Nikon D90 vs Olympus E-30

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Olympus E-30

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
930k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

$899 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Olympus E-30 Competitors

Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$4,074 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $498 body only

$578 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$300 body only

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
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Olympus E-30
E-30
Olympus

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