Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
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Nikon D90 professional camera for no professionals
Member Name: otbcnmtd1
Advantages: live view, hd video, active d-lighting
Disadvantages: hd video focusing
The Nikon D90 is the best camera currentlynon the market for non professional photographers.
The quality of raw files and jpegs is outstanding, although there are some issues with uing raw files on older nikon softare such as picture project.
The iso performance is the best avaialble on cameras in this price range, very little noise is visible and the excellent noise reduction system on the camera handles most situations well.
Sizewise the d90 is similar to the d80, although for anyone upgrading from a d40 or d60 it is considerably larger and heavier.
As for new features, there are two new ones that really catch the eye.The first is Live view with HD video recording. Live view is useful although the focus mechanism is different to using the eye piece.
The HD video function is a bold new area for dslr cameras. The only problem is that it doesnt refocus during the recording. It is best used for static recording were a tripod is available.
Another new function is active d lighting which in use has really brightened up some highlichts in very dark areas of my photos.
would i recommend the d90, yes to anybody who owns a d40, d60 or similiar camera and wants the next step up without spending big on a more professional camera.
Summary: excellent camera for non professionals looking to dabble
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