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

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D90

Winner
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145

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98

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 screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more 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

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
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Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
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Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Nikon D90 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
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Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$826 with 18-105mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay More startup delay

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