Nikon D90 vs Nikon D800e

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D90 and Nikon D800e. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D90
Nikon D800e

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D90 were released 2008 and Nikon D800e was released 2012. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D90 Nikon 2008
Nikon D800e Nikon 2012

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 D800e 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 D800e 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 D800e has 36,3 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 D800e 36,3 MP 36152320 7360 4912

Nikon D800e 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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D800e has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D90. Nikon D800e has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D90 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D90 200-6400
Nikon D800e 100-25600

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D90
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D800e

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 D800e can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D90 4,5
Nikon D800e 6

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D90 and Nikon D800e can shoot movies.

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 D800e weighs 900 gr (equal to 1,98 lb) which is 28% 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 D800e 900 gr 1,98 lb