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Nikon D90 Digital Camera

$749.99
SLR 12.3MP CMOS SDHC Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Twenty-two industry awards
No autofocus on video mode
Manual focus enlargement not sharp
117 Reviews + 22 Awards
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Reviews

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

Camera experts love this low megapixel digital camera and have given it twenty-two awards.

The authors at review websites Trusted Reviews, Igizmo.co.uk, Akam.no, Letsgodigital.org/nl/ and Alphr.com all concluded that concluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Laptopmag.com, CNET.co.uk, Photoxels.com and Cnetfrance.fr all of whom thought that this low megapixel digital camera was outstanding.

This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from both websites Expert Reviews and Best4reviews.com, both of which wrote that this low megapixel digital camera was good.

The writers at review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites liked this low megapixel digital camera. The writer at review site Buy-n-shoot.com gave this camera a "Platinum" award and decided it was outstanding and it received an "Innovation" award from website Plusxaward.de who decided it was innovative.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 88% based on sixty-six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews. This means that experts think this camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and type.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D90 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Eight customers who purchased the product wrote that it was noisy. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Low noise, even at high ISOs”. Digitaltrends.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Minimal noise at high ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Nine years ago Pdnonline.com mentioned “Excellent low-light shooting with low noise” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet. Nine years ago Dpreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site DP Review “The D80 has been one of Nikons quiet successes”. Expert website Technologytell.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera also nine years ago “During the Great Depression (the one in the ‘30’s, not the one we may or may not be teetering upon these days), Kodak gave Americans a huge, if quiet, gift” .

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Minimal Noise At High ISOs

Eight customers who purchased the product wrote that it was noisy. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Low noise, even at high ISOs”. Digitaltrends.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Minimal noise at high ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Nine years ago Pdnonline.com mentioned “Excellent low-light shooting with low noise” in their review of this digital camera.

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Support

Manual Focus Enlargement Not Sharp

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Cnet.com mentioned “Only manual focus in the video mode” however despite that they still gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Cnet.com also said “Manual focus enlargement not sharp” in their review.


Features

Full Feature Set

Ten people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Mac World said “Full feature set” in his review of this digital camera. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “In addition to video, you'll find other features inspired” but even so they only scored the product 40 out of 100. Eight years ago expert website Macworld.com said “With its very good feature set, excellent image quality” and gave the Nikon D90 a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Camera

Features Histogram

The Nikon D90 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature histogram.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon D90 features album organization, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D90 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon D90 has an HDMI, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D90 supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D90 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 3". The Nikon D90 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D90 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also support video recording.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D90 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Digital cameras of this spec and age maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D90 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not have an image stabilizer.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon D90 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D90 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D90 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon D90 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Good Flash Performancerecycle Times

Two owners thought it had a good flash. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good flash performancerecycle times”. Eight years ago expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “Among these new additions are the D90's 12.3-megapixel DX format image sensor, Nikon's EXPEED image processing system, Large 3.0-inch LCD with 920,000 pixels, more powerful built-in flash” in their review of this digital camera.

Screen Size

Eight people who purchased the Nikon D90 concluded that it had a good screen. V3.co.uk said “Total control over every aspect of each image, huge screen, video mode”. Cnet.com said “First SLR to shoot video, great noise control, feature-rich, brilliant screen”. Cnet.com also mentioned “Large, super high resolution 3inch LCD display” in their review.

Eight people who reviewed it considered that it had a good viewfinder. What Digital Camera said “LCD screen, viewfinder, image quality, burst speed”. Nine years ago Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Big viewfinder and detailed screen”. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “The bright viewfinder displays all the shooting parameter information” in their review of this digital camera.

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Highquality Images

Thirty-six people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “4 5 images par seconde en mode rafale”. Imaging Resource.com said “New kit lens offers VR (image stabilization”. Pdnonline.com said nine years ago “A very easy-to-use, high-quality digital SLR for shooting both HD video and still images”.

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Nine years ago Cnet.com said “Passage 6400 ISO” and rated it 80 out of 100. Digitalcamerareview.com said “Good high ISO performance”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has an ISO setting of 200-3,200”.

Six customers concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com wrote “4.5fps shooting 11-point AF” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Neocamera.com wrote “The D90 is a full-featured DSLR with a 12 megapixels sensor, ISO 100-6400 sensitivities, 4.5 FPS continuous shooting, 11-point auto-focus with” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This 12 megapixel DSLR takes two features of the D300 – the CMOS image sensor and the 75mm high resolution LCD screen –” .

