Used Nikon D90 – Bargain or Not? [2020]

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Used Nikon D90 Price: How Much Are They?

Here is the short answer…$99-$120 for “Good” condition, $115-$180 for “Very Good” and $180-$350 for “Like New”.

These are very low prices and real bargains for second hand Nikon D90 cameras. A new Nikon D90 sells for about $1299.00.

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So what’s the scoop on used Nikon D90 cameras?

Some people think used cameras are junk. And some used cameras are, like the cheaper ones. But a $1300 camera is not going to be abused by the owner. It’s just too expensive for that. Any photographer or person that buys a new Nikon D90 for $1300 is going to take very good care of it. They are not going to drop it or bump it or let their 5 year kid play with it. It’s just too much money at risk.

Most serious photo buffs take very good care of their cameras. They usually have it professionally cleaned and tested once a year by a Nikon repair shop. These cameras are spotless and 100% functionally perfect. I have seen a few used Nikons and I have to tell you they looked new. No scratches or dents anywhere. There were some minor wear marks on the body but otherwise Like New.

Used Nikon D90 Warranty – Is there one?

Yes, most used Nikon’s will have some sort of warranty. Most of them that I have seen had a 180 day warranty. It anything goes wrong before 180 days, it gets repaired free of charge. More other sellers will offer a 30 day warranty. You can return it for a refund within 30 days. So you have little or no risk.

Used Nikon D90 (Body Only) Examples

Used Nikon D90 Camera

This one is considered “Good Condition” and priced at $149.99. It comes with Battery Charger, Body Cap, 15000 battery, Strap and Screen Protector. Wear is 9/10 and functionality is 10/10. Very nice camera!

Here is another that is in Very Good Condition and priced at $179.99

Used Nikon D90 VG Condition

This is very nice and comes with everything a new D90 comes with but for much less money. This one does not come with a box and the warranty has expired but there is a 30 day money back guarantee.

Nikon D90 DSLR Specifications

  • DX-Format CMOS image sensor has an effective megapixel of 12.3.
  • Shutter Speeds of 30 to 1/4000 second
  • Shutter cycles/exposures tested to 100,000
  • Images Sizes 4288 x 2848, 3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
  • ISO Range of 200 – 3200 but can be set to ISO 6400 equivalent. The D90 has super low noise performance in these ranges.
  • EXPEED digital image processing concept
  • Movie function enables you to shoot D-Movie in 320 x 216, 640 x 424 and/or 1280 x 720 in AVI video format
  • Scene Recognition System uses a 420 pixel RGB sensor to enhance or improve auto-focus, auto-exposure and auto white balance plus integrates with Face Detection System
  • Live View uses the 3.0 inch LCD screen to enable face priority. The LCD screen is high density color with 170 degree ultra wide viewing.
  • Picture Control System has options for new Portrait and Landscape that offers more vibrant colors
  • Active D-Lighting for high contrast lighting situations
  • Multi Cam 1000 auto-focus sensor module has 11 auto-focus points to handle fast and accurate focus coverage within the frame.
  • Viewfinder with 96% frame coverage
  • Advanced Scene Modes adjust auto exposure, image processing, Active D-Lighting and picture control settings automatically so you can concentrate on the shot.
  • Retouch Menus include Distortion Control, Straighten and Fisheye
  • Continuous shooting mode of 4.5 frames per second.
  • 0.15 second start up and 65 millisecond shutter release lag time.
  • Built in Flash controlled by i-TTL
  • Energy Efficiency of 850 images on a single charge.
  • Pictmotion menu creates slideshows and can combine image effects and background sound.
  • HDMI compatible output
  • Dust removal system
  • Aluminum alloy and composite body construction
  • File Formats of NEF, JPEG (fine, normal and basic), NEF + JPEG, AVI M-JPEG
  • Standard SD and SDHC memory card support
  • D90 Weight: 1 lb 6 oz.
  • Retail Price New $1299.95 (Body Only $999.95)

Nikon D90 Improvements Over the D80

The Nikon D90 was released 2 years after the D80 [2008] and with some significant improvements. Let’s take a glance at them.

  • 21% larger CMOS sensor area
  • 35 grams lighter
  • 19% greater sensor resolution [10 MP vs 12.3 MP]
  • 100% greater ISO range
  • 1/2″ larger LCD screen
  • 300% greater LCD screen resolution
  • More accurate Viewfinder [95% vs 96%]
  • 1.5 fps faster continuous shooting
  • 4 mm longer flash range
  • Higher color depth
  • Higher dynamic range
  • Video recording
  • 100% longer shutter life

Nikon D90 Pricing

  • Nikon D90 Body Only New $999
  • Nikon D90 Body Used $120 – 150 [very good]
  • Nikon D90 Body Used $170 – 200 [like new]
  • Nikon D90 w/ Lens 18-105 mm New $1200
  • Nikon D90 w/ Lens 18-105 mm Used $300 – $500
  • Nikon D90 Refurbished $589

Nikon DX vs FX Format CMOS Sensor

DX and FX refers to the size of the CMOS image sensor. The DX-Format is a smaller sensor and measures 24 mm x 16 mm while the full frame FX-Format is 36 mm x 24 mm. The benefits of the FX or larger CMOS sensor is its ability to gather more light, increased sensitivity and lower noise. The FX-format is the same size as 35 mm film. The camera’s lens should match this format. Some Len’s are for DX and others FX. However, you can use a DX lens on a FX body and the camera will automatically compensate.

Notice the Nikon D90 has a DX-Format CMOS Image Sensor.

Best All Around Lens for the Nikon D90

The best “All Around” lens for the D90 or any Nikon is going to be a small zoom lens like a Nikkor 18 – 140 mm lens. I like a small [less than 300 mm] zoom lens because it is versatile without being overly bulky and heavy. You can shoot some wide angle shots and long distance zoom too. It’s 2 or 3 lens’ in one. A 300 – 400 mm lens is definitely bulky and pretty heavy not to mention more expensive.

If you want to save some money, look for used or refurbished Nikon lens’. You can save a couple hundred dollars.

Here are my top picks

  • Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6g [$250 refurbished]
  • Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3g [$350 new]
  • Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6g [$850 new]

What is the EXPEED Digital Processor?

Well, it’s like the i7 Intel CPU in most computers today. It processes instructions to make the camera function. It’s quite complex and can process many instructions simultaneously. This processor can process many tasks quickly.

EXPEED can be found in the D3 and D300 in 2007. Then in the D3X, D700 and D3s. A reduced processor core EXPEED is in the D90 and D5000. These models have the consumer line version of EXPEED.

Here are the functions that the EXPEED processor controls.

  • Bayer filtering
  • Demosaicing
  • Image sensor corrections/dark-frame subtraction
  • Image noise reduction
  • Image sharpening
  • Image scaling
  • Gamma correction
  • Image enhancement/Active D-Lighting
  • Colorspace conversion
  • Chroma subsampling
  • Framerate conversion
  • Lens distortion/chromatic aberration correction
  • Image compression/JPEG encoding
  • Video compression
  • Display/video interface driving
  • Digital image editing
  • Face detection
  • Audio processing/compression/encoding
  • Computer data storage/data transmission.

