Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D90

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75

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
 

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

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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price More expensive
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Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon D90 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$826 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay More startup delay

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