"All you need to fuel your passion for photography" - it’s time for the fourth version
of Nikon’s most popular high end consumer DSLR (after the D70, D70s, D80) and our chance
to check how the "technology from Nikon’s flagship digital SLRs" interacts with Nikon's D90.
The "prosumer" Nikon D90 features a 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with a built-in
self-cleaning sensor unit, an eye-catching 3-inch high-resolution LCD monitor and one
of the first DSLR movie functions. Furthermore, an extensive retouch menu with various
image post processing functions - including RAW development - is available.
The Nikon D90 sells for around ~800€ (body only) or ~1000€ with the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm VR lens,
a very attractive lens with good optical quality at good value. (Lens review)
Let's start with Nikon's key features:
12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor
EXPEED image processing system
High ISO (200-3200)
Scene Recognition System with Face Detection System
Advanced autofocus performance with versatile Multi-CAM100 11-point AF system
Live View mode with Autofocus
Innovative D-Movie function
3-inch, 920k-dot, high-resolution LCD monitor
Advanced Scene Modes
Bright pentaprism viewfinder
Extensive Retouch Menu
Extensive playback functions
... and this is actually the thing that we'll talk about in this report ...