Nikon D90 Accessories

  • Nikon ML-L3 wireless remote control
  • Nikon GP-1 GPS unit
  • MB-D80 multi power battery grip
  • WLAN connectivity available from third parties
  • Nikon CF-D80 soft camera case
  • Nikon Speedlight flash unit
  • Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 tethered shooting accessory

Nikon D90 DSLR Conclusion

The Nikon D90 is a feature rich and very capable DSLR camera for beginners and enthusiasts alike. A newbie can indeed, jump right in and start shooting easily thanks to Nikon’s control design, logical menu system and fantastic ergonomics. It’s “no wonder” the D90 is one of the most clicked DSLR’s online. So if you are a beginner photographer, don’t be intimidated by all the features found on the D90. It’s very intuitive/user friendly.

Nikon engineers did a fantastic job with the D90’s plastic or is it composite, wrapped metal alloy body. It looks and feels like something found on the SpaceX Rocket. It’s no “ordinary” plastic. It feels solid and tight. Nice job Nikon!

The D90’s closest competitor is the Canon EOS 50D. What you’ll like about the Nikon is it’s smaller, lighter and feels better in your hands. The D90’s weight is  1 lb 6 oz while the EOS 50D comes in at 1 lb 13 oz.

The Nikon D90 is just a pleasure to own. It’s affordable, especially the used or second hand models and takes superb images and video too. It’s really hard to beat this gem of a camera. Nikon is well known for excellence and the D90 is certainly a fine example. You cannot go wrong with it and will never out grow it either.(Check Prices at Amazon.com)

Nikon D90 vs D7000

The Nikon D7000 was the replacement for the D90 and was released 2 years after the D90. The D7000 was released in 2010 while the D90 in 2008.

Let’s compare the specs now (D90 vs D7000).

Nikon D90 Nikon D7000 Difference
DX CMOS 12 MP DX CMOS 16 MP D7000 +
30 to 1/4000s shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000s shutter speeds D7000 +
EXPEED Image Processor EXPEED 2 Image Processor D7000 +
ISO 200 – 3200 ISO 100 – 6400 D7000 +
4.5 fps cont shooting 6 fps cont shooting D7000 +
3.0″ LCD Screen 3.0″ LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 96% Optical Viewfinder 100% Same
Battery Life 850 shots Battery Life 1050 shots D7000 +
HD Video 1280 x 720 Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 D7000 +
Weight 703 grams 780 grams D90 +
11 Auto Focus Points 39 Auto Focus Points D7000 +

 Reasons to Buy D7000 over the D90 (Check Prices on D7000)

  1. 33% more pixels in maximum sensor resolution
  2. 100% higher ISO
  3. 28 more focus points
  4. More accurate viewfinder (100% vs 96%)
  5. Faster shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s)
  6. 1.5 fps faster continuous shooting
  7. 200 more shots on single battery charge
  8. Microphone port
  9. Environmentally sealed
  10. Timelapse recording
  11. Higher color depth
  12. Higher dynamic range
  13. Better High ISO performance
  14. Higher resolution video
  15. Longer shutter life expectancy 150,000 vs 100,000
  16. Storage card slots 2 vs 1

Nikon D7000 Comments

The D7000 can certainly out perform the D90 but it is more expensive. A very good used D90 will cost about $400 – $500 with a lens. A used D7000 will cost about $500 – $900 which is a very good bargain too. So the D90 is about $100 – $200 cheaper. You have to decide if you need the higher performance of the D7000. They are both outstanding cameras for the advanced photographer or even novice. $500 is crazy cheap for either of these cameras.

Nikon D90 vs D3300

Another comparable model to the D90 is the D3300. The D3300 came out in 2014 and the D90 is 2008. The D3300 is much newer and can produce higher quality images and movies. A huge difference is the image processor, Expeed vs Expeed 4. The Expeed 4 can do a lot more and faster. The CMOS sensor is also much better at almost 100%.

APS-C CMOS Sensor – 12 MP vs 24.2 MP
Auto Focus System – 11 AF Point vs 39 AF point
ISO 200 – 3200 (expands to 6400) vs ISO 100 – 12,800 (expands to 25,600)
Image Processor – Expeed vs Expeed 4
Lens Mount – same
LCD Screen – 3.0 inch Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD on both
Optical Viewfinder – same on both
Shutter Speed – 1/4000 to 30 sec (same on both)
Frame Advance Rate – 4.5 fps vs 5 fps
Video Resolution – HD 1280 x 720 vs Full DH 1920 x 1080
Battery Life – 850 vs 700 shots
Weight – 703 grams vs 410 grams (body only)
Cost – both models sell for $350 – $500 used in very good condition. You can buy a New D3300 for $800+.

Comments

The D3300 is much newer with a faster image processor and higher performing CMOS sensor. You get more for the same price. The D3300 can handle very challenging situations in stills and video. It is a top performer in D-SLR’s.

You might also be interested in the Nikon D4s.

Nikon D90 vs D7100

The D7100 is the successor to the D7000 and was released about 2 years later in 2012. The D7100 is a significant upgrade to the D7000 and certainly the D90 also. The AF system receives a major upgrade. The focus algorithms are borrowed from the D4 51 point system. The D7100 also gets a new 3.2″ LCD display. Bigger is better.

Let’s compare specs of the D90 to the D7100.

CMOS Sensor – 12 MP vs 24.1 MP without OLPF
Auto Focus System – 11 AF Point vs 51 AF point
ISO 200 – 3200 (expands to 6400) vs ISO 100 – 6400 (expands to 25,600)
Image Processor – Expeed vs Expeed 3
Lens Mount – same
LCD Screen – 3.0 inch vs 3.2 inch TFT-LCD
Optical Viewfinder – 94% vs 100%
Shutter Speed – 1/4000 to 30 sec vs 1/8000 to 30 sec
Frame Advance Rate – 4.5 fps vs 6 fps
Video Resolution – HD 1280 x 720 vs Full DH 1920 x 1080
Battery Life – 850 vs 920 shots
Weight – 703 grams vs 765 grams (body only)
Cost – $999 New Body Only; Used $699

Comments

The D7100 has some significant upgrades over the D7000 and the D90. It should produce higher quality photos and video. Although, the D90 and D7000 sure do perform well. Stills and video are excellent on both.If you really need the edge in ultra-sharp resolution then go with a D7100 otherwise the D90 and D7000 will get the job done impressively. The D7100 is a bit more expensive. [Check Prices at Amazon.com]

Reasons to buy the D7100 over the D90

  • 24.1 MP without OLPF
  • 51 point AF system
  • EXPEED 3 image processing engine
  • 6 fps frame advance rate
  • 3.2 inch LCD screen
  • Higher video resolution – Full HD
  • Increased battery life

