Updated (September, 2010): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Olympus E-600

Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D90

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Olympus E-600

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Olympus E-600

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
208 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
850 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-600

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 130x94x60 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D90

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Movie format Shoots movies 720p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 977 ISO vs 541 ISO
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The D90 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Much better image quality 73.0 vs 55.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.5 EV vs 10.3 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 22.7 bits vs 21.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 930k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 40 lenses
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More than 5x more lenses available
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.63x vs 0.48x
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More than 70% larger viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 4.5 fps vs 4 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size Much smaller 130x94x60 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight Significantly lighter 515 g vs 703 g
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Around 30% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        D90:720p @ 24fps
        E-600:None
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        D90:6,400 ISO
        E-600:None
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        12.2 MP
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        D90:96%
        E-600:95%
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        3,200 ISO
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        D90:4.5 fps
        E-600:4 fps
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 body only

        $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5000

        Nikon D5000

        Entry-level DSLR

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D60

        Nikon D60

        Entry-level DSLR

        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Nikon D90 Competitors

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        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $623 - $1,257 body only

        $900 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $329 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $700 body only

        $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,097 body only

        $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 body only

        $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
        Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

        Olympus E-600 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus E-620

        Olympus E-620

        Entry-level DSLR

        Color depth Worse color depth
        Pentax K-x

        Pentax K-x

        Entry-level DSLR

        $735 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Color depth Better color depth
        Live view No live view
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Placeholder

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Live view No live view

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