Nikon D90 Review

Overall Score

58

Main Features

  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 132 x 103 x 77 mm, 703g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: D80
  • Replaced by: D7000

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Nikon D90 Overview


First introduced in October, 2008, Nikon D90 is a 12 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D80 with D90. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D90 with Nikon D80

Nikon replaced D90 with Nikon D7000. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D90 with Nikon D7000


Nikon D90 comes with a 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.4 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D90

Sensor resolution of Nikon D90 ~ 4228 x 2837 pixels.

Nikon D90 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 11,994,836 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D90


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D90 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
4.5 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 850 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
AF Face Detection
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
11 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Slow Continuous Shooting: 920 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Weight: 703g
Type Scores

Nikon D90 has an Overall Score of 58/100 and ranked #123 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #375 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon D90 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
55
Value for money score
71
Portability score
74
Overall score
58
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D90


Nikon D90 weighs 703g and has external dimensions of 132 x 103 x 77mm (5.2 x 4.06 x 3.03"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Nikon D90 is 80 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D90 is less by 9mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D90
703g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D90
77mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D90 with the dimensions:

Nikon D90

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D90 Dimensions D90
Nikon D7000 Nikon D7000 780 g 703 g 132 x 105 x 77 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 765 g 703 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 703 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 703 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D80 Nikon D80 668 g 703 g 132 x 103 x 77 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D7100 Nikon D7100 765 g 703 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D300 925 g 703 g 147 x 114 x 74 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D5200 Nikon D5200 555 g 703 g 129 x 98 x 78 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm

Specifications of Nikon D90


General
Brand Nikon
Model D90
Announced October, 2008
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 17.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 2848
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 850 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL3e
Physical
Weight 703 g
Physical Dimensions 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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