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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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Fusing 12.3-megapixel image quality inherited from the award-winning D300 with groundbreaking features, the D90s 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 Nikons 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 D90s cinematic-quality 24-fps HD D-Movie mode.

  • 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)

Customer Reviews:

  • a "Can-Do" camera with one problem
    Had my D90 approx one month, shot over 1000 pictures, many on Kuai (Hawaii's most scenic island) and am amazed at it's capabilities. The movie-mode does not interest me, but the other capabilities are truly of professional quality.

    One small complaint though, is that the memory card access door frequently get inadvertantly bumped open, being located right on the right hand grip of the camera. As I predicted, it eventually broke off when I wasn't aware it was open and pulled it out of the case. $45 later, it's good as new, and now has a piece of gaffers tape over the door when in the field.

    I let a friend borrow this camera basically as an expensive point-and-shoot, leaving it on the Auto-mode, and it never gave up a bad shot! Amazing metering, focusing, and all around ability.

    Definately five stars, even though they could put a D300 style door to prevent the above problem at little added cost, I'm sure....more info
  • Nikon D90
    I bought this product in Nov08. There is a lot to learn but i'm still in love! Great deal too!...more info
  • Nikon D90
    This camera is the best camera I have ever owned. It was everything I expected and even more. I would recommend this camera to anyone interested in improving their photography and adding a whole new level to it.
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  • Great camera except for f-- lens mount error
    I wish I had read further down in these reviews before buying this camera, because I wasn't aware of the problem people have had with the bad connection between the camera body and the kit lens. As a result, I was stymied and frustrated when the f-- error started appearing.

    Not knowing what was causing the error, I started popping out the battery and putting it back in, which occasionally seemed to work. Or I would start shaking the camera, which also occasionally seemed to work, but I knew wasn't good for the camera.

    Now I just twist the lens at the mount a bit, which usually does the trick. But I agree with the other posters that this shouldn't be happening on a $1,200 camera with its own kit lens.

    Other than that (and the minor disappointment of no automatic focus on video) this is a great camera....more info
  • Good Pictures
    I just bought Nikon D-90 from about 2 weeks ago. It's great camera. I took photos on the Lunar New Year's Eve - Sunday Jan 25/2009 at a Asian temple. With this camera I enjoyed some photos taken in low light condition like that evening. I didn't have to wait as I took photos with a small digital camera. I have not tried movie yet. ...more info
  • Great product, great images!
    I'm very pleased with this camera. It shoots great images in the automatic mode and if you want to get creative with the manual modes, you won't be disappointed. Nikon offers a nice online tutorial to walk you through the camera too. The video mode is a nice feature as well. While it doesn't have an auto focus feature for the video mode it's still kind of nice because now I don't have to bring my camcorder and my still cameras.

    Here's the online tutorial: info
  • D300/D90 are fantastic .... from a long time Canon shooter
    I'm a long time Canon shooter, about 20 years actually. I decided to go "to the dark side" a few months ago due to ongoing quality control problems w/ Canon. I recently purchased a D300, D90, Sigma 150 macro, Nikon 16-85 VR and Nikon 70-300 VR to replace my Canon 1D Mark II, 40D and assorted lenses. The D300 is by far the best camera I think I've ever used and the D90 is almost as good. While the D90 doesn't have the weather sealed build or AF system of the D300, it is still built very well and also has a nice accurate AF system. I'd say the D90 offers 80% of what the D300 does at a much better price point for most people. Even the kit lens for the D90 is better than I expected, though I do wish it had a metal mount instead of plastic. Nice job Nikon. The only thing I miss from the Canon line-up is their pro-quality F4L lineup (17-40, 24-105, 70-200) but the above mentioned Nikon consumer glass comes very very close to the quality of the Canon pro glass at a fraction of the cost so I'm not complaining.

