Updated (December 2011): Compare the Nikon D800 vs Nikon D90

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D90

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,450 - $2,797 body only

$3,050 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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