Touting D300 performance for a much, much cheaper price, the D90 represents the best prosumer dSLR at it’s price range. Aside from improved ergonomics from it’s predecessor, the Nikon D90 also carries some interesting new features like 720p video, a 3″ LCD display, Live View mode an ISO range of 100-6400, 3D tracking and a whole lot more.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your entry level Nikon and not sure whether to go full frame or not, the D90 is your best bet yet. The Nikon D90 kit includes a Nikkor 18-105mm f3.5/5.6 VR lens.
The D90 also supports for Nikon’s GP-1 GPS unit for automatically geotagging images.
- 12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million)
- 3.0-inch 920,000 pixel (VGA x 3 colors) TFT-LCD (same as D3 and D300)
- Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection
- Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
- Illuminated focus points
- Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
- IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
- 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
- Expeed image processing engine
- 3D tracking AF (11 point)
- Short startup time, viewfinder blackout and shutter lag
- Slightly improved viewfinder (96% frame coverage)
- Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
- Improved user interface
- New optional compact GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
- Same battery and vertical grip as D80
- Vignetting control in-camera
- 72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback
At the moment, the Nikon D90 kit is priced at P 46,000. for the basic kit. Price and availability may differ from your favorite dealer.
info from Nikon USA