Conclusion: The D90 as a camera is terrific. It focuses quickly, has zippy 4.5 fps burst mode, has more adjustments than you could possibly handle in a lifetime plus it takes fine photos with barely a hint of noise. As a camcorder, the D90 doesn’t make it.
Summary: The D90 represents is a brilliant upgrade on the D80, worries over dynamic range need addressing but this is a new Nikon certainly capable of stunning results. In terms of pricing, looking at the body only price, it also represents stunning value for money too.
Pros: Build and handling, Superb image quality, Ease of use, Screen size, AF performance (non-Live View), White Balance control, EXPEED image processing and noise control, HD movies.
Cons: Live View AF, SD card port, VR kit lens barrel and pincushion distortion, Loss of shadow detail (dynamic range issues), SD cards held very tightly making safe removal awkward.
Conclusion: Nikon D90 digital SLR camera Nikon is treading the war path at least that is what it is starting to look like. One after the other DSLR is being introduced, all of them equipped with the many renewed features or innovative image solutions.
Summary: There are two ways to look at the Nikon D90. It is either a Nikon mid-range DSLR or a DSLR with movie recording capability. The good news is that, whichever way we look at it, this is an excellent DSLR.
Pros: Lower image noise than most competing DSLRs, Fast except for live-view focusing, Better than average dynamic range, Reliable metering, Limited movie mode in a DSLR, Good ergonomics with comprehensive controls, Top-notch LCD display, Great Battery-Life, Solid build quality, In-camera RAW conversion
Cons: Noticeable NR softness starting at ISO 800, Poor white-balance under artificial light, ISO only selectable in 1/3 stops, Focus misses in low-light, Auto ISO deep in menu, remains active in M mode, Some control oddities, see full review
Summary: Like the D80 before it, the Nikon D90 delivers an excellent dSLR for the money. It's the first digital SLR camera with video recording, which is great, especially since it's shot in 1,280x720-pixel motion JPEG at 24fps, giving it a cinematic, high-definition look.
Pros: First-rate performance; solid, well-constructed body with good viewfinder; video capture capability; great photo quality.
Summary: Building on the incredible critical acclaim of its D80 camera, Nikon is set to add a new model to its D-SLR line. After nearly two years in development, the Nikon D90 is finally ready for release, and it will be the first Nikon D-SLR model to support video-movie capture to go along with its digital...
Excerpt: The D90 replaces Nikon’s hugely popular D80, and has many of the improvements you’d expect. As well as another two million pixels, and the switch from CCD to CMOS, the D90 adds auto-sensor cleaning and a superb high-res three-inch LCD, Live View, ISOs up to a native ISO 3200, along with one-stop...
Pros: Excellent stills with low noise; good build quality; excellent viewfinder and AF system; responsive with 4.5fps burst option.
Cons: Rolling shutter is prone to skew and wobble; video compression artifacts; mono sound with no additional input option.