Nikon D3X vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D3X

100

Nikon D90

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3X

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,992 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
88.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3X.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D3X Competitors

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$750 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,150 - $2,397 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,200 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$392 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$790 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,047 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

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