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

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
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
Startup delay Much less startup delay
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

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

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

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,495 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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