Updated (June, 2011): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT A35

Nikon D90

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Nikon D90

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Sony SLT-A33

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Sony SLT-A33

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
208 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A33

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D90

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 977 ISO vs 591 ISO
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The D90 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Battery life Much longer battery life 850 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 3x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 123 lenses
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Around 70% more lenses available
Overall image quality Better image quality 73.0 vs 70.0
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Almost the same
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 800 ms
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2.7x less delay when turning on
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Significantly thinner 3" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 208 ms vs 215 ms
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A33

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 7 fps vs 4.5 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT-A33's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SLT-A33's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution Higher true resolution 14 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 124x92x85 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 3 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Weight Significantly lighter 500 g vs 703 g
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Around 30% lighter
Focus points More focus points 15 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

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        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        D90:12.2 MP
        SLT-A33:14 MP
        Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
        D90:1
        SLT-A33:3
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        D90:720p @ 24fps
        SLT-A33:1080p @ 30fps

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $647 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $415 body only

        $399 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Size Is slightly larger

        Nikon D90 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,257 body only

        $1,150 - $1,330 with 18-105mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,097 body only

        $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $700 body only

        $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT-A55

        Sony SLT-A55

        Entry-level DSLR

        $699 body only

        $799 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        GPS Has a GPS
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony SLT A35

        Sony SLT A35

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $699 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
        Movie format Higher frame rate movies
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Autofocus Slower autofocus
        Sony SLT-A37

        Sony SLT-A37

        Entry-level DSLR

        $430 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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