Nikon D90 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished)

Nikon D90 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished)

Nikon D90 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished)

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Product Highlights

  • 12.3 Megapixel
  • DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • 3" VGA LCD Display
  • Live View
  • Self-Cleaning Sensor
  • D-Movie Mode
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • 4.5 fps Burst
  • In-Camera Image Editing
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Nikon D90 Overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D90 DSLR Camera, with its 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS, 3" High resolution LCD display, Scene Recognition System, Picture Control, Active D-Lighting, and one-button Live View, provides photo enthusiasts with the image quality and performance they need to pursue their own vision while still being intuitive enough for use as an everyday camera. It features Nikon's EXPEED image processing engine to deliver outstanding images featuring fine details, smooth tones, rich colors and low noise across a wide ISO sensitivity range, and significantly accelerate camera performance on all levels. With a start up time of just 0.15 seconds and a shutter release lag time of approx. 65 milliseconds, the D90 delivers instant response, and provides continuous shooting at a rapid 4.5 frames per second. In addition, the D90 introduces the D-Movie mode, allowing for the first time, an interchangeable lens SLR camera that is capable of recording 720p HD movie clips.

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.

12.3-megapixel Resolution
Nikon's 12.3 megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor coupled with Nikon's industry-leading 12-bit advanced EXPEED image processing technologies provides color-independent pre-conditioning prior to A/D conversion and works in harmony with high-precision digital image processing algorithms to produce natural-looking images that benefit from faithful color and tone reproduction along with a wide dynamic range.
Self-Cleaning Sensor
The D90 incorporates a self-cleaning sensor unit, which vibrates at high frequencies using four different resonance frequencies to remove any loose dust on the surface of the sensor's optical low pass filter
Instant Start Up and Fast Performance
With a near instant power-up time of 0.15 seconds and a mere 65-millisecond shutter lag, the Nikon D90 promotes fast handling and enables photographers respond to any photographic opportunities as they arise. Additionally, swift continuous shooting performance at 4.5 frames per second enables performance shooting for sports and other high speed subjects, and shutter speeds ranging from 1/4000 to 30 seconds or bulb setting provide full creative control.
Exclusive D-Movie Mode
Record cinematic-quality movie clips at up to 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels), or lower quality at 320 x 216 pixels & 640 x 424 pixels in Motion JPEG format with the professional smoothness of 24 frames per second. The camera's sensor, which is much larger than the sensor of a typical camcorder, ensures higher image quality and exceptional low-noise, with high ISO sensitivity performance, even during movie shooting. Capturing creative movie clips or the drama of life's moving moments is further enhanced by the wide selection of incredibly sharp NIKKOR interchangeable lenses that are available, from fisheye to wide-angle to super-telephoto. And Micro NIKKOR lenses bring the magic of extreme close-up imagery to movie making.
High Sensitivity with Noise Reduction
The Nikon D90 provides sensitivity between ISO 200 -3200 to maximize available light and achieve optimal exposure. Sensitivity can also be expanded to a low ISO of 100 with the Lo-1 mode or up to ISO 6400 using the Hi-1 Mode. In addition, three levels of High ISO Noise Reduction are available when shooting at high ISO settings. Long Exposure Noise Reduction is also available when shooting at shutter speeds of 8 seconds or slower.
11-area AF System
Nikon's Multi-CAM 1000 AF System provides maximum flexibility and optimum performance under varied shooting situations. The 11-area autofocus system features a cross-type sensor in the center, broad frame coverage, as well as class-leading low light detection and convenient AF-assist illuminator to aid in low-light conditions. In addition, the D90 features versatile AF-area modes including Single-point AF for stationary subjects, dynamic-area AF for moving subjects, auto-area AF for spontaneous shooting and 3D-tracking (11 points) AF for when you want to change the composition after focusing on your subject.
Auto Active D-Lighting Mode
The Active D-Lighting mode can be used on an image-by-image basis or set to function automatically, and provides remarkable real-time highlight and shadow correction with optimized image contrast, producing broader tone reproduction in both shadows and highlights while applying localized tone control technology to achieve a more pleasing level of contrast across the entire image. And because Active D-Lighting is applied as images are captured, image editing time can be reduced. There are four levels Active D-Lighting available, and it is also possible to bracket your pictures, allowing the capture of one image with Active D-Lighting and one without.
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
Substantially more sophisticated than traditional multi-pattern metering systems, Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering II instantly and accurately evaluates brightness, color, contrast, selected focus area and subject-to-camera distance information, referencing the results against an onboard database of 30,000 scenes from actual photography. Vary the size of the center-weighted area reading and spot metering readings correspond to 11 focusing points.
Bright Pentaprism Viewfinder
The D90 has a precise eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 96% (centered) frame coverage and an easy-to-view 19.5 mm eyepoint (at -1.0 m-1). The viewfinder also has a built-in 16-frame superimposed grid display can be activated to assist in the creation of better-balanced compositions.
3-inch Super-density Color LCD Display
