As of January 2010, Nikon D90 - one of the most popular models in Nikon's semi-professional digital SLR line - retails for roughly Php 72,000 at camera shops in major malls and goes for as low as Php 55,000 at some shops in Hidalgo, Quiapo***.
Plain svelte - The design of D90 is quite similar to that of the well-received D80. But make no mistake thinking they are largely the same: D90 has been stuffed with even more special features than its predecessor. Most notable of these is the inclusion of Movie Mode in High Definition - allowing D90 to function as an effective camcorder substitute. Note: D90 is the first D-SLR camera to offer this feature.
As for taking photos, which should be the priority - of course, D90 delivers 12 megapixel photos like how a legendary Nikon DSLR is expected to deliver. In the hands of a gifted photographer, D90 will snap breath-taking photos: Clear, crisp, balanced. Check out this gallery of photos taken using Nikon D90.
Not so satisfied with your shots? Edit the photos instantly with D90's in-camera image editing feature.
Here's a demo video of Nikon D90 c/o CameraLabs:
Nikon D90 uses an improved rechargeable battery pack called EN-EL3e, capable of producing 850 shots vs. other batteries that can only produce 800 shots. In addition, it takes only three hours of charging for this battery to be fully-recharged.
As for storage, D90 is compatible with both SDHC and SD memory cards. Use SDHC cards if you want built-in security protection -- required for sensitive data.
Nikon D90 comes with a built-in teeny-weeny flash, which holds well for all situations but is hardly enough a flash for the seasoned photographer. If you wish so, you may purchase a separate Speedlight flash kit as well as Nikon 18-200mm VR lens to complement your more-than-capable D90.
Nikon D90 package includes standard items like Nikon software suite, battery charger, A/V cable, Eyepiece cap, LCD cover, USB cable and the printed manual.
*** Always look for the CDSC hologram sticker when buying Nikon products