Nikon D90 vs D3200

Nikon D3200 Specifications

  • 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • APS-C photo sensor size
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 11 Auto Focus Points with 3D tracking
  • ISO Auto, 100-6,400 extendable to 12,800
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0″  LCD with 920,000 pixels
  • EXPEED 3 image processor
  • Microphone input
  • Twin IR remote receivers
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Beginner Guide mode
  • Retail Price $599.95

D90 vs D3200 Specs Comparison

Nikon D90 Nikon D3200 Difference
DX CMOS 12 MP DX CMOS 24.2 MP D3200 +
30 to 1/4000s shutter speeds 30 to 1/4000s shutter speeds Same
EXPEED Image Processor EXPEED 3 Image Processor D3200 +
ISO 200 – 3,200 ISO 100 – 6,400 D3200 +
4.5 fps cont shooting 4 fps cont shooting D90 +
3.0″ LCD Screen 3.0″ LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 95% Optical Viewfinder 95% Same
Battery Life 850 shots Battery Life 540 shots D90 +
HD Video 1280 x 720 Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 D3200 +
Weight 703 grams 505 grams [body only] Same
11 Auto Focus Points 11 Auto Focus Points Same
Multi-CAM 1000 AF sensor Multi-CAM 1000 AF sensor Same

Reason to Buy the D3200 over the D90

  • 24.2 MP CMOS over 12.2 MP
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • Greater Light Sensitivity ISO
  • Full HD Video 1080p
  • Price Tag $589 w/ lens [New]

Nikon D90 vs D7200

The D7200 is really ahead of the D90 by leaps and bounds and it should because it’s much newer. The EXPEED 4 image processing sensor along with the Multi-CAM 3500 II AF sensor make the D7200 incredible and no match for the D90. Every feature of the D90 is improved in the D7200 significantly. The D7200 is such a bargain at $800.

Nikon D7200 Specifications

  • 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • APS-C photo sensor size
  • Shutter Speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • Multi-CAM 3500 II AF Sensor
  • 51 Auto Focus Points with 3D tracking
  • ISO Auto, 100-25,600 extendable to 102,400
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.2″  LCD with 1229K pixels
  • EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Microphone input
  • Twin IR remote receivers
  • WiFi connectivity [built in]
  • Battery Life 1,110 shots or 80 minutes of video
  • 2 SD Card slots
  • Beginner Guide mode
  • Retail Price New $799.95 [Body Only] Used $560 – $700

D90 vs D7200 Comparison

Nikon D90 Nikon D7200 Difference
DX CMOS 12 MP DX CMOS 24.2 MP D7200 +
30 to 1/4000s shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000s shutter speeds D7200 +
EXPEED Image Processor EXPEED 4 Image Processor D7200 +
ISO 200 – 3,200 ISO 100 – 25,600 D7200 +
4.5 fps cont shooting 6 fps cont shooting D7200 +
3.0″ LCD Screen 3.2″ LCD Screen D7200 +
Optical Viewfinder 95% Optical Viewfinder 100% D7200 +
Battery Life 850 shots Battery Life 1,110 shots D7200 +
HD Video 1280 x 720 Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 D7200 +
Weight 703 grams 765 grams [body only] Same
11 Auto Focus Points 51 Auto Focus Points D7200 +
Multi-CAM 1000 AF sensor Multi-CAM 3500 II AF sensor D7200 +

Reasons to Buy the D7200 over the D90

This is simple…everything. The only reason to not buy the D7200 over the D90 is price. If you don’t have $800 to spend then get a used D90 for about $350.

Nikon D750 Review

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Nikon D90 a good camera? In my opinion, the D90 is a fantastic camera for both the beginner and experienced. It has a lot of great features that will produce super high quality stills and video. The D90 is pretty easy to use too.

Is the Nikon D90 a good camera for beginners? Yes, it is a great camera for beginners. It is very easy to pick up and start shooting. AF and AE make it simple to shoot like a Pro.

Which is better D90 or D3200? The D3200 is a newer and more advanced model and has a higher performing CMOS sensor of 24 MP vs the 12.3 MP of the D90.

When was the Nikon D90 discontinued? The D90 was discontinued in 2010 when the D7000 was released.

What camera replaced the Nikon D90? – The Nikon D7000 replaced the D90. It features a higher resolution CMOS sensor and higher performing AF system.

Is the D90 a Full Frame camera? No, the D90 is not a Full Frame camera. It has a DX-Format CMOS sensor which is smaller than a FX-Format [full frame] sensor.

Does the Nikon D90 shoot video? Yes, in D-Movie and AVI formats

Does the Nikon D90 have WiFi? No, it does not. It uses Compact Flash Cards for storage and file transfers and a USB cable.

What Are the Top Selling Digital Cameras? [ 2020]

Top Selling Digital Cameras in 2020

Canon took the #1 spot for sales in digital cameras in 2020 with 40% of the market. Sony took Nikon’s 2nd place spot leaving Nikon in 3rd.

Top Selling Canon Digital Cameras

  1. Canon EOS Rebel T7  [24.1 MP]
  2. Canon EOS Rebel SL3  [24.1 MP]
  3. Canon EOS 4000D [18.0 MP]
  4. Canon EOS 3000D [18.0 MP]
  5. Canon EOS Rebel T7i [24.2 MP]
  6. Canon EOS Rebel T6 [24.1 MP]
  7. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV [30.4 MP Full Frame]
  8. Canon EOS Rebel T8i [24.1 MP]
  9. Canon EOS 90D [32.5 MP]
  10. Canon EOS 80D [24.2 MP]

Top Selling Sony Digital Cameras

  1. Sony A7 III  [Full Frame 24.2 MP]
  2. Sony A7R Mark IV  [Full Frame 61 MP]
  3. Sony A7 II  [Full Frame 24.3 MP]
  4. Sony A6000  [24.3 MP]
  5. Sony A6400  [24.3 MP]
  6. Sony A6100  [24.2 MP]
  7. Sony RX100 V/VA  [1 inch sensor 20.1 MP]
  8. Sony HX90V  [1/2.3 inch sensor 18.2 MP]
  9. Sony Cyber-Shot WX220  [1/2.3 inch sensor 18.2 MP]
  10. Sony RX10 IV  [1.0 inch sensor 20.1 MP]

Top Selling Nikon Digital Cameras

  1. Nikon D3500 [24.2 MP]
  2. Nikon D5600 [24.2 MP]
  3. Nikon D7500 [20.9 MP]
  4. Nikon D850 [45.7 MP Full Frame]
  5. Nikon D750 [24.3 MP Full Frame]
  6. Nikon D610 [24.3 MP Full Frame]
  7. Nikon D780 [24.4 MP Full Frame]
  8. Nikon Z50 [20.9 MP]
  9. Nikon Z5 [24.0 MP]
  10. Nikon Z6 [24.5 MP Full Frame]

Why the Nikon D750 Was Camera of the Year [2020 Update]

Nikon D750 24 MP FX-Format [2020 Update]

The Nikon D750 is a top end consumer DSLR for the advanced enthusiast or possibly a backup for the professional. It was introduced on September 12, 2014. It incorporates technologies from the professional series D810 but in a smaller and lighter body. The D750 fits in between the D610 and the D810. The D750 incorporates features from both cameras. The D750 is much closer to the D810 than the D610 with the exception of the 24 MP CMOS sensor.

