The Nikon D90 lets users take advantage of the superior optical quality and broad selection of available NIKKOR lenses, and the refined 11-area AF System (based on Nikon's advanced Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module) ensures consistently fast and precise focus lock in various shooting conditions while Nikon's exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II ensures accurate automatic exposure control, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.
The D90 provides remarkable user operability, featuring Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System that advances precision in auto focus, auto exposure, and auto white balance in diverse shooting situations - so you'll get stunning images with point-and-shoot simplicity. The Live View mode allows for users to frame their images on the large 3" high resolution color LCD - providing for easy image framing, even when shooting at odd angles. There are also three contrast-detect AF modes to allow photographers to focus on any point in the frame, and enabling a greater variety of composition. In addition, the D90 has a face priority AF mode available in the Live View mode for even sharper pictures of people.
This package includes Nikon's AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, a high performance & efficient optic that's a perfect partner for the D90. Useful in many scenarios, the lens' built-in Vibration Reduction II system provides equivalent shutter speeds (for reducing camera motion, not subject motion) 3 steps faster than standard lenses. This allows for much sharper handheld exposures in low light. It also has one ED glass element and one aspherical lens element, optimized for use with DX-format SLRs. The VR system & ED glass allow you to make highly-resolved, crisp images with minimal chromatic aberration. Lastly, the lens' ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor allows for blazingly quick, silent autofocus. With the D90 and the 18-105mm VR lens, you can capture a high percentage of "keeper" candids of things like children scurrying about at a birthday party, a tall task for any SLR camera.