Five owners considered that it was good in low light. Eight years ago Mac World scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Excellent low-light performance”. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “The low light capabilities of this camera are similar to the 300, which means IS 1600 is the new IS 400” in their review of this digital camera. Camcorderinfo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “While it did capture wonderful colors in low light” .

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert review site Digitalversus.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “It also borrows heavily from Nikons semi-professional D300, appropriating its excellent sensor amongst o”. Expert website Shinyshiny.tv said in their review of this digital camera “Dan gets hands on with Nikons D90 digital SLR beast of a camera and its powerful 12.3 megapixel sensor” . Expert website Electricpig.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “You’ll get an anti-dust system to keep your 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor squeaky clean” .

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No Autofocus On Video Mode

Ten people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D90 did not have a good autofocus. Electricpig.co.uk mentioned “No autofocus on video mode” . Imaging Resource.com wrote “Autofocus in Live View mode is slow, limited to contrast-detect only”. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Very slow focusing in live view mode”.

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good lens. Eight years ago V3.co.uk said “Kit lens is average, scene modes not needed on a camera of this type”. Pocket Lint said “VR kit lens barrel and pincushion distortion, loss of shadow detail (dynamic range issues” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com nine years ago “Middling kit lens” but despite that they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

One owner who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good image stabiliser. Nine years ago Stuff.tv said “No image stabiliser” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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No AF for Video

Twenty-five owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good for video recording. Eight years ago Macworld.co.uk said “Video isnt full HD quality”. In the same month Electricpig.co.uk said “Only' 720p video capture” in their review of this digital camera however they gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mac World said also eight years ago “Rolling shutter problem when shooting video” in his review of this digital camera.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who bought it wrote that it had a good battery life.


Weight & Dimensions

Solid, Well-Constructed Body With Nice Viewfinder

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was a good body shape. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D90 “Solid, well-constructed body with nice viewfinder”.

Two people reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Tipa.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “In its compact body the Nikon D90 offers a true concentrate of technology with a great innovation for a D-SLR”. Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website What Digital Camera “For years we’ve been able to capture video clips on compact and bridge cameras”.

One owner considered that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Photoradar.com mentioned on expert review site Photo Radar “It’s fatter and chunkier than the D60’s” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert review site Techworld.com said “Targeted at both enthusiasts and family users the Nikon D90 is lightweight and compact for its class”.

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Heavy

The Nikon D90 is one of the heavier cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera (620 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The lightest comparable spec digital camera that was launched around the same time as this digital camera is 18g , the heaviest is 1kg, and the average weight is 430g.

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Design

Great Handling and Ergonomics

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D90 was ergonomic. Cnet.com mentioned “Great handling and ergonomics” in their review of this digital camera.

One person thought the product was good looking. Nine years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Just in case you were wondering, yes the D90 does replace the D80 and has some pretty good new features on it”.

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Good Build Quality

Twelve customers who bought it concluded that it was well made. Best4reviews.com said “Build and handling” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Macworld.co.uk wrote “Excellent stills with low noise, solid build, excellent viewfinder”. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Build quality, handling and viewfinder” in their review of the Nikon D90.

Good Build Quality

Twenty-five owners considered that it was good quality. Pc Mag said “Solid image quality”. Imaging Resource.com said “New kit lens has good optical quality, much better than average for kit lenses” in their review of this digital camera. Digitaltrends.com said “Wonderful quality stills”.

Ease of Use

Eleven customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Nine years ago Best4reviews.com mentioned “EXPEED image processing and noise control”. Best4reviews.com also mentioned “White Balance control” in their review. Best4reviews.com also mentioned “Ease of use” in their review.

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to handle. Cameralabs.com said “Like its predecessor, it’s more about enhanced features and superior handling, rather than greatly improved image quality”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Laptopmag.com said nine years ago “Can use optical zoom during filming and apply other settings” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Dpexpert.com.au said in the same month “The image quality at high ISO settings is breathtaking with very little noise evident in even the trickiest bits of open shadow”.

One owner considered that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Cnet.com wrote “Well built, easy to hold”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vf531b
Barcodes 00000001559408, 00000001560005, 00000001561887, 00000001562911, 00000001563910, 00000001564037, 00000001564064, 00000001564424, 00000001565083, 08033737550816, 08590977013650, 08590977013667

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