The Nikon D90 combines 12.3-megapixel image quality based on the award-winning D300 with many groundbreaking features. The D90′s rapid, low-noise image quality is further advanced with its EXPEED image processing.
The D90 delivers the control passionate photographers demand, utilizing comprehensive exposure functions and the intelligence of 3D Color Matrix Metering.
Stunning results come to life on a 3-inch color LCD monitor, providing accurate image review, Live View composition and brilliant playback of the D90?s cinematic-quality 24-frames per second High Def D-Movie mode. Split-second shutter response and continuous shooting at up to 4.5 frames-per-second provide the power to capture fast action and precise moments perfectly. This is one serious camera for the serious photographer.
Some of the Technical Details for the camera include:
12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
ISO of 100 x 6400, when expanded
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX Nikkon Zoom Lens
D-Movie Mode; Cinematic 24 frames per second HD, with sound
3-inch super-density 920 thousand dot color LCD monitor
Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards
Some of the Pro’s are:
It has an Exceptional feature set for its price range on the market. When first introduced, this was the world’s first digital SLR capable of recording HD-resolution video. It was first introduced in 2008.
The New kit lens has good optical quality which is much better than average for kit lenses.
Of Note: For those of you that already have a Nikon, it will still drive old autofocus lenses as well as the new electronic lenses, something not included in the less-expensive Nikon D40, D40x, and D60 models
Some of the Cons are:
There are no provision for an external audio input for movie recording. The Autofocus in Live View mode is slow, limited to contrast-detect only; and it has no Auto Focus option with Live View. It has a maximum frame rate of 4.5 frames per second that is lower than some competing models, but it’s more than satisfactory.
This is a fantastic camera for the enthusiast with a great feature list and perfect control placement on the body. The controls feel good. If you want a camera that does video, takes fantastic photos, has great features and are looking to upgrade to a great new Digital SLR, I think the Nikon will fit your bill perfectly. It’s designed for some serious shooting and a pleasure to use and there are great sales out there for this camera.