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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
208 ms shutter lag
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
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
 
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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
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
Movie format Shoots movies 720p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
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
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
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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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
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
96%
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
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
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D1X:None
D90:720p @ 24fps

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$950 - $1,025 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

$319 - $415 body only

$389 - $477 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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $469 body only

$458 - $669 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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $497 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

$1,699 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
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 - $387 body only

$401 - $430 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 D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$749 body only

$1,492 with 18-70mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon D1X Competitors

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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
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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

$5,100 - $6,799 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
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Nikon D1H

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
True resolution Lower true resolution

Nikon D90 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$874 - $947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 - $747 body only

$629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$597 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $1,000 body only

$959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

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

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