Nikon D90 vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Pentax K-x

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-x.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$458 - $597 body only

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$498 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$430 body only

$520 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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Nikon D90
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