What’s New in the D750?

  • Improved version of the 51 point AF system [Multi-CAM 3500FX II]
  • 3.2” Tilting Multi-angle TFT-LCD screen
  • 6.5 fps continuous shooting
  • 91K RGB metering system
  • Auto ISO control in manual exposure video shooting
  • Aperture control in Live view/video

Nikon D750 front

Nikon D750 back

Nikon D750 Specifications

  • FX-Format CMOS image Sensor
  • 24.3 MP max resolution
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II AF System
  • ISO 100 – 12,800 expandable to 51,200
  • 3.2” TFT-LCD tilting Vari-angle screen 1.229M dots
  • Dust Reduction System
  • File Format Still Images – JPEG and NEF
  • 2 SD card slots
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage 100%
  • Shutter Speed 30 to 1/4000 sec
  • 6.5 fps continuous shooting speed
  • Self Timer 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
  • Exposure Metering System 91K RGB sensor
  • 3D Matrix Metering III
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 9, 21, 51 point AF points
  • Full HD Video
  • Built in Microphone
  • Built in WiFi
  • Battery Life 1,230 shots
  • Shutter Life Rating 150,000 shots
  • Weight 750 grams or 26.5 ounces
  • Price New $1500 [Body Only] $1995 w/ 24 – 120 mm

Nikon D750 Improvements Over D610

The D750 has a new 51 point AF system, the Multi-CAM 3500 II, which replaced the older 39 point Multi-CAM 2700 AF system of the D610. This is a huge plus for the D750.The metering system was upgraded from a 2,016 pixel RGB sensor to a 91,000 pixel RGB sensor. ISO sensitivity range increased to 100-12,800 and is expandable to 51,200. The maximum shutter speed remains the same as the D610 at 30 – 1/4000 seconds. A really nice feature change is the tilting multi-angle 3.2” LCD screen. You can move the screen to many positions for easy viewing in difficult shooting positions. Continuous shooting frame rate was increased from 5 fps to 6.5 fps. Built in WiFi makes it really easy to upload images and video on the fly. No more USB cabling. Battery life was also increased by 30%. You can shoot 1,230 images before recharging the battery. Nice!

Nikon D750 Pricing [Buy at Amazon.com]

Nikon D750 Body Only New $1500
Nikon D750 w/ Lens $1995
Nikon D750 Body Only Used $900
Nikon D750 Used $1500 w/ Lens
Nikon D750 Refurbished $1849 w/Lens
Nikon D750 Body Only Refurbished $1329

Nikon FX-Format CMOS Sensor

The CMOS sensor is the most important component of a digital camera. It is directly responsible for image quality. The larger the CMOS sensor and the smaller the pixel size, the more light it can gather or collect thus producing larger and sharper images in all lighting conditions.

There are basically 2 CMOS sensor sizes, DX – 24 x 16 mm and the FX – 36 x 24 mm. The FX sensor is more than twice the size of the DX sensor and is much more expensive but produces much more vibrant and sharp images.

Advantages of the FX-Format CMOS Sensor

  • Scalability – allows 2 different configurations. One with more resolution which is great for large images and one with more sensitivity and speed which is ideal for sports shooting
  • Higher Sensitivity
  • Lower Noise
  • Larger Dynamic Range – collects more light
  • 100% field of view
  • Lens Compatibility – FX and DX lens are compatible
  • Less Lens Diffraction
  • Larger and Brighter Viewfinder

EXPEED 4 Image Processor

The Nikon Expeed is an image and video multi-core processor like the CPU in a computer. The Expeed 4 is the successor to the Expeed 3 and offers full HD video capture at 50-60 fps with improved contrast detection autofocus and Live Preview autofocus. The Expeed 4 is very energy efficient and uses less power than its predecessor. This extends battery life.

Advanced Multi CAM 3500FX II AF Sensor

The Auto-Focus system is one of the most important systems on a digital camera next to the CMOS image sensor. Unless you use manual modes for all of your shooting. But who does that? The AF sensor makes shooting action much easier or possible. Manual focus is almost not an option. The Advanced Multi CAM 3500FX II works very well in very low light settings. It is a highly sophisticated 51 point AF system and is well known to be highly accurate and solid. The real challenges for an AF system are fast moving subjects and very low light settings. This is where the 3500 II really shines.

Best Lenses for the Nikon D750

I prefer a small to medium macro/telephoto lens for the simple reason you can shoot a variety of pictures with a single lens. You can do macro shoots and telephoto shoots without changing the lens. I like that. I don’t like carrying 3 or 4 lenses with me on a shoot unless I have to. My “Go To” lens is the 24 – 120 mm. It handles macro and telephoto shoots wonderfully.

Here are my favorite Nikkor Lenses for the D750

  • Nikkor 24 – 70 mm AF-S FX f/2.8G or E
  • Nikkor 24 – 120 mm AF-S FX f/4G
  • Nikkor 18 – 140 mm AF-S FX f/3.5-5.6G

Nikon D750 Lens Pricing

I love the Nikkor 24 – 120 mm lens but it is expensive at around $1100 new. If you want this lens but the price is a bit much then look at a refurbished lens or a used lens. A refurbished Nikkor 24 – 120 MM AF-S FX lens will cost about $500 and a used one about $350. You can save half the cost of a new lens. These are bargains.

  • Nikkor 24 – 120 mm AF-S FX f/4G [New $1100 Used $350 or Refurbished $515]
  • Nikkor 18 – 140 mm AF-S FX f/3.5-5.6G [New $500 Used $180 Refurbished $235]
  • Nikkor 24 – 70 mm AF-S FX f/2.8G or E [New $1600 Used $750 Refurbished $1200]

The refurbished lenses are the best bargain. These lens are like new and have been inspected, cleaned and repaired if needed. These are marked down considerably and are practically a new lens.

Nikon D750 Comments

The Nikon D750 is a great all around camera that can be used effectively for most of your photographic needs. It is quite impressive to say the least.It has a lot to offer advanced enthusiasts and pro’s alike.The D750 offers a good balance of features such as sensor resolution, excellent auto focus system, image quality, ergonomics and price. Nikon’s high end professional cameras have a hard time competing with the D750. It’s that good!

The D750 does have some shortcomings though. The buffer capacity and frame rate are a bit low. The buffer capacity is the same as the older D610. The continuous frame rate is at 6.5 fps. Sports photographers will want much more. When shooting in 12-bit NEF RAW, you get 25 frames.

Used Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 is an amazing camera but it is not inexpensive. It retails for $1,999 new. You could save some money and look for a used or second hand D750. Used D750’s sell for about $1,500. That’s a savings of $499. You could also opt for a refurbished D750 for about $1,689. That’s a savings of $300 and you’re getting a “Like New” D750 that has been tested and cleaned professionally. Quite the bargain.

