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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
208 ms shutter lag

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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,379 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,188 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,198 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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