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
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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

$899 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$783 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$375 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
Alpha DSLR-A700
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