Nikon D90 vs Olympus E-30

Winner
Nikon D90

68

Olympus E-30

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
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
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

$530 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $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 D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 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-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,800 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$890 body only

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$749 body only

$538 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

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

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Nikon D90
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Olympus E-30
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Olympus

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