Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D90 vs Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57 vs Nikon D90

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133

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
930k dots
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 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.

competitors

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

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Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon D90 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Entry-level DSLR

$824 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay More startup delay
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

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

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