Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D90

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$475 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,755 body only

$2,299 with 18-200mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Much larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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