As you can see in this link, nikon's d90 recieved a score of 8.5 for image quality. Nikon D90 Review: 36. Conclusion: Digital Photography Review And on this link for Canon's 450d/Xsi, dPreview gave it a 9 for image quality Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi Review: 34. Conclusion: Digital Photography Review Also the 450d's comparison images look sharper than the d90's. Am I missing something here? or did dPreview make a mistake? Surely, d90 would have the better image quality, as its on a whole different level.