Let’s discuss “Used” now. Sometimes used items are in fair to poor condition. They may or may not be worth buying because you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes you get Junk. I rarely buy Used items. However expensive items are ones that I will buy Used and especially expensive cameras like a D750.

Think about it. Nikon D750’s are about $2,000 new. Anyone who buys one at $2,000 is going to take really good care of it. Right? It’s EXPENSIVE. Especially photographers. They tend to take really good care of their tools of the trade. You won’t see D750’s that are dented or scratched. They are almost always in very good to excellent condition. They are a good bargain. [New and Used D750 at Amazon.com]

Refurbished or Renewed D750

So what is a refurbished D750?

Refurbished or Renewed means that the product was purchased new but later returned for a refund. It could have been returned for just about any reason from marks on the body to missing body cap or missing instructions or a broken box. It could also be returned because it was defective in which case it will be sent to a certified Nikon repair station and tested and repaired if needed. Now it will be resold but NOT as New but as Refurbished or Renewed and marked down in price.

Nikon D750 Comparisons

Let’s compare the D750 features with some of it’s closest cousins, the D810, D610 and the D850. You will see that the D750 is really hard to beat.

Nikon D750 vs D810

Nikon D810 Specs

  • FX-Format CMOS image Sensor
  • 36.3 MP resolution image sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF system
  • ISO 64 – 12,800 expandable to 51,200
  • 3.2” TFT-LCD screen 1.229M dots
  • Dust Reduction System
  • File Format Still Images – JPEG and NEF
  • 2 SD card slots [1 CF and 1 SD]
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage 100%
  • Shutter Speed 30 to 1/8000 sec
  • 5 – 6 fps continuous shooting speed
  • Self Timer 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
  • Exposure Metering System 91K RGB sensor
  • 3D Matrix Metering III
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 51 point AF points
  • Full HD Video
  • Built in Microphone
  • Battery Life 1,200 shots
  • Shutter Life Rating 200,000 shots
  • Weight 880 grams
  • Price New $1,339 [Body Only] $2995 w/ 24 – 120 mm Lens

Nikon D750 vs D810 Specs Comparison

Nikon D750 Nikon D810 Difference
FX CMOS 24.3 MP FX CMOS 36.3 MP D810 +
30 to 1/4000 sec shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec shutter speeds D810 +
EXPEED 4 Image Processor EXPEED 4 Image Processor Same
ISO 100 – 12,800 ISO 64 – 12,800 D810 +
6.5 fps cont shooting 5-6 fps cont shooting D750 +
3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen 3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 100% Optical Viewfinder 100% Same
Battery Life 1230 shots Battery Life 1200 shots D750 +
Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 Same
Weight 750 grams Weight 880 grams D750 +
51 Auto Focus Points 51 Auto Focus Points Same
Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 FX II AF Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 FX AF D750 +

Reasons to Buy D750

The D750 gives the D810 a run for the money. Unless you need the absolute highest image quality, then buy the D810 otherwise, the D750 can get the job done and will pleasantly surprise you.

The biggest difference between the D750 and the D810 is the CMOS sensor and the ISO. The D810 will produce a larger image with more detail and under lower light but these 2 advantages are not always needed by some. The D750 will still produce amazing images.

Nikon D810 Comments

The D810 is a professional’s camera. It’s the best of the best and produces startling images in all settings. If your paycheck depends on your images and video, then you need the D810.

Nikon D750 vs D850

So how does the D750 stack up against the newest Nikon, the D850? The D750 is amazing but the D850 really blows it away. But what would you expect? The D850 is 3 years newer. A lot changes in 3 years in the electronics industry. Let’s take a look…

Here is a quick view into what’s improved in the D850; back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 4K video, 47.5 MP FX CMOS Sensor, Expeed 5 Image Processor and 153 Point AF System. Wow!

Nikon D850 Specs

  • FX-Format back-illuminated [BSI] CMOS image Sensor
  • 45.7 MP resolution image sensor [8256 x 5504]
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • Advanced Multi-CAM 20K AF system
  • ISO 32 – 102,400 expandable to 51,200
  • 3.2” TFT-LCD screen 2.36M dots
  • Dust Reduction System
  • File Format Still Images – JPEG and NEF
  • 2 SD card slots [1 XQD and 1 SD]
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage 100%
  • Shutter Speed 30 to 1/8000 sec
  • 7 fps continuous shooting speed
  • Self Timer 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
  • Exposure Metering System 180K RGB sensor
  • 3D Matrix Metering III
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 153 point AF points
  • 4K UHD Video
  • Built in Microphone
  • Battery Life 1,840 shots
  • Shutter Life Rating 200,000 shots
  • Weight 915 grams
  • Price New $2,999 [Body Only] $5100 w/ 105 mm Lens

Let’s take a look at the D750 specs next to the D850 specs so we can see the differences easily.

Nikon D750 Nikon D850 Difference
FX CMOS 24.3 MP FX BSI CMOS 45.7 MP D850 +
30 to 1/4000 sec shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec shutter speeds D850 +
EXPEED 4 Image Processor EXPEED 5 Image Processor D850 +
ISO 100 – 12,800 ISO 32 – 102,400 D850 +
6.5 fps cont shooting 7 fps cont shooting D850 +
3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen 3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 100% Optical Viewfinder 100% Same
Battery Life 1,230 shots Battery Life 1,840 shots D850 +
Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 UHD 4K Video 3840 x 2160 D850 +
Weight 750 grams Weight 915 grams D750 +
51 Auto Focus Points 153 Auto Focus Points D850 +
Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 FX II AF Advanced Multi-CAM 20K AF D850 +

Reasons to Buy a D850 over the D750

  1. Highest resolution images for enlarging [45.7 MP BSI CMOS]
  2. Fastest AF and image processing [Expeed 5 + Multi-CAM 20K AF}
  3. Fastest continuous shooting for action shooting like sporting events [7 fps]
  4. Shoot in very low lighting [ISO 32 – 102,400]
  5. Absolute most vibrant colors [FX BSI CMOS 45.7 MP sensor]
  6. Super high quality video [4K video]

Nikon D850 Pricing Options

  • Nikon D850 New [body] $2996
  • Nikon D850 New w/ 24 – 120 mm $4095
  • Nikon D850 Used [body] $2150
  • Nikon D850 Refurbished [body] $2650

Nikon D750 vs D610 Comparison

Both the D750 and the D610 are Full Frame [FX-Format} cameras with the same resolutions. The D610 was and is a fantastic camera. The Expeed 3 image processor is a good one but it’s not match for its successor the Expeed 4. The same goes for the Multi-CAM 3500FX II AF system of the D750. It’s much more advanced with increased accuracy and speed. It’s really hard to beat.

The D610 is unforgettably quiet, even in normal mode…and then there’s Quiet Continuous Mode. You’ll appreciate this when shooting wildlife, especially closeup. The D610 replaced the excellent D600. Everyone loved the D600. The D610 managed to improve on a great thing. That’s amazing.

