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

Nikon D90 vs Nikon D1X

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

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

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
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
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

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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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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
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Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D1X:None
D90:6,400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D1X:5.9 MP
D90:12.2 MP
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D1X:None
D90:720p @ 24fps
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
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
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
D1X:2.0"
D90:3.0"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$635 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

$302 - $557 body only

$379 - $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

$997 body only

$1,170 - $1,297 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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$334 body only

$847 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 D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 body only

$499 - $647 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

$1,999 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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$233 body only

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Nikon D1X Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon EOS-1D

Pro DSLR

$7,000 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$5,999 - $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 D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,997 body only

$8,431 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Size Larger
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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$5,581 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Thickness Slightly thicker

Nikon D90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $719 body only

$899 - $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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