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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,192 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,393 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,568 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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

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