Sunday, February 13, 2011


Well guys, I have decided on the Nikon d90. It seems the better choice of cameras and for the price its unbeatable (in its class). I am currently scouring Ebay for some decent second hand ones, however most of them are actually dealers - charging outrageous prices!

I sold off my old d40x to a friend of mine for a few hundred dollars and as i (like to) think I've outgrown it. It was a great camera and took excellent shots, however fairly basic and entry level in comparison to other cameras.

Hopefully i can score a bargain on a not to abused camera and i can start posting up some photos!

Ill upload some photos later from the d40x ive taken over the years too.

Quick run down of the d90: (Picture courtesy of Wikipedia :) )
  • Nikon's 12.3 megapixel Nikon DX format CMOS sensor.
  • Nikon's EXPEED image processor.
  • D-Movie mode (720p, with mono 22kHz sound).
  • Active D-Lighting (4 levels and Auto).
  • Automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration for JPEGs. Correction-data is additionally stored in RAW-files and used by Nikon Capture, View NX and some other RAW tools.
  • Lens distortion correction as well as image rotation ("Straighten") via playback ("Retouch") menu
  • 3-inch TFT LCD with 920,000-dot resolution (640x480 VGA) and 170-degree ultra-wide viewing angle.
  • Live View shooting mode (activated with a dedicated button).
  • Continuous Drive up to 4.5 frames per second.
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System.
  • 3D Tracking Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with 11 AF points.
  • Face detection autofocus in live view mode.
  • ISO sensitivity 200 to 3200 (100–6400 with boost).
  • Nikon F-mount lenses
  • i-TTL flash exposure system with built-in wireless control (Commander-mode). Compatibility: SB-400, SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, R1C1 and third party manufacturers[20][21]
  • Built-in Sensor cleaning system (vibrating low-pass filter).
  • HDMI HD video output
  • Support for GPS unit direct connect.
  • File formats: JPEG, NEF (Nikon's RAW, 12-bit compressed), AVI (Motion JPEG).
  • EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Life (shots per charge) approx. : 850 shots (CIPA).
  • Weight: Approx. 620 g (1.4 lb) without battery, 703 g (1.55 lb) with battery


  1. Got to say that is a seriously nice looking camera! Pity about the price! (as always!)

  2. Great camera. I was thinking about getting into photography. I bet this would take some amazing photographs!

  3. Im in the market for a new camera, will take a look at this closer.

  4. Thats a lot of info on a camera. Nice post. Keep it up!

  5. Always nice to upgrade, and because you had an inferior camera before, you can appreciate the new one. Enjoy it and post your pictures!

  6. thats a very nice camera... im still stuck with my 350d ;)

  7. I'm also in the market for a new camera. Thanks for such detailed info, might consider purchasing it.

  8. Good luck with bidding :)
    Also dont check only ebay , there is a lot of alternative bidding sites .

    The camera that I have is analog and I got it 7 years ago . It is still great .

    Oldies goldies .

  9. I know someone very close to me who uses this camera and she has won a a few contests using it, it's an amazing camera I'd recommend to anyone!

  10. AHhh, i wish I could get into photography. need to move somewhere warmer where i like to go outside more.

  11. Nice, I'm sure my girlfriend would love a camera like this.