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Canon EOS 1D X vs Nikon D90

Canon EOS 1D X vs Nikon D90

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Canon EOS 1D X
Nikon D90

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Reasons For

6 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.

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) Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a digital camera that takes 860.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon D90 only takes 850.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

2 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 57 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D90 is 88% (based on 59 reviews).
2 Reasons For
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.

Two more awards
The Nikon D90 has 13 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 1D X has 11 awards.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
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 three years
The Canon EOS 1D X is three years older than the Nikon D90.
Two less awards
The Canon EOS 1D X has only received 11 awards, however the Nikon D90 has received 13 awards.
6 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.

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) Edit
The Nikon D90 is a digital camera that takes 850.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon EOS 1D X only takes 860.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 1 seller, however the Canon EOS 1D X is stocked by 3 sellers. 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 57 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
13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
best4reviews.com: Best Buy
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

53 months Ago 15 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
18.1MP
BEST
12.3MP
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
19.3MP
BEST
12.9MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 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 22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 127.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 85
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Servo Auto Focus
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
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
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
6,400
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
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Interval
0.33s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 17m
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
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 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
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
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
 LCD
 LCD
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

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
BEST
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Manual
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 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
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
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

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 USB
 AC
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery 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 Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility , Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
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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