Nikon D90 Review
Nikon D90 specifications
|Price (body only)|| US: $ 999.95
UK: £ 699.99
EU: € 959.00
|Price (with 18-105)|| US: $ 1299.95
UK: £ 849.99
EU: € 1164.00
|Body material||Combination of aluminum alloy and plastic.|
• 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
|Dust Reduction System||• Image Sensor Cleaning
• Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
|Image processor||Nikon EXPEED|
|A/D conversion||12 bit|
||• 4,288 x 2,848 (L)
• 3,216 x 2,136 (M)
• 2,144 x 1,424 (S)
|File formats||• NEF (compressed RAW)
• JPEG: Fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG
• AVI M-JPEG
• Up to 36 alphanumeric characters can be input using the camera monitor and multi selector (contained in Exif header)
|Lens mount|| Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
Approx. 1.5x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
• DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
|Auto Focus|| 11 focus points (1 cross-type sensors)
AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode
|Lens Servo|| Single Servo AF [S]
Continuous Servo AF [C]
Manual focus [M], Electronic range finding supported
Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in AF [A]
|Focus Point|| Single point from 11 focus points
• Center point narrow or wide zone
Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame
|AF Area Mode||
Single point AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)
Program Auto [P] with flexible program
TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
|Metering range|| 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
|Meter coupling||CPU (not AI)|
|Exposure lock||Locked using AE-L/AF-L button|
2 or 3 frames
|Exposure compen.|| +/-5.0 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Default: ISO 200 - 3200 in 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter|| Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Time (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
• Release time lag Approx. 65 ms
• Viewfinder blackout 120 ms
• Tested to 100,000 exposures
|DOF Preview|| Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button|
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off|
|White balance|| Auto (420-pixel CCD, image sensor)
Presets (12) with fine tuning
Manual presets (five)
Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K)
White balance bracketing (2 or 3 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3)
|Image parameters|| Sharpening: Auto, 10 levels
Contrast: Auto, 7 levels
Brightness: 3 levels
Saturation: Auto, 7 levels
Hue: 7 levels
• Quick Adjust: 5 levels (A multi-parameter adjustment)
• High ISO Noise Reduction (High, Normal, Low, Off)
|Color space|| sRGB
• Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
|Focusing screen||• Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with focus frame
• Superimposed on-demand grid lines over the viewfinder display.
• "Vari-Brite" focus area display built in (The color used to highlight the active focus area (focus brackets) in the viewfinder display changes automatically in response to lighting conditions).
|LCD monitor|| 3.0 " TFT LCD
Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA; 640 x 480 x 3 colors)
170° viewing angle
• 100% frame coverage
• File format AVI (Motion-JPEG)
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face priority is selected)
|Shooting modes|| Single frame
Continuous Low [CL]: 1 - 4 fps
Continuous High [CH]: 4.5 fps
Delayed remote, quick response remote (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required for remote shooting)
|Self-timer|| 2, 5, 10, and 20 s|
Auto pop-up type (auto pop up in Auto, portrait, close-up, night portrait modes)
TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400
|Flash Modes|| Auto, portrait, close-up - Auto and auto with red-eye reduction available with built-in flash - Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
• Night portrait - Auto slow sync and auto slow sync with red-eye reduction available with built-in flash - Slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
• Landscape, sports - Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
• P, A- Fill-flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, auto slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
• S, M - Fill-flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
|Flash Accessory Shoe||
ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided
|Flash Sync Terminal||No|
|Flash compensation|| -3 to +1 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
|Creative Lighting System||
• Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-R200 as remotes
• Full-frame playback
|Retouch functions||D-Lighting, red-eye correction, trim, monochrome, filter effects, color balance, small picture, image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, quick retouch, straighten, distortion control, fisheye|
• Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
|Storage|| SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, SDHC-compliant|
|Power|| Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e (Approx. 850 shots, CIPA)
Included battery charger MH-18a
Optional AC adapter EH-5a/EH-5
Optional Battery Pack MB-D80
|Vertical Grip||• Optional MB-D80 multi-power battery pack|
|Dimensions||Approx. 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.)|
|Weight (no batt)||Approx. 620 g (1 lb. 6 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover|
Temperature: 0 - 40 °C / 32 - 104 °F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio/Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-DC1 Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, LCD Monitor Cover BM-10, Software Suite CD-ROM (Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area)
*Remote Cord MC-DC2, *GPS Unit GP-1, Photofinishing software Capture NX 2, AC Adapter EH-5/EH-5a, Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D80, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-20C, Eyepiece Magnifier DG-2, Eyepiece Adapter DK-22, Right-Angle Viewing Attachment DR-6, Semi-soft Case CF-D80, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15, Camera Control Pro 2
- 20 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 21 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 22 Photograpic tests (DR)
- 23 Photograpic tests (DR)
- 24 Photographic tests
- 25 Compared to...
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (JPEG)
- 29 Compared to (JPEG)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (RAW)
- 32 Compared to (RAW)
- 33 Compared to (RAW)
- 34 Compared to (High ISO)
- 35 Compared to (Resolution)
- 36 Conclusion
- 37 Samples
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