Ambitious Photographer: Nikon D90

Back then when it was first introduced, Nikon D90 was regarded as more than just a camera, it was more of a new era of digital SLR fun and creativity and up until now, it still is. Weighting approximately 703 g (1.6 lb) (with battery), it is considered as an upgrade model from its predecessor D80 with several key improvements (most importantly the sensor and screen).

The first thing that will amaze photographers about the D90 is its stunning image quality. The D90's image sensor and its 12.3 effective megapixels provide outstanding resolution, giving you images with astonishingly defined detail and expanded enlargement capacity. The extremely wide sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 3200 delivers incredibly low-noise characteristics throughout.

Furthermore, sensitivity can be increased to Hi 1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) and decreased to Lo 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) to give an expansion of shooting versatility. The camera also employs an Image Sensor Cleaning function that works to free image-degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low-pass filter. Moreover, it is also installed with the comprehensive digital image-processing EXPEED technology that will help you deliver outstanding images featuring fine details, smooth tones, rich colors and many more.

The D90 offers Nikon's new D-SLR movie function, allowing you to shoot 320x216 pixels, 640x424 pixels or HD720p (1280x720 pixels) movies at the professional smoothness of 24 frames per second in motion JPEG format. The D90's sensor, which is much larger than the sensor of a typical camcorder, ensures higher image quality and exceptional low-noise, high ISO sensitivity performance, even during movie shooting.

Capturing creative movie clips or any living movements are further enhanced by the broad selection of amazingly sharp NIKKOR interchangeable lenses that are available, from fisheye to wide-angle to super-telephoto. And these lenses will bring you the magic of extreme closed-up image and movie making. But one thing you must bear in mind, Auto focus mode and some other functions are not available when recording movies.

Users can also shoot via the Live View mode that allows shooting while confirming the subject on the large 3-inch, approximately 920k-dot high-density color LCD and offers three contrast-detect AF mode. This will help you as users to focus on any point in the frame, enabling a greater variety of composition. In addition to wide and normal area AF, the D90 also offers face priority AF in Live View mode for even sharper pictures of people.

Other specifications would include:

• Scene Recognition System integrated with Face Detection System
• Picture Control System
• Active D-Lighting for smooth tone reproduction in high-contrast lighting
• Extensive palette of in-camera Retouch Menus
• Versatile practical 11-point AF system
• Bright pentaprism viewfinder featuring frame coverage of approx. 96%
• Extensive playback functions

D90 also provides Built-in flash with 18mm lens coverage and a highly efficient energy-saving design that allows approximately 850 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (CIPA standard, with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, with 50% of pictures taken with flash). All of these powerful specifications are stored in a compact, comfortable-to-grip body, with intuitive controls. To sum up, the D90 is a camera that will satisfy the necessities of a passionate photographer who demands top-quality image and crave for more creative outcomes. The standard price for this camera is RM3460.00 but don’t you worry about the price because this could be an excellent investment if you are involved in serious photography.[source]


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