How to Connect a Nikon D90 to a Laptop

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How to Connect a Nikon D90 to a Laptop
You'll need your data cable to connect your D90. (usb data cable image by Pavel Bernshtam from

The Nikon D90 is a sophisticated digital camera that comes with many different camera modes as well as different shutter and focus features. All this ensures that you can take quality photos with your D90. Of course when you take the photos, you'll probably want to start working with them as soon as possible. That's why the D90 comes with a data cable that can be connected to the computer and camera. This will allow you to transfer your photos to the computer.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn off your Nikon D90 and locate the rectangular panel on the grip of the camera. Pop the panel open to reveal the data-cable port.

  2. 2

    Run the USB end of the data cable to any available USB port on your computer. Consult your computer's user guide if you have problems locating the USB port.

  3. 3

    Run the smaller adaptor end of the cable to the port in the compartment on the side of your camera. Plug it in, making sure it is secure.

  4. 4

    Wait until the drive icon appears on your computer's desktop. This is your camera. Click on it to access all the data on your camera.

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