Excellent camera, stunning quality!
by Anuj Rathi on 2011-10-10
Nikon D90 is a great prosumer DSLR in this price range. As someone else pointed out - anything lower than a D90 is not worth being called a DSLR.
Customizability: You can shoot in multiple resolutions, multiple sizes and in JPEG/NEF formats. It has the standard nikon variety of white balances and picture tones, but setting anything is extremely simple once you get a hold of your camera.
Ergonomics: It fits your hand nicely, unlike the D5100 and D3100. Really rock solid, and you immediately get the feel that you're ready for the shoot. The two dials (one for aperture and another for shutter) is much MUCH better than having just one dial as D5100, or any Canon in this range.
Low light performance: Pretty decent. I usually go up to ISO 1600 when I'm in low light, and the pics that come out are usually good enough, with very less graininess.
Battery: Extremely reliable and long lasting. Doesn't take a long time to recharge, and takes about 1000 shots (if you don't use flash).
Autofocus: YES! Which is another big differentiator in the low end cameras like D5100 and D90. The camera itself has an autofocus motor, and it's compatible with all lenses. On a D90. you don't need to buy expensive lenses with AF motor, just because your camera body sucks.
Included Software: Horrible :) Just use Adobe lightroom or Aperture, and you'll be good.
Included Kit lens: 18-105 is a very versatile lens and extremely reliable too. It covers most of the range that you're likely to encounter. Also, the autofocus on this is very silent.
Video: Pretty basic. No autofocus makes it useless for me, really. Even the most basic camcorder is better than a D90 when it comes to video.
Overall - 4/5, mostly because of useless video functionality and due to the fact that D7000 tops D90 in all departments.
Nikon D90 a Master Piece
by Sanath Sreerambhatla on 2011-11-01
Nikon D90 a great camera, with all the features that needed for excellent photography.
If we can understand the manual and try all the modes... you become an expert of photography...
real good camera...
I'd say this is the best when compared with D5100 and D7000 with in the budget
Worth it... Don't go anything cheaper...
by Priyabrata Halder on 2013-02-19
I watched many people using entry level DSLRs, but the fact is, the photo
quality of those DSLRs are never the same, which is the main criteria for
buying a DSLR. Pictures look blotchy and not sharp, specially at night
photography on those cameras.
I bought D90 even though some newer models were available at that point of
time. The reason behind that was its great handling. If you want to take
photography seriously and upgrade your camera later on, D90 provides you
the same features that other pro cameras offer, including buttons and
others features which are essentially same. 12 megapixels are good enough
for me, and in daylight the camera is a marvel (I compared my prints with
my friends who owns a 5DMII and daylight pics are at par). But the camera
pic suffers at night, due to low ISO tolerance. Obviously adding a big
aperture lens improves the quality drastically (I use one f-1.4 50 mm
prime for night), and adding an external flash can really help you out.
Focus speed is not the fastest, but does not matter as long as you do not
shoot sports. Weight and ergonomics of the camera is just awesome (an
essential for a DSLR, as users know it, a bad ergonomically designed
camera weighing more than 1 kg can really hurt your hands for sure). ISO
range till 1000 is ok, after that noise is very obvious. Camera features
some basic post-processing features, but nobody uses it. 12 bit compressed
RAW is a impressive feature and every serious photographers should learn
how to use RAW photographs. In built flash is just not good, you need to
buy an external flash. VR lenses work fine with this camera (some camera
in Nikon lineup has this problem). Best photos can be taken (according to
me) in landscape photography and in abstract photography.
D90 should be your 1st DSLR...nothing below that is worth it !!
by Arnab Chatterjee on 2011-10-08
The reason is simple.....it has a more professional body....and gives a feel of actual higher end pro bodies.....lots of switches on the body for tweaking all imp settings u need to change to get that perfect shot....once accustomed.....u hardly have to delve into menus.....just like riding a bike....controlling everything without looking at your gear.....
Whereas in lower end (till d5100) models....u would actually delve into that "nice" menu to change aperture, iso, WB etc......instead of capturing those split second moments u bought your dslr for !!
by tirthankar bachhar on 2014-03-06
Not saying anything about D90. People of this domain knows, what D90 means for.
About packing, its awesome. Flicpkart is too good at packing and delivering the product on time.
