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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
98%
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$670 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$779 - $997 body only

$1,109 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Olympus E-30 Competitors

Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$890 body only

$1,490 with 14-54mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$2,104 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$849 with 14-42mm lens

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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Nikon D90
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Olympus

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