Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D5300

90

Nikon D90

68

Runner-up

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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$565 - $747 body only

$650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$574 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$850 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

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

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