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Nikon D90 Indoor Crops

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

The 12 megapixels Nikon D90 is compared to the 15 megapixels K20D. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Both cameras were set on aperture-priority mode with fixed ISO and tungsten white-balance. The remaining settings were left on automatic. The D90 had the Nikkor 18-105 F3.5-5.6 VR lens while the K20D had the Pentax DA* 50-135 F2.8.

Although both cameras meter identically, images from the Pentax are slightly darker which also looks more highly saturated. Actual colors are somewhere between the two, so neither camera got the tungsten lighting right on AWB. Noise levels start low on both with the Pentax being considerably sharper in exchange for more image noise. As in the outdoor crops, the D90 fights noise back using increasing softness as ISO is increased. The K20D simply gets more noisy. Still, the Nikon D90 can pull off prints better than the K20D which throws in the towel at its maximum ISO. Noise is only a real problem at ISO 3200 and up on the Nikon, demonstrating above average performance in terms of noise-control. Note that the crops are only one version of the story because both the Nikon D90 and the Pentax K20D have customizable noise-reduction settings. On the D90 the default is Low, while on the K20D the default is Off.

Nikon D90 Pentax K20D

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Nikon D90
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Nikon D90 Facts

SLR digital camera
12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-6400
Nikon F Mount
1.5X FLM

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-30s
96% Coverage
Large Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
4.5 FPS Drive, 100 ImagesSpot-Metering
1280x720 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 920K PixelsLithium-Ion
Secure Digital High Capacity
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