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
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

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 D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,408 - $2,797 body only

$2,892 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,532 - $1,897 body only

$2,150 - $2,397 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,586 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$670 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$785 - $997 body only

$1,047 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

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