Updated (September, 2010): Compare the Nikon D1X vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D1X

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/16000 of a second
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D1X

Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon D90

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
930k dots vs 130k dots
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More than 7x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.63x vs 0.53x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Size
Much smaller
132x103x77 mm vs 157x153x85 mm
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Around 50% smaller
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.5 fps vs 3 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Much lighter
703 g vs 1,200 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The D90's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the D1X.

similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
205 lenses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Common Weaknesses
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D1X:5.9 MP
D90:12.2 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D1X:None
D90:6,400 ISO
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D1X:None
D90:720p @ 24fps
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D1X:800 ISO
D90:3,200 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D1X:3 fps
D90:4.5 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D1X:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
D90:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$679 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$896 - $897 body only

$1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,700 body only

$3,000 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,799 body only

$545 with 18-55mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,560 body only

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

Nikon D1X Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$6,250 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$6,799 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D2H

Nikon D2H

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
True resolution Lower true resolution
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Nikon D100

Nikon D100

Pro DSLR

Size Much smaller
Weight Much lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

Nikon D90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$385 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$597 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $899 body only

$959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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