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

(based on 814 reviews)

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    (687)

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    (121)

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    (4)

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    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (633)
  • Large clear LCD (626)
  • Image stabilization (537)
  • Good image quality (506)
  • Fast shutter speed (504)

Cons

  • Heavy (32)
  • Noisy at high ISO (28)
  • Poor in low light (28)
  • Slow focus (13)
  • Lag / shutter delay (11)

Best Uses

  • Travel (554)
  • Landscape/scenery (547)
  • Low light (300)
  • Wildlife (266)
  • Sports/action (260)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (433), Casual photographer (188), Semi-pro photographer (128), Pro photographer (32), Semi-professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (220), Yes (47)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My New Sports Car... uh.. Nikon D90

I love my new camera! In my heart of hearts, I shoot with a Hasselblad, live all over the world, and am a 25 year old 5'9" leggy brunette.....Read complete review

I love my new camera! In my heart of hearts, I shoot with a Hasselblad, live all over the world, and am a 25 year old 5'9" leggy brunette.. (Not!) I'm totally happy with this choice. It will probably be my last camera, as I am not young, and most likely will never again have the money to afford anything like this, let alone something of a higher grade. It fits my chunky little hands beautifully, is not so terribly heavy with the 18-105mm lens (alas, a plastic lens?) and the controls are beautifully intuitive. If you set the control to anything other than Auto, you are allowed to include a variety of extra effects in your shots, things like filters, fisheyes, and other interesting gizmos to have fun with. It is really well balanced when you hold it and feels solid enough. My cat was quite tolerant of the flash and allowed herself to be photographed several times before sauntering off towards her food bowl. After seeing this less than attractive feline looking like the Raquel Welch of cats (Betty is old) I tried adjusting the pictures in the camera. Got a sharp B&W, a lovely adjustable toned Sepia, and several other color schemes. She was silly in fisheye format, and in the natural mode came out with all her colors blazing. She does not look this stunning in daily life, but was totally photogenic with this new camera. I only have read the small Quick Start booklet so far, and already feel comfortable. I'll be using this camera during a month long trip to Argentina, and anywhere else I travel. It seems perfect for portraits, has nice adjustments to assist in odd or low light situations. It will be most enjoyable just taking it out with me everyday to shoot whatever piques my interest on a daily basis. The size and pixel amount is more than adequate for any blow up print I wish to have made. Before I was shooting with a 6 megapixel DSLR and got lovely sharp 8x10s but on occasion didn't have enough leeway to blow up a smaller cropped image. My life is busy, and I don't have a lot of free time to engage myself in more esoteric pursuits in photography, so this D90 with all it does and the range of the basic lens will enable me to be as creative as I am able to be, without making me crazy trying to understand every subtle setting on the camera, but after I retire, maybe then I'll have the time to explore it more leisurely. Mainly I process my pictures after they leave the camera, but If you don't have patience for Photoshop, or for the other programs out there, you can take terrific looking pictures, adjust them in the camera, and print them just the way they leave the camera... and unless you are an ultra-perfectionist, you should be plenty happy with the results. The 70-300 telephoto is fine, this is the moderately expensive entry level lens that beginners usually start with. This one is too heavy for me to use without a tripod or a solid surface on which to rest it, and it also only opens so far... slow shutter. But with the wide range of ISO settings you can compensate for this quite a bit. However, in the highest of ISO settings, the noise is pretty noticeable. The other choice is to save up a couple of thousand dollars, and buy a really flexible telephoto. Not an option for me these days. I don't really care that photographing a cheetah up close in Kenya will not be in my future. With a tripod, and some creative settings, I'll be able to get plenty of great shots with my entry level telephoto lens. This is a delightful upgrade in photography for me, and I've got no buyer's remorse from this purchase. The Nikon D90 is a perfect choice for me. B&H [...] overall had an excellent price, I checked a few other places, big box stores, photo stores, and on line retailers, and for exactly what I wanted at B&H without all the "extras" that I already have, and without all the Hoopla that came with the kit from some of the other places. Good price [...] will keep me coming back for my photography needs. Thanks, B&H!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I may have gotten a "dud" one, because I have only used it for less than a month and it is in the shop. Nikon is a week behind in getting...Read complete review

I may have gotten a "dud" one, because I have only used it for less than a month and it is in the shop. Nikon is a week behind in getting to repairs and now that it is in repair, the part is on backorder at Nikon USA waiting on a part from Japan. Not sure about the quality of the camera at this point. It was slow to focus and seemed to have some fuzzy pixels at edges. It is a lot of money to spend for the time it worked. The problem was the lens contact communicating with camera body.It would not show anything in display, and after reading Nikon D90 blogs, found out is a common problem and that if I extended lens (18-105)back and forth a couple of times it would reset..which worked, but even after a while that quit working.

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5.0

***** y si la recomiendo

By Roberfasa

from Argentina

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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
    • Travel

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

    Es una maquina muy sólida. De gran calidad. Tiene todos recursos para ser usada

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Awesome Camera

    By Shary

    from Massachusetts

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

    I've been having the d90 since 2008 and I still get amazed by the quality of it. I haven't had to upgrade YET. I have used it for portraits and even wedding.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great camera & lens.

    By Birdman

    from Rome, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

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

      A quality product at a great price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My 2nd D90!

      By Pam the Photographer

      from Harford County, MD

      About Me 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
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

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

        Hello-
        This is the 2nd D90 that I have purchased because I LOVE it! I use it for my Family Event & Portrait business. I have had my 1st one for quite a few years now & I needed something new. When I shopped around, I found the latest & greatest models were very expensive & more technology than I will ever need. So, I decided that since I love my D90 so much, why not just get another one! So, my original D90 is my backup & my new D90 is my regular use system. I have no complaints!
        :)
        Pam

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        • No

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        5.0

        Everything I hoped for

        By Ames

        from Pennsylvania

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

        I bought this camera a few weeks ago. I. Am. Loving. It!!! It's very user friendly and takes amazing pictures. I highly recommend this product!

        And the free next day shipping!! I will definitely purchase from b&h again for my next purchase.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        No Complaints

        By Jeff Bee

        from Vancouver, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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

        I bought this camera several years go and have no regrets. Even though others may have more pixels, unless you are doing poster-size prints the 12.3 megapixels is plenty for I would guess 8x10. The quality is excellent.

        I use the camera for eery type of photo subject. I like closeups of animals, expecially birds, and even bought a remote so I could set the camera outside next to a feeder and then goi inside and wait for my subject to apper. A B&H rep was very helpful with the selection of the remote. I've take pictures through my microscope, telescope, close-ups with an additional macro lens, and just about everything else.

        I am still discovering the many features of this camera and get excited every time I learn to use a new one.

        If you don't have a tripod, get one.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        very good camera

        By Bill

        from Kingsport tn

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

        • Noisy At High ISO
        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

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

        wild life sports family

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good camera

        By sebastien

        from NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        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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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

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              • 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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                (2 of 2 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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                      (2 of 2 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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