August 31, 2008

Nikon D90 D-SLR Camera review, with HD Video

Camera giant Company Nikon is going to launch D90 DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) Camera on September 2008. They are claiming that it is the SLR camera that can be used for high quality video with AVI mood. They are not only focusing on video but also to still image. It is totally different form others DSLR camera even it can take a good quality image than a Camcorder in different mood.

But the feature Nikon is touting with this latest camera is the addition of D-Movie mode, which lets users create HD movie clips with sound from the D90. The camera can film 1,280-by-720-pixel movies at 24 frames per second in motion JPEG format. The video mode only allows manual focus. Users can capture video using any D90-compatible lens. The D90 also shoots video at 320-by-216 and 640-by-424 resolutions.

The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D90 D-SLR Camera will full-fill all expectations of the journalists or who uses camera for their creative works. Nikon D90 in a live view mode on 3-inch LCD display. You can use this camera as a fish-eyes mode, Super macro to shoot the artistic images. The price will be $1000 to $13000.

Specification of Nikon D90 digital SLR Camera

Effective pixels

12.3 million

Image sensor

CMOS sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 12.9 million; Nikon DX format

Image size (pixels)

4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]


ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3 EV, can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200, ISO sensitivity auto control available

Storage media

SD memory cards, SDHC compliant


3-in., approx. 920k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment

Exposure metering

3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering

Exposure modes

Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M)


Hi-Speed USB

Power sources

One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D80 (optional) with one or two Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e or six R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese batteries (Battery Holder MS-D200 is required when using R6/AA-size batteries)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.)


Approx. 620 g (1 lb. 6 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap or LCD monitor cover

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