The camera's 3" high-resolution LCD monitor has a resolution of 920,000 pixels for sharp and clear rendering of images and text, and the wide viewing angle allows users to view the display at odd angles and still be able to clearly see all of the display information, a tremendous advantage when using the Live View mode or when reviewing your images during playback.
Live View Feature
The D90 includes the Live View system, which presents photographers with a live image on the LCD screen, with two modes suited to either hand held or tripod shooting. The Live View system is particularly useful when shooting in a studio, Utilizing remote shooting or when shooting from challenging angles. In addition, the Live View also provides access to 3 contrast detection focus modes including Face Priority AF
Advanced Scene Modes
The D90 features Advanced Scene Modes including Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Portrait. These modes not only adjust exposure and image processing, but also judge the optimum Active D-Lighting and Picture Control settings to obtain the best results. The D90 also recognizes if VR (Vibration Reduction) is on or off and minimizes noise even in dimly lit scenes.
Scene Recognition System Integrated with Face Detection System
The D90 precisely reads the color and brightness information of each scene from the 420-pixel RGB sensor, and applies this to auto focus, auto exposure and auto white balance. The D90 also recognizes human faces using the Face Detection System, data which is incorporated during calculation, resulting in faces with newfound definition and accuracy as well as enabling face priority AF in Live View mode and immediate zoom into people's faces in playback zoom.
In-camera Image Editing and Effects
Creative in-camera effects and editing functions are available under the Retouch menu, and provide greater creative freedom without the need of a computer. Nikon D-lighting automatically brings out detail to enhance results and add creative flair, all the while optimizing overall exposure balance. Red-eye Correction automatically detects and compensates for the annoying red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash. Image trimming can be used to produce smaller files for easy sharing or greater efficiency for specific end purposes. Image Overlay merges a pair of selected RAW (NEF) files taken with the D90 to create a composite image that can be saved in RAW or JPEG format. Monochrome Black and White, Sepia and Cyanotype along with Skylight, Warm Tone and Custom Color filter effects. Multiple Exposure creates a single image within the camera from up to 3 consecutive exposures to produce imaginative and even surreal results.
GPS Geo-Tagging (with optional accessory)
The optional GP-1 GPS unit provides automatic real-time geo-tagging, thereby providing another option for organizing your images. Users can group pictures by location or view a diversity of locations for a specific subject. The applications for location scouting or surveillance are endless.
Built-in Slideshow Function with Pictmotion
Select a range of images, pick a style and add music for beautiful picture presentations - advanced Pictmotion transitions include slide-in, slide-out, fade-in, and fade-out. Users can view the images and slide shows on a standard television via the supplied AV cable or simply view on the camera's 3.0 inches LCD. The camera also has a HDMI Interface so users can view images and slide shows on an HDMI-equipped HDTV display.
Ergonomic and Durable Design
The Nikon D90 is housed in a slim, compact body with the size, layout and operation of all buttons and controls designed for intuitive operation. The camera components are also very durable with a shutter mechanism that was specifically engineered for long, accurate service. To ensure this, D90 shutter has undergone exhaustive testing and is assured to last for over 100,000 shutter-release cycles.
Excellent Battery Life
The High-Efficiency power system provides superb battery life. As a result, the Nikon EN-EL3e Lithium Ion rechargeable battery delivers enough power to support the shooting of up to 850 images on a single charge (CIPA Standards), and it can be recharged at any time without exhibiting battery memory problems
Seamless Integration with Nikon's Total Imaging System
The Nikon D90 provides unprecedented compatibility with Nikon's lineup of AF Nikkor lenses and digital-exclusive DX Nikkor lenses. The optional MB-D80 battery pack adds extended shooting capability in an ergonomic design that adds shooting stability. Able to run on either one or two EN-EL3e batteries or six AA-size batteries, the pack also features an additional command dial and alternative buttons for shutter release and AE-Lock/AF-Lock that make vertical shooting more comfortable. The Wireless ML-L3 (IR) Remote Control and MC-DC2 Remote Cord options provide necessary camera stability when using long exposures for landscape and macro photography.
Superb Software
PictureProject software is included with the Nikon D90 and features an intuitive user interface that provides fast and easy access to powerful tools for organizing, editing and sharing images. Auto Enhance and other creative functions are readily available via handy buttons, as are Mail, Slideshow and CD/DVD burning functions. Pictures can be organized using simple drag 'n' drop operation, and can be quickly located by name, keyword, or date. Even design templates that make it easy to produce prints, tailor images to e-mail, or layout several images on a page to produce creative album layouts. The camera also includes Nikon ViewNX image browsing and editing software that lets you organize, label and select images as well as perform RAW (NEF) image editing adjustments and conversions. The optional Capture NX2 software is Nikon's highly versatile and elegantly simple photo editing solution designed to help photographers tap the full potential of NEF (RAW) images. Featuring an innovative user interface that provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools, Capture NX's powerful photo image processing and editing tools can also be applied to JPEG and TIFF files to satisfy a broader range of photofinishing needs and applications.
UPC: 018208104017
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Nikon D90 Specs

