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

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

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$675 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,253 with 18-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 - $597 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$389 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

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