Nikon D90 vs Olympus E-30

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Olympus E-30

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
930k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
3"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-30.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Olympus E-30 Competitors

Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$1,299 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$679 body only

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$2,282 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
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Olympus E-30
E-30
Olympus

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