62points
71points

Nikon D300S

54points
62points

Nikon D90

Nikon D300S
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Nikon D300S vs Nikon D90

Nikon D300S
Nikon D90

Why is Nikon D300S better than Nikon D90?

  • 40 more focus points
    ?

    51vs11
  • 1.55% more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    13.1MPvs12.9MP
  • 100shots longer battery life
    ?

    950shotsvs850shots
  • 1.56x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    7fpsvs4.5fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • 4% more viewfinder coverage
    ?

    100%vs96%
  • Has a microphone input
    ?

Why is Nikon D90 better than Nikon D300S?

  • 24.14% lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    977 ISOvs787 ISO
  • 3 better image quality
    ?

    73vs70
  • 220g lighter
    ?

    620gvs840g
  • 0.89% better color depth
    ?

    22.7bitsvs22.5bits
  • 2.46% wider dynamic range
    ?

    12.5Evsvs12.2Evs
  • Has GPS
    ?
  • 0.17s less shutter lag
    ?

    0.07svs0.238s
  • 15.58% less body volume
    ?

    1046.89cm³vs1240.092cm³

Price comparison

Nikon D90

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Nikon D90 AmazonNikon D90 DX-Format CMOS DSLR Camera (Bo...Nikon D90 DX-Format CMOS DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)
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$999.00
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$53.99
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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
3.weight

840g

620g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.6 x 15.8mm

23.6 x 15.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

720 x 24fps

720 x 24fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has stereo speakers
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

950shots

850shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1500mAh

1500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

787 ISO

977 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
4.color depth

22.5bits

22.7bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.Has a remote control
Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
6.dynamic range

12.2Evs

12.5Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Price comparison

Nikon D90

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Nikon D90 AmazonNikon D90 DX-Format CMOS DSLR Camera (Bo...Nikon D90 DX-Format CMOS DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)
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$999.00
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$53.99
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$3.34
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