An amazing camera to start of with photography!
by Siddhartha Sanathu on 2013-09-13
Honestly i believe the Nikon D90 is the best DSLR available in the market on which you can actually learn photography. it is a truly amazing camera to start off and honestly i still love using this camera. everything about this camera is great. if you are planning of going professional then this would be the best choice as your first camera. once you truly master the skill of taking pictures in this camera shifting to a high end pro DSLR will just make you know your settings much easier and the high ISO will seem to come in easy use. one advice while using this initially its okay to use the kit lens but the rest of your kit try saving up and target the good fast lenses (24-70 f/2.8, 50 f/1.4 etc). if you are planning of getting a DSLR get the D90. you will not regret your decision.
One thing i should mention is that this camera has two main functions that i find to be really useful. this camera has a bigger body compared to the D3200 and the D5200 so if you have huge hands like me then its much more easier to hold and if it still isnt comfortable enough you can buy a battery grip. its really useful and the camera just feels really solid. second, this camera supports autofocus on the body. this allows you to use old lenses which do not have an built in autofocus motor. third. the camera has two separate dials that allow you to use one for aperture and the other one for shutter speed. i found this to be much more useful and comfortable than having to press a button and then scrolling to change the settings as found on the other cameras. few points you want to keep in mind before purchasing one
Excellent Option for a DSLR
by Sreejith P on 2013-12-17
Ofcourse Nikon D90 marked a turnigg point in the DSLR series. Although 5 years old still D90 holds a dignified position in DSLR market.
As usual got the product in express delivery time. (Bangalore)
Product was in excellent condition, neatly and thoroughly packed.
About the product, this is an excellent option to go for if you are starting with DSLR. Although for a begineer if budget is less dont go for this. you can always start with a lower one like 3100 5200 etc. All exposure controls are through body knobs making it faster to use. Two controller knobs are there in front and back, one for aperture and one for shutter speed. An ISO button in the front, a high resolution screen. White balance control Auto/manual button. Altogether excellent product for the price
Perfect camera in all respects
by Nishant Sharma on 2012-09-20
D90 was launched somewhere in 2008 but still its ruling the minds of camera lovers. Excellent camera, full of features which you can expect from a high end SLR but almost half the price. I found 18-105mm lens to be bit softer but still its a great lens. I use it for mostly outdoor shootings and this camera is very reliable in all respects. A good buy for many years to come I guess.
world's first' DSLR movie mode
by Yashin on 2011-10-25
design refresh with slightly sharper lines, the D90 is externally very similar to its predecessor (dimensions are identical, though it is heavier). Looking at the differences it's obviously a solid incremental upgrade rather than a total reinvention of the popular D80, with several key improvements (most importantly the sensor and screen) and a welcome smattering of must-have 2008 features (live view, dust removal). Oh yes, and of course there's that one little new feature sitting at the back of the classroom with its hand waving in the air, shouting 'Sir! Sir!'; the 'world's first' DSLR movie mode.
Brilliant camera for its price
by Gaurav Nawani on 2015-10-16
It's been more than 3 years i still holds great, and the price hasn't dwindled as much either.
Nikon is till kick ass in dimlights.
by Flipkart Customer on 2011-05-26
what can I say about this camera.. only one word.."speechless" This is one of the best camera of Nikon.
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by Abhay on 2016-06-09
Best cam for wild photography ..
Best camera for professional photographers
by Aditya shrivastava on 2015-11-30
It's the best camera for professional photographers and also for beginners if they use it in auto mode
Best for professionals but not suggested for beginners to learn photography
by Amazon Customer on 2016-10-14
Product is excellent and have taken great pics from D90....great experience
by Preja on 2016-05-06
D90 is one of the best DSLR no comprising worth for money best in resell
by Amazon Customer on 2016-05-09
Sooperb Camera in all time
very super camera. i used four years later i shift ...
by SURESH on 2016-05-12
very super camera.i used four years later i shift to canon..but crop sensor again i buyed d90 camera very very good camera
by Amazon Customer on 2015-12-18
Its a good product for beginers!!
this is 8 year model stop buying Nikon d90
by sripal on 2016-05-04
D90 launched in 2008 so why people are buying this . stop buying this especially students
by Navaratna Rajaram on 2015-02-25
D90is overpriced for what it offers, and poor video capability. For almost the same price you can get a Canon 70D, which has more features and far better video capability.
With Nikon, D3300 is much better value. All of tem can take good pictures of static subjects. In sports and wildlife where subjects are moving, Canon shines.
by Amazon Customer on 2016-02-08
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