Compared to The best recent entry-level DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Nikon D90 #1 2 100
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 #2 2 111
Nikon D90 Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
Score Score
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance 55.0 70.0
Color depth 21.3 23.7
Dynamic range 21.3 23.7
Misc
Cross type focus points 0.0 3.8
Shutter lag 22.5 11.3
Viewfinder size 24.4 9.4
Popularity 3.0 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution 18.8 18.8
Screen size 22.5 22.5
Touch screen 0.0 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization 0.0 20.0
Continuous shooting 4.4 6.9
Form factor
Viewfinder 25.0 22.5
Lens availability 5.0 2.5
Movies
Movie format 11.2 25.0
Total 234.3 261.0
Best total 234.3 234.3
Score 100 111
Nikon D90 Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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977 ISO 55.0 × 100.0 = 55.0 1,121 ISO 70.0 × 100.0 = 70.0
Color depth
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22.7 bits 85.0 × 25.0 = 21.3 23.8 bits 95.0 × 25.0 = 23.7
Dynamic range
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12.5 EV 85.0 × 25.0 = 21.3 13.3 EV 95.0 × 25.0 = 23.7
Misc
Cross type focus points
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1 0.0 × 37.5 = 0.0 3 10.0 × 37.5 = 3.8
Shutter lag
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208 ms 60.0 × 37.5 = 22.5 295 ms 30.0 × 37.5 = 11.3
Viewfinder size
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0.63x 65.0 × 37.5 = 24.4 0.52x 25.0 × 37.5 = 9.4
Popularity
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43 15.0 × 20.0 = 3.0 3 5.0 × 20.0 = 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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930k dots 75.0 × 25.0 = 18.8 921k dots 75.0 × 25.0 = 18.8
Screen size
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3" 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 3" 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
Touch screen
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No 0.0 × 12.5 = 0.0 No 0.0 × 12.5 = 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization
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None 0.0 × 25.0 = 0.0
  1. Sensor shift
80.0 × 25.0 = 20.0
Continuous shooting
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4.5 fps 35.0 × 12.5 = 4.4 7 fps 55.0 × 12.5 = 6.9
Form factor
Viewfinder
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Pentaprism 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0 Pentamirror 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
Lens availability
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230 lenses 100.0 × 5.0 = 5.0 126 lenses 50.0 × 5.0 = 2.5
Movies
Movie format
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720p @ 24fps 45.0 × 25.0 = 11.2 1080p @ 30fps 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0
Total 234.3 Total 261.0
Best total 234.3 Best total 234.3
Nikon D90 Score 100 Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Score 111