    I ordered both bodies and my lenses from Amazon. All were shipped very quickly even though I chose the free super-saver shipping. I've had problems w/ Amazon's warehouse shipping expensive camera gear in big boxes w/ little or no padding in the past and have returned several items shipped to me like that. I'm happy to say the last 3 or 4 things I've ordered from Amazon have come pretty well packaged which means they are paying attention to customer comments and feedback. The D90 I just received was in a big box but had plenty of bubble to keep it safe and secure during transport. Well done Amazon....more info
  • Awesome Camera
    I bought this a few weeks ago. What an awesome camera. Be forewarned you will have to do some homework if you want to get beyond automatic settings. You can take good photos with it out of the box in auto mode. I bought the Magic Lantern guide with it and am already have taken a few great photos. The camera is pretty well weight balanced and makes shooting pretty easy. Thanks to all the folks that recomended buying a uv filter for the lens. It's definatley nice to not have to worry about dust, dirt, and scratches ruining you lens. I also was happy that the kit includes the LCD monitor cover so that it's protected. One not of careful with the strap that comes with the kit. When you put it on the camera you have to make sure that you re-feed the webbing through the buckle to secure it. I can see where if you weren't paying attention you could just feed it through the sliding keeper and think you had it secured and then later drop it. Minor but if it saves one persons new camera then it's worth saying. I can't wait to play with the camera more this summer and get to the point I'm using it to it's full potential....more info
  • D90
    I am extremely pleased with my new camera. Can't wait to snap some pictures in Jamaica!...more info
  • Glad I bought this
    This is my first Digital SLR and guess I got really lucky with my pick. I usually make mistakes on first purchases of a product, but wow, this is one great camera. I don't really feel worthy to comment on such a sophisticated camera being only an amateur photographer, but what the heck, why not. I'm not going to comment on all the features since enough has been said about them, but the video feature makes you work in focusing, in a good way, makes you feel like you're filming actual movie clips.

    I did however have an issue and wanted to share that experience. After about 2 months after I got this, every now and then I'd get strange messages like F--- and ERR and it wouldn't let me shoot. If I took the battery out and put it back in, that worked but it got to a point where even that didn't work. I obviously panicked and called Nikon support because it was over the 30 day return period for Amazon. Let me add that Nikon support is quick, knowledgeable and friendly. They asked me to release the lens and reattach and bingo, that fixed it. Something with the seating of the lens....more info
  • Great Camera!
    I absolutely adore this camera. I've heard people complain about the video quality, but if you go into the menu and make sure it's not set to record in HD the quality is the same as any other digital camera. Beside the video, which is the last thing I considered in my purchase, every other aspect of this camera is also fantastic. The D90 offers an incredible amount of control, but is not extremely complicated to operate. It also has plenty of great options for automatic settings that take stunning pictures. It's a perfect camera for the non-professional, but serious weekend photographer (like myself)....more info
  • Great camera
    OK, so this is my first digital camera. But having a strong photo experience with previous top of the line film cameras (Nikon F5, Nikon F4 and more) I can say that this camera is truly worthy of the Nikon name. Prepare to be amazed....more info
  • I'm not a professional, but I feel like it with this camera!!!
    I am not a photography buff, and I don't know a lot about cameras, but this camera is amazing! It has all the bells and whistles, but is extremely easy to use (with a bit of reading the manual). The pictures come out looking professional (of which I am definitely not), and I have started taking more pictures just because I enjoy using this camera so much! I have had it for 3 months, and the more I use it, the more I love it. I consider this camera an investment well worth the expense....more info
  • It is good but...
    After reading tons of review, I ordered Nikon's latest DX prosumer camera. For the price/performance ratio, it performs relatively well given usable ISO all the way to 1600. I didn't like its 720p video function. I finally decided to go with FX body and returned this DX one. IMHO, FX will be the major format in the near future. D90's lightweight gives me some comfort when heavy lenses, such as Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR, are attached. In general, D90 performs very well in well-lit situations but in low-light I always use D700.
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  • Great performance, decent price, and the Nikon reputation
    Wow. I've had the D90 for about three months now and I absolutely love it. Although it is does not have ultra rugged build quality like it's expensive siblings it shoots like you would expect from any Nikon. Amazing quality, speed, build, and stylish for a DSLR. The D90 is has a manageable body size that is fairly convenient to carry around with you anywhere. The CF-D80 case works wonderfully. Great camera, definitely recommended! ...more info
  • Poor quality control and picture quality
    Picture quality poor with constant over-exposed appearance. I have to go into iPhoto or Photoshop CS3 to boost saturation, reduce exposure, and increase sharpness. Auto mode must seek slower shutter speeds for shots as there is constant subject movement blur even set at 320+ (yes, I know I can shoot in shutter priority mode, but I'm old and lazy). My D70 actually performs with better picture quality (although it now has to go back to Nikon for a recall because it won't read its CF cards periodically). The D90 went back to Nikon after 33 days as I received two errors: the blinking "F--" which means no CPU lens attached (although using the 18-105mm kit lens) and the auto focus cuts out periodically. According to Nikon, there is a communications problem between the lens and body. I'm not satisfied with Nikon's digital quality. I have three other film Nikons including a Nikonos; two Hasselblads; and a Linhof Kardan 4x5" and never had a problem with any. Thankfully, AAFES is replacing it even though past the 30 day grace period.
    Glad I didn't spring for a D300 or D3 ....