Nikon D610 Specifications

  • FX-Format CMOS image Sensor
  • 24.3 MP max resolution
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • Advanced Multi-CAM 4800FX AF System
  • ISO 100 – 6400 expandable to 51,200
  • 3.2” TFT-LCD screen 920K dots
  • Dust Reduction System
  • File Format Still Images – JPEG and NEF
  • 2 SD card slots
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage 100%
  • Shutter Speed 30 to 1/4000 sec
  • 6 fps continuous shooting speed
  • Self Timer 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
  • Exposure Metering System 2016 pixel RGB sensor
  • 3D Matrix Metering II
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 39 point AF points
  • Full HD Video
  • Built in Microphone
  • Eye-Fi Compatible, WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • Battery Life 900 shots
  • Shutter Life Rating 150,000 shots
  • Weight 760 grams or 26.5 ounces
  • Price New $1,500 [Body Only] $2,700 w/ 24 – 85 mm

Nikon D750 vs D610 Specs Comparison

Nikon D750 Nikon D610 Difference
FX CMOS 24.3 MP FX CMOS 24.3 MP Same
30 to 1/4000 sec shutter speeds 30 to 1/4000 sec shutter speeds Same
EXPEED 4 Image Processor EXPEED 3 Image Processor D750 +
ISO 100 – 12,800 ISO 100 – 6,400 D750 +
6.5 fps cont shooting 6 fps cont shooting D750 +
3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen 3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 100% Optical Viewfinder 100% Same
Battery Life 1230 shots Battery Life 900 shots D750 +
Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 Same
Weight 750 grams Weight 760 grams Same
51 Auto Focus Points 51 Auto Focus Points Same
Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II AF Advanced Multi-CAM 4800FX AF D750 +

 Why Buy the Nikon D750 over the D610?

The NIkon D610 is a great FX-Format CMOS sensor camera and will capture stunning, vibrant images but the D750 has higher sensitivity with a much faster image processor. It’s AF system is also much faster and more accurate. The D750 is really hard to beat. It’s cost is so close to the D610 that it isn’t even a consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you use the Nikon D750?

How to shoot video with the Nikon D750?

How do you change the ISO setting on the Nikon D750?

When did the Nikon D750 come out?
The Nikon D750 was introduced September 14, 2014.

Where to buy the Nikon D750?

What lenses are compatible with the Nikon D750?
All Nikkor camera lenses are compatible with the D750 which includes both DX and FX lenses.

How much is the Nikon D750?
The Nikon D750 retails for $1339 for Body Only and $2995 with a 24-120 mm FX Lens.

Nikon D750 vs D7500 which one to buy?
Here is a side by side comparison of the D750 and the D7500. The D750 will capture higher resolution and sharper images because it has a FX-Format CMOS sensor with 24.3 MP resolution.

Nikon D750 Nikon D7500 Difference
FX CMOS 24.3 MP DX CMOS 20.9 MP D750 +
30 to 1/4000 sec shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec shutter speeds D7500 +
EXPEED 4 Image Processor EXPEED 5 Image Processor D7500 +
ISO 100 – 12,800 ISO 100 – 51,200 D7500 +
6.5 fps cont shooting 8 fps cont shooting D7500 +
3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen 3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 100% Optical Viewfinder 100% Same
Battery Life 1230 shots Battery Life 950 shots D750 +
Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 4K Video 3840 x 2160 D7500
Weight 750 grams Weight 640 grams D7500 +
51 Auto Focus Points 51 Auto Focus Points Same
Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 FX II AF Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 FX II AF Same

How good is the Nikon D750?

Nikon D4s Used – Bargain or Not? [2020 Guide]

Nikon D4s DSLR Camera [New and Used 2020]

(D4s Prices = refurbished $3,999 or used from $1,650)

The Nikon D4s is one of the Flagship camera’s from Nikon. It’s simply the best of the best. It is superseded by the D5 and D6 but it offers extreme performance at a lower price tag. The Nikon D4s has been described as “Thrilling”. It allows professionals to perform at his/her peak in creativity.

Nikon engineers worked very closely with professionals in the field to improve the ergo design which makes the D4s more comfortable and easier for different size hands to hold for long periods of time. The grip of the D4 was reshaped and an anti-slip pattern to the joy stick control plus a larger compact flash card slot cover. The D4s is significantly easier to hold for extended periods of time… like 3-4 hours.

Used Nikon D4s DSLR

Nikon D4s Specifications

  • Improved 16.2 MegaPixel FX-format CMOS image sensor
  • EXPEED 4 image processing engine
  • 51 Point Auto Focus system
  • 3D Color Matrix metering III with 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
  • Enhanced Picture Control
  • Group Area Auto Focus
  • Face Detection viewfinder setting
  • ISO Range 100 – 25,600 extendable to 409,600
  • 11 fps in AE and AF modes
  • 3,020 images per battery charge
  • 1080/60p video capture
  • Compact Flash and XQD card slots
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Shutter tested to 400,000 cycles

Nikon D4s Comments [Buy at Amazon.com]

Picking up a Nikon D4s for the first time can make one feel overwhelmed, AND you should be. It’s quite the complex machine.

The D4s is a sophisticated (enormous number of buttons and knobs) and very capable DSLR however its advanced technology enables even the beginner to shoot like a Pro. There are a myriad of settings and functions but Auto Focus and Auto Exposure will take the work out of shooting and let the novice enjoy his/her creativity.

The Nikon D4s is a dream to hold. The composite/plastic dressed magnesium alloy body, if you can call it plastic, is something engineered by SpaceX (not really). It looks and feels solid and tight. Composites or plastics have come a long way. The D4s is neither heavy nor light in weight. It feels just right. The knob/button/controls are well designed and easy to operate. The LCD screen is large and clear as 4K. The menu system is intuitive but massive with options.

Nikon D4 vs D4s

Let’s compare the D4 to the D4s and see the differences. The D4 came out in 2012 while the D4s came out in 2014. The D4s is newer but the differences are not that great.

Specifications Comparison [D4 vs D4s]

FX-Format Full Frame CMOS Sensor:  16 Mp vs 16 MP
EXPEED 4 Image Processing Sensor on both
51 Point Auto Focus System on both
ISO: 100-12,800 vs 100-25,600
Nikon F Mount on both
3.2″ LCD screen on both
Optical Viewfinder same on both
Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080 video resolution
Face Detection Focus: No vs Yes
Battery Life:  2600 shots vs 3020
Dynamic Range: 13.1 vs 13.3
Low Light ISO: 2965 vs 3074
Shutter Life Expectancy: 400,000 on both

The D4 and the D4s are very close in features and performance. It would be hard to choose between the two. If you are buying one, choose the one that is cheaper and/or in better condition if used.

Nikon D4s vs D5

You could opt for the D5 and spend $6,000 but the D4S will challenge the D5’s capabilities closely. However, the D5 will outshine the D4S when the conditions become challenging though.

