Nikon D90 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera Review

Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

The Nikon D90 digital SLR camera has received rave reviews from happy customers who find the camera’s high resolution, low noise and many other features to be a definite upgrade from the D40 or D60.

Nikon D90 First Look Review

A Review of the Nikon D90 Digital SLR

Let’s look at the salient features of this photographic wonder – it has stuff even the most seasoned photographer would love to have.

1. Introduction
The Nikon D90 is a 12.3-megapixel, full-function DSLR. The camera shoots in 720p HD and will certainly create a splash in the DSLR. Previous DSLRs did not record video – probably because the designers figured DSLR users are more interested in photographs than video.

Whether DSLRs will eventually have video recording capabilities as a standard remains to be seen. The Nikon D90 is a super solid, mid-range DSLR which has all you need in a modern photography machine.

2. Design and Construction
The Nikon D90 is a handsome looking camera coming in a black design. it has essentially the same size as its predecessor, the Nikon D80. Dimensions wise, the Nikon D90 measures 4.1 by 5.2 by 3 inches (HWD) and has a large, high resolution 2.5-inch, 920,000 pixels LCD screen.

3. Optics and Resolution
Looking at the performance of its optics and resolution, we see some interesting results. The Nikon D90 shoots daylight shots which are slightly bright and have pleasing, natural colors. If you look its ISO range, its has 11 settings between 200 to 3200.

At higher ISO settings, the noise introduced in the shots become more apparent. Also, in terms of its flash, the Nikon D90′s flash shots remained extremely well lit at distances ranging from close-ups to more than 20 feet. This makes it surpass the flash lighting capabilities of the Rebel XSi.

4. User Controls
If you look at the user controls on the Nikon D90, you will see 2 command dials you can flip. These dials allow you to scroll through ISO and other settings, amongst others. There is also a mode dial lets you select various other settings such as automatic, aperture and shutter priority.

To be honest, the huge range of controls on the Nikon D90 is definitely overwhelming for the newbie. If you’re new to Nikon DSLR, it will make good sense to read the manual a couple of times to make yourself familiar with the camera.

5. Battery Life
In terms of battery life, the Nikon D90 has a lovely shot per charge ratio. The camera comes with 850 shots per charge, which is extremely high considering it’s a camera with so much complex optics, controls and circuitry.

I hope the above has given you a good understanding of the Nikon D90 and its salient features. The Nikon D90 is one of the first digital SLRs to incorporate digital video capture capabilities – so if you’ve always wanted this feature in your DSLR, this is definitely one camera to consider.

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Nikon D90 – First Impression Video Review

The Nikon D90 is Nikon’s first DSLR with video recording, a 12.8 megapixels CMOS sensor captures still and moving images while you can view them on the 3-inch 920K dot LCD.

One reviewer wrote, “Overall, there is nothing I can say negative about the D90.” He then added, “I do NOT recommend the kit lenses that you can obtain bundled with the D90. Get the body only, and buy yourself that Nikon 50mm f1.8.”

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