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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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

Items often bought with the D90 or D1X

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Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Nikon D1X.
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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" vs 2"
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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
132×103×77 mm vs 157×153×85 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 4 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
230 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
D1XNone
D906,400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D1X5.9 MP
D9012.2 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D1X800 ISO
D903,200 ISO
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D1XNone
D90720p @ 24fps
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D1X3 fps
D904.5 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
D1X2"
D903"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$349 - $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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$720 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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $647 body only

$549 - $747 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

$430 - $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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$713 - $797 body only

$948 - $1,097 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

$368 body only

$640 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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$263 body only

$358 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

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D1X.

Nikon D90 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$968 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$561 - $747 body only

$689 - $847 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

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