• The Nikon D90 is a 12.3-megapixel DX-format camera along with the 5.8x AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens with VR image stabilization and legendary NIKKOR optical quality. Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with ground breaking 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.
The Nikon D90 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.
Most Liked Positive Review
Great Camera for the money
I use this camera as a backup to my D300. I get the same crop factor for wildlife and birding which is better for me than full frame. They take similar images though the autofocus system and frame rate is considerably faster on the D300. The D300 is also far sturdier when you're outdoors and need weather stripping to keep the dust and water out. I like the fact that the D90 is lighter though because it's mostly plastic. I think for some reason many read a certain Nikon web guy amateur that s...View full Review
I use this camera as a backup to my D300. I get the same crop factor for wildlife and birding which is better for me than full frame. They take similar images though the autofocus system and frame rate is considerably faster on the D300. The D300 is also far sturdier when you're outdoors and need weather stripping to keep the dust and water out. I like the fact that the D90 is lighter though because it's mostly plastic. I think for some reason many read a certain Nikon web guy amateur that suggests using vivid settings. That makes little sense to me as I prefer normal settings. If I want over saturation, I can do that in post. Pros and experienced enthusiasts generally shoot in RAW so it doesn't matter. People tend to outgrow over-saturation after a while and can get good skin tones again. The ergonomics are typical Nikon excellence here. All the buttons, dials and screens are where they ought to be. If you're used to a more pro-level body, you will not like those style icons on the left side, but they don't get in the way too badly. For new folks starting up, this is a nice camera to open up the world of wonderful Nikon glass which in my oppinion is the best in the business. I like fast primes and this camera autofocuses fairly good with them. When I go in the field, a 300 f/2.8 VR stays attached to it with various other lenses attached to my D300. I sometimes use a 500 f/4-P on the D90 since it has a cpu built in. A down side is that the D90 won't meter with a lens that doesn't have a built in CPU while the D300 will. That's important for owners of old glass and you know who you are. Both the D300 and D90 beg the use of good quality glass. I'd stay away from the super ratio slow zooms like the 18-200 and cheap 3rd party lenses. These two cameras just plain out-resolve them. The kit 18-105vr is pretty good, but a 16-85vr might be a better consumer choice while a 24-70 with a 14-24 would be the best if you can afford them. Like I said, I believe in quality glass. The wonderful 35 f/2 is pretty good as is the 85 f/1.4. I don't really care for the 50 f/1.8 and that level. It's not bad, but save for good glass if you can. In my opinion and to summarize, get the D90 for it's D300 sensor and its real optical glass pentaprism viewfinder.
Most Liked Negative Review
Reviewed by 310 customers
My daily camera went down Nikon d80, I needed a replacement camera while I upgrade to the NIkon d610. D90 came to the rescue. Awesome little camera!
I love this camera, and have shot with it for years now. It's the first digital I've worked with that took shops that rival my beloved F100. I've had great success selling my shots even at poster size (18"x30") and the color and detail is fantastic. Battery life is good, the combination of pre-programmed and manual settings allow for a great degree of precision, and it's done right by me.
I purchased my first Nikon D90 about 2 months ago and sense that time I have taken thousands of pictures.The extreme quality of the pictures plus the outstanding color of same led me to buy another Nikon D90.Also the ability to crop and adjust color and lighting in camera is a huge plus..I never even need the computer and my results are unbelievable.Buy one and I guarantee you will love it.
I use it every day Nikon should still be making this camera
This is the camera that brought me into photography, ever since i fell in love with photography... And of course this camera! However as I get better, there are many frustrated moments with this camera, such as slow focusing, and high noise at high ISO. It's frustrating but I won't blame the camera, 'cause it's technology is kind of old. I guess it's because I got better, and I need to upgrade to a new one. I believe this camera is a perfect one to start with for entry level, specially if you know you'll get really serious into it.
perfect camera for surfing pictures and video.
I owned my D90 for 3 years, but recently sold it. The camera was GREAT for awhile. I loved pretty much everything about it and planned to keep it forever. I've taken shots for family gatherings, photo runs in the city, outdoor hikes, travels to foreign countries to include island resorts and mountain backpacking excursions. The only problem that I had was with the dreaded F-- error. This error occurred even before I ever took the camera on my outdoor adventures. I tried cleaning the lens contacts and even used different types of lenses...no fix. The error only occurred a handful of times, but it was enough to where I missed key shots. I know there are D90's out there without this issue and I would love to pick up a used one, but I just can't be sure that the camera isn't affected by this issue.
I love this camera. I upgraded to this after learning DSLR mistakes with the D40. It's was a breakthrough in the DSLR world being the first to have HD video. I understand that some may find it outdated, but the reality is that nobody would ever guess you were shooting with an older body. Just put a good piece of glass on the end and start shooting. I've taken this camera literally across the world and in different environments. It may not be weather sealed, but it still works like a champ for me. Here are some of the pictures that I've taken with this wonderful camera. Enjoy.
This is A GREAT camera! The pictures are amazing, would definitely recommend buying.
I chose the D90 over other Nikon bodies because of the versatility that I found with the camera. I appreciate having the LCD on the top of the body as I use this almost exclusively rather than the digital readings on the rear LCD. The camera feels solid and hasn't let me down yet. Autofocus is quick and sharp with any lens I use.