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Nikon D90

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Nikon D90

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Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 650D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
208 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 930k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 575 g vs 703 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 73.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 22.7 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 977 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The D90 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.63x vs 0.53x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Battery life Much longer battery life 850 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 208 ms vs 269 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 700 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Focus points Slightly more focus points 11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price Cheaper $575.00 vs $719.99
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              650D:197 lenses
              D90:205 lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Size Large Help
              650D:133x99x78 mm
              D90:132x103x77 mm
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              650D:95%
              D90:96%
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              650D:9
              D90:11
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              650D:Contrast detection
              D90:None
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              650D:5 fps
              D90:4.5 fps
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              650D:1080p @ 30fps
              D90:720p @ 24fps

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              $1,253 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $701 - $840 body only

              $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $895 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much smaller
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon D90 Competitors

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