Updated (August 2010): Compare the Nikon D90 vs Sony SLT-A33

Nikon D90 vs Sony SLT A33

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Sony SLT-A33

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A33

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A33.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

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 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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger

discussion

Nikon D90
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zack (9:49 AM, November 30, 2011)
sony a33 give me unbelievable result!
 
Claudio (3:17 PM, November 18, 2011)
pretty weird. the d90 is def the better camera... way higher level. the a33 is an entry level camera but still great focusing but quite bad iso cause of the translucent mirror...
 
Florinconstanta73 (6:09 AM, November 17, 2011)
Why so many votes for a33 and d90 is the winner???