Camera Type Interchangeable Lens Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.8mm) 12.9 megapixel CMOS sensor with Dust-reduction System
Effective Resolution 12.3 million pixels
Color Depth 12-Bit
Color Modes Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome
Image File Formats NEF (12-bit) Raw

JPEG (baseline-compliant)
Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF and Exif 2.21
Recorded Resolution L (4288 x 2848)
M (3216 x 2136)
S (2144 x 1424)
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG Movie with sound
HD (1280 x 720 @ 24fps)
VGA 640 x 424 @ 24fps)
QVGA 320 x 216 @ 24fps)
Clip length limited to 5 minutes
Audio Recording No
Optics
Lens Mount Nikon F Mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
Compatible with DX AF, D-/G-type AF (excluding IX), AF (other than D-/G-type excluding lenses for F3AF), AI-P, and Non-CPU AI NIKKOR Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Optical Image Stabilization Compatible with Nikon VR Lenses
Focus Control
Focus Type Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including 1 cross-type sensor) and AF-assist illuminator (effective to 3m)
Autofocus Sensitivity of -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder, Focus Lock
AF Area Mode (Single point AF, Dynamic Area AF, Automatic-area AF)
Exposure Control
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 3200 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps with Lo-1 (0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) under ISO 200), and Hi-1 (0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200)
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 second (1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Bulb
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Exposure Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
(3D Color Matrix Metering II with type G and D lenses [Color Matrix Metering II with other CPU lenses], Center-weighted, Spot [centered on active focus area with CPU Lens]
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program, Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture Priority Auto [A], Manual [M], Exposure Compensation (±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV increments), Exposure Lock, Exposure Bracketing (2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV)
White Balance Modes Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), seven manual modes with fine-tuning, color temperature setting, white balance bracketing possible (2 to 9 frames)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes (Front-curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync)
Effective Flash Range 17m @ ISO 200
External Flash Connection Accessory Shoe (ISO 518 Standard hot-shoe)
External Flash Control TTL flash control by 1005-pixel RGB sensor
AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash
Non-TTL Auto
Range-priority manual flash

Nikon Creative Lighting System
Built-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A/B 4 Channels: 1-4 TTL, Non-TTL Auto and Manual mode

Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed 1/200 second
Up to 1/4000 second in FP High Speed Sync
Performance
Start-Up Time 0.15 seconds
Shutter Lag 0.065 seconds
Time Between Shots Less than 1 second
Burst Capability Continuous low speed [CL]: up to 4 fps
Continuous high-speed [CH]: up to 4.5 fps
Self Timer 2, 5, 10 or 20 second duration
Interval Recording Possible when tethered to PC
Date & Time Stamp No (info recorded onto image metadata)
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory No
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD & SDHC) Card
File Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter EH-5a AC Adapter (optional)
Input/Output
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control ML-L3 wireless remote (optional)
Video Output NTSC or PAL
HDMI (Type C connector is provided as HDMI output terminal)
System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista
Macintosh OS X (10.1.5 or later)
Display
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism with built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1), Eyepoint of 19.5mm (-1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Info Focus indications, Metering system, AE/FV lock indicator, Flash sync indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, ISO sensitivity, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures
Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
LCD Display 3.0" Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (920,000 pixels) with 170-degree wide viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment and Liveview mode
Information Display Top panel monochrome LCD (Shutter-speed, Exposure compensation value, Flash compensation value, ISO sensitivity, White balance fine-tuning, White balance preset number, Number of shots in bracketing sequence, Number of intervals, Focal length (non-CPU lens), Aperture (f-number), Aperture (number of stops), Bracketing increment, Number of shots per interval, Maximum aperture (non-CPU lens), PC connection indicator, Number of frames remaining, Number of shots remaining before buffer fills, PC mode indicator, Preset white balance recording indicator, Electronic analog exposure display, Exposure compensation, Bracketing progress indicator, PC mode indicator)
Language Options Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Playback Options Full frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments), Zoom, Slideshow, RGB histogram indication, Shooting data, Highlight point display, Auto image rotation, In-camera Image Editing (Trim, D-Lighting, Color Balance, Image Overlay, Filter Effects, Monochrome, Color Balance, NEF (RAW) processing, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion Control), Delete Function (Card format, All photographs delete, Selected photographs delete), Text Input (Up to 36 characters - stored in Exif header)
Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.1 x 5.2 x 3.0" (103 x 132 x 77mm) body only
Weight 22.0 oz (620g) body only
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 8.35 x 6.8"

Nikon D90 Reviews

D90 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love. I use this for nature photography (with the hopes of eventual publishing) and family photography. I upgraded from a D70. The D90 has a similar look and feel to the D70 that I was used to with a lot of nice upgrades. The most noticable to me was the large sharp screen on the back that can actually be used to check for sharpness and depth of field, unlike the smaller screen on the D70. Part of what helps this occur is the great zoom in/ zoom out function on the LCD, which has many many levels, unlike the D70 that only had one zoom in level.
Date published: 2010-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST DEAL IN MY OPINION!!!!! At first I was skeptical about buying a refurbished nikon camera, but now that i have used it for about a week, I absolutely love it and I can not tell that it is refurbished looks and performs like new except for the Huge price difference. If you are doubting this camera, don't go ahead and save the money for a lens because you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2010-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than New I am an amateur photographer and I just upgraded from the D80 (which I have been shooting with for the last two years) to the refurb D90 and I love it! It is very similar to the D80, but with the extra MP, video, live view and the larger LCD screen. I feel that it was a good choice for me and would highly recommend it to anyone. As far as I am concerned, it may as well be new, because there is nothing to indicate that it was refurbished.
Date published: 2010-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dont Judge a Book by its cover Amateur Photographer-College News Paper Photographer I was a bit skeptical because the camera was refurbished...However I have been able to get awesome pictures and all my friends love my camera
Date published: 2010-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refurbished D90 Nikon camera body I cannot tell what/why this camera was refurbished -- but it works great now! The shortened warranty period is the only observable difference from a brand new D90.
Date published: 2010-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Refurbished Nikons are like refurbished Apple products--they're fixed up like new again. So I didn't have any problems with purchasing a refurbished D90. I've heard that the D90 borders between high-end amateur and low-end professional, so this camera is perfect for my recreational use. I purchased this camera in December 2010 and after using it for a while now, I'm really happy with this purchase. I haven't had any problems. When I received it, it was like a new product. I didn't notice that it was refurbished or fixed up in any way.
Date published: 2011-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality This is my first DSLR camera and love it. Refurbished quality was top notch and looked brand new! Highly recomend the product!
Date published: 2010-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new refurbished camera D90 I purchased a D70 from you. Upgrading now to D90. This camera is incredible. Thanks
Date published: 2010-09-21
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