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Nikon D5 vs D90

The Nikon D5 and the Nikon D90 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2016 and August 2008. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are based on a full frame (D5) and an APS-C (D90) sensor. The D5 has a resolution of 20.7 megapixels, whereas the D90 provides 12.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D5
versus
Nikon D90
Nikon D5   Nikon D90
Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
Nikon F mount lenses Nikon F mount lenses
20.7 MP, Full Frame Sensor 12.2 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 720/24p Video
ISO 100-102,400 (50 - 3,280,000) ISO 200-3,200 (200 - 6,400)
Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
3.2 LCD, 2359k dots 3.0 LCD, 920k dots
Fixed touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
14 shutter flaps per second 4.5 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
3780 shots per battery charge850 shots per battery charge
160 x 159 x 92 mm, 1415 g 132 x 103 x 77 mm, 703 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D5 and the Nikon D90? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon D5 and the Nikon D90. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Nikon D5 vs Nikon D90
Compare D5 versus D90 top
Comparison D5 or D90 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon D90 is considerably smaller (47 percent) than the Nikon D5. Moreover, the D90 is substantially lighter (50 percent) than the D5. It is worth mentioning in this context that the D5 is splash and dust resistant, while the D90 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor (as in the D5) will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, while more compact options are available for the smaller-sensor camera (D90). You can compare the optics available in the Nikon Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the D5 gets 3780 shots out of its EN-EL18a battery, while the D90 can take 850 images on a single charge of its EN-EL3e power pack. As can be seen in the images above, the D5 has a battery grip built in. This facilitates image-taking in portrait orientation and gives it additional battery power. In order to provide similar functionality for the D90, Nikon provides the MB-D80 vertical grip as an optional accessory (see here on eBay).

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D5 160 mm 159 mm 92 mm 1415 g 3780 Y Jan 2016 6,499 i
2.
 
Nikon D90 132 mm 103 mm 77 mm 703 g 850 n Aug 2008 1,299 i
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1530 g 1210 Y Feb 2016 5,999 i
4.
 
Canon 40D 146 mm 108 mm 74 mm 822 g 750 n Aug 2007 1,299 i
5.
 
Nikon D6 160 mm 163 mm 92 mm 1270 g 3580 Y Feb 2020 6,499 i
6.
 
Nikon D850 146 mm 124 mm 79 mm 1005 g 1840 Y Jul 2017 3,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D4S 160 mm 157 mm 91 mm 1350 g 3020 Y Feb 2014 6,499 i
8.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
9.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
10.
 
Nikon D4 160 mm 157 mm 91 mm 1340 g 2600 Y Jan 2012 5,999 i
11.
 
Nikon D600 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
12.
 
Nikon D7000 132 mm 105 mm 77 mm 780 g 1050 Y Sep 2010 1,499 i
13.
 
Nikon D3S 160 mm 157 mm 88 mm 1240 g 4200 Y Oct 2009 5,199 i
14.
 
Nikon D300S 147 mm 115 mm 81 mm 938 g 950 Y Jul 2009 1,799 i
15.
 
Nikon D5000 127 mm 104 mm 80 mm 590 g 510 n Apr 2009 749 i
16.
 
Nikon D3X 160 mm 157 mm 88 mm 1260 g 4400 Y Dec 2008 7,999 i
17.
 
Nikon D80 132 mm 103 mm 77 mm 668 g 600 n Aug 2006 999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The D90 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 80 percent) than the D5, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon D5 features a full frame sensor and the Nikon D90 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the D90 is 57 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of chip-set technology, the D5 uses a more advanced image processing engine (EXPEED 5) than the D90 (EXPEED), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Nikon D5 and Nikon D90 sensor measures

With 20.7MP, the D5 offers a higher resolution than the D90 (12.2MP), but the D5 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 6.44μm versus 5.53μm for the D90) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the D5 is a much more recent model (by 7 years and 4 months) than the D90, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon D5 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the D5 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.9 x 18.6 inches or 71 x 47.1 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 22.4 x 14.8 inches or 56.8 x 37.7 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.6 x 12.4 inches or 47.3 x 31.4 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon D90 are 21.4 x 14.2 inches or 54.5 x 36.2 cm for good quality, 17.2 x 11.4 inches or 43.6 x 28.9 cm for very good quality, and 14.3 x 9.5 inches or 36.3 x 24.1 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon D5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 102400, which can be extended to ISO 50-3280000. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon D90 are ISO 200 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 200-6400.

D5 versus D90 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the D5 provides substantially higher image quality than the D90, with an overall score that is 15 points higher. This advantage is based on 2.4 bits higher color depth, 0.2 EV of lower dynamic range, and 1.3 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D5 Full Frame 20.7 5588 37124K/30p25.112.32343 88
2.
 
Nikon D90 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.712.5977 73
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484K/60p24.113.53207 88
4.
 
Canon 40D APS-C 10.1 3888 2592none22.111.3703 64
5.
 
Nikon D6 Full Frame 20.7 5568 37124K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Nikon D850 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.414.82660 100
7.
 
Nikon D4S Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/60p24.413.33074 89
8.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
9.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.42925 94
10.
 
Nikon D4 Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/30p24.713.12965 89
11.
 
Nikon D600 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.22980 94
12.
 
Nikon D7000 APS-C 16.1 4928 326410800/24p23.513.91167 80
13.
 
