Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D90

Nikon D90 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Canon Rebel T3i

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
977 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

Nikon D90
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Ibrahimayikai (2:26 PM, April 05, 2012)
I have use the T2i. And that is very amazing. If this machine is so amazing, what about the T3i? Oh my God I think I will die.
 
lucastherez (5:09 AM, November 16, 2011)
what is the difference in the image processor in the nikon d90  and the canon t3i?  and does that affect the overall performance of the image quality and camera performance?