Nikon D5 Specifications

  • 20.8 MP FX-format CMOS image sensor
  • EXPEED 5 image processing engine
  • 153 Point Multi-CAM 4K Auto Focus system with 99 cross-type sensors
  • 3D Color Matrix metering III with 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
  • Enhanced Picture Control
  • Group Area Auto Focus
  • Face Detection viewfinder setting
  • ISO Range 100 – 102,400 extendable to 50 – 3,280,000
  • 12 fps in AE and AF modes
  • 3,780 images per battery charge
  • 4K UHD video capture
  • 3.2 inch LCD screen
  • 2 XQD card slots
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Shutter tested to 400,000 cycles

D4s vs D5 Specification Comparisons

Sensor (same D4s vs D5)
D4s: 36.0 x 23.9 9mm CMOS
D5: 35.9 x 23.9 9mm CMOS

Resolution (D5 has an edge)
D4s: 16.2 Megapixel FX-Format CMOS sensor
D5: 20.8 Megapixel FX-Format CMOS sensor

Image Processing Engine (D5 is better)
D4s: EXPEED 4
D5: EXPEED 5 with new noise reduction system and energy efficiency

ISO Sensitivity Range (D5 slightly better)
D4s: 100 to 25,600
D5: 100 to 102,400

File Format (same)
D4s: 12 or 14 bit NEF, 12-bit lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed, small RAW, TIFF, JPEG, NEF (RAW) + JPEG (L/M/S)
D5: 12 or 14 bit NEF, 12-bit lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed, small RAW, TIFF, JPEG, NEF (RAW) + JPEG (L/M/S)

3-D Color Matrix Metering (D5 is better)
D4s: 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
D5: 180,000 pixel RGB sensor

Advanced Scene Recognition System (same)
D4s: YES
D5: YES with face detection menu and watch area menus

White Balance: Keep White (D5 is more advanced)
D4s: NO
D5: Auto 0: Keep White added – more natural color with EXPEED 5 and auto white balance

Frame Advance Rate (D5 faster)
D4s: 11 fps
D5: 12 fps with AF/AE, 14 fps with fixed focus and exposure

Buffer Capacity (D5 has more)
D4s: 133 shots
D5: 200 shots

AF Sensor (D5 has the edge here)
D4s: Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX Phase Detect AF, 51 AF Points and 15 Cross Type AF Sensors
D5: Multi-CAM 20K Phase Detect AF, 153 AF Points, 99 Cross Type Sensors and 15 AF Sensors to f/8

Dedicated AF Processor (D5 has the edge)
D4s: NO
D5: YES

Battery Life [D5 has 22% more]
D4s: 3080 shots
D5: 3780 shots

Price New and Used
D4s: Refurbished $3,999 Used $1500+
D5: New $6,500 Used $3,800+ Refurbished $4,900

Comments

The D4s is a professional grade DSLR from Nikon and can do stills and video exceptionally well but if you need an edge in image quality and video quality then the D5 will provide that and then some. The D5 replaced the D4 and is much more advanced then its predecessor. It has a ridiculous amount of features and can process a ton of functions extremely fast. It’s AF system is incredible and has its own dedicated processor.

Nikon D4s vs D810

The Nikon D810 is at the top along with the D850 of the consumer grade Nikon cameras. The D4s is the professional grade and there is quite a difference. Professional grade cameras are tested to 400,000 shutter cycles while consumer grades are only tested to 100,000 shutter cycles.

The D4s is a $4,000 camera whereas the D810 is a $2,700 when new. The D810 is simply amazing to shoot. It’s super quiet and smooth as silk.

Nikon D810 Specs

  • Full Frame FX Format
  • 36.3 MP CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • ISO 64-12,800
  • 5-7 fps continuous shooting speed
  • Shutter Speed 30 – 1/8000 sec
  • 51 Point AF System
  • Viewfinder 100% coverage
  • 3D Color Matrix III with 91K pixels
  • 1080p Video
  • Built in Stereo Microphone
  • 3.2″ 1.229M dot LCD
  • CF Card [UDMA-7 and SDXC]
  • Battery Life 1200 shots
  • Weight 965.15 grams or 34 ounces.
  • Release Date July 2014
  • Retail Price New $2,797.00  Used $1,100

D4s vs D810 Specs Comparison

Nikon D4s Nikon D810 Difference
FX CMOS 16.2 MP FX CMOS 36.3 MP D810 +
30 to 1/8000s shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000s shutter speeds Same
EXPEED 4 Image Processor EXPEED 4 Image Processor Same
ISO 100 – 25,600 ISO 64 – 12,800 D4s +
11 fps cont shooting 5-7 fps cont shooting D4s +
3.0″ LCD Screen 3.0″ LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 95% Optical Viewfinder 100% D810 +
Battery Life 3020 shots Battery Life 1200 shots D4s +
Full HD Video 1080p Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 Same
Weight 1180 grams [body only] 965 grams D810+
51 Auto Focus Points 51 Auto Focus Points Same
Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor Same

Nikon D4s vs D850

The D4s is a professional grade Nikon while the D850 is the top of the line consumer grade. There is a definite difference even though the D4s is much older than the D850. It is still a top of the line model and will perform extremely well in all lighting situations. It produces breath-taking images and video. Many professional photographers still use the D4s.

Nikon D850 Specs

  • Full Frame FX Format
  • 45.7 MP CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • ISO 64-25,600
  • 7-9 fps continuous shooting speed
  • Shutter Speed 30 – 1/8000 sec
  • Multi-CAM 20K auto focus sensor
  • 153 Point AF System
  • Dedicated AF processor
  • Dust Reduction System
  • Viewfinder 100% coverage
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering III with 180K pixels
  • 4K Video
  • Built in Stereo Microphone
  • 3.2″ tilting TFT touch sensitive LCD
  • 2 CF Card Slots [XQD and SD]
  • Built in Wireless connectivity
  • Battery Life 1840 shots
  • Weight 915 grams or 32 ounces.
  • Release Date July 2014
  • Retail Price New $2,797.00  Used $1,100

Nikon D4s vs D850 Specs Comparison

Nikon D4s Nikon D850 Difference
FX CMOS 16.2 MP FX CMOS 45.7 MP D850 +
30 to 1/8000s shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000s shutter speeds Same
EXPEED 4 Image Processor EXPEED 5 Image Processor D850 +
ISO 100 – 25,600 ISO 64 – 25,600 D850 +
11 fps cont shooting 7-9 fps cont shooting D4s +
3.0″ LCD Screen 3.0″ LCD Screen Same
Optical Viewfinder 95% Optical Viewfinder 100% D810 +
Battery Life 3020 shots Battery Life 1840 shots D4s +
Full HD Video 1080p 4K Video D850 +
Weight 1180 grams [body only] 915 grams D850+
51 Auto Focus Points 153 Auto Focus Points D850 +
Multi-CAM 3500 FX AF Sensor Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor D850 +

 Comments

The D4s gives the D850 a run for the money in terms of features but where it will outshine the D850 is the ergo body design and controls. The D4s was designed to be comfortable for many size hands and to be held for long periods of time, in both portrait and landscape geometries. It just does not fatigue your hands like other designs.

