About The Nikon D90 Digital SLR

About Nikon

Nikon is a multinational corporation based in Tokyo, Japan.  Founded in 1917, the company specialises in the manufacturing and distribution of optics and imaging products, including cameras, binoculars and other types of scopes.

The Nikon D90 Digital SLR

The Nikon D90 is a mid-range DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera released in August 2008.  Known as a "prosumer" model, for it's intermediate level of cost and technology, the Nikon D90 won the award for "Best D-SLR Advanced" in May 2009.


The D90 has a CMOS sensor that is capable of shooting at 12.3 megapixels, or a resolution of 4288x2848. Unlike entry-level models, the D90 offers an in-built autofocus motor, ensuring most lenses are capable of autofocus functionality.  Other features include a LiveView screen, extended light sensitivity capabilities and automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration.

The D90 became one of the first DSLR cameras to offer HD video recording at 720p, at 24 frames a second.  Manual focusing is required during video mode and length is limited to a file size of 2GB, or a maximum duration of 20 minutes of continuous shooting.


Reviews of the Nikon D90 are mostly positive, although it is noted that the camera is far from perfect and has some flaws, which is to be expected from a mid-level DSLR.  Despite this, it is considered one of the best value DSLRs on the market, even when compared to competitors such as Canon and Olympus.

Other Specifications

- 3.0-inch 920,000 pixel LCD Screen

- 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Centre-weighted and Spot

- Continuous shooting of 4.5 frame/s up to 100 JPEG-normal

- SDHC compatible

- Nikon EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion battery

- Weighs 703g (1.55 lb)

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