Nikon D810 vs Nikon D90
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D810 and Nikon D90. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D810 were released 2014 and Nikon D90 was released 2008. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D810 has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D90 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D810||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Nikon D90||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Nikon D810 has a 36 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D90 has 12,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
7360 x 4912
4288 x 2848
Nikon D810 has a 196 % larger resolution than Nikon D90. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D810 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D90. Nikon D810 has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 12800 while Nikon D90 has 200 to 6400.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D810
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D90
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D810 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D90 can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D90. Sadly, the Nikon D810 does not support this.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Nikon D810 weighs 980 gr (equal to 2,16 lb) which is 39% heavier than Nikon D90 and its 703 gr (or 1,55 lb).
|Nikon D810||980 gr
|Nikon D90||703 gr