• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200

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Advantages

Nikon D90 over Nikon D300S

  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 26 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon D300S over Nikon D90

  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    51 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 4.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 50D

Nikon D90
Canon 50D
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Nikon D300S
Canon 50D
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Less shutter lag
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony DSLR-A550

Nikon D90
Sony DSLR-A550
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D300S
Sony DSLR-A550
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony DSLR-A500

Nikon D90
Sony DSLR-A500
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D300S
Sony DSLR-A500
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-x

Nikon D90
Pentax K-x
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $702
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D300S
Pentax K-x
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $702
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Sigma SD1

Nikon D90
Sigma SD1
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1981
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Nikon D300S
Sigma SD1
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1981
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Newer
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