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

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

discussion

Nikon D90
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
Alpha DSLR-A700
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