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D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens
 
4.8

(based on 807 reviews)

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    (121)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (629)
  • Large clear LCD (625)
  • Image stabilization (534)
  • Good image quality (502)
  • Fast shutter speed (501)

Cons

  • Heavy (32)
  • Noisy at high ISO (27)
  • Poor in low light (27)
  • Slow focus (13)
  • Lag / shutter delay (11)

Best Uses

  • Travel (551)
  • Landscape/scenery (544)
  • Low light (299)
  • Wildlife (266)
  • Sports/action (260)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (430), Casual photographer (187), Semi-pro photographer (128), Pro photographer (31), Semi-professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (216), Yes (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A lot of bang for the buck!

The Nikon D90 is a winner!

I've shot both Nikon and Canon digital slrs for years and the D90 is wonderful. I shoot a lot of travel and nature images as well...Read complete review

The Nikon D90 is a winner!

I've shot both Nikon and Canon digital slrs for years and the D90 is wonderful. I shoot a lot of travel and nature images as well as portraits and experimental night shots. I consider myself an advanced amatuer and maybe pro if I could afford the higer end cameras. The color is the most acurate to date and can compete with the professional and more expensive cousins.

I just finished shooting in Monumet Valley, Arizona and New Mexico and can't believe how perfect the color and color contrasts are. When you have brilliant reds against brilliant blue in most cameras without filters, usually the reds turn yellowish, but not the D90's images. It is as if you put a circular filter on the lens. It's fast, handles bright and low light superbly. Hardly any noise in low light and when there is it emulatees film grain. It's kinda like using both a Kodak and Fuji film bias, but in one camera. Also the self cleaning sensor is a great improvement. I was shooting in very windly and some times sand storm conditions and nothing on the sensor, wow!

The 18-105mm lens is very nice too. I usually use the 18-200 Nikon vr, but didn't even take it out. It's a great travel lens. I love the new HD video feature too, it really comes in handy. Before I used my Nikon Coolpix 8800 for video and time lapse exclusively. Being able to use hight quality lenses make the video so real looking that you think its shot with a HD camcorder. The live view is a nice feature and also comes in handy, especially in low light long exposures. The live view focusing takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do it is nice to use. The battery life is better than before, but would recommend purchasing a second battery.

The only things I can say I'm not crazy about is the D90 doesn't shoot time lapse and it uses SD cards and not compact flash or at least a choice of cards. The only other thing would be the doors for the battery and the card don't seem to be very strong, and no springs. I think after a lot of use there may be issues.

I am very happy with the camera and would highly recommed it to a novice, a advanced amatuer and pro's for a second camera. You won't be disappointed!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Burned pixel

I use that camera to make advertising, that's my job (i'm a publisher).
That camera is a very fast one and its weigth is so considerable (it is an advatage its weigth...Read complete review

I use that camera to make advertising, that's my job (i'm a publisher).
That camera is a very fast one and its weigth is so considerable (it is an advatage its weigth because it's helpful to me to take great pictures).
The main desadvantage is that the fist day i had download the pictos to my pc i noticed that there was a red point in every picture in the same place all the time.
Another desadvantige is that when I use the axuiliar zoom, an error occured.
Right now I am getting conected with the warranty to solve the problem.

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5.0

good camera

By sebastien

from NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

        well the nikon d90 never failed no one and its still rocks.

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        5.0

        Because is a Nikon D90 !

        By Daly / FloridaWild

        from Orlando

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

          I bought this camera in 2010, It's great camera and work very well with landscape, portraits, specially wildlife. Im very happy with my D90.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          You see it,...You want it

          By Tickets

          from New York, N.Y.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

            Very versataile, Outstanding features makes anyone look like a true professional. This unit has 12.3 megapixels, that make any photo look like it was purchased, or taken by a "PRO".
            Any other lenses you may have for a Nikon, as long as they are "F" Bayonet mount will fit the D90.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very happy

            By Mario

            from East Haven CT

            Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

            I love my camera and I have a very good experiences buying from B & H

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            5.0

            Great camera, all I will ever need.

