Oct 20, 2008

Nikon D90

Another Nikon D90 review is out, this time from DPReview. As you'll read, the D90 is not just a small incremental upgrade from the D80. This model is grounding breaking in some regards. Here's a taster of what DPReview said of the Nikon D90-

"The early talk about the D90 was about its video capability and indeed it does record HD videos - good ones by digital stills camera standards. But don't let that distract you, this is a camera which lets nothing get in the way of taking photos. Its degree of configurability results in long menus but they're generally well arranged and color-coded to minimize the likelihood you getting lost in them. There's also the option to create a menu of your most used settings (or list the most recently used ones, if you don't want to spend time setting it up), and a status screen that gives fairly fast access to those key parameters that don't have their own buttons.


The D80 was a very well respected camera, offering a feature set that seemed perfectly tailored to the enthusiast market - the D90 builds on this by including many of the options from the D300. The automatic Chromatic Aberration correction is just one example - without ever having to think about it, it instantly improves the results of every JPEG, regardless of the lens used. Picking the images apart to find differences between cameras reveals it's not quite a half-price D300 but that was a camera we described at the time as being best semi-professional digital SLR on the market, setting the bar pretty high. After using and testing the D90 extensively, it's hard to think of a better enthusiast-level camera."

Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR

Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
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D90 Features:

• 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor

• 5.8x AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens included

• 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)