Updated (August 2008): Compare the Nikon D90 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Nikon D90 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

82

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
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Live view Has live view
Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 - $548 body only

$479 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

discussion

Nikon D90
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
Alpha DSLR-A700
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