Nikon D3S Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832720/24p23.512.03253 82
14.
 
Nikon D300S APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.512.2787 70
15.
 
Nikon D5000 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.712.5868 72
16.
 
Nikon D3X Full Frame 24.4 6048 4032none24.713.71992 88
17.
 
Nikon D80 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.111.2524 61

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the D5 provides a higher video resolution than the D90. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the D90 is limited to 720/24p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The D5 and the D90 are similar in the sense that both have an optical viewfinder. The latter is useful for getting a clear image for framing even in brightly lit environments. The viewfinder in the D5 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the D90 (96%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the D5 has a higher magnification (0.72x vs 0.63x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Nikon D5 and Nikon D90 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D5optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
2.
 
Nikon D90optical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 Y n
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 16.0 n n
4.
 
Canon 40Doptical Y 3.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 6.5 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D6optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
6.
 
Nikon D850optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n n
7.
 
Nikon D4Soptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
8.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D610optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D4optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
11.
 
Nikon D600optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D7000optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
13.
 
Nikon D3Soptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
14.
 
Nikon D300Soptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
15.
 
Nikon D5000optical n 2.7 230 full-flex n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
16.
 
Nikon D3Xoptical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
17.
 
Nikon D80optical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The D5 has a touchscreen, while the D90 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The Nikon D5 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The D5 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or XQD cards, while the D90 uses SDHC cards. The D5 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the D90 only has one slot.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D5 and Nikon D90 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D5YstereomonoYYmini3.0---
2.
 
Nikon D90Ymonomono--mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
4.
 
Canon 40DY-----2.0---
5.
 
Nikon D6YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon D850YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
7.
 
Nikon D4SYmonomonoYYmini2.0---
8.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
9.
 
Nikon D610YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D4YmonomonoYYmicro2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D600YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
12.
 
Nikon D7000YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Nikon D3SYstereo---mini2.0---
14.
 
Nikon D300SYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Nikon D5000Ymonomono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Nikon D3XY----mini2.0---
17.
 
Nikon D80Y-----2.0---

It is notable that the D5 has a microphone port, which is missing on the D90. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Nikon D5 (unlike the D90) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the D5 and the D90 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The D90 was replaced by the Nikon D7000, while the D5 was followed by the Nikon D6. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon website.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Nikon D5 better than the Nikon D90 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Advantages of the Nikon D5:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20.7 vs 12.2MP) with a 30% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (15 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (2.4 bits more color depth).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (EXPEED 5 vs EXPEED).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 720/24p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 96%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.72x vs 0.63x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2359k vs 920k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (14 vs 4.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More portrait friendly: Features an integrated vertical grip for easier portrait shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (3780 versus 850) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More modern: Reflects 7 years and 4 months of technical progress since the D90 launch.


Reasons to prefer the Nikon D90:

  • More compact: Is smaller (132x103mm vs 160x159mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 712g or 50 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (80 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in August 2008).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the D5 is the clear winner of the match-up (23 : 5 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D5 23:05 D90

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D5 and the Nikon D90 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the D5 or the D90 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D5....89/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 6,499 i
2.
 
Nikon D90..+ ++ +4/54.5/5 Aug 2008 1,299 i
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II....89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 5,999 i
4.
 
Canon 40D..+ ++ +4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2007 1,299 i
5.
 
Nikon D6......4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2020 6,499 i
6.
 
Nikon D8504.5/5+ +89/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2017 3,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D4S5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2014 6,499 i
8.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
9.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
10.
 
Nikon D4......4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2012 5,999 i
11.
 
Nikon D6004/5+ +87/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
12.
 
Nikon D70004/5..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,499 i
13.
 
Nikon D3S5/5..89/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2009 5,199 i
14.
 
Nikon D300S5/5+ +82/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2009 1,799 i
15.
 
Nikon D5000..+ +75/1004/54.5/5 Apr 2009 749 i
16.
 
Nikon D3X....86/1004/55/5 Dec 2008 7,999 i
17.
 
Nikon D80..++ +o4.5/5 Aug 2006 999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon D5 vs Nikon D90

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D5 Nikon D90
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date January 2016 August 2008
    Launch Price USD 6,499 USD 1,299
    Sensor Specs Nikon D5 Nikon D90
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm
    Sensor Area 858.01 mm2 372.88 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.1 mm 28.4 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 20.7 Megapixels 12.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5588 x 3712 pixels 4288 x 2848 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.44 μm 5.53 μm
    Pixel Density 2.42 MP/cm2 3.28 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 720/24p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 102,400 ISO 200 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 3,280,000 ISO 200 - 6,400 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 5 EXPEED
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 88 73
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.1 22.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.3 12.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2343 977
    Screen Specs Nikon D5 Nikon D90
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 96%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.72x 0.63x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2359k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D5 Nikon D90
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 14 shutter flaps/s 4.5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy400 000 actuations100 000 actuations
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XQD cards SDHC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D5 Nikon D90
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Body Specs Nikon D5 Nikon D90
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL18a EN-EL3e
    Battery Life (CIPA)3780 shots per charge850 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 160 x 159 x 92 mm
    (6.3 x 6.3 x 3.6 in)
    132 x 103 x 77 mm
    (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 1415 g (49.9 oz) 703 g (24.8 oz)

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