Nikon D90 Test photos : We have a full production test sample of the Nikon D90 SLR in the office at this moment, and we expect to publish a full Nikon D90 review soon. In the meantime, a Nikon D90 digital SLR camera is undergoing a thorough, standardized test in our DIWA Lab. Although our workflow is simply overwhelming with the Photokina 2008 in sight, we were still able to make a number of test images with the Nikon D90 today, and we used various Nikkor lenses for the occasion. The much-discussed video feature, which is unique at this moment, will undoubtedly be continued in future generations. However, for now, the Nikon D90 features this unique video function that puts Nikon in the spotlight again as a genuine innovator.
Nikon D90 photo gallery
As far as we can see, the first test samples offer high image quality. High ISO can be used with excellent results, through which Nikon continues its success that started with the introduction of the Nikon D3 and D300, and the Nikon D700 soon after. The user-friendliness for the Nikon user is superb as always and everything looks very familiar. As soon as the DIWA test results become available, we will combine this data with a test in practice and publish a full Nikon D90 review.
Nikon D90 Body includes 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.
Nikon photo gallery
These test photos have been taken with a full production model, meaning that this model is equivalent to the model that will be available to the consumer in September. The location of the pictures is the Amsterdam Zoo, called Artis, in the Netherlands. The photos have been reduced to enable correct reproduction and compressed to ensure a faster loading time. The large pictures (to be downloaded) are the original, unedited Nikon D90 test photos (unfortunately D90 NEF is at this moment not supported by any converter software which leaves us with JPEG Basic for the moment).
Nikon D90 HD video samples
Capturing motion pictures with the Nikon D90 cannot be compared to the way you capture these with a camcorder. To begin with; the camcorder is built especially for capturing video and is therefore ergonomically well thought-out. The video function the Nikon D90 offers through the DSLR system is significantly different. First of all, capturing HD video without the use of a tripod is somewhat awkward and the auto focus is not available when filming. This is a real lack and, in my opinion, for a large part of the amateur target group, it means a diminution of the innovation.
* The HD video samples are compressed by YouTube and do not represent the final video quality.