2008   

Strengths: High ISO image quality. That's worth all the money you paid.

Weakness: No for the price of $1000.

12MP pixel is a little higher because I think 8-10MP is about the right size for a serious user in taking family pictures. The image quality is as high as what you expect from Nikon. This D90 has very clean image at high ISO even at 6400. That is most useful feature for a family use camera. Active D-Lighting is very useful to keep both the highlight and shadow details. The focusing is fast and accurate. You'll have high probability to get sharp images of your kids in sports because of the 3D tracking AF mode. The camera is excellent as a still camera, no complaint at all for $1000 at the level of D80. The D-Movie (video) function is a bonus for you to taste movie filming. No AF, no auto exposure in taking video clips. But that is about the right thing. I can image that Auto focus would be annoying when a fly-in object distract the focus. Auto exposure is also annoying which will make the scene unpleasant. The only drawback of D-Movie is that the image is not smooth when the camera moves. But again, this D90 is a still camera and at $1000 you can take video with wide angle and with very shallow DOF.

89% of readers found this review helpful.

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D90
5 Star Review   By member duckyl30y - Oct 7, 2008   

Strengths: Lightweight, very fast, excellent photos

Weakness: Not full frame, ISO control

I owned a d70 for the last 5 years and have been unhappy with it's low light high ISO performance. In comes in the d90. It's a little heavier than the d70 but much lighter than the d300. it takes excellent photos, esp in low light. i can bump the iso to 3200 and have reasonable noise which i can't evne see on a printed 4x6. i would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in an upgrade from d70.

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