The Nikon D850 is an amazing piece of technology that can make things happen in any situation whether low light, no light, high speed action or high contrast color. It gets the job done right. It can make a beginner look like a Pro. And it helps a Pro take home a large paycheck.

Nikon D750 Review

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Nikon D4 and D4s? Here are the differences between the D4s and D4.

  • Increased light sensitivity ISO 100-25,600
  • Face Detection Focus
  • 3020 shots per battery charge vs 2965
  • Dynamic Range: 13.3 vs 13.1
  • Low Light ISO: 3074 vs 2965
  • Redesigned body grip and controls/buttons

What is the Best Nikon camera? The best Nikon camera as of 2020 is the Nikon D6.

Is the Nikon D4 full frame? Yes, the Nikon D4 has a FX-format CMOS sensor. The FX-format CMOS sensor is full frame or equivalent to 35 mm.

Coin Collecting for Kids

Coin Collecting for Kids

So how many kids do you know that like to play with money?

… do you think coin collecting is a good hobby for kids?

No Brainer right? Ahhh YES

Coin collecting can keep kids occupied for hours on end and for weeks, months or even years. Not only does it keep them occupied but it also helps them learn about money, history and art.

How to Get Kids Started in Coin Collecting

This is sooooo easy…..just dump a can of change on the floor. Most kids will run over and start sorting through the coins. Most kids, boys and girls, have a natural attraction to money. Some like to spend it while others are savers. Most will enjoy collecting it and putting it into albums.

Start saving all of your change in a can for them to later sort through. Buy some coin folders or albums for the different denominations like pennies, nickles and dimes. Show your kids what coins go where in the albums if they do not already know.

Penny and nickle coin folders or albums are good ones to start with for the simple reason there are more of those coins in your change. If you get quarter folders then there will be less coins to go through and place in the folder. Kids may get discouraged with quarters if they don’t find any news ones for the album. Pennies are the best because you can buy rolls of pennies very cheaply to supplement your change. You can keep kids busy easily.

Penny coin folder

Coin Banks

To assist with keeping the interest of kids in coin collecting there are coin banks that not only store 1000 coins but also count the value as you insert the coins. It’s really cool and kids love them.

Digital coin bank

This glass jar bank allows kids to see the coins inside and tells them how much money they have saved. Another way that kids can learn math and money skills.

There are lots of ways to keep kids interested. Here is one more…

Cleaning Coins

Pennies can get really dirty but it’s pretty simple to clean them and bring back the luster they used to have. Here are some simple ways to clean coins.

  1. Run each coin under warm water for a few minutes. The warm tap water will remove loose debris. You can rub the surface of the coin gently with your fingers. Now dry on a paper towel
  2. Put about a cup of warm water in a small container or bowl. Now add a few drops of Dawn liquid soap. Mix until soapy. Place any coins you want to clean in the mixture and let them soak for 10 minutes or more. Use a soft bristle tooth brush to gently brush dirt and debris from the coins. Now rinse with distilled water or tap water. Dry with a paper towel.
  3. (Not for Kids) Pour 1 cup of Isopropyl alcohol in a container or bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of salt. Mix for a few minutes until the salt is dissolved. Now place the coins you want to clean in the mixture and let them soak for 2 hours or up to a week. Isopropyl alcohol is a general solvent and will remove stuff that water cannot. After the coins are done soaking, rinse them thoroughly in distilled water and then dry them with a paper towel.

Silver Eagle Half Dollar dirty

Here is the before cleaning in the Isopropyl Alcohol bath. This is a 1942 Walking Liberty silver half dollar.

Silver Eagle Half Dollar clean

Here is the same Walking Liberty half dollar after the coin bath in isopropyl alcohol. It removed all of the dirt very easily.

Kids love when they take a really dirty coin and make it shiny like new. They will get a lot of pleasure from this. It is fun.

Coin Collecting Supplies

Coin Collecting Supplies

So what kinds of things do you need to start coin collecting?

Coin collecting is actually a pretty inexpensive hobby and you don’t need much to start. You can easily start with a coin folder or album, a simple magnifying glass and some coins. It’s pretty simple.

Let’s take a look at some coin collecting supplies.

Coin Folders or Albums

Coin folders or albums are not really necessary but sure do organize things and assist with tracking what you have and what you do not have. Since they are pretty inexpensive, you should really have them.

Coin folders or albums are designed to hold a specific coin in each slot. There are slots marked for each year and sometimes a specific Mint like “D” for Denver or “S” for San Francisco. The goal is to fill each slot with the correct coin. It’s really fun to search for a specific coin in order to fill another slot. The hunt is on!

There are coin folders for each denomination like pennies, nickles, dimes, half dollars and silver dollars. There are also special types of folders like for State Quarters or Lincoln Cents. These are specialty albums or folders.

There are also generic folders where you decide what coins you wish to collect. If you like collecting silver dollars but want to include all silver dollars like Eisenhower, Morgan, Peace and the Silver Eagle. You could keep all of these in one album and label them any way you want. The options are endless which makes it fun.

Magnifying Glass

OK, these come in handy and are almost a must have unless your eyesight is like an Eagle. The print on some coins is very small and can be worn significantly. This makes it pretty hard to read. A nice magnifying glass makes this very easy.

lighted magnifying glass

There are many types from a simple hand held plastic magnifying glass to a lighted 100 power microscope that can connect to a smart phone. You could spend $5 or $50. I like the desk mounted type instead of a hand held. The desktop models are more stable and don’t move around like a hand held. It’s easier to see the fine details when grading a coin. The lighted ones are even better.

A nice magnifying glass or microscope makes coin collecting much more exciting. You can really see the details of the coin like die marks and/or wear.

digital coin collecting magnifying glass

This is a digital magnifying glass or microscope that can be used for coin collecting. It is fantastic! It doesn’t get any better than this.

Coin Cleaning Supplies

All you need to clean coins is a container or bowl, soft bristle tooth brush and Dawn dish soap or sometimes, Isopropyl Alcohol and salt for really nasty coins. Distilled water is also good to have around. It’s always best to clean coins with distilled water to prevent damage from chlorine or other contaminates/chemicals found in tap water.

White Cotton Gloves

You might consider a few pairs of white cotton gloves if you collect proof, uncirculated and very high grade coins. Cotton gloves prevent damage to the surface of the coin due to the chemicals emitted from your skin.

Coin Collecting Books

The more you know, the better you become at coin collecting especially if you want to collect rare and very valuable coins. One great book to get is the Guide Book of United States Coins, if that is what you are collecting. There is a ton of interesting and helpful information in this huge guide.

There are books on grading coins, how to collect coins, how to value coins, how to collect specific coins like pennies, how to make money collecting coins, how to find valuable coins in pocket change and many more.

Now you can get started. Here is a beginners guide to coin collecting for more info.