Updated (August 2008): Compare the Nikon D3 vs Nikon D90

Nikon D3 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D3

101

Nikon D90

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,290 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,721 body only

Size Much smaller
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$6,280 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Ehsann Sharif (11:35 AM, September 16, 2011)
that was very much helpful.
I'm so glad I found this site...
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:10 AM, August 30, 2010)
Thanks for pointing that out, sometimes the system matches a camera accessory instead of the camera itself, we'll get this fixed asap.
 
Lunatic (8:17 AM, August 29, 2010)
I believe you've got the wrong price for the D90. If you find one for 136€ that is working, BUY IT!