Nikon D90 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Winner
Nikon D90

68

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
189 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×99×71 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$219 body only

$280 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

$337 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Slower autofocus

discussion

Nikon D90
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
Alpha DSLR-A200
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