    Post Script: Returned the D90 kit to Nikon for replacement. Found out today Nikon intended for me to pay more for the replacement kit as there had been a price increase since the purchase. It took a while for AAFES to choke Nikon into understanding they can't keep a person's camera and ask for a price increase. Is Nikon the GM and Chrysler of the photographic community?

    Post Post Script: New D90 kit arrived today. Shutter opens very delayed from depressing release; stays open after the basic exposure: as in hangs up. Panning during an exposure at 1/500 sec results in VERY LONG, cute horizontal lines where the picture should be. Nikon Tech Spt says send it back for repairs ... after less than 3 hours in my possession. Two for two bad D90s out of a population of two. I have a query in to Nikon to find out what they intend to do to rectify this situation. I hope I'm wrong in expecting zero response and support from them. Wait out; we'll see what happens!...more info
  • Rich, robust feature set to keep any high end amateur happy
    After using a Sony DSC-F707 for 4-5 years, this is an absolutely astounding jump up the photography technology spectrum. I always thought the Sony took acceptable, even great at times pictures. It did, but the pictures out of this camera with the kit lens blew me away. This is before I even opened the instruction manual. I set it to auto and started shooting pictures. To say my interest in photography has been reborn is the understatement of the century. As a 53 year old man with two daughters getting married this year, I rationalized the need (desire) to get a new "better" camera that would capture the upcomming once in a life time events of this year.

    I am not new to photography, running the dark room in college and having later gone through a Cannon A1. That was given that away to what was a worthy subject at the time. But through the years, I have developed color film in the bathroom (Unicolor?) and eventually lost interest in the complex chemistry required to handle the outcome of my work.

    After "being retired" from the computer field earlier than I wanted, I have found hobbies that fill in my desire to embrace new technology. Let me tell you. I don't know how the field of Digital Photography changed so much, but wow. The D90 just takes pictures that I never thought would come from my efforts.

    I am currently reading 3 different books on the D90 and DP in general. So much is the same, but sooooo much is different. The lag time my old Sony had from the decision to take a photo, press the shuuter and actually capture the image often left a blank frame! Not this D90. Bam Bam Bam as quick as I can compose and shoot, I get what I see. Exactly what I see.

    I was impressed with the Sony that sported a Zeiss lens, but the Nikkor included in the D90 kit is an order of magnitude sharper and truer than the old camera. I am not an expert in today's photography, I know my way around the old wet photo process and enlargers and all the other mess involved in getting a picture out. In high school and college I had some of my work published (B&W), so I understand the concepts, but now I get to apply my computer background to my old photography "archives" and with the D90, its going to be a blast.

    I am glad I waited for the D90, and I know the Video functions are a little lacking, but its a start. My new Sharp Aquos 65" HDTV is just waiting to see what the Nikon can feed it.

