The first DSLR with video, it remains Nikon’s main midlevel model, with great resolution, HD movie-making, and near-perfect layout. Unlike lesser Nikons, it accepts lenses without AF motors.
Standout Spec: The pop-up flash that supports wireless flash control. You won't find that on the D5000.
Nikon D90: Camera Test
American Photo Editor's Choice 2009: Advanced DSLRs