Nikon D90 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)July 25, 2011 by: Youzhny
Nikon D90 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Product Features and Technical Details
12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
Body only; lenses sold separately
D-Movie Mode; Cinematic 24fps HD with sound
3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
Image sensor format: DX
Image sensor type: CMOS
Sensor size: 15.8 x 23.6mm
Total pixels: 12.9 megapixels
Effective pixels: 12.3 megapixels
Image area (DX format): Large: 4288 x 2848; medium: 3216 x 2136; small: 2144 x 1424
Top continuous shooting speed at full resolution: 4.5 frames per second
Continuous shooting options: CH: up to 4.5 frames per second; CL: up to 4 frames per second
LCD monitor size: 3 inches diagonal
LCD monitor type: Super density
Monitor resolution: 920,000 pixels
Angle of view: 170-degree wide viewing angle
Monitor adjustments: 7 brightness levels
Shutter type: Electronically controlled, vertical-travel focal plane
Slowest shutter speed: 30 seconds in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Fastest shutter speed: 1/4000 second in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Bulb shutter setting: Yes
Lowest standard ISO sensitivity: 200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Highest standard ISO sensitivity: 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Lowest expanded ISO sensitivity: Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent)
Highest expanded ISO sensitivity: Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
Expanded ISO sensitivity options: Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV; Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Storage media: SD, SDHC
Storage system: JPEG: JPEG-baseline compliant, can be selected from size priority and optimal quality; AVI
File system: Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21
Exposure modes: Programmed auto (P) with flexible program, shutter priority auto (S), aperture priority auto (A), manual (M), auto
Advanced scene modes: Portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait
Exposure metering system: 420-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II, center weighted, spot
Metering range: 1: 0 to 20 EV (matrix or center-weighted metering); 2: 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering, ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure meter coupling: CPU
Exposure compensation: +/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 1
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: Yes, 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, or 2 EV
Shutter release modes: Single frame (S), continuous low speed (CL) at 1 to 4 frames per second, Live View (LV), self-timer, continuous high speed (CH) at 4.5 frames per second
Movie modes: HD 1280 x 720 at 24 fps, VGA 640 x 424 at 24 fps, QVGA 320 x 216 at 24 fps
White balance: Sun, shade, fluorescent, incandescent, flash, preset, fine tune by Kelvin color temperature setting, auto, auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), 7 manual modes with fine tuning
White balance bracketing: Yes, 2 or 3 exposures in increments of 1, 2, or 3
D-lighting bracketing: 2 exposures
Playback functions: Full frame, zoom, slideshow, pictmotion, histogram, shooting data, highlight point display, auto image rotation, sound playback, D-movie playback, thumbnail (4, 9, 72 segments), calendar
Interface: High-speed USB, NTSC, HDMI
Lens mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
Compatible lenses: DX AF Nikkor, D-G-type AF Nikkor, AF Nikkor, AL-P Nikkor, non-CPU AI Nikkor (supported functions may vary)
Picture angle: 1.5
Viewfinder frame coverage: Approximately 96 percent
Viewfinder eyepoint: 19.5
Reflex mirror: Quick-return type
Viewfinder magnification: Approximately 0.94x
Depth-of-field control: Yes
Autofocus system: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including 1 cross-type sensor) and AF-assist illuminator (range of approximately 0.5 to 3 meters)
Focus modes: Single-servo AF (S), continuous-servo (C), manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Live View autofocus (face priority, wide area, normal area)
Focus lock: Yes
Picture control: Standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, 9 user-customizable settings, portrait, landscape
In-camera image editing: Trim, D-lighting, color balance, image overlay, filter effects, monochrome, color balance, NEF (RAW) processing, quick retouch, straighten, distortion control
Built-in flash: Yes
External flash shoe: Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System compatibility: Yes
Flash sync speed: Up to 1/200
FP high-speed sync: Up to 1/4000
Flash sync modes: Front-curtain sync (normal), slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync
Accessory shoe: Yes
Self-timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
World time setting: Yes
Date, time, and daylight savings time settings: Yes
Battery type: Rechargeable lithium-ion
AC adapter: EH-5a
Battery charger: MH-18a
Image comment: Yes
Battery life: 850 shots (CIPA)
Tripod socket: 1/4-20
Supplied software: Software Suite CD-ROM
Item width: 5.2 inches
Item height: 4.1 inches
Item depth: 3.0 inches
Item weight: 22 ounces
Warranty: 1 year
In the box: Camera, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, quick charger, eyepiece cap, rubber eyecup, USB cable, AV cable, camera strap, LCD monitor cover, body cap, accessory shoe cover, software CD-ROM, user’s manual
Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, the D90′s breathtaking, low-noise image quality is further advanced with EXPEED image processing. 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, while Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System contributes to faster 11-area autofocus performance, finer white balance detection and more.
Nikon D90 digital SLR highlights
The D90 delivers the control passionate photographers demand, utilizing comprehensive exposure functions and the intelligence of 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Stunning results come to life on a 3-inch 920,000-dot color LCD monitor, providing accurate image review, Live View composition and brilliant playback of the D90′s cinematic-quality 24-fps HD D-Movie mode.
