Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D90 vs D3300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon D90
9.1
D3300
9.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Nikon D90
5.6
D3300
5.6
cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon D90
9.4
D3300
9.2
continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Nikon D90
9.5
D3300
9.2
Reviews from 1001noisycameras.com, nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com and 3 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon D90
9.0
D3300
9.0

Winner
Nikon D3300 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D3300  based on its image quality.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D90 vs D3300

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D90
977 ISO
D3300
1,385 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon D90
2,450 LPH
D3300
3,000 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D90
67 ms
D3300
81 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon D90
300 ms
D3300
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D90
4.5 fps
D3300
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D90
850 photos
D3300
700 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D90  vs D3300 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D90
12.2 MP
D3300
24.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D90
6,400 ISO
D3300
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D90
0.63x
D3300
0.55x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D90
30.5 microns
D3300
15.2 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon D90  vs D3300 

10.0
9.0
It's not just the size that's impressive, but the saturation, clarity and sheer definition.
Nikon D90

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D90  vs
D3300 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12.2 MP 24.2 MP
Resolution 4288 x 2848 5680 x 4256
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 30.5 microns 15.2 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 3,200 ISO to 6,400 ISO 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
NEF 12bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,450 LPH 3,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,450 LPH 3,000 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 11
Cross type focus points 1 1
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 103 x 77 mm 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm
Thickness 77 mm 75.5 mm
Weight 703 g 430 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Nikon D90  vs
D3300 
Video 1280 x 720 @ 24 fps (AVI, MJPEG) 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
Autofocus while shooting video Manual Contrast detection
Autofocus type N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous N/A Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 930 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentamirror
Coverage 96% 95%
Magnification 0.96x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.63x 0.55x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4.5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 850 700
Continuous shooting
4.5 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Shutter lag 67 ms 81 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 400 ms
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