Updated (November 2011): Compare the Nikon D90 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Nikon D90 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Nikon D90

47

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Size
Really small
Mid size (116×68×39 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 - $613 body only

$703 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Color depth Better color depth
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$725 body only

$587 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Larger

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