Nikon D90 DX Digital SLR Highlights
Nikon Digital SLR image quality
The D90 incorporates a newly developed DX-format CMOS image sensor with technology directly inherited from the D300, Nikon’s DX-format flagship. With its 12.3 effective megapixels and extraordinarily high signal-to-noise ratio, the D90 delivers low-noise images with detail and tonal gradation beyond your expectations, while Nikon’s Integrated Dust Reduction System works to free image-degrading dust particles from the sensor’s optical low-pass filter.
Nikon D90 digital SLR highlights
Nikon’s comprehensive EXPEED technology is engineered to make the most of the sensor’s rich, 12.3-megapixel data. The result–color, detail and high-speed processing inspired by the groundbreaking D300. The D90′s image-processing engine produces high-resolution pictures at remarkable speeds, better enabling high-speed continuous shooting. EXPEED also contributes to the outstanding performance of other powerful features, including Live View and the new Face Detection System.
The D90 captures up to 4.5 images per second. Accurate 11-point autofocus is now even faster and more intelligent, aided by Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System. The unique Nikon 420-pixel 3D Color Matrix II Metering system, now enhanced by EXPEED image processing technologies, delivers extraordinary exposure accuracy — immediately evident when reviewing images on the D90′s super-density 3-inch 920,000-dot color LCD monitor.
New D-Movie Mode Features 720p HD cinematic quality
A new idea for D-SLRs, the D90 offers a movie function, allowing you to shoot movies in three different motion JPEG formats: 320 x 216 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels and 1,280 x 720 pixels. Now you can capture life’s moving moments with added drama by using many of Nikon’s NIKKOR lenses, including the AF DX Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8G ED and the Micro-NIKKOR lenses. The shallow depth of field can give your movies a more creative and emotional impact. An additional benefit is the D90 image sensor, which is much larger than a typical camcorder for higher image quality and exceptional high ISO performance during low-light shooting.
Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames-per-second
The D90 captures crucial moments thanks to its impressive 0.15-second start-up time, 65-millisecond shutter-release time lag (CIPA standard) and ability to shoot at 4.5 frames a second for up to 100 shots*.
Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
The D90 gives you the freedom to shoot in a remarkably wide variety of lighting conditions, including dimly lit scenes, without worrying about image-degrading noise. ISO can be raised as high as Hi 1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or lowered to Lo 1 (ISO 100 equivalent).
3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
The D90′s 3-in., approx. 920k-dot LCD monitor provides unprecedented quality of image display. A wide 170-degree viewing angle makes it easy to confirm focus after shooting or during Live View.
Built-in image sensor cleaning
Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning frees image degrading dust particles from the sensor’s optical low pass filter.
11-point AF system with Face Priority
Thanks to Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module, the D90′s 11-point AF system has fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame with the most sensitive AF sensor operating from the center.
In addition, the D90 has versatile AF-area modes to handle most shooting situations. The center focus point can be switched from normal to wide according to the movement of the subject.
One-button Live View
With the D90′s Live View function, you can shoot effectively without looking through the viewfinder. Simply press dedicated Live View button for instant access. Three contrast-detect AF modes let you focus on any point in the frame.
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
Nikon’s renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates images, referencing an on-board database of over 30,000 photographic scenes, for unmatched exposure accuracy.
Advance Scene Modes
When you’re not sure which camera settings are appropriate, simply rely on the Advanced Scene Modes. Just turn the mode dial to the appropriate icon: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports or Night Portrait. Unlike traditional scene modes, the D90 will automatically optimize the exposure, image processing, Active D-Lighting, and Picture Control to get the most out of your subject matter. What’s more, the D90 has exceptional low-noise performance and accurately adjusts the camera settings whether VR (Vibration Reduction) is activated or not, so you can expect beautiful, crisp images, even in many low-light scenes.
Auto Active D-Lighting
Details in the shadows and highlighted areas of your photos are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between the bright and dark areas of your image. Nikon’s unique Active D-Lighting technology accurately restores these important details by localizing tone control while you shoot. Choose from four levels, including the new Extra High. Active D-Lighting can be used manually or set to Auto mode. It is also possible to bracket your pictures to get one with Active D-Lighting and one without.
Durable, high-precision shutter
Reliability is not a luxury–it’s a necessity. That’s why Nikon subjected numerous D90 shutter mechanisms to grueling 100,000-cycle shutter-release tests with the unit fully assembled in the camera.
Nikon D90 digital SLR highlights
Built-in, Pop-up Flash
The D90 is equipped with Nikon’s i-TTL flash control, renowned for consistently accurate and balanced flash exposures. The built-in flash has an 18mm lens coverage and works as a wireless commander, controlling up to two independent groups of an unlimited number of remote Speedlights and providing incredible creative lighting control–on location or in the studio.
In-camera image editing
Creative freedom stems from exclusive in-camera image editing, featuring Fisheye effect, Straighten and Distortion Control as well as D-Lighting, Red-eye Reduction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more.
You can enjoy both still images and movies shot with the D90 via HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with the global-standard digital A/V signal transfer. HDMI Mini connector is employed.
The optional GP-1 GPS unit provides automatic real-time geo-tagging.
Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, the D90′s breathtaking, low-noise image quality is further advanced with EXPEED image processing. 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, while Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System contributes to faster 11-area autofocus performance, finer white balance detection and more. The D90 delivers the control passionate photographers demand, utilizing comprehensive exposure functions and the intelligence of 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Stunning results come to life on a 3-inch 920,000-dot color LCD monitor, providing accurate image review, Live View composition and brilliant playback of the D90′s cinematic-quality 24-fps HD D-Movie mode.
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