    After going back and forth between Best Buy's price guarantee and Circuit City's close out liquidation, I bought the kit and other accessories for a very good price. I was prepared to pay about $160 more than I did, but the Best Buy cash register kept discounting items to make up for and meet the CC price down the street.

    This camera is a fantastic piece technology, that will produce pictures you won't believe you took. Gorgeous detail, proper exposure, true color rendition, no waiting 4+ fps and oh yea, my espresso is done.

    If you are at all interested: BUY IT! ...more info
  • What else could you need???
    Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
    Love at first shot! flawless and breathtaking photographs and the very first DSLR with movie mode!!, ok ok is 720p, but, what else could anyone need?, Oh by the way! Nikon=300dpi, Canon=72dpi. Nikon is ALL about quality, Do the math!!!
    Happy Shooting!...more info
  • The Impossible Dream came true.
    This camera is a dream come true. Crystal clear photos at all ISOs not a trace of noise anywhere. I'm in love. Buy It!!! The 18-105 lens is incredible....more info
  • LOVE IT!!
    I am new to photography but this camera is making it easy to learn!! I studied for months which camera to buy, I wanted one that would allow me to be a beginner but after reading more books and websites about photography, also allow me to take more control. I LOVE IT!! The pictures are professional quality, in my opinion, and I get so many compliments on what I've taken. I would highly recommend this camera for any beginner like me....more info
  • Camera broken in 3 months
    I bought this camera and used it for a trip. After that I did not really used much. When I used it recently it is not working any more. LCD just does not show any thing. No picture, NO menu and nothing is visible. I called customer service. They made to ship at my expense. I shipped it 3 weeks ago. I called customer service and they still say it is under repair. They do not have any estimate for service. When I press, They say they will escalate it if I call next week. BAD customer service. and BAD product. My friend bought this camera and his broke in one week. So he returned it....more info
  • Five star camera for advanced amateurs
    An excellent piece of technology. The package with 18-105mm lens is a very good start. I use the factory settings for almost 95% of shooting. Images are pretty. I retouch them in Photoshop (a digital camera and Photoshop are inseparable) - using the curve tool, which is BTW inevitable even with very expensive cameras. When you put your images on the web, you won't see the difference between pro cameras and D90. You can set three sizes. I use the largest: 4288 x 2848. Enough even for a smaller poster in very good quality. The camera's controls are very easy to learn. Even an absolute amateur can shoot good images the very first day. It is my new hobby and pet. Highly recommended. Fero...more info
  • Great camera with some great features
    Let me preface this entire review by saying that I am new to not only DSLR, but to SLR cameras altogether. Sorry, I'm not going to be able to go into a lot of detail about some of the ins and outs of the camera. What I'm going to do is tell you about my experiences with the camera so far.

    I'm learning. When I went to some photog's that I know, every one told me to get a Nikon (well, except for one Canon nut). I was told that a D40 would be a great beginners camera, but some of the things that I want to do, it would start to fail me once I got some good experience. The D80/D90 was what I wanted to get, unless I wanted to get the D300. I've been using and learning for a few months now, and I'm nothing short of impressed. I love this camera.

    First off, opening the box and taking the first few pictures is a breeze. And without looking at the manual, I was taking decent pictures. After reading through the manual, I started learning and the actual camera was pretty easy to pick up and learn on. Then I discovered all the editing functions on the camera. Sepia, B&W, etc. These were nice little features to throw into this camera, and its great. (Not that I have used them, but perhaps one day). Well, I got a couple 16 GB SDHC cards a few weeks ago to go on a vacation to Kennedy Space Center. With the JPEG-high and RAW pictures, about an hour of video (off and on), I shot an amazing number of pictures, and the camera never let me down. The video feature is awesome.