            By Tanksta

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

              I do mostly nature and wildlife photography. I will occasionally do portraits. This camera is far better than buying the newer models made by other companies. Everyone thinks their new [*]world DSLR are the best...not close. The D90 is truly a great camera.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Whole lot of camera for the price

              By Randy

              from Dayton, Va

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                I am a restorer and take pics of befor tear down just in case I need reference points on the restore. Also landscape vacation pictures are remembered well. If Iam lazy I set the camera to auto and it does all the work for me. As for CONS, as of now I don't have any.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Camera

                By C&K Photography

                from Tyler, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                  This is a great camera to step up to. We are a small business and we are trying to

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Camera

                  By from GA

                  from Alpharetta GA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                  • Poor In Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                  The picture quality is great.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  High quality

                  By JodiBreeze

                  from Winston-Salem, NC

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                    I just switched from Canon to Nikon and I'm in love with this camera. It produces fabulous images. I love the video feature. I haven't found anything yet that I don't like about it. Great buy!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    So far so good

                    By JT

                    from IN

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                      Just got the camera for Christmas and so far so good. Takes great pictures and would recommend to anyone. I will probably upgrade to a lens that has more zoom function later in the year.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nearly Perfect

                      By Jim

                      from Ventura

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                        Had this camera for four years, over 20,000 photos. I just love this camera. Hard to imagine how they could improve on it, it has so many functions, all designed in a very user friendly manner. Other, more expensive models probably have some features this camera does not (I guess) but beware, some of these models are much heavier and after a while they can become uncomfortable around your neck. This camera is acceptably light and I have no problem keeping it around my neck with a strap for an entire evening.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        I love this camera!

                        By PJ

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                          Alot of buttons at your finger tips, nice not to have to go to the menue so much, video is amazing!

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 7
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Everything I Expected

                          By NoNickname

                          from Cincinnati, OH

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                            This was an upgrade purchase to my extremely out of date DSLR. I borrowed a D90 from a friend to second shoot a wedding. I knew that I wanted one after that day. I am extremely happy so far.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A dream come true!!

                            By KPen

                            from Johnstown, Pa

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                              A camera I have wanted for some time. There are so many useful features such as VR, auto focus or manual; the options are endless.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 9
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great price great quality!

                              By J-rock

                              from Sweden

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                                Easy to handle and easy to use. Of course it takes a couple of hours to learn the functions, but after that you can experiment and develop your photoskills almost endless.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 10
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great camera

                                By Niro

                                from Israel

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Fast Shutter Speed
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                • Menus react a bit slow

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                                Great camera, many features. B&H amazing service..

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Awesome camera!

                                By snowdog20

                                from Valdez, Alaska

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                                  I got this actually for my wife who a few weeks ago was having a baby...It's taking amazing pics! We couldn't be happier! Thanks

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 5
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  This is a fantastic camera

                                  By birdman

                                  from Furlong, PA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • High ISO Performance
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                                    This is a fantastic camera. After shooting film for 50 years, I have switched to digital. Even for an old so-and-so like me, this camera was fairly easy to learn how to use and yielded some excellent images on the first photo shoot.
                                    The zoom lens was a lot of fun to use and allowed me to be creative with some of my shots with out having to change lenses like I used to have to do with my film camera. I am almost 70 years old and I am not looking back. I am going forward with the D90. Can't wait for my next photo shoot.

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 7
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    I'd buy another one!

                                    By erick

                                    from Buenos aires, Argentina

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Large Clear LCD

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                                      Easy to use, very complete

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 9
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      the much desired D90 SLR

                                      By steve out west

                                      from sausalito ca

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Almost intuitive
                                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good Image Stabilization
                                      • High ISO Performance
                                      • Large Clear LCD

                                      Cons

                                      • None so afr

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about D90 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens:

                                      The number of features and their settings is pheonominal - probably more than I need today but I expect to grow into them

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 7
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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