General

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Nikon D90
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$345.83 $719.95
Announced
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March 2009 August 2008

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.5x
Megapixels
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15.1 MP 12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO 6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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15.1 MP 12.2 MP
Native resolution
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4752 × 3168 4288 × 2848
Pixel size
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22.1 µm² 30.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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920k dots 930k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses 230 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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129×98×62 mm 132×103×77 mm
Depth
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2.4" 3"
Weight
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520 g 703 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.54x 0.63x
Coverage
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95% 96%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 20fps 720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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No Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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None None
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  3. 1080p @ 20fps
  1. 320 x 216 @ 24fps
  2. 640 x 424 @ 24fps
  3. 720p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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300 ms 300 ms
Shutter lag
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159 ms 208 ms
Battery life
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400 shots 850 shots
Continuous shooting
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3.4 fps 4.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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9 11
Cross type focus points
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1 1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  1. SD
  2. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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63.0 73.0
Color depth
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21.7 bits 22.7 bits
Dynamic range
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11.5 EV 12.5 EV
Low light performance
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663 ISO 977 ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
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