Canon EOS 1D X vs Nikon D90

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Canon EOS 1D X
Nikon D90

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 megapixels 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 (AF) pointss Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has 61.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon D90 only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon EOS 1D X is 51,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 48,000 higher than the Nikon D90 (3,200).
7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) 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).
860.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a digital camera that takes 860.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon D90 only takes 850.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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).
4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D90 has an image stabilizer, but the Canon EOS 1D X does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Higher magnification Edit
Nikon D90 is 0.94x lens magnification ratio. 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.

Eleven more awards
The Nikon D90 has 22 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 1D X has 11 awards.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon D90 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Lower magnification Edit
Canon EOS 1D X is only 0.76x lens magnification ratio. 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.

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 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 megapixels 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 (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D90 has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Canon EOS 1D X only has 61.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
48,000 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D90 is only 3,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 48,000 lower than the Canon EOS 1D X (3,200).
7% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D90 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D90 is a digital camera that takes 850.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X only takes 860.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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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
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CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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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
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alphr.com: Recommended
best4reviews.com: Best Buy
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
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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
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Pocket Lint: Hot Product
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
18.1MP
BEST
12.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 23.6 x 15.8
Total Megapixels
19.3MP
BEST
12.9MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Plastic
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 127.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 85
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 100
 200
 51200
 Auto
 80
 160
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 100
 200
 51200
 Auto
 80
 160
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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
 Flash exposure compensation
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 24fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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 Formats Supported
 WAV
BEST
 WAV
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 CF+
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDHC
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.76x 0.94x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
Optional Connectivity
 Wireless LAN
BEST
 Wireless LAN
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Album Organization
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Album organization
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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 Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
82.7mm 77mm
Width
158mm 132mm
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 Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
CR2025, LP-E4N/ LP-E4 EN-EL3e
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
860 shots
BEST
850 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Networking Features
Gigabit Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
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
Rotating
 Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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