Ilse Jurriën : August 27th 2008 - 07:15 CET
Nikon D90 digital SLR : Nikon Europe announces another great step forward in its mid-class DX-format D-SLR range: the Nikon D90. As the world’s first mid-class D-SLR with movie function which offers truly cinematic results, stunning image quality and innovative high-performance features inherited from Nikon’s new-generation DX-format flagship D300, the D90 opens new doors for photography enthusiasts of any level. And with 12.3 megapixels, the newly-designed DX-format CMOS image sensor and Nikon’s proprietary EXPEED image processing concept, the Nikon D90 is a quality-guarantee. Advanced features such as Live View, Scene Recognition, Active D-Lighting, Picture Control and an ISO sensitivity range of 200-3200, allows creativity in almost any setting. |
Nikon D90 DSLR camera
Jordi Brinkman, Product Manager at Nikon Europe B.V: “The Nikon D90’s combination of imaging technology inherited directly from our D300 and innovative features like Live View, D-Movie, Scene Recognition and Picture Control once again confirms Nikon’s leadership in imaging technology. Add its innovative, high-performance features such as the CMOS image sensor, and the extremely wide ISO sensitivity range, we are convinced that this new camera will appeal to all passionate photographers looking for the next step in photography.”
Integrated technology on the Nikon D90
The Nikon D90 SLR delivers images with extraordinary detail and expanded enlargement capacity, thanks to its improved DX-format CMOS image sensor and an effective 12.3 megapixels. The ISO sensitivity ranges from 200-3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent on Hi1 and ISO 100 equivalent on Lo1) providing low-noise images that are rich in detail and offer tonal gradation beyond expectation.
D90 Nikon EXPEED technology
The Nikon D90’s EXPEED technology has been optimized to realize the high-quality, high-speed image processing capability for which Nikon’s professional D-SLRs are already known. It also enhances the performance of other powerful features such as Live View and the new Face Detection System. To address the issue of lost detail in high-contrast lighting situations, Active D-Lighting adjusts the contrast between images’ light and dark areas by localising tone control as an image is captured. And for that extra slice of creativity, Picture Control allows you to customise the look and mood of your images by choosing from six settings, including new Portrait and Landscape modes.
Nikon D90 features a Scene Recognition system
First introduced on Nikon’s D3 and D300 flagship cameras, the Nikon D90’s Scene Recognition System uses a 420-pixel RGB sensor to analyse scene and colour information of the subject being photographed. Based on these readings, the camera optimises its focus, exposure and white balance just before the shutter is released. The Nikon D90 dSLR also recognises human faces to render up to five faces with newfound sharpness and accuracy and more natural skin tones in your images. In the camera’s 11-point AutoFocus mode, it uses the subject’s colour information to maintain a sharp focus as the subject moves in the frame.
Edit photos right on the Nikon D-90
Once you’ve got the composition you want, the Nikon D90 incorporates image-editing functions that make it easy for users to enhance images within the camera. There are several new retouch options: ‘Distortion Control’ adjusts lens aberration, ‘Straighten’ corrects the inclination of the image, while ‘Fisheye’ produces optical effects similar to that of a fisheye lens. There are also ample options for viewing and selecting the right shot, including 72-frame playback, calendar playback and histogram display for a magnified portion of the image.
Nikon D90 SLR with Movie function
The Nikon D90 is the first mid-class D-SLR to offer a movie function, allowing you to capture creative movie clips in motion JPEG at superb quality levels. Compared to the average camcorder, the far larger image sensor on the Nikon D90 offers higher image quality, a shallow depth of field and exceptional ISO performance while recording in low-light conditions. NIKKOR’s wide range of lenses offers great variaty from fisheye to wide-angle to super-telephoto, adding more creativity and emotional impact to your movies. Movies can even be played on the camera with sound, thanks to its unique powerful speaker/microphone system.
Nikon D90 Body includes a 3" Live View LCD
The Nikon D90 has been designed with an eye-level pentaprism viewfinder, offering some 96% frame coverage. Yet, when looking through the viewfinder isn’t practical, simply press the Nikon D90’s Live View button and the 3-inch LCD with 170˚ viewing angle and approx. 920k-dot LCD support your Live View shooting with three contrast-detect AF modes: Face Priority, Wide Area and Normal Area. And when you’re not sure which camera settings are appropriate, try the advanced scene modes like Active D-Lighting and Picture Control for beautiful, crisp images every time.
Speediness of the Nikon D90 SLR camera
There are few things more annoying than an empty battery as you’re about to capture that winning shot. Nikon has therefore made the Nikon D90’s extremely efficient, allowing you to capture approximately 850 images on a single charge of the camera’s battery. Accurate exposures rely on precise shutters and the Nikon D90’s electronically timed shutter mechanism has been specifically engineered for long, accurate service and has undergone exhaustive 100,000 shutter-release cycle testing.
Nikon D90 price & availibilty
For ever-ready shooting, the impressive 0.15-seconds start-up time, 65-millisecond shutter release time and its 4.5 fps means you won’t lose that crucial shot. And with a thumbnail display of up to 72 images, Pictmotion slideshows with soundtrack, the option of image tagging through geotags with GPS (optional), instant online upload to ‘my Picturetown’ and HDMI-compatibility, sharing and organising your images was never easier. The Nikon D90 will go on sale end September and will retail at a manufacturerd suggested retail price of € 899.
Nikon D90 18-55mm Lens
Nikon D90 16-85mm Lens
Nikon D90 18-200mm Lens
Nikon D90 70-300mm Lens