Canon EOS 1D X vs Nikon D90

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Canon EOS 1D X
Nikon D90

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is an 18.1MP digital camera. That's 5.8MP higher than the Nikon D90 (12.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 19.3MP digital camera. That's 6.4MP more than the Nikon D90 (12.9MP).
61.00 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has 61.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D90 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 higher than the Nikon D90 (6,400).
7% larger screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a screen size of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D90 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

120,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 120,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D90 (920,000 pixels).
Higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 10x higher than the Nikon D90 (unknownx).
860.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a digital camera that takes 860.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon D90 only takes 850.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Moderately better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 1D X is 89% based on 56 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D90 is 88% (based on 115 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 0.94x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.18x higher than the Canon EOS 1D X (0.94x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Two times lighter Edit
The Nikon D90 has a weight of 620g, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X is a 1.3kg digital camera (720g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

59% shorter Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 103mm tall digital camera. That's 60.6mm shorter than the Canon EOS 1D X (103mm).
8% thinner Edit
The Nikon D90 has a depth of 77mm. That's 5.7mm thinner than the Canon EOS 1D X (77mm).
20% narrower Edit
The Nikon D90 has a width of 132mm. That's 26mm narrower than the Canon EOS 1D X (132mm).
Eleven more awards
The Nikon D90 has 22 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 1D X has 11 awards.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 0.76x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.18x lower than the Nikon D90 (0.94x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

720g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a weight of 1.3kg, whereas the Nikon D90 is a 620g digital camera (720g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

38% taller Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 163.6mm tall digital camera. That's 60.6mm taller than the Nikon D90 (103mm).
7% thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a depth of 82.7mm. That's 5.7mm thicker than the Nikon D90 (77mm).
17% wider Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a width of 158mm. That's 26mm wider than the Nikon D90 (132mm).
Older by over two years
The Canon EOS 1D X is two years older than the Nikon D90.
Eleven less awards
The Canon EOS 1D X has only received 11 awards, however the Nikon D90 has received 22 awards.
9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 12.3MP digital camera. That's 5.8MP lower than the Canon EOS 1D X (12.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 12.9MP digital camera. That's 6.4MP less than the Canon EOS 1D X (12.9MP).
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D90 has 11.00 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 1D X only has 61.00 auto focus points.
44,800 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 lower than the Canon EOS 1D X (6,400).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon D90 has a screen size of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Canon EOS 1D X (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

120,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 120,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 1D X (920,000 pixels).
Only 850.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D90 is a digital camera that takes 850.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X only takes 860.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
The Nikon D90 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Canon EOS 1D X is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Nikon D90 has an average expert score of 88%, but the Canon EOS 1D X has an average expert rating of 89% (based on 56 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
22 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
alphr.com: Recommended
best4reviews.com: Best Buy
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
computeractive.co.uk: Buy It
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
igizmo.co.uk: Recommended
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
pcauthority.com.au: A-List
pctuner.net: Best Product
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
plusxaward.de: Innovation
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18.1MP
BEST
12.3MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2144 x 1424
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2144 x 1424
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 23.6 x 15.8
Total Megapixel Count
19.3MP
BEST
12.9MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Plastic
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 centre weighted
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 spot
 centre weighted
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.28m
Normal Focusing Range
-2 - 18 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
61
BEST
11
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 17m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 24fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1200
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 WAV
BEST
 WAV
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDHC
 Eye-Fi
 SD
 CF+
 SDHC
 Eye-Fi
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.76x 0.94x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
Connection
 Wireless LAN
BEST
 Wireless LAN
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
100ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Dual Digic 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 JPN
 ESP
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 JPN
 ESP
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 620g
BEST
Height
163.6mm 103mm
BEST
Depth
82.7mm 77mm
BEST
Width
158mm 132mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 79mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
CR2025, LP-E4N/ LP-E4 EN-EL3e
Shot Per Battery Charge
860 shots
BEST
850 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility , Picture Style Editor ViewNX,Nikon Transfer,Apple QuickTime
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Networking Feature
Gigabit Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Priority Mode
 Aperture priority mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Exposure
 Manual exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure
 Auto exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
Recording Format
EXIF 2.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Priority AE
 Shutter priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Pack
LP-E4N/ LP-E4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Rotating
 Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 2 x DIGIC 5+
 2 x DIGIC 5+
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