Nikon D90 vs Nikon D700

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D90 and Nikon D700. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D90
Nikon D700

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

These two camera models were both released 2008.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D90 Nikon 2008
Nikon D700 Nikon 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D90 has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon D700 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D90 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon D700 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D90 has a 12,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D700 has 12,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D90 12,3 MP 12212224 4288 2848
Nikon D700 12,1 MP 12052992 4256 2832

Nikon D90 has a 1 % larger resolution than Nikon D700. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D700 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D90. Nikon D700 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 25600 while Nikon D90 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D90 200-6400
Nikon D700 200-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D90
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D90 can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D700 can shoot up to 5-8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D90 4,5
Nikon D700 5-8

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D90. Unfortunately Nikon D700 does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D700 weighs 1074 gr (equal to 2,37 lb) which is 53% heavier than Nikon D90 and its 703 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D90 703 gr 1,55 lb
Nikon D700 1074 gr 2,37 lb