    I would highly recommend this camera based off my experiences to anyone looking to get into DSLR's and are wanting one they can grow with. ...more info
  • Best camera I have ever had!!!!
    I read somewhere that autofocus on the D90 is slow. Maybe those people don't know how to use a camera.
    Auto focus on this baby is lighting fast. It will shoot all the frames you want in a second, and all of the pictures will be correctly exposed and sharp focused.
    Is my first DSLR, I had film SLR for years (pentax, Nikon, Canon) I had several digital cameras (Sony, Canon). But this one without any doubts is the best one by far.
    Thanks Nikon!!...more info
  • Great camera... poor customer service...
    The camera freezes while shutting. No button will unfreeze it. Removing the battery and turning it back ON works. Call Nikon customer service after 2 weeks of buying the camera. They just ask you to send in the camera for repair (shipping paid by customer, nice policy...) and they wont send it back for 10 days. Like one is supposed to have spare cameras in case a 900 dollar camera fails...
    Otherwise the camera would be great....more info
  • Great Camera
    We love this Camera. We feel the quality of the pictures are great and love the fact that it takes very good low light pictures. Also I feel it is an added bonus that it takes short videos. ...more info
  • Awesome camera
    This was my first digital SLR, and it is SO easy to use, and takes great pictures. However, I should have listened to other advice, as I returned it - and Amazon gave me a full refund, yaay Amazon - because I am getting the same camera with the 18-200 mm lens. The 105 is fine, no issues other than the zoom is just not quite long enough.

    I found the D90 easy to set up, easy and intuitive to use the button functions on the camera without going into the menus, even to do some basic manual adjustments. Glad I decided on it rather than the Canon. The shutter speed is great, caught lots of good action shots, exposure was good except for user error, rear lcd screen very clear and nice, flash great - can't wait to get my new one with the better lens!...more info
  • Amazing Camera
    This camera really exeeded my expectations about a DSLR. This is the first DSLR I own but I've tried several different DSLRs and now stick to Nikon. D90 rocks!
    Lots of customizations, real freedom for creativity on non-auto modes, ease of use, really smart focusing mechanism (11 smart focusing points), cotrols (function and positioning on the body) are designed to help the artist frame, focus and compose the shot the best way. No words for image quality...
    My best purchase ever!...more info
  • Worth the upgrade
    I have begun taking my photography more seriously and decided to upgrade from a D50. I was not disappointed. This is an excellent camera. Buttons on the outside relate to functions that I need to change without having to go through menus like on the D40. Being a Nikon user already made it really easy to begin using the camera right out of the box. More advanced features were not difficult to learn and were pretty straight forward to pick up, making it a great model to upgrade to. The kit lens is fair, nothing special but a good piece of starter glass to go with the camera. If you have other compatible lenses and don't need anything in that range, I would recommend just buying the body only.
    I didn't buy this camera for the video mode and am glad I didn't. In my opinion, DSLRs should be used for stills and not try to combine video. The sound is poor and focus is manual making it quite limited. Its a nice feature to use on occasion. Even though I didn't buy it with this mode in mind these limitations prevented the D90 from getting a 5 star review. ...more info
  • Great Buy!
    A lot of great features for the price. In comparison with other similar D-SLR's for the same price, the D90 is head and shoulders above the rest....more info
  • This D90 is like a member of our family
    I have done a ton of research before getting this camera. And I am not disappointed. I have been using the D90 for more than 6 months and picture output is superb. The D90 has so many features, I highly recommend spending some time with the manual. I am not a pro photographer, but you don't need to be one to use it.
    The HD video quality is great, although I wouldn't get it because of the video feature, but it is a welcome plus. The lens that is bundled with the purchase (18-105mm) is a real good one about $350 by itself, not a cheap one like they bundle with D40, not sure about the bundled one with the D60.
    I only focused on sticking with the Nikon Brand as I already had Nikon lenses and wanted to use them. Just do the research on compatibility if you have Nikon lenses, sometimes older lenses will work only in manual mode with the new digital ones. From my research I found that Nikon has slightly better priced lenses than Canon....more info
  • a big hit
    great camera...its so nice to take a shot especially when shooting in low light conditions....more info