Nikon D90 vs Olympus E-30

Winner
Nikon D90

68

Olympus E-30

29

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
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $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

$549 body only

$1,220 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 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-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$690 body only

$1,490 with 14-54mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$580 - $2,000 body only